Wednesday , September 19, 2018

Transaction Processing

A Consumer Survey Yields More Indications That Zelle Is Catching Up to Venmo

Zelle’s gestation as a favored person-to-person payments service may be nearing fulfillment. A new survey from LendEDU finds that, nine months after its June 2017 debut, more consumers had become aware of the bank-backed service. In 2017, only 6.1% had heard of Zelle. By the time of the survey, that …

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PayPal Opens Its Wallet Again, This Time To Buy Hyperwallet for $400 Million

Its pending $2.2 billion acquisition of Sweden’s iZettle still awaits final approval, but that didn’t stop PayPal Holdings Inc. from announcing late Tuesday that it has a deal to buy payout provider Hyperwallet for $400 million in cash. San Francisco-based Hyperwallet is an international specialist in provisioning payments, commissions, and …

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COMMENTARY: Adyen And the New Age of Global Payments Processing: Part II

Adyen touts its omnichannel approach. It has integrated e-commerce with in-store sales, for example, at hip men’s clothier Bonobos. The Dutch processor’s growth locomotive, however, is, and for the foreseeable future will remain, e-commerce. While not enjoying Mastercard’s network power, Adyen has built platform economics by credentialing and securely integrating …

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Details on Visa Europe Outage and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/20/18

Merchant processor Paysafe North America said that by mid-July it will start offering same-day settlement to small U.S. merchants. The service will be offered in collaboration with Company.com, a services platform for small businesses, and Ingo Money, a push-payments provider. Visa Inc.’s 10-hour service interruption in Europe on June 1 …

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Survey Identifies Emerging Anti-Fraud Tools Favored by E-Commerce Merchants

The fraud-fighting tools of the future for e-commerce retailers include artificial intelligence, multimerchant velocity checks, and fingerprint identification, according to a poll of 166 merchants for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. None of those newer tools is in widespread use today, but more merchants plan to use them going …

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COMMENTARY: Adyen And the New Age of Global Payments Processing: Part I

Dutch payments processor Adyen N.V. is in the limelight just as the payments business has gotten hot. Ant Financial just raised the biggest private funding round ever—$14 billion at a $150 billion valuation, in part on the back of its Alipay unit. These are new and nontraditional entrants. The old …

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USAePay Notes Paradise POS Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/19/18

Payment gateway Merchant Link said the Agilsys rGuest Pay v1.6 software for the hospitality industry is approved as a certified interface on Merchant Link’s network. Agilysis develops software for the hospitality industry. Payment gateway USAePay said the cash-discount program from Paradise POS, developer of iOS-based point-of-sale software, will be available …

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Electronic Payments Coalition Says Retailers Should ‘Pull Their Weight’ To Improve Payments

A lobbying group of payment networks and card issuers released consumer survey results Monday that it says show merchants should “step up and catch up” regarding payment card security and innovation. “Time and time again, retailers have shown they are more interested in cutting their own costs instead of making …

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ACH-Based GasBuddy Payment Service Marks 300,000-Plus Users

GasBuddy LLC, the fuel-price comparison service, said Monday more than 300,000 U.S. drivers have enrolled in Pay with GasBuddy, its fuel-discount program that uses the automated clearing house for transactions. Launched last year, Pay with GasBuddy connects a consumer’s checking account with a GasBuddy-issued card. After enrolling in the service …

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The U.K.’s Finastra Acquires Malauzai Software in a Bid for Mobile Services for Community Banks

Finastra, a London-based vendor of digital-banking software, announced Monday it has acquired Malauzai Software Inc., a 9-year-old company based in Austin, Texas. Terms were not announced. The deal brings to Finastra a company serving more than 350 community financial institutions with solutions for such digital services as mobile remote deposit …

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