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September, 2004

  • 13 September

    Magex Acquires OPT, Plans Major Stored-Value Expansion in the U.S.

    Magex Ltd., a London-based e-commerce and person-to-person transaction processor, has acquired Open Payment Technologies Inc., a provider of stored-value card systems to restaurants, supermarkets, and other merchants. A price was not disclosed. Phoenix-based OPT will become a division of Magex, and Dave Ingwersen, OPT's president, is assuming the title of …

  • 10 September

    An Interchange Tussle with a Twist: Retailers Against Zero Pricing

    The Reserve Bank of Australia is likely to mandate zero interchange for debit card transactions at the point of sale linked to personal identification numbers in that country, according to a report in The Age, an Australian news service. This action if taken would follow the Australian central bank's decision …

  • 9 September

    Maestro Links to SecureCode in Europe, Grows in North America

    MasterCard International reports that 7 million of its 545 million debit cards linked to personal identification numbers worldwide are now enabled for use with SecureCode, the card network's security program for Internet transactions on credit and debit cards. Most of this activity is in Europe. MasterCard says some 5,800 Web …

  • 9 September

    America West Becomes First Airline to Adopt Bill Me Later

    America West Airlines, a unit of America West Holdings Corp., has become the first airline to adopt I4 Commerce Inc.'s Bill Me Later Internet payment system. To encourage usage of the new payment option, the Phoenix-based air carrier is offering deferred billing for 90 days or more to qualified customers, …

  • 8 September

    Way Systems Heats up the Market for Wireless Transactions

    The market for wireless point-of-sale credit and debit card transactions is about to heat up. Founded in 2002, Boston-based Way Systems Inc. is introducing a point-to-point processing system that includes mobile phones equipped with card swipes, security and transaction programming, and keypads for personal identification numbers. The swipe, keypad, and …

  • 7 September

    Kryptosima Banks on a New Network, New Money, and ISOs

    A Hampton, Ga.-based processor that has tried for four years to bring to market a system to enable on the Internet debit card transactions linked to personal identification numbers may be close to signing an additional network for access to PIN debit accounts. Kryptosima, a unit of InstaPay Systems Inc., …

  • 3 September

    Canadian PIN Debit Holders Set to Start Using NYCE POS in the U.S.

    An arrangement hammered out last spring between Toronto-based Acxsys Corp. and the NYCE electronic funds network, Montvale, N.J., to allow Canadians holding Interac cards to use their cards at all NYCE-linked merchants in the U.S. will switch on next month. The program, dubbed “Cross Border Debit,” is the first extension …

  • 2 September

    SVPCo.’s Image Exchange Goes Live with KeyBank, Chase

    A network built by New York-based Small Value Payments Co. (SVPCo.) to allow banks to exchange check images has begun operations with exchanges between KeyBank and J.P. Morgan Chase. The network began with volume at a “controlled” level to allow each bank to test operations, according to an announcement from …

  • 1 September

    Canadian Banks Will Launch PIN Debit for the Web Next Spring

    Canada's five major banks next spring will roll out a service that will allow consumers to pay for goods and services on the Internet with debit cards linked to personal identification numbers. The service, called iDebit, has been at least 18 months in the making and is expected to be …

August, 2004

  • 31 August

    Challenged by 3D Secure, Orbiscom Touts Proxy Numbers

    Despite widespread industry perceptions that 3D Secure technologies are rendering proxy payment numbers obsolete, the primary vendor of such single-use-number technology says its system remains highly attractive to card issuers looking for ways to encourage customers to spend on the Internet. “I feel very bullish about our product,” says Diane …