Tuesday , January 16, 2018

Transaction Processing

SWIFT in U.S. Faster Payments Offer and other Digital Transactions News briefs

The international financial-messaging service SWIFT is set to offer a gateway for U.S. financial institutions to link to a real-time payments facility offered by The Clearing House, a payments company owned by major U.S. banks. Team One Credit Union, a Michigan financial institution, has added Bukoski Agency, a fuel retailer, to its …

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Last Year Saw Double-Digit Drops in Fraud Rates for Debit Issuers, Pulse Study Says

There’s some good news for U.S. debit card issuers in the form of reduced fraud rates, according to the 2017 Debit Issuer Study released Monday by Pulse, the electronic funds transfer network owned by Discover Financial Services. The fraud-loss rate for signature-debit transactions fell 30% from 2015’s 2.6 cents per …

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Struggling to Counter Cybersecurity Threats and other Digital Transactions News briefs

Merchant-payments provider iPayment Inc. is getting into the burgeoning merchant cash-advance business with iPayment Capital, a new unit expected to come online in the fall. Headed by former Bizfi executive Tomo Matsuo, the unit will initially focus on the funding needs of iPayment’s 137,000 merchants. IT security professionals are struggling to respond to cybersecurity …

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The NRF Expects Eight in 10 Small Retailers To Have EMV Terminals by Year’s End

Smaller retailers haven’t yet closed the EMV-acceptance gap with big ones, but they are making progress on installing EMV chip card readers at the point of sale, according to findings from a recent survey for the National Retail Federation. The online poll found that 60% of small brick-and-mortar retailers had …

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An ISO’s POS Software Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs

Factor4 LLC, which offers a white-label gift card and loyalty solution to independent sales organizations and small businesses, has integrated its platform with Click a Waiter Inc., an online-ordering service for restaurants. Payments provider Merchant Consulting Group Inc. announced its payments service will be integrated into Parkloco’s parking-focused software. Processor JetPay Corp. said second-quarter …

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International Processor Planet Payment Could Find Itself in the Orbit of a New Owner

Planet Payment Inc., a specialist processor focused on multi-currency and related international payment services, this week said it has begun “a process to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives focused on maximizing shareholder value,” a process that could result in the sale of the company. The review also could result …

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