Wednesday , October 16, 2019

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.

More than 450 Los Angeles-Area Merchants Get a POS Upgrade for Transit Payments

Los Angeles-area merchants that sell transit tickets on behalf of 25 transit agencies will adopt an Android-based app for ticket sales, Cubic Corp. announced Thursday. Cubic says its Cubic Transportation Systems division is upgrading the existing point-of-sale infrastructure more than 450 retailers use to accommodate the Cubic Mobile for Merchants …

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Stripe Says Its POS Software Is Now Available for Apps And Devices

Online-payments provider Stripe Inc. made good on its promise to offer its processing software to in-store merchants with the release Wednesday of a slew of software and two pre-certified devices. Founded in 2011 as an online payments company, San Francisco-based Stripe announced in September it would add in-store payment acceptance. At …

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A New Survey Shows the U.S. Leads in Mobile Payments But Trails in Contactless

A survey of more than 3,000 consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, sponsored by Transaction Network Services, shows the heaviest adoption of mobile-payment apps in the U.S., at 59% of respondents, but the highest adoption of contactless payments in the U.K., at 79%. Perhaps not surprisingly, younger …

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Glance’s Real-Time Bill Option Appears To Drive Glance Pay Transactions up

Glance Technologies Inc. said its Real-Time Bill feature is increasing transactions made with its Glance Pay app in some restaurants as much as 300% in the 30 days following a Real-Time Bill launch. That’s in comparison to the 30-day period prior to the launch, Vancouver, British Columbia-based Glance said Wednesday. …

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First New York Transit, Then Everywhere Else for U.S. Contactless Push

As New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority inaugurates contactless payment for fares Friday, major card brands are intensely marketing the tap-and-pay service. Mastercard Inc. announced its Fareback Friday program to reward cardholders for paying for their New York subway rides with a contactless Mastercard product. Consumers may be able to get …

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Malware Found in Multiple Checkers And Rally’s Fast-Food Locations

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. said malware was discovered and removed from its point-of-sale system at some Checkers and Rally’s locations. Checkers said 15% of its nearly 900 locations were affected. The timing of the malware exposure varies, with one Los Angeles location infected from Dec. 17, 2015 to March 26, …

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Klarna Launches a Direct-to-Consumer App With Installment Payments Built in

Klarna, the installment-payment specialist, has released an app that enables consumers to shop a variety of merchants and pay with Klarna without leaving the app. Announced Tuesday, the Klarna app presents the retailer’s site with a footer containing a Pay with Klarna button. When selecting that option, the shopper can pay …

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Another Major Deal Could Be on the Horizon As News Emerges of TSYS-Global Payments Talks

A potential merger, joint venture, or partnership may be in the offing for Global Payments Inc. and Total System Services Inc. (TSYS). The two merchant-processing powerhouses have held preliminary discussions about a combination of some sort, according to a report late Thursday by Bloomberg.com. In addition to traditional merchant processing, …

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Among Businesses, A Wider Array of Payouts to Consumers Is Gaining Attention

Consumer-payments services are starting to garner attention among businesses, with 76% of banks having corporate customers asking for automated business-to-consumer payment services. That’s the word from Bottomline Technologies Inc. in its 2019 B2B Payments and Working Capital Management Strategies Survey, released this week. The survey of more than 300 financial …

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Eye on Ride Share: Uber Picks Adyen’s 3-D Secure; Lyft Debuts Mastercard Card for Drivers

Processor Adyen N.V. said ride-share service Uber will use Adyen’s 3-D Secure service online and in-app. 3-D Secure is an online authentication standard that, now in its second iteration, uses multiple bits of data to verify elements of a transaction. Unlike the first version, 3-D Secure 2 aims to be …

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