Friday , November 27, 2020

Digital Transactions News staff

The Card Networks and Open Banking; Crypto Platform Joins Mastercard Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/20/20

Cryptocurrency platform Wirex has become the first such entity to obtain a principal membership in the Mastercard network. The move comes as Mastercard Inc. announced an expansion of its cryptocurrency program, which aims to make it easier for crypto card companies to market their products. Wirex also announced recently it has hired long-time …

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BigCommerce Eyes IPO and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/17/20

E-commerce services provider BigCommerce Holdings Inc. filed a registration statement this week ahead of a possible IPO.In its latest report on small businesses using its SwipeSimple payment service during the Covid-19 pandemic, CardFlight Inc. said overall transaction counts decreased 9.2% in the week ending July 12 from the week before, but were still 14% …

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EMVCo’s New Travel Authentication Guidelines and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/16/20

Standards body EMVCo has developed guidelines on how the travel industry can provide data to payment card issuers to better verify the authenticity of an e-commerce transaction using current authentication processes. The guidelines are an extension of EMVCo’s 3-D Secure messaging protocol.The number of data breaches in the United States dropped by approximately one-third in the …

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U.S. Bancorp’s Merchant Revenues Plunge and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/15/20

U.S. Bancorp, owner of merchant acquirer Elavon Inc., saw merchant-processing revenues decline 34% year-over-year in the second quarter to $266 million thanks to reduced consumer and business volumes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.Processor Shift4 Payments Inc. has been named the official credit card processing company for the Las Vegas Raiders National Football …

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Visa’s Installment-Payment Test and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/14/20

Visa Inc. announced it is working on U.S. pilots for a new installment-payment service. TSYS, part of Global Payments Inc., will be the first issuer technology partner, with Commerce Bank as the first U.S. bank partner. 42nd Street Photos, Tire Agent, and The Room Place are among the first merchants to offer …

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eBay’s Pact With PayPal Nears End and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/13/20

Sellers continue to have questions about the impact of moving to eBay Inc.’s managed-payments program as the online marketplace’s five-year operating agreement with PayPal Holdings Inc. is set to expire later this week.Financial-services platform Nymbus Inc. announced it will offer digital billing and other payment services from Payrailz LLC as part of its cloud-based set of banking …

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Marqeta’s Possible IPO and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/10/20

Marqeta Inc., a 10-year-old provider of a digital card-issuing platform, is looking to hire investment banks for a possible initial public offering later this year or in 2021, according to Reuters. The company, valued at $4.3 billion after its latest funding, is backed by Goldman Sachs and Visa Inc. and …

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Wirecard’s U.S. Unit Draws Interest and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/9/20

The U.S. subsidiary of failed German payment processor Wirecard AG is drawing strong interest from potential buyers, according to media reports. The Wall Street Journal also reported that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Wirecard AG played a critical role in an alleged $100 million bank-fraud conspiracy connected to an online marijuana marketplace.Splitit Payments Ltd., which enables …

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Discover’s Saudi Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/8/20

Discover Financial Services announced an agreement with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority’s Saudi Payments unit that calls for acceptance of Discover, Diners Club International, and Pulse cards on Saudi Payments’ mada network. The deal includes acceptance on point-of-sale terminals, e-commerce platforms, and at ATMs.Fareportal, the technology platform for travel brands CheapOair …

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A Processor’s Employees Get Catch-Up Pay and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/7/20

Employees of independent sales organization Gravity Payments Inc. who collectively volunteered to take pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic to avoid layoffs are now being repaid what they sacrificed; the average employee is getting $4,300 in back pay, Yahoo Money reported.Payment processor Computer Services Inc. reported record quarterly revenue of $70.6 million for its …

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