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Despite ‘EMV Cloud,’ Cardtronics Pushes Forward With Growth Plans
Feb. 5, 2016 - By Jim Daly Look for more ATM placements, capital spending, and possible acquisitions by leading retail ATM network owner and operator Cardtronics Inc. in ...

Eye on Branding: Vantiv Renames Mercury and Element; PayPal Debuts ‘New Money’ Campaign
Feb. 4, 2016 - By Kevin Woodward Vantiv Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc. are, separately, creating new looks for their brands. ...

Visa Opens Scores of Its APIs to Developers in a Bid To Speed Payments Innovation
Feb. 4, 2016 - By John Stewart In a move that recognizes the powerful role application developers play in the global payments arena, Visa Inc. on Thursday opened sc...

Eye on Acquirers: Charge Volumes and Processing Revenues Grow for Vantiv and Heartland
Feb. 3, 2016 - By Jim Daly Two leading merchant acquirers, Vantiv Inc. and Heartland Payment Systems Inc., are reporting strong transaction growth in their most recent fi...

Eye on Fraud: EMV Spurs Fraud Increase, Says Javelin; Landry’s Reports a POS System Breach
Feb. 3, 2016 - By Kevin Woodward A new report finds that fraud activity is surging, while Landry’s Inc. says it has uncovered malware on its point-of...

Eyeing the Market for ‘On-Demand’ ACH Transfers, Dwolla Launches Its Latest API
Feb. 3, 2016 - By John Stewart It’s common for consumers who use a recurring service to designate a credit or debit card that the service provider ca...

Apple Pay Survey Shows Flat-Lining Adoption and Usage, but Most Users Like It
Feb. 2, 2016 - By Jim Daly A new study of smart-phone users shows awareness and usage of Apple Pay is slightly down from last spring, providing yet more evidence that the...

Look, Ma, No Card! How Cardless ATMs Could Help Push Mobile Wallet Adoption
Feb. 2, 2016 - By Kevin Woodward The introduction of cardless ATMs, which rely on a financial institution’s mobile wallet instead of a debit card to ...

Longer Checkouts for EMV Don’t Seem To Be Fazing Consumers in the Early Going
Feb. 1, 2016 - By John Stewart When the U.S. rollout of EMV cards started in earnest last year, many experts predicted consumers would soon tire of the...

How Mobile Marketing Can Help Boost Mobile-Wallet Adoption And Usage
Feb. 1, 2016 - By Kevin Woodward Just as there are two sides to every coin, there’s a second side to the mobile wallet beyond payments. It’s market...

MasterCard Posts Growth for Fourth Quarter And 2015 U.S. Purchase Volume And Cards
Jan. 29, 2016 - By Kevin Woodward MasterCard Inc. on Friday said purchase volume made with its U.S.-issued credit and debit cards grew by 8.7% in the fo...

The EMV-Accepting U.S. Merchant Base Hits 750,000, Visa Reports
Jan. 28, 2016 - By Jim Daly More than 750,000 locations representing 17% of the U.S. face-to-face card-accepting merchant base are now enabled to accept EMV chip cards, Visa Inc. chief exec...



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