Sunday , July 5, 2020

Digital Transactions News staff

European Banks Plan Payment Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/2/20

A group of 16 European banks said they plan to launch a “truly European” unified payments system by 2022 that would be an alternative to Visa and Mastercard, Reuters reported.The slowdown in in-store shopping due to the Covid-19 pandemic has caused some stores to run out of coins; most recently big-box grocery chain …

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MagTek Launches Token Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/1/20

MagTek Inc. said its Magensa unit launched token technology to make touchless payments easier. The technology enables a merchant to send a payment link containing the token via email or text that allows consumers to pay in a secure environment. MagTek said the technology is available in QwickPAY, the Magensa mobile …

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Wix Payments Unveiled and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/30/20

Website-creation platform Wix.com Ltd. launched its e-commerce service that offers Wix Payments, a payment-processing service.The Regal movie-theater chain, a unit of Cineworld Group, said it will reopen its 541 U.S. theaters July 31 and will implement contactless payments along with other measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.Marqeta Inc. said it will support issuance …

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AmEx Launches $200 Million Shop Small Program and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/29/20

American Express Co. announced a global, $200 million Shop Small campaign to support small businesses, many of which have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. U.S. AmEx cardholders can get $5 back after they spend $10 or more, up to 10 times, when they buy online or in-store at qualified businesses …

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SoFi Joins Cardtronics Allpoint ATM Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/26/20

ATM network operator Cardtronics plc said customers of Social Finance Inc. (SoFi) will get access to the 55,000 ATMs in the Cardtronics-owned Allpoint surcharge-free network, including several at the new SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, under a new agreement between the companies.Payment technology provider Galileo announced the full launch of Galileo Instant, a service …

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Wirecard Turns to Insolvency Action and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/25/20

German payments provider Wirecard, which entered the U.S. market in 2016, filed for insolvency, it announced Thursday, following the disclosure last week of more than $2 billion in disputed cash. It is evaluating whether insolvency will be filed for its subsidiaries.In an update, Mastercard Inc. reported its switched transaction volume recorded a 1% increase in the …

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Amadis Announces EMV Tool for Petroleum and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/24/20

Amadis, a payment software provider, announced an EMV migration product for petroleum and convenience stores. In conjunction with Advanced Mobile Payment Inc. and Texas Engineering Consulting Systems and Services, Amadis developed a proprietary Android-based contactless pay-at-the-pump product that decouples the fuel pump dispenser from the point-of-sale system, enabling payment authorization to take …

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Visa Notes 1 Billion Tokens and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/23/20

Visa Inc. said its Visa Token Service has now issued more than 1 billion tokens globally, with more than 680 million tokens issued in the past 12 months. Tokens replace Visa account numbers with data strings that are useless if stolen.Authentication services provider Giact released its “The Changing Landscape of Identity Fraud: Fraudsters Strike …

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Diebold Nixdorf Eyes $50 Million in Savings and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/19/20

ATM manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf Inc. extended its agreement with consulting firm Accenture plc to streamline its operations by making business processes digital and moving them to the cloud. Diebold Nixdorf says the pact could yield $50 million in savings through 2023.The Federal Reserve released its FraudClassifier model, an effort to bring consistency to the …

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May E-Commerce Spending up 93% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/18/20

E-commerce spending in the United States surged 93% in May, compared to May 2019, according to Mastercard Inc.’s SpendingPulse data service.Installment-payment technology provider Splitit Payments Ltd. said it signed a multiyear deal with Mastercard Inc. to provide access to Splitit’s installment options through Mastercard’s merchant network. Split and Mastercard also plan to jointly …

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