Wednesday , January 17, 2018

Transaction Processing

Chase-Bank One Merger Creates a Transactions Powerhouse

The merger of banking powerhouses J.P Morgan Chase & Co. and Bank One Corp., announced late yesterday, would create the nation's second largest credit card issuer as measured by credit outstanding, the banks' chief executives said this morning in a meeting with analysts. The combined bank would boast 95 million …

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A Survey Shows Why Web Transactions Fail

Consumers who abandon shopping carts on e-commerce sites do so mainly because the sites impose costly shipping and handling costs or lengthy shipment times. This is one part of the findings of a survey conducted last month by NetIQ Corp., a San Jose, Calif.-based vendor of web-analytics tools. The company …

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Peppercoin Scores Another Online Song Merchant

Peppercoin Inc., the Waltham, Mass.-based provider of software to process very small online transactions like payments for 99-cent songs, has signed up another new client in the red-hot market for online music. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, a non-profit record label belonging to the Smithsonian Institution, announced it had signed on with …

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Pay By Touch Gets a Boost with Its IBM Alliance

Pay By Touch, a San Francisco-based company offering a biometrics-based technology that allows consumers to pay at the point of sale without presenting a card, keyfob, token, or any other payment medium, announced today that it has formed an alliance with IBM Corp. that should give the fledgling biometrics company …

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iPayment Looks to Agent Banks for Growth

Nashville, Tenn.-based independent sales organization iPayment Inc. expects on Wednesday to close on its $55 million cash acquisition of an agent-bank portfolio from First Data Corp. The portfolio consists of 18,000 small merchant accounts controlled by 170 agent banks and generating about $4 billion in annual card volume. First Data …

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FDC Shareholders Don’t Have to Okay Revised Concord Terms

First Data Corp. will not need to seek the approval of its shareholders for the revised terms announced Monday under which it will acquire Concord EFS Inc. First Data announced today it has been informed by the New York Stock Exchange that the NYSE will not require the Denver-based processor …

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Peppercoin’s Big Ambitions in Small Payments

Peppercoin Inc., the Waltham, Mass.-based micropayments startup that only this week emerged from its test phase with a commercially available service, may have a small footprint in the transactions business so far, but its ambitions are big. First, it plans to snag more merchant signings like the one it announced …

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Makers of Digital Voting Machines Form a Trade Group

Beset by complaints about the alleged lack of security surrounding their products, six makers of electronic voting machines have started a trade group intended to put to rest public apprehension about electronic voting. The six companies have formed the Election Technology Council in partnership with the Information Technology Association of …

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