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News

October, 2003

  • 16 October

    BofA Tops NACHA’s 50 Biggest Receivers

    Bank of America Corp. took in far and away more ACH payments last year than any other receiving institution, according to statistics released today by the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA). The association's first annual ranking of receiving institutions shows BofA, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., in first place for …

  • 15 October

    Peppercoin Assaults the Micropayments Market

    A service that has been in alpha test for the past three months to allow consumers to make micropayments for entertainment services is expected to be rolled out in the next month. Early participants in the service offered by Waltham, Mass.-based Peppercoin Inc. include Music Rebellion, an online service that …

  • 14 October

    Microsoft and Vodafone Work to Link PC-Wireless Transactions

    Microsoft Corp. and Vodafone Group PLC are working together on technology standards that would allow personal computers to exploit wireless networks for functions ranging from user authentication to payment to text messages. A company that sells online games, for instance, could use the new mobile Web specifications to accept micropayments …

  • 14 October

    Rate of E-check Fraud by Phone Drops by 88%

    The rate of unauthorized e-check transactions by telephone is down 88% over the last four quarters, reports the National Automated Clearing House Association. NACHA credits its ability to trace unauthorized phone payments to their source for the plunge in fraudulent e-check payments by phone to 0.15% of all third-quarter telephone …

  • 10 October

    Behind a Web-Based Network’s Explosive Growth

    A Web-based payments transaction processing program has been growing at about 400% annually since it branched out beyond the hospitality industry. When Las Vegas-based Shift4 Corp. developed its $$$ on the Net system for nearby resorts five years ago, the system was designed to allow the hotel, gift shops, casinos, …

  • 8 October

    Worries Mount About Touch-Screen Voting

    Celebrated movie actor Arnold Schwarzeneggar may have won yesterday’s wild and woolly recall election in California, but a verdict is still pending on the security and reliability of the ATM-like touch-screen voting machines used in four California counties. Some computer scientists and other observers fear the machines are susceptible to …

  • 8 October

    FSA-Linked Debit Cards Get a Pass on HIPAA

    Issuers of debit cards tied to flexible-spending accounts may be breathing a sigh of relief now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unit of the federal Department of Health & Human Services has sent a letter to a marketer of one such card exempting its product from …

  • 6 October

    EBT in Iowa: Better Late Than Never

    The state of Iowa is in the final stages of its statewide rollout of debit cards to recipients in the state’s food-stamp program, a year later than an Oct. 1, 2002, deadline mandated for all states in federal legislation passed in 1996. Only California among the 50 states now remains …

  • 6 October

    NetBank Will Acquire ATM Deployer FTI

    NetBank Inc., which bills itself as the nation’s first commercially successful Internet bank, has agreed to acquire privately held Financial Technologies Inc., for cash and $1 million in restricted stock. Tommy Glenn, Jr., founder and president of FTI, says in a statement released today that the combination with NetBank will …

  • 3 October

    Check Truncation at the ATM

    Two companies have teamed up to create a system that allows banks to capture electronic images of checks as they are deposited into automated teller machines, a development they say will drive up ATM transactions as it encourages more bank customers to use ATMs for deposits. Infonox, Santa Clara, Calif., …