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News

April, 2007

  • 20 April

    With New GM, PCI Council Plans Webinars And Rules Update

    With its first top executive in place, an industry consortium formed last year to promote the Payment Card Industry data-security standard (PCI) is getting set to elect a board of advisors, launch educational programs for merchants, and conduct a meeting aimed at updating the security rules. The announcements come in …

  • 19 April

    PayPal Logs a Strong Quarter to Cap a New Deal with Yahoo!

    PayPal Inc. saw its transaction volume swell 19% in the first quarter, to 177 million payments, while its non-auction business expanded to 39% of all transactions in a performance widely credited with boosting parent eBay Inc.'s financial results for the period. News of the e-commerce transaction processor's performance comes just …

  • 19 April

    Star To Test PIN-less Debit for Online Micropayments

    With the aim of expanding the debit card's reach into the booming world of Web-based micropayments, the Star electronic funds transfer network plans to start testing PIN-less online debit payments within a few weeks. The test will run about four months and involves Solana Corp., which will act as an …

  • 19 April

    Chockstone Bought Peppercoin for Card-Linked Loyalty Offerings

    Chockstone Inc., a provider of customer loyalty marketing programs and stored-value solutions acquired Peppercoin Inc. for its card-processing and transaction-aggregation expertise, Chockstone’s top executive tells Digital Transactions News. The acquisition of Peppercoin, which will be merged into Chockstone, will allow the loyalty-marketing company to expand its offerings, says Jeff Lipp, …

  • 17 April

    Wal-Mart Goes Chainwide with POP in Bid to Cut Payment Costs

    Rejected by many retailers, the point-of-purchase electronic-check code has one fan that really counts: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer. Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart expects the last 300 of its approximately 3,400 U.S. Wal-Mart locations to go live with the automated clearing house payment option next Monday. Wal-Mart's push behind …

  • 17 April

    The Clearing House Prepares for Consumer Use of Payment Codes

    Electronic transactions using unique numerical identifiers to mask account and routing data are rising fast, and now the company behind the technology expects it will be commercially available for consumer payments in about a year. The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC says corporate users made 80,459 transactions in 2006 using …

  • 13 April

    CheckFree’s Market Grows, But Biggest Customer Could Bolt

    Never wanting for hype, the electronic bill-payment industry may actually have something solid to crow about. Bill-pay processor CheckFree Corp. released a survey this week saying that for the first time, Internet-connected households are paying more bills electronically than by paper check. Tempering the good news for the Norcross, Ga.-based …

  • 12 April

    Visa Hikes Overall Interchange 0.6%, Effective April 14

    In a terse announcement released on Thursday, Visa USA said its overall effective interchange rate for the coming year will be 1.77%, up 0.6% from the 2006 systemwide rate. Without giving further details about its new rates, Visa said it will post a rate card laying out its entire schedule …

  • 11 April

    Fraudsters Are Starting to Score Successes Against Online Banking

    Most banks report that their online-banking and bill-pay channels are experiencing no or only modest increases in fraud, according to a new survey from Boston-based research firm Aite Group LLC. But that's no reason to rest easy, says the researcher who oversaw the survey. Aite surveyed 21 of the top …

  • 11 April

    Web Performance Could Help Elect the Next U.S. President

    Could the 2008 presidential election be influenced by the candidates' Web sites?and in particular, those sites' ability to process online donations? A report released on Wednesday by Gomez Inc., a company specializing in Web-site performance measurement, would seem to suggest it might be. According to an online poll of prospective …