- Data-security provider ControlScan Inc. acquired Dunbar Cybersecurity, a move that will strengthen ControlScan’s threat-detection and response capabilities, the company said. Terms were not disclosed.
- Mastercard Inc. said beginning in April 2019 cardholder signatures on the back panel of its cards will be optional. It no longer will require issuers to include a signature panel on the back of their Mastercard products. The card brand, which already made signatures optional on receipts, said the policy allows merchants the option to collect signatures for in-store purchases.
- Nxt-ID Inc. said the spinoff company of its payments, authentication, and credential management business will be called PartX.
- The ATM Industry Association launched its next-generation application programming interface model for ATMs.
- Cardlytics Inc., which harvests marketing data from payment transactions, said it will open its first Asian office early next year in India.
- Payments gateway Allied Wallet said its platform now works with Oxxo, Banamex, BBV Bancomer, and Santander in Mexico.
- Point-of-sale equipment maker Star Micronics said POS-software developer Acadia now supports the Star TSP100IIIU receipt printer.
- PCI-Pal plc released a white paper with Verizon on PCI compliance in call centers.
- Mercator Advisory Group released the “U.S. Recurring Payments Market Forecast, 2017-2021: Set It and Forget It” report.
- Integrated-payments specialist American Payment Solutions named Liz Anderson vice president of marketing. Anderson previously worked at YayPay as vice president of marketing and at Avalara, a tax-software developer.
- Payment gateway Fluid Pay LLC named Theodore L. Cucci its chief executive and a board member. Cucci was a founder of Network Merchants Inc.
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