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News

March, 2018

  • 29 March

    JetPay Notes 2017 Revenues and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/29/18

    JetPay Corp. reported a 15% year-over-year increase in fourth-quarter 2017 revenues to $19.9 million. The payment and payroll processor posted a net loss of $3.9 million, including $2.87 million in accretion of convertible preferred stock. Shift4 Payments said more of its payments services are available to users of ResortSuite, a …

  • 29 March

    Glance Pay Marks Its U.S. Debut With California Merchants

    Glance Pay, a mobile-payment service that had only been available in Canada, is now available for U.S. consumers and merchants, Glance Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday. Vancouver, British Columbia-based Glance says Glance Pay is accepted at 14 merchant locations, ranging from restaurants and food trucks to salons and service providers, across …

  • 29 March

    New WiseKey Technology Connects the IoT With Its WiseCoin Cryptocurrency

    In a mashup of the Internet of things and cryptocurrency, authentication and data-security firm WiseKey International Holding Ltd. announced Thursday that it has developed a payment service for IoT-connected devices and its own WiseCoin. Geneva, Switzerland-based WiseKey said it has tested the system, dubbed IoT CryptoCurrency Smart Payment, on a …

  • 29 March

    Protecting Businesses and Customers from Fraud

    According to the Breach Level Index, more than 9.24 million data records have been lost or stolen since 2013, and while the introduction of EMV chip cards has caused a drop in counterfeit card fraud, US Payments Forum says “card not present” (CNP) fraud is on the rise. “The United …

  • 28 March

    An Expert Predicts Gas Stations Will Fall Short of Meeting Their EMV Deadline

    The U.S. petroleum industry has until October 2020 to comply with the card networks’ deadline to accept EMV chip cards. Will it make it? According to one expert observer, the odds aren’t good. “Some will not be ready,” Terry Mahoney, a partner who follows the industry at Chicago-based W. Capra …

  • 28 March

    Canadians Embrace Contactless Payments, but Are Cautious About Other New Payment Forms

    Canadians are now quite comfortable with contactless payments, but they view other new payment forms cautiously, according to new findings from Visa Inc.’s Canadian unit. Some 52% of 1,000 adults polled in February for Toronto-based Visa Canada said they are regular users of contactless cards. Also, 80% of respondents said …

  • 28 March

    Braintree Extend Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/28/18

    PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Braintree e-commerce processing unit launched Braintree Extend, a service offering that includes support for transaction services, rewards and loyalty, and contextual commerce. Brazil’s central bank this week announced a cap on debit card interchange of 0.80% of the transaction, while averaging no more than 0.50%, according to …

  • 28 March

    Visa Gets Set for the Next Big EMV Phase—Making Contactless Transactions Routine

    With the EMV conversion mostly behind it, the United States is ripe for another big change at the point of sale—adoption of tap-and-go payments, says Visa Inc. With 96% of its payment volume now chip-based, “the next thing we’re focusing on is contactless,” Stephanie Ericksen, the card network’s vice president …

  • 27 March

    Galileo Processing Expands Beyond the Prepaid Niche Into the Wider World of Payments

    Best known for serving prepaid card providers, Galileo Processing says it is rapidly expanding into other parts of the electronic-payments industry with new services, including application programming interfaces supporting cryptocurrency transactions. Salt Lake City, Utah-based Galileo declined to disclose actual numbers, but said earlier this week that it posted a …

  • 27 March

    60% of Consumers Would Make a Voice-Commerce Purchase, a TSYS Survey Finds

    A strong majority of consumers—60%—would use an intelligent personal assistant or voice-activated speaker to make a purchase or payment, finds the latest iteration of the TSYS U.S. Consumer Payment Study. The response is notable in because it was less than a year ago that another survey found only 19% of …