Saturday , July 4, 2020

Digital Transactions News staff

Amazon To Use Mastercard Tokenization and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/17/20

Mastercard Inc. announced Amazon.com Inc. will start using tokens to replace actual customer card data throughout 2020. Tokenization replaces actual card data with data strings that are meaningless to outside parties. The process also permits automatic credential updating when cards expire.Payments card standards body EMVCo made it official—consumer-facing online-payment checkout options based on …

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Square’s PPP Lending and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/16/20

Merchant processor Square Inc. said that as of June 10 its Square Capital service had facilitated more than $820 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans to 76,000 small businesses since April 29. PPP loans are part of the federal government’s stimulus program to combat the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.In …

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Paysafe’s Skrill Adds Loyalty Program and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/15/20

Paysafe Group said it has expanded its Knect loyalty program for its Skrill digital wallet to the U.S. market. The program offers points that can be redeemed for cash when users perform transactions using the digital wallet or a linked Skrill Visa prepaid card. Last week, Paysafe launched its Skrill Money Transfer service …

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JotForm Adds PayPal Commerce Platform Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/12/20

JotForm, a developer of online forms for businesses, announced an integration with the PayPal Commerce Platform allowing clients to accept credit card payments, transfers between PayPal accounts, and PayPal Credit financing options.Corporate-payments software provider Coupa Software Inc. said it has acquired Bellin Group, a vendor of treasury-management technology. Terms were not announced.With the popularity …

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A New E-Commerce Normal? and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/11/20

E-commerce sales in Signifyd’s Covid-19 Weekly Pulse Report for E-Commerce dipped 8% for the week of June 2-8 compared to the prior seven-day period. With non-essential retail opening in many states, e-commerce sales may be settling into a new natural level, the report said.Retail sales in the CardFlight Small Business Impact Report for the …

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59% Shopping More Online and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/10/20

Fifty-nine percent of all respondents to a survey by CouponFollow LLC, a provider of discount codes for online shoppers, are doing more online shopping as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and that jumps to 65% when looking just at the Gen-Z generation.A technology startup called BellyMelly launched a food-ordering app that lets …

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VizyPay, Clover, And Cash Discounts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/9/20

Independent sales organization VizyPay LLC launched a cash-discount app for Fiserv Inc.’s Clover point-of-sale systems; the app, an extension of VizyPay’s cash-discount program, is available in the Clover App Market.MoneyGram International Inc. reported a doubling of its digital-transaction volume in May from May a year ago. Growth in this category in the first …

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Covid-19’s Payment Choice Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/8/20

Fearing Covid-19, consumers are less likely to use any method to make a payment in a store these days, but 20% say they have used a smart phone or smart watch do so in the past week, no change from a year ago, even though fewer say they have used a debit …

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Faster Payments Council Releases Interoperability Report and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/5/20

The U.S. Faster Payments Council’s network committee released a white paper on faster payments interoperability.MoneyGram International Inc. said it has agreed with Al Rajhi Bank, said to be the largest Islamic bank in the world, and its remittance unit, Tahweel al Rajh, to offer money transfers in Saudi Arabia.IBS Software, which serves …

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Huntington Adds TCH’s Real Time Payments Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/4/20

Huntington Bancshares Inc. has made the Real Time Payments service from The Clearing House Payments Co. available to its consumer and business customers. Huntington has 839 branches and 1,434 ATMs in seven Midwestern states.Processor Fiserv Inc. introduced its FlexLine Advance service that enables holders of credit cards issued by Fiserv client banks and credit unions to …

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