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News

May, 2006

  • 12 May

    Small Banks Adopt a Wide Spectrum of Electronic Payments

    Small banks are adopting electronic-payments technologies at a rate that rivals, and in some cases exceeds, that of their larger competitors, according to a survey released this week. Two-thirds of the nation's community banks are processing checks under the rules of the Check Clearing Act for the 21st Century (Check …

  • 12 May

    Home Depot: No Designs on Payments with Deal to Buy ILC

    In sharp contrast to Wal-Mart Stores Inc., leading home-improvement retailer Home Depot Inc. professes no intentions of getting into the payments business even though, like Wal-Mart, it plans to operate a Utah-chartered industrial loan corporation, or ILC, that would give it an entrée into financial services. Less than a month …

  • 11 May

    Key Issues Nag NACHA As It Nears Internet Payments Pilot

    NACHA, which took the opportunity presented by its annual payments trade show this week in San Diego to promote the upcoming pilot of its new Internet payment application, appears to be on track toward its Aug. 30 target date for recruiting most participants for the project. But key issues like …

  • 10 May

    NACHA Chairman Looks to Retry NREF, Will Push Internet Payments

    The chairman of the board of NACHA, the rules-setting organization for the automated clearing house network, looks for widespread adoption of a new point-of-sale payment application the association approved this week and says the network will try again this year to introduce a controversial fee aimed at controlling risk. Chairman …

  • 10 May

    Image Volume Ramp-up in ’06 Beats SVPCO’s Own Projections

    A faster-than-expected ramp-up in transaction volume is forcing the country's largest image-exchange network to refigure its growth projections. The Image Payments Network, operated by SVPCO, a unit of New York-based The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC., handled 35.2 million check images in April, up 20.6% from March, according to statistics …

  • 10 May

    ORC Chief Says Princeton eCom Play Will Help Build Scale

    The deal may be expensive, but Online Resources Corp. expects its definitive agreement to buy bill-payment provider Princeton eCom Corp. to position the combined firm for future growth as electronic bill payments gain favor with consumers and companies. Chantilly, Va.-based Online Resources announced the $180 million cash deal this week …

  • 8 May

    NACHA Approves Back Office Conversion of Point-of-Sale Checks

    NACHA announced today it has approved a new form of electronic check conversion that will allow retailers to turn bundles of checks into automated clearing house debits in a central location, or back office. Known as back-office conversion, the new application will take effect March 16, 2007, the Herndon, Va.-based …

  • 5 May

    Patent in Hand, Yahoo! Moves Toward a P2P Payments Product

    Online search giant Yahoo! Inc. is developing what appears to be a person-to-person payment service and may be weeks away from introducing it, but details of the new service remain unclear. A spokesperson for Yahoo! told Digital Transactions News this week the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company was “not ready to discuss” …

  • 4 May

    Heartland Drives up Net with Expanded Merchant Base, Card Volume

    Heartland Payment Systems Inc., one of the few publicly traded independent sales organizations, today reported its revenues jumped 39% in the first quarter, to $236.8 million, on a 34% increase in transaction volume, to $9.2 billion. Net income for the period came to $4.39 million, a 63% increase. The Princeton, …

  • 3 May

    In Wake of Big PIN Breach, Visa Tightens Debit-Fraud Controls

    At a time when debit card fraud is generating unwelcome headlines, Visa USA is taking two new steps to enhance its information about fraud involving payment cards that rely on personal identification numbers for security. With the goal of spotting fraud trends early and keeping overall fraud under control, Visa …