Tuesday , January 22, 2019

Transaction Processing

The Tradeoff in the New Windows-Based ATMs

As financial-services companies begin switching out older ATMs for new ones running on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system, they may at the same time be creating a security problem similar to the one that has long plagued network administrators overseeing fleets of networked computers running the same software. The problem …

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Busting Open the Transaction Silos

Hewlett Packard Co. thinks banks processing ATM, Web, branch, and other traffic in separate channels could benefit by switching all this volume through one common system. The company, which through its acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp. owns the Tandem unit whose computers drive so many payment data centers, is readying …

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Survey Hints at Rising Micropayments Adoption by Online Merchants

A survey of more than 170 senior-level executives for electronic payments processors, networks, and online merchants at a micropayments conference held earlier this month indicates a majority of the online merchants in attendance will be selling content with a micropayments system within a year. The survey, whose results were released …

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Merger of Clearing Houses Creates Powerhouse ACH

Two of the nation's largest regional automated clearing houses will now be part of the same company with the merger of parent payments clearing houses based in New York and Chicago. The Clearing House in New York (formerly the New York Clearing House) and the Chicago Clearing House Association announced …

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Micropayments Could Hit 10% of All POS Transactions

Transactions amounting to $10 or less could potentially amount to at least 10% of all point-of-sale payment transactions processed annually in North America, a bonanza of transaction volume that goes a long way toward explaining why giant card companies and small startup processors alike are chasing the so-called micropayments market. …

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A Fingerprint Check System Rolls Out with BI-LO

BioPay LLC has reached agreement with BI-LO, a major supermarket chain concentrated in the Southeast, to make its biometrics-based paycheck authentication service available in 176 of the chain's 300 stores. The system is expected to be operating by Thanksgiving at stores in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. When …

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Payment Veterans Set Their Sights on Training ISO Agents

A new organization focused on training for merchant-level salespeople now has its Web site live and is looking toward its first seminar in Dallas Nov. 15, which it expects will draw 100 to 150 attendees. The Mountain Home, Ark.-based Institute for Payment Professionals, formed this fall by industry veterans Paul …

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Web-Based Drivers’ License Renewal May Be Coming

The state of Washington, home to Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com and considered one of the most digitally advanced states in the country, has passed the 1 million mark in electronic transactions on its Web site, and plans next to allow citizens to renew their drivers' licenses online. According to an …

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Could Debit Start Trending Toward PINs?

While First Data Corp. vows to contest action by the Department of Justice to stop its acquisition of Concord EFS, industry observers say the Denver-based processing giant may have good reason to fight for a stronger position in the market for debit transactions secured by personal identification numbers. The $7.3 …

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