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April, 2018

  • 11 April

    Uber To Add Transit Ticketing on Its Mobile App Through Mastercard-Supported Masabi

    Uber and mass-transit software developer Masabi Ltd. have struck an agreement that will allow transit tickets and passes to be displayed on Uber’s mobile app. Masabi’s apps and software systems for transit are used in 30-plus metropolitan areas, including on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road commuter-rail systems in …

  • 11 April

    Fresh off Its eBay Coup, Adyen Mulls What Could Be a Rewarding Second Act—Going Public

    The Dutch payments provider Adyen stole headlines in February with its agreement to be the processor behind eBay Inc.’s ambitious new payments platform, and this week news emerged that it could be ready for yet another big move—an initial public offering. The Amsterdam-based company, which maintains a U.S. headquarters in …

  • 11 April

    ParTech Debuts PAR Pay and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/11/18

    LevelUp announced 25 more restaurant companies as clients of its mobile-ordering and -payment app. These include national brands Smoothie King and Zaxby’s. ParTech Inc., a vendor of point-of-sale software to the restaurant and retail industries, launched PAR Pay, an EMV-capable processing solution for credit, debit, and stored-value cards. ParTech is …

  • 11 April

    Making Sense of the ISO and ISV Convergence

      Todd Linden, CEO of Payment Processing North America at Paysafe For a long time now, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have supported the retail sector in providing individual merchants with the payment systems they need to meet customer demand. ISOs have provided merchants with their …

  • 10 April

    Despite Its Sprawling Size, the ACH Has Been Racking up Impressive Growth

    The nation’s automated clearing house network is on a tear. Transaction volume grew by 6.3% for the fourth quarter of 2017 and by 5.7% for the full year, according to numbers released late Tuesday by NACHA, the governing body for the ACH system. All told, the network handled $46.8 trillion …

  • 10 April

    New Verizon Report Sheds Light on Hospitality-Industry Data Breaches

    Data breaches at restaurants and hotels are nothing new, but a just-out report from Verizon Communications Inc. shows how extensively the hospitality industry gets hit by hackers. New York City-based Verizon, which besides telecommunications has a large business in investigating data breaches, says in its latest annual breach study that …

  • 10 April

    A $3.4 Billion Deal Aims To Take VeriFone Private Again

    VeriFone Systems Inc. once again is preparing to become a privately held enterprise, according to Monday’s announcement that an investor group led by Francisco Partners has agreed to buy the point-of-sale terminal and services provider for $3.4 billion. The deal, expected to close in the third quarter, values each VeriFone …

  • 10 April

    Ransomware Attacks Double in 2017 and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/10/18

    The Dutch payments processor Adyen is considering an initial public offering in June that could value the company at between $7 billion and $11 billion, Reuters reported. Adyen, whose U.S. operation is based in San Francisco, recently won a contract to process transactions for eBay Inc., which will start moving …

  • 9 April

    Billers Turn Their Attention to Improving Payments on Mobile Devices

    Creating statements optimized for mobile devices is the biggest area of development for new digital payment options from billers, according to recent research done for payment technology provider ACI Worldwide Inc. The study by London-based technology researcher Ovum in December and January gathered responses from 1,032 executives in 10 countries …

  • 9 April

    Apps Will Be a Major Force in Payments For Years to Come, a Report Argues

    Payments companies wondering how digital payments will evolve and what impact today’s younger consumers might have as they age may want to consider the role of apps, suggests the “Future of Money Study 2018” from Koski Research Inc. San Francisco-based Koski, in research that included 1,000 U.S. adults and a …