Tuesday , March 31, 2020

Jim Daly

Jim Daly joined Digital Transactions in 2006 after covering payments and merchant acquiring at Thomson Media’s Credit Card Management, Credit Card News, and CardLine publications. Before that, he was a reporter and editor at the daily Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis.

Mastercard Reports Strong Volume Growth, but Is Keeping an Eye on the Coronavirus

Mastercard Inc. on Wednesday reported double-digit growth in fourth-quarter purchase volume and transactions, but reduced economic activity from the Coronavirus that originated in China could put a crimp on growth early this year. “We’ll take this as it comes, one step at a time,” Mastercard chief executive Ajay Banga said …

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The Apple Card Boosts iPhone Sales While Apple Pay Heads Toward 15 Billion Transactions

The Apple Pay mobile-payments service is generating 15 billion transactions a year, and Apple Inc.’s new Apple Card helped lift sales of the company’s flagship product, the iPhone, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Tuesday. “For Apple Pay, revenue and transactions more than doubled year-over-year, with a run rate exceeding …

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Despite Increasing Adoption, There’s Room for Improvement in Mobile Deposits, Study Finds

Mobile remote deposit capture has made big gains in recent years, but there’s still room to improve the service, according to new survey findings. Deficiencies in financial institutions’ mobile-capture offerings include error identification and tracking, unclear notices of funds availability, and overly restrictive risk-control policies, according to Ron Shevlin, director …

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The Clearing House To Raise RTP Transaction Limit to $100,000

The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC, operator of the Real Time Payments network, said Thursday that it will raise the RTP transaction limit from the current $25,000 to $100,000 effective Feb. 1. Steve Ledford, TCH senior vice president of product strategy and development, tells Digital Transactions News the limit is …

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Why the Business-to-Consumer Payout Market Is a Hot Payments Niche

Business-to-consumer payouts are attracting a small but growing cadre of payment processors and fintechs eager to exploit a multi-trillion-dollar market where checks and automated clearing house direct deposits have a heavy presence, according to a new report. The report from Aite Group LLC analysts Talie Baker and Erika Baumann identifies …

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International Operation Takes Down Domain That Reportedly Had 12 Billion Stolen Records

Federal and European law-enforcement agencies last week seized the domain of WeLeakInfo.com, an online site that allegedly held 12 billion stolen records from 10,000 data breaches. The now-shuttered site’s data included names, email addresses, usernames, phone numbers, and passwords for online accounts, according to a news release from the FBI …

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After Beating Wells Fargo Twice in Court, USAA Seeks Dismissal of Mitek’s Mobile-Deposit Lawsuit

Insurer and financial-services provider United Services Automobile Association on Wednesday asked a federal court to dismiss a request by mobile remote deposit capture technology developer Mitek Systems Inc. for a declaratory judgment that Mitek’s technology does not infringe on four USAA patents. San Antonio, Texas-based USAA’s dismissal request came less …

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U.S. Bancorp’s Merchant Volume Rises 10% While BofA Sees Big Zelle Growth

U.S. Bancorp, owner of the big merchant acquirer Elavon Inc., reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter 2019 merchant volume rose 10.5% year-over-year on a nearly 14% increase in transactions. And U.S. Bancorp rival Bank of America Corp. said its volume for the Zelle person-to-person payments service jumped 76%. Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp …

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Fiserv Aims for a Marketing Home Run by Putting Clover’s Name on a Stadium

Fiserv Inc. is breaking new ground, at least in the payments industry, by putting not its company name but the brand of one of its leading products on a stadium. The processor announced Monday that First Data Field, a 7,000-seat stadium in Port St. Lucie, Fla., where the New York …

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Consumers Make More On-Us ATM Cash Withdrawals, Fed Data Show

Despite the decades-old rise of electronic payments at the expense of cash, the rate of decrease in ATM cash withdrawals has slowed down, and more consumers are avoiding fees by using their own financial institution’s ATMs, according to the Federal Reserve. The Fed’s latest triennial payments study released last month …

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