Wednesday , June 26, 2019

Transaction Processing

Online Retailers Get More Precise IP Geolocation Service to Battle Fraud

Against a backdrop of an increasing number of online transactions requiring manual checking by Internet merchants to control fraud, transaction-gateway provider CyberSource Corp. this week introduced a service that lets merchants pinpoint customers' locations and write business rules to control whether, in light of this information, orders should be fulfilled. …

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SVPCO Gains More Critical Mass As PNC Joins Image-Exchange System

All-electronic check image exchange got a boost this week with the addition of another large regional bank-holding company, Pittsburgh-based The PNC Financial Services Group, to SVPCO-Electronic Clearing Services' image-exchange network. Meanwhile, SVPCO reported today that it processed 3 million average daily items in July, up 17% from June's average. The …

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Monthly IRDs Surpass 100 Million, But Electronic Settlement Gains Share

New consolidated industry data show the number of substitute checks, or image replacement documents (IRDs), flowing through image-exchange networks surpassed 100 million for the first time in June, but the share of paper relative to all image-exchange volume is declining. According to the Electronic Check Clearing House Organization (ECCHO), the …

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MasterCard, Post IPO, Swings to a Loss on Extraordinary Items

MasterCard Inc., reporting quarterly results for the first time since its initial public offering in May, said it lost $310.5 million in the three-month period ended June 30, compared to a gain of $120.2 million in the second quarter of 2005. One-time expenses, including a $400.3 million cost for 13.5 …

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Key MasterCard Deadline Nears for Wireless and IP Terminal Security

A major deadline set by MasterCard Worldwide to enhance the security of transactions originating at wireless and Internet Protocol point-of-sale payment terminals is approaching, but some in the industry say many firms that could be affected aren't paying attention. On Sept. 1, Purchase, N.Y.-based MasterCard will require that newly-installed wireless …

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Most Breaches Occur at Card-Present Merchants, Auditor Data Show

Brick-and-mortar merchants?and restaurants in particular?pose the biggest risk when it comes to card-data compromises, while point-of-sale systems based on personal computers as well as those hooked up to broadband connections are at significantly greater risk. That's according to new data released by AmbironTrustWave, a Chicago-based company that performs security audits …

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Quarterly Processor Roundup: PayPal, Chase Paymentech, TSYS

Growth in transaction volume slowed at online payment processor PayPal Inc. in the second quarter, with total transactions for the period reaching 143.3 million, up 27% from the year-ago quarter, according to data released last week by eBay Inc., PayPal's San Jose, Calif.-based parent company. That compares with year-over-year growth …

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SMS Will Slip to Minority of M-Payments by 2011, Survey Says

Direct charges to subscribers' bills and credit and debit cards will account for the bulk of mobile payments in five years, with today's preferred method, short-message-service (SMS) payments, dropping to a minority of transactions, a survey released this week indicates. Only 6% of respondents to the survey, attendees at a …

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First Data Readies an ISO Thrust with Unified Pricing, New Terminal

Processing giant First Data Corp. soon will launch an initiative aimed at furthering its ties with the high-margin sector of the acquiring market controlled by independent sales organizations by offering ISOs a new terminal and unified pricing for all four major general-purpose card brands, sources tell Digital Transactions News. The …

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Discover’s First Data Deal May Be Just Its First Pact with Big Acquirers

Discover Financial Services LLC's new merchant-processing pact with leading payment processor First Data Corp. that involves small and mid-sized merchants is just the first of more deals Riverwoods, Ill.-based Discover plans to strike with big merchant acquirers to expand acceptance of the No. 4 card brand while simultaneously reducing costs. …

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