Friday , February 22, 2019

Transaction Processing

The World Added 15 Real-Time Payments Systems in the Last Year, and 21 More Are Coming

The world currently has 40 real-time payments systems versus only 25 just a year ago, payment processor Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) reported Wednesday. What’s more, five such programs are under development, and another 16 should be live in 12 months to 18 months, Jacksonville, Fla.-based FIS says in …

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EBay Starts Managing Payments And Looks to Add a ‘Majority’ of Sellers by 2021

EBay Inc. on Tuesday announced it has “begun managing payments” on its massive marketplace and said it expects to have a “majority” of sellers converted to the new program by 2021. Under the new payments regime, sellers will encounter lower transaction costs, eBay’s announcement said, though it did not offer …

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Financial Institutions’ Costs Increase to $2.92 for Every Dollar of Fraud, Says LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Financial institutions, like their retailer counterparts, are feeling the effects of fraud through higher costs. For every dollar of fraud a financial institution experiences, it costs another $2.92 in associated costs, up 9% from $2.67 in 2017, says LexisNexis Risk Solutions in its 2018 True Cost of Fraud study for …

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Square Adds Payroll Services and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/26/18

Payment gateway USAePay completed EMV certification for First Data Corp.’s Rapid Connect platform. USAePay said the certification enables merchants to accept EMV payments, particularly EMV PIN-debit transactions, via its mobile application. First Data Corp. launched a service for card issuers called FirstSense that combines threat intelligence with the company’s fraud-detection …

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Visa Begins a U.S. Contactless Payments Push Again. This Time the POS Hardware Is in Place

It’s another go-around for contactless payments as Visa Inc. prepares an extensive campaign involving issuers, merchants, and consumers to push use of the payment method. The card brand on Tuesday debuted an infographic on contactless payments from across the globe, and touted the preparedness of the U.S. market for the …

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Fiserv Looks for Synergies in Its $690 Million Deal to Buy U.S. Bancorp’s Debit And ATM Assets

U.S. Bancorp is selling its ATM managed-services and debit-servicing businesses to Fiserv Inc. for a price that the parties say is “approximately” $690 million. The assets Fiserv is acquiring, which are part of U.S. Bancorp’s Elan Financial Services unit, also include the MoneyPass surcharge-free ATM network, which links 33,000 machines …

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Paycosmos’ ‘ISO in a Box’ Launches and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/25/18

Paycosmos, a provider of virtual and point-of-sale terminals, has teamed with payments provider linked2pay to launch “ISO in a Box,” a platform that offers sales agents support with acquiring and underwriting merchants and help with payments technology. Cashierless technology like that of Amazon Go will account for $45 billion in …

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PayPal Says It Is Shutting Down Payments for the Controversial Infowars Properties

The payments business has become even more complicated than usual in recent years by politics, a point driven home on Friday when PayPal Holdings Inc. announced it will stop processing payments for the controversial Infowars Web site and related properties. “We do not take these actions lightly and we work …

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The PCI Council Will Take Further Comments on an Updated Point-to-Point Encryption Standard

When security managers and executives gather this week for the PCI Security Standards Council’s annual North America Community Meeting, one of the topics sure to be on their minds is point-to-point encryption (P2PE) of payment card data. The Council reported Friday that it plans to issue a new version of …

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How iZettle Could Boost PayPal’s Long-Held Strategy to Embrace the Physical Point of Sale

For years, PayPal Holdings Inc. has worked to expand its reach to physical merchants, and now, with the closing on Thursday of its $2.2 billion acquisition of Stockholm-based iZettle AB, the digital-payments company is taking a significant step in achieving that ambition. At a stroke, the acquisition brings to PayPal …

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