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July, 2005

  • 18 July

    Small Fry, Such as Credit Unions, Now Increasingly Hijacked by Phishers

    Smaller financial institutions, including credit unions, are increasingly coming under attack by phishing fraudsters, according to the latest report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group. The report says the number of brands “hijacked” by fraudsters jumped to 107 in May, up from 79 in April and 64 in January. The group, …

  • 18 July

    PayPal And eBay Tell Sellers They’ll Have to Take Card Payments

    Starting Aug. 19, sellers on eBay that accept payment through PayPal Inc.?as virtually all eBay sellers do–will have to accept all forms of funding, including credit card funding, eBay Inc. announced Friday. Currently, eBay sellers have the option of maintaining personal PayPal accounts on eBay, which allow them to refuse …

  • 18 July

    Iron Triangle’s Wimsett Succeeds Higgins at Retriever

    Retriever Payment Systems Inc., a Houston-based independent sales organization, announced today its longtime president and chief executive, William H. Higgins, is stepping down and will be replaced by Thomas A. Wimsett, chief executive of Iron Triangle Payment Systems. Iron Triangle, Louisville, Ky., acquired Retriever earlier this year. Higgins will remain …

  • 15 July

    MasterCard, Banks May Not Be off Hook in Latest Interchange Case

    Though they are not named as defendants in the antitrust case filed today by Kroger Co. and six other retail chains against Visa International and Visa U.S.A., MasterCard International and individual member banks of both bank card networks could find themselves named in separate actions later, according to one of …

  • 14 July

    Webpay’s Click&Buy Maps Strategy for Major U.S. Expansion

    An Internet-based payments network that originated in Europe is targeting the increasingly competitive U.S. micropayments market, seeking major-brand U.S. merchants and looking for licensees here for its software. Webpay Inc., a unit of Switzerland-based Webpay International, set up shop in Manhattan 11 months ago and so far has recruited 30 …

  • 13 July

    U.S. Wireless Subscribers Exceed Landline Hookups for the First Time

    In a development with implications for mobile commerce in the U.S., the number of wireless subscribers has for the first time exceeded the number of landline connections in this country. According to a report compiled by the Federal Communications Commission, there were 181.1 mobile subscriptions in place on Dec. 31, …

  • 13 July

    Visa Chief, Top Merchant Official Could Meet As Early As September

    The new chief executive of Visa U.S.A. could meet with a top official of the National Retail Federation and the Merchants Payments Coalition as early as September to discuss interchange and other issues, according to a spokesman for both merchant organizations. John Philip Coghlan, the former Charles Schwab & Co. …

  • 12 July

    Coghlan’s Olive Branch Not Likely to Bring Retailer-Friendly Change

    Despite an apparent willingness by the new chief executive of Visa U.S.A. to meet with merchant representatives on such thorny issues as interchange pricing, some observers say the bank card association's basic position toward the retailer community is unlikely to change. John Philip Coghlan, who took over yesterday as president …

  • 11 July

    Former Schwab Exec Succeeds Long-Time Visa Chief Pascarella

    Visa U.S.A. today named John Philip Coghlan, 54, as its new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. The former Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. executive succeeds long-time Visa chief Carl F. Pascarella, who announced last summer his intention to step down by September (Digital Transactions News, July 16, 2004). …

  • 8 July

    Processor BitPass Looks at Direct Payments for Sub-$5 Digital Goods

    BitPass Inc., which has relied on prepaid accounts since it began processing micropayments less than two years ago, is exploring a number of new payment options, including one that would allow users to pay spontaneously rather than from previously funded Bitpass accounts. In an e-mail survey it distributed last week, …