Friday , February 28, 2020

Transaction Processing

Visa Says Fuel-Pump EMV Upgrades Are ‘Doing Pretty Well,’ But Others Are Skeptical

With just over seven months to go before a crucial liability shift, just how well is the conversion of U.S. gasoline pumps to accept EMV chip cards going? It depends on whom you ask. Visa Inc. says it’s progressing nicely. “I think we’re actually doing pretty well,” Julie Scharff, Visa’s …

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Cafe Settles Surcharging Case and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/27/20

A Wichita, Kan.-based restaurant chain will settle for more than $60,000 a case alleging it illegally added 4% surcharges on credit card transactions, The Wichita Eagle reported. Kansas is one of the four states that prohibit credit card surcharging.Big U.S. banks are providing the best payments-acceptance experience for merchants, but non-banks such as PayPal Holdings Inc. and Square …

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Cash App Helps Drive Growth for a Surging Square

Cash App may be turning into the product that ate Square Inc. The company on Wednesday reported a big fourth quarter for the 4-year-old product as officials pointed to a strong performance overall for the full year. “2019 was a very good year for us,” Square chief executive Jack Dorsey …

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EBay Sets Its Sights on the U.K. As It Prepares to ‘Go Hard’ With Its Managed-Payments Plan

Online marketplace giant eBay Inc. said last month it has an aggressive expansion blueprint for its fledgling managed-payments program, and late on Wednesday the company announced its latest gambit by laying out a plan to move into the United Kingdom this summer. The service has been available in the United …

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Clover Station Pro Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/26/20

Fiserv Inc. announced its Clover unit has launched Clover Station Pro, a cloud-based point-of-sale device featuring a customer-facing countertop display and software specific to quick-service and full-service restaurants on the Clover platform.Elavon Inc., the merchant acquiring unit of U.S. Bancorp, announced the sale of its Mexico-based operations to banking giant Santander …

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More Details About FedNow Expected in Coming Months

The release date for the Federal Reserve’s planned FedNow real-time payments service is still three or four years off, but more details about its features will be released in the coming months, according to a Federal Reserve official. “This year we do plan to make an announcement based on … …

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Ajay Banga, Architect of Mastercard’s ‘Multi-Rail’ Strategy, Will Step Down As CEO in January

Ajay Banga, chief executive of Mastercard Inc. for the past decade and the strategist who converted what had been mostly a consumer card network into a player in non-card and real-time payments, said Tuesday he will step down Jan. 1 as CEO. He will then assume the role of executive …

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With $70 Million in Fresh Funding, PayRange Is Ready To Displace Cash in Unattended Payments

PayRange Inc. said its recent procurement of $70 million in funding will help accelerate its efforts to displace cash and convert cash-and-coin-only machines to electronic payments. Announced Tuesday, the funding will help with PayRange’s 2020 Consumer Choice Program. That is an effort to convert cash-only machines to electronic payments. Laundry operators, …

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MoneyGram Volume Up and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/25/20

Wire-transfer provider MoneyGram International Inc. said transaction volume from its MoneyGram Online service grew 39% year-over-year in the fourth quarter; the company reported a net loss of $11.9 million compared with a loss of $12.5 million in 2018’s fourth quarter.Former Fit Pay Inc. shareholders are suing Garmin International, alleging the company, known for its …

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More Than 600 FIs Join Zelle Via Fiserv and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/24/20

Fiserv Inc. announced more than 600 financial institutions have joined the Zelle peer-to-peer payments network through its Turnkey Service for Zelle program, with more than 300 of those institutions coming on board last year.Private-equity firm Great Hill Partners and payments provider VersaPay Corp. announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of VersaPay by an …

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