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A $6.2 Billion Pact May Be Only a Prelude to Difficult Haggling Ahead for Merchants And the Card Networks
As Transaction Volume Grows, NACHA Smooths out the Road for Same-Day ACH
Data Breaches Register on the Stock Market, Too, And Payments Firms Are Hardest Hit
Bitcoin Has Calmed Down—And Fees Have Gotten Cheaper—But Will Merchants Bite?
A $650 Million Loan Eases Diebold Nixdorf’s Financial Woes, At Least for Now

Credit Card Interchange Settlement Once Again Divides Merchants

Déjà vu, anyone? Similar to its now-moot predecessor agreement from 2012, the proposed $6.24 billion monetary-damages settlement in a big credit card interchange antitrust case announced Tuesday by Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. is drawing diverging reviews from merchants. Based on anecdotal comments and the history of the earlier settlement, small, independent businesses, which in …

COMMENTARY: A New Coalition Unites Diverse Players to Confront Payments Fraud

When you flip over your debit card or go to an ATM, you see logos for companies like Shazam, First Data’s Star Network and others, but you may not think about the role these processors play in the payments system. As one of those processors, we simplify the connections that make commerce possible. Every day, …

A $6.2 Billion Pact May Be Only a Prelude to Difficult Haggling Ahead for Merchants And the Card Networks

Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. announced early Tuesday that they and defendant banks have agreed to settle for $6.24 billion merchants’ monetary claims stemming from 13-year-old litigation over credit card interchange. Today’s announcements represent the second settlement of the sweeping class action known as MDL 1720 pending in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y. The …

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 that is best faced upfront …

With Stripe Terminal, the Online Payments Specialist Moves Into Face-to-Face Sales

Stripe, the San Francisco-based online payments company, is taking a step to get inside stores. The company on Monday launched Stripe Terminal, a service that puts Stripe’s processing software onto point-of-sale hardware devices that merchants can use to accept payments in their stores. The move follows similar migrations in recent years from online processing to …

BlueSnap Now Processing In Australia and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/18/18

Processor First Data Corp. said it shipped its 1 millionth Clover point-of-sale sale device aimed mainly at small and mid-sized merchants; the device went to Friesen-Apotheken, a pharmacy chain based in Bad Malente, Germany. Payments platform BlueSnap has begun local processing for business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies in Australia. Buildium, a vendor of property-management services for …