Friday , February 28, 2020

Kevin Woodward

Kevin's role at Digital Transactions is to write news and features stories for publication on the Web site and in the magazine. He also oversees the digital editorial aspect of the site and the Digital Transactions News daily newsletter.

Under One Roof, Nxgen And Payscape Eye Expansion And Acquisitions

Payments providers Nxgen International and Payscape have come under one roof in a deal valued at $124 million and aided by investor Parthenon Capital Partners, the companies announced late last week. That will provide the impetus for both companies, whose brands will continue, to focus on expansion through organic growth …

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Integrated Payments in the U.S. and Abroad Prove Fruitful for EVO Payments

The integrated-payments phenomenon is paying off for EVO Payments Inc. in the United States and internationally. While Atlanta-based EVO reported a decrease in first-quarter earnings, its strategy of courting integrated software vendors and companies that support their point-of-sale software continues to reap rewards, which EVO management says will benefit the …

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Fiserv’s First Data Deal Remains on Track Despite Justice Request

Core processor Fiserv Inc. continues to expect its $22 billion deal to acquire First Data Corp. will close in 2019’s second half despite a U.S. Department of Justice inquiry about the merger, Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv reported Tuesday. The Justice Department asked for more information and documents on April 4, though …

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With a Hurdle Cleared, FIS Expects to Close $43 Billion Worldpay Deal in the Third Quarter

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) on Tuesday said it expects to close its colossal $43 billion acquisition of payment processor Worldpay Inc. in the third quarter following a Federal Trade Commission ruling. The merger, announced in March, would create a processing colossus with payments services ranging from merchant processing, …

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Factors Align for Widespread U.S. Contactless Payments Adoption, A Fed Study Suggests

The conditions for the widespread adoption of contactless payments using chip cards are in place, asserts a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. But when that will happen and what will trigger it are unknown in the Fed report, “Tap to Pay: Will Contactless Cards Pave the …

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Visa Next Promises Greater Consumer Control of Digital Payments

Visa Inc. announced Monday the debut of Visa Next, a platform for issuers and issuer-processors that enables such options as the ability to create new digital card accounts on demand and instantly activate and tokenize digital accounts for e-commerce and mobile-wallet use. Visa Next offers a series of application programming …

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Apriva Adds viv Support and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/22/19

Apriva LLC, a payments provider for unattended retail, said its network will support the viv mobile-payments app from Vagabond, allowing college students to use virtual campus cards for vending-machine purchases. In related news, Apriva said it will support mobile payments for AveriGo LLC, a software provider for the vending and …

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Bad Bots Favor Financial Services, Report Finds

Being Number 1 when it comes to malicious online bot traffic is not the highest praise for the financial-services industry. But, that’s where the industry stands in the “2019 Bad Bot Report: The Bot Arms Race Continues,” released Wednesday by Distil Networks. Of the traffic tracked in the report, 42.2% …

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Payment Processor Banned Following Violation of FTC Settlement

A federal judge has banned payments provider Priority Payout Corp. and its owner Thomas Wells from ever directly or indirectly working in the payment-processing industry following a violation of a 2009 settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Announced last week, the ban, ordered by U.S. District Court Judge James C. …

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CardFlight Unveils SwipeSimple Terminal, Extending Its Software Into the Smart POS Market

CardFlight Inc. is adding point-of-sale terminals to its roster of SwipeSimple-compatible products with the launch Tuesday of SwipeSimple Terminal. This puts the SwipeSimple POS software on more devices in addition to tablets, personal computers, and mobile devices. More than 50,000 merchants currently use SwipeSimple, CardFlight says. SwipeSimple Terminal initially is …

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