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June, 2004

  • 17 June

    PayPal Says Its New Pricing Should Cut Costs for Most Sellers

    PayPal Inc., the online payment processor owned by Internet auction powerhouse eBay Inc., is set to roll out new transaction fees Aug. 6 that it says will slash payment costs for most of its sellers. Merchants doing very large volumes will see the greatest benefit, while mid-tier sellers will see …

  • 17 June

    How the New Anti-Phishing Group Sees Itself As Distinct

    A new trade group formed to fight phishing fraud argues it will work on approaches to the problem that will distinguish it from the efforts of another organization that emerged last year to combat the online fraud. The Trusted Electronic Communications Forum, whose formation was announced this week, is aimed …

  • 16 June

    Paymentech Scores Major Multi-Year Deal with InterActiveCorp

    Paymentech L.P. today won the entire credit and debit card processing business of five operating units of IAC/Interactive Corp., parent company of a number of online businesses. The multi-year deal includes Ticketmaster, Hotels.com, Expedia, HSN, and Match.com. Dallas-based Paymentech, which processed 7 billion electronic transactions in 2003, will not say …

  • 16 June

    Survey Shows Many Web Merchants Are Passing up Global Sales

    Even though transactions from outside North America account for anywhere from 10% to 20% of sales for Web sites that accept international business, only 59% of large and mid-sized online merchants take orders from international customers. That's the main conclusion of a recent e-commerce payment survey sponsored by CyberSource Corp., …

  • 15 June

    First Data Certifies Slim CD Software for High-Speed Transactions

    Slim CD Inc., a transaction-software company in Coral Springs, Fla., announced today its product has been certified by First Data Corp., allowing banks and independent sales organizations supported by FDC to offer merchants high-speed card transactions on personal computers through Slim CD's software. The company says its product can process …

  • 14 June

    Canada’s Paystone Looks for a Payoff in ‘Compelling’ Content

    While the burgeoning digital song market has focused attention on the potential for micropayments in the U.S., a Canadian processor has signed about 1,000 online merchants, the most recent of which is Puretracks, Canada's first and largest purveyor of digital songs. Vancouver-based Paystone Technologies Corp., which was founded in 2001, …

  • 10 June

    E-Payments Help Push Fed Check Volume Down Nearly 6%

    The volume of checks processed by the Federal Reserve dove nearly 6% in the first quarter, reflecting the impact of various electronic payment methods on the nation's usage of paper checks. According to the latest data released by the Fed, the number of checks it cleared in the first quarter …

  • 9 June

    How TNS Plans to Use Synapse to Boost Its ‘Stickiness’

    When TNS Inc. announced late last month that it had bought U.S. Wireless Data's Synapse processing gateway, it said it was planning to use the gateway's non-wireline transaction capability to help open high-potential markets like fast food (Digital Transactions News, May 27). But equally important to the company's strategy is …

  • 8 June

    The First Parking Meters to Process Cards Online Go Live

    The first U.S. parking meters equipped to process online authorizations for credit cards have gone live in Seattle. Moorestown, N.J.-based Parkeon Inc. has shipped the first 80 of its so-called pay-and-display parking terminals, which run wireless credit card transactions, for street parking in Seattle. Parkeon's contract calls for it to …

  • 7 June

    UniRush Launches Bill Payment for its Growing Card Base

    UniRush Financial Services, a unit of UniRush LLC, New York, today announced an agreement with Milwaukee-based processor Metavante Corp. that allows holders of its prepaid Rush Visa card to use cash accounts linked to the card to make electronic bill payments. The service went live Friday, UniRush says, and is …