Monday , January 27, 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.

To Fight Skimming, a Major Credit Union Servicer Adds a Cardless ATM Program

The days of dipping a card into an ATM to withdraw cash may not be as frequent for even more consumers with the announcement Wednesday that Co-Op Financial Services launched its Cardless Cash Access service. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based Co-Op, a credit-union service organization, says the service can be used on …

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PPRO Raises $50 Million in an Expansion Bid

Cross-border payment specialist PPRO Group raised $50 million in a funding round led by PayPal Holdings Inc., Citi Ventures, and HPE Growth Capital, the London-based company announced Monday. The funds will be used to expand internationally, including the United States, where it opened an Atlanta office earlier this year. PPRO …

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Ease in Payments And Ordering Are Central to Restaurant Success, a Survey Finds

What do diners want most when they go out to eat? Apparently, easy ordering and payment. That’s the big takeaway in the “Restaurant Digital Crossroads: The Race to Meet Guest Expectations” report released Thursday. Hassle-free ordering and payment are especially important to younger consumers, defined as those between 18 and 37 …

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What’s the Cost of a Data Breach? About $233 Per Person, a Report Finds

Maybe being number one in something isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. For instance, the United States leads the world in the per capita cost—$233—of a data breach, finds the “2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Overview,” released Wednesday. That figure bests Canada, at $202 per …

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NFC-Equipped POS Terminals Will Reach 112.3 Million by 2022, a Forecast Predicts

Expect more point-of-sale terminals equipped with near-field communication capability over the next four years as the market is forecasted to grow at a 15.6% compound annual growth rate through 2022, says Berg Insight, a Sweden-based research firm. By the end of 2017, POS terminal makers had shipped an estimated 24.7 …

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Ethiopian Airlines Adopts a Platform From Carrier-Payment Specialist Cellpoint Mobile

Ethiopian Airlines, which flew more than 8.7 million passengers in 2017, will use the Cellpoint Mobile payment platform across its domestic and international operations for tickets and related transactions, Miami-based Cellpoint Mobile announced Sunday. In addition to common payment acceptance, the deal also will enable Ethiopian Airlines, which flies 100 …

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A Low-Friction Online Payment Button Debuts To Aid Nonprofits And Journalism Sites

LaterPay Inc. released its LaterPay button as a tool to decrease payment friction, especially for nonprofit organizations and journalism sites, the company announced Thursday. Munich-based LaterPay, which has a U.S. office in New York City, says the button is designed to be a low-friction way to enable consumers to make …

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Account Takeovers And Digital-Goods Fraud Attacks Show No Signs of Abating

Merchants selling digital goods were dealt a heavy blow last year as the fraud rate for the category soared 167%, finds the Fraud Attack Index from online-fraud prevention specialist Forter and the Merchant Risk Council, a merchant group that addresses fraud prevention. Released Tuesday, the index also found that account …

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A Consumer Survey Yields More Indications That Zelle Is Catching Up to Venmo

Zelle’s gestation as a favored person-to-person payments service may be nearing fulfillment. A new survey from LendEDU finds that, nine months after its June 2017 debut, more consumers had become aware of the bank-backed service. In 2017, only 6.1% had heard of Zelle. By the time of the survey, that …

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ACH-Based GasBuddy Payment Service Marks 300,000-Plus Users

GasBuddy LLC, the fuel-price comparison service, said Monday more than 300,000 U.S. drivers have enrolled in Pay with GasBuddy, its fuel-discount program that uses the automated clearing house for transactions. Launched last year, Pay with GasBuddy connects a consumer’s checking account with a GasBuddy-issued card. After enrolling in the service …

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