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October, 2019

  • 7 October

    In the Wake of PayPal’s Defection, There’s ‘A Lot of Pressure’ on Key Libra Meeting Oct. 14

    Friday’s news that PayPal Holdings Inc. is bailing out of Facebook Inc.’s Libra cryptocurrency project underscores the importance of an upcoming meeting of the project’s backers in Geneva, Switzerland, observers say. It has also heightened speculation about whether the project is likely to lose more of the remaining 26 companies …

  • 7 October

    NCR Acquires POS System Provider and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/7/19

    NCR Corp. said it acquired Anderson, Ind.-based Midwest POS Solutions Inc., a point-of-sale systems provider serving 1,000 restaurants in Indiana and Kentucky. Midwest POS was one of the first dealers of the NCR Aloha POS system for restaurants. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.ATM security specialist TMD Security launched One Touch Access, …

  • 4 October

    Wavering PayPal Withdraws From Libra

    Confirming speculation that it was having second thoughts about officially joining the Libra Association, PayPal Holdings Inc. disclosed Friday afternoon that it was withdrawing from the controversial cryptocurrency project proposed by Facebook Inc. “PayPal has made the decision to forgo further participation in the Libra Association at this time and …

  • 4 October

    Eye on Cryptocurrency: PayPal Skips a Libra Meeting; Ohio Suspends Bitcoin Payments

    In a bad week for cryptocurrency, a news report emerged late Thursday that PayPal Holdings Inc. skipped a key meeting of backers of Facebook Inc.’s Libra initiative. And, in the state of Ohio, officials on Wednesday suspended a pioneering site that accepted business taxes via Bitcoin. Twenty-seven of the 28 …

  • 4 October

    Samsung Pay Cash Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/4/19

    The Samsung Pay mobile wallet introduced a Mastercard-branded virtual prepaid card called Samsung Pay Cash, which is accepted at all locations that accept Mastercard and Samsung Pay transactions. The technology behind the card is provided by Netspend, a unit of Global Payments Inc. The move comes on the heels of Samsung …

  • 4 October

    Consumers View Mobile Payments As Poorly Protected Against Financial Loss

    Payments executives love to talk about the security of paying with a smart phone, but that message still hasn’t gotten through to consumers, according to new survey findings from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The good news for mobile-payments proponents is that Pew found more than half, 56%, of its respondents …

  • 3 October

    Samsung Pay Looks to Cross-Border Transfers As a New Growth Market

    Adoption of mobile-payment apps in the United States has been tepid, so the so-called “Pays”—Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay—have sought new features to spike consumer interest. The latest gambit comes from Samsung Pay, which on Thursday announced an integration that will allow U.S. users to send payments to …

  • 3 October

    C&H Merges with Mann and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/3/19

    C&H Financial Services Inc. said it merged with Mann Merchant Processing Systems LLC to expand its East Coast operations and grow. The combined company will use the C&H brand. Terms were not disclosed.Merchant acquirer Elavon Inc., a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, acquired Gothenburg, Sweden-based payments provider Payius AB. Payius has been an …

  • 2 October

    Processor Stocks Posted Negative Returns in September and the Third Quarter

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    Investors in payment stocks experienced something in September they don’t have to suffer through very often—two straight months of negative returns. A basket of 27 transaction-processor stocks tracked by Chicago-based Barrington Research Associates Inc. posted a negative mean return of 3.89% in September, considerably worse than three major stock-market indexes. …

  • 2 October

    A Top Libra Executive Rebuts a Report That Backers’ Support Is Wavering

    A report Wednesday that at least some members of the consortium backing Facebook Inc.’s Libra cryptocurrency project—including Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc.—are having second thoughts has drawn fire from the top Facebook executive in charge of the project. “The tone of some of this reporting suggests angst, etc….I can tell …

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