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News

November, 2003

  • 25 November

    Special Deals Could Land the Card Companies Back in Court

    The news that Visa USA Inc. and MasterCard International Inc. are negotiating new debit-card acceptance deals with big retail chains and their acquirers in which the chains will pay lower transaction fees than what is standard for other merchants has already fueled speculation that the giant, bank-owned card networks are …

  • 21 November

    Survey Hints at Rising Micropayments Adoption by Online Merchants

    A survey of more than 170 senior-level executives for electronic payments processors, networks, and online merchants at a micropayments conference held earlier this month indicates a majority of the online merchants in attendance will be selling content with a micropayments system within a year. The survey, whose results were released …

  • 21 November

    Special Report: Online Fraud’s Hidden Impact

    Separate studies of online transaction fraud released this week cast new light on the problem of fraudulent Web transactions. The rate of online fraud is declining, according to a survey of online merchants conducted in October by CyberSource, Mountain View, Calif., a processor of online transactions. But indirect costs resulting …

  • 19 November

    How Check 21 Could Open Off-Premise ATMs for Deposits

    When President Bush signed the Check Clearing for the 21st Century (Check 21) Act into law last month, he unleashed a flurry of activity among financial institutions and vendors looking for ways to take advantage of the law, which allows banks to exchange electronic images of checks instead of the …

  • 17 November

    Visa’s Penalty Concession May Be Less Than Meets the Eye

    Visa may be offering its debit card issuers a little leeway with regard to its controversial service settlement fee by allowing them to switch their card portfolios to American Express or Discover without incurring any penalties. But some industry observers don't think the offer will make any practical difference to …

  • 17 November

    MasterCard Readies Rollout of Contactless Payment

    MasterCard announced today its test of contactless chip cards in Orlando, Fla., was encouraging enough for the card company to roll it out to all members as a feature on MasterCard credit, debit, and stored-value cards. The company expects the expansion to begin next summer with the addition of new …

  • 17 November

    Gift Cards Gain Popularity

    A new survey indicates sharply higher popularity for gift cards. According to the survey, an estimated 97 million Americans, or 45% of the adult population, bought a gift card in the last 12 months, twice the number who bought one in 2002. The 2003 survey, which was conducted in August …

  • 14 November

    Duane Reade Gives Debitman a Tonic As the Card’s Latest Issuer

    Duane Reade Inc., a chain of 241 drugstores in New York City, will on Monday become the fourth and so far the largest issuer of the Debitman card, a non-bank, national electronic payment system started last year by a group of payments veterans with roots in the retailing business. Duane …

  • 14 November

    No Clear Reading on Visa’s Penalty Policy Toward MasterCard

    Payment executives shouldn't read too much into the legal interpretation of a recent policy decision by Visa to exempt its members that switch their debit card portfolios to American Express or Discover–but not MasterCard–from paying exit penalties. In a letter to members, Paul Allen, Visa executive vice president and general …

  • 12 November

    Passengers Increasingly Head for Ticketing Machines

    The extent to which air travelers are adopting electronic ticketing kiosks has been demonstrated in dramatic fashion by some numbers recently released by Northwest Airlines Inc., which was the first major airline to deploy the technology. Some two-thirds of the Minneapolis-based carrier's passengers used the kiosks in October, up from …