Wednesday , February 20, 2019


January, 2019

  • 11 January

    Ingenico’s Latest Acquisition and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/11/19

    Point-of-sale terminal maker and payment-services provider Ingenico Group said it completed its acquisition of New Zealand’s Paymark payment network. Processor Bottomline Technologies Inc. said it has added The Access Bank UK Ltd. to the United Kingdom’s Faster Payments Scheme (FPS) via Bottomline’s Real Time Payments Service. Brex, a provider of corporate cards for startups, …

  • 10 January

    TSYS Revives Its Vital Brand as the Name for Its New POS Product Suite

    Payment processor Total System Services Inc. (TSYS) on Thursday unveiled a line of point-of-sale terminals and services for small and mid-size businesses, and took its Vital brand out of a 13-year retirement as the name for the new product suite. The cloud-based Vital POS has three major components: Vital Mobile, an …

  • 8 January

    In-Store App Use Popular and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/8/19

    Fifty-seven percent of consumers use a retailer’s mobile app while shopping in-store, finds the “Surviving the Retail Apocalypse” report from Yes Marketing. The survey of more than 1,000 consumers also found that many—65%—use the app to redeem coupons.Point-of-sale software provider Focus POS said its restaurant POS system is now available as a …

  • 7 January

    Phillips 66 Links With Honda in a Push for Dashboard Commerce

    Phillips 66 Co., which has long been a leading player among petroleum companies in digital payments, has taken a step into in-car commerce in a tie-up with Honda Motor Co. Inc. that will allow customers to find the nearest station, claim a pump, and pay for gas from the infotainment …

  • 7 January

    The Name-Dropping Network: Mastercard Erases Its Name From Its Logo

    At first glance, a press released headlined “Mastercard Drops Its Name” might lead one to believe Mastercard will be the anonymous payment network going forward. But no, Mastercard Inc. is simply removing its name from its familiar interlocking circles logo, the company announced Monday. The name-drop marks the second time …

  • 7 January

    BlueSnap Integrates Google Pay and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/7/19

    Payments provider BlueSnap said it has integrated Google Pay into its platform for payments from online, mobile checkout, marketplaces, invoices, and virtual terminals. In related news, cross-border payments provider Flow also announced it is adopting Google Pay as payment option. Mobile-parking app provider ParkWhiz Inc. has rebranded itself as Arrive Inc. FICO said it has been awarded five …

December, 2018

November, 2018

  • 26 November

    Ensuring Electronic Payment Security for Specialty Merchants

      Most merchants are in business because of their passion about a product or service, and because they are interested in making money. To succeed, business owners must be prepared for the many obstacles they can face. When it comes to electronic payment acceptance, security is one of the challenges …

October, 2018

  • 31 October

    Offering businesses maximum value in a merchant portal

    Merchant information portals have been around for decades. They were initially designed as standalone applications that a merchant could use to track and retrieve information about customer credit card transactions, nightly batches and the source of an occasional chargeback. The information in the portal also served as a merchant’s detailed …

  • 29 October

    COMMENTARY: Why an Omnichannel Strategy for Mobile Payments Is Crucial for Merchants

    It’s been four years since Apple launched Apple Pay, which together with Google Pay and Samsung Pay has ushered in the modern era of mobile payments. These “Pays” have been joined by mobile-payment solutions from retailers like Starbucks and Walmart, and together with P2P apps that can be used at …