Monday , March 25, 2019

Extend Joins Visa Ready Program and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/18/18

  • Atom Tickets released a skill for Amazon Alexa, the retailer’s voice-assistant technology. Users can learn what movies are playing nearby and buy tickets using voice commands. The skill is integrated with Amazon Pay.
  • Extend, a digital distribution platform for credit cards, registered with the Visa Ready program for business solutions, which works with technology companies to make sure they comply with Visa Inc. standards.
  • The New York Attorney General announced a settlement with The Western Union Co., Priceline.com LLC, Equifax Consumer Services LLC, Spark Networks Inc., owner of several online-dating sites, and Credit Sesame Inc., a financial-services provider, over allegations their mobile apps failed to secure user information over the Internet, specifically because their apps failed to authenticate security certificates they received. The companies will be required to adopt comprehensive security programs under the settlement.
  • Payment Data Systems Inc. said it will provide card, automated clearing house, and other electronic payment services to Voyager Digital Holdings LLC, a crypto-asset brokerage.
  • The Western Union Co. launched its mobile app in Singapore, the third Asian region where the app has now gone live, including Hong Kong and Malaysia.
  • Payments provider i2c Inc. named Cindy Smith chief of staff. Smith most recently was chief operating officer and executive vice president at Meta Financial Group/Meta Bank.
  • The ATM Industry Association said Jeff Matthews, chief executive of Grant Victor, is president of the association following the resignation this week of John Leehy, former chief executive of Payment Alliance International.

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