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October, 2005

  • 18 October

    How Pay By Touch Plans to Rely on CardSystems’ ISOs to Ramp up Fast

    Pay By Touch Solutions, which earlier this week said it will buy the assets of CardSystems Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed price (Digital Transactions News, Oct. 17), plans to rely on the Atlanta processor's links with some 27 independent sales organizations to help sell its biometric-payments product to tens of …

  • 17 October

    Pay By Touch Trumps Bid from CyberSource for CardSystems

    Pay By Touch Solutions, which said over the weekend it will buy the assets of troubled card processor CardSystems Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed price, apparently trumped an earlier bid for the same assets from CyberSource Corp. CyberSource, which withdrew on Saturday the offer it had made Sept. 23, says …

  • 14 October

    Expedited Bill Payments Grow at Double-Digit Rates, Go More Electronic

    So-called expedited bill payments are rapidly growing in volume in the U.S., and are also becoming increasingly electronic as remote-payment channels like the Internet gain transaction share from traditional walk-in channels. That's one conclusion TowerGroup, a Needham, Mass.-based payments-research firm, has come to in two studies released this week. Expedited …

  • 13 October

    Phishing E-Mails Fell, But Phishing And Malware Sites Rose, in August

    The number of unique e-mail campaigns sent as part of phishing frauds fell in August to 13,776, almost 400 fewer than in July and the lowest number since March, according to statistics released today by the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a consortium of payments processors, software vendors, and law-enforcement agencies that …

  • 12 October

    Study: Signature Debit Fraud Runs 15 Times Higher Than on PIN Debit

    Financial institutions lost an estimated $546 million to debit card fraud in 2004, with fraud rates running much higher on signature-based cards than on cards secured with PINs, according to study released this week. Banks lost $345 million in fraud committed on ATMs, while fraud on signature-debit cards cost them …

  • 11 October

    Businesses Favor Interchange Caps, Agree with Suits, Survey Shows

    More than two-thirds of treasury professionals within businesses that sell to consumers favor capping card interchange fees, according to a survey released today by the Association for Financial Professionals. Moreover, nearly three-quarters of these executives would trade rewards programs for lower interchange rates, even if their own companies lost incentives. …

  • 10 October

    My Payment Network Looks for Big Growth from Niche Web Markets

    An Internet payments processor founded early this year is looking to tap into underserved niche markets like schools, service companies, and other small businesses with what it bills as an inexpensive and easy-to-use application. My Payment Network Inc., Corte Madera, Calif., just began operation in August but hopes to be …

  • 10 October

    PayPal Will Pay $370 Million to Buy VeriSign’s Payments Gateway

    PayPal Inc. will acquire the online payments gateway business of Verisign Inc. for $370 million under an agreement reached today by VeriSign and eBay Inc., Paypal's parent company. The deal, which is expected to close before year's end, also includes a multi-year agreement under which eBay will invest in VeriSign …

  • 7 October

    Paymentech-CMS Combo Creates Huge Acquirer?with Potential Pitfalls

    This week's announced integration of giant merchant acquirers Chase Merchant Services LLC and Paymentech L.P. by their respective owners (Digital Transactions News, Oct. 5) creates a single entity of unprecedented scale?more than $500 billion in annual bank card charge volume through 13 billion transactions in the U.S. and Canada?but one …

  • 5 October

    ReD Confirms Rumor It Is Seeking to Buy a Related Business

    In a statement released today, Retail Decisions PLC confirmed it is seeking to buy an unnamed company “whose key activities are complementary to those of ReD.” In confirming what it called a “market rumor” about a pending transaction, the U.K.-based transaction processor and Internet payments gateway, which operates a U.S. …