Thursday , January 23, 2020


January, 2020

  • 23 January

    Better merchant compliance helps you, your peers, and your country!

    PCI Plus: The answer to the PCI compliance crisis and U.S. security threats Read news feeds on any social media platform, or watch your nightly news, and you’re likely to hear about cybercriminals hacking someone’s data. Facebook and Capital One are just a few of the notable security breaches this …

  • 23 January

    PayPal Strikes Acceptance Deal With UnionPay

    In another move solidifying its emboldened links with Chinese payments providers, PayPal Holdings Inc. announced Wednesday it will support UnionPay International in its digital wallet. Eventually, UnionPay International, whose financial-institution members have issued more than 7.5 billion cards globally, according to China Daily, will look for ways to support PayPal’s …

  • 23 January

    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 …

  • 23 January

    BMO Harris Bank Adds Zelle for B2C Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/23/20

    BMO Harris Bank has made Zelle person-to-person payments available to its commercial clients, which can use Zelle to pay individuals without requiring banking information needed for ACH transactions. BMO Harris Bank says it is one of only eight banks to offer Zelle as a business-to-consumer service.Commerce Bank said insurer Progressive will use CommercePayments PreferPay for …

  • 22 January

    What is a security maturity model? And, what does it have to do with PCI DSS compliance?

    By: Christoffer Brown, SecureTrust Product Manager A security maturity model is a framework for measuring – you guessed it – the maturity of a security program. A maturity model helps assess the current operational effectiveness of key processes relative to peers and desired maturity goals for entities to understand what …

  • 22 January

    Two Standards Bodies Consolidate Separate PIN-Acceptance Security Specs Into One

    Payment firms that are used to choosing which PIN standard to audit against now have a much simpler choice. The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. and the PCI Security Standards Council have created a unified PIN Security Standard, replacing separate ones each organization previously maintained. The consolidation, announced Tuesday, should …

  • 22 January

    Same-Day ACH Traffic Reaches 1 Million Daily Payments, Nacha Reports

    Faster payments on the nation’s automated clearing house network reached a milestone in the fourth quarter, with each business day recording at least 1 million same-day transactions for the first time since same-day service was introduced, according to data released Wednesday by Nacha, the governing body for the ACH. “We’re …

  • 22 January

    Another Libra Departure and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/22/20

    British telecommunications giant Vodafone Group Plc has become the latest Libra participant to withdraw from the controversial digital-currency project initiated by Facebook Inc., Reuters reported. Other early participants that have withdrawn include Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Stripe, and eBay.With an eye on expanding its Bitcoin services, merchant processor Square Inc. said it is developing what it calls …

  • 21 January

    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 …

  • 21 January

    Eye on Integrated Payments: LawPay Gains Integration And Repay’s Gateway Is Nortridge Option

    Two payments companies specializing in serving software application providers announced integrations. First, Pars Consulting Inc. completed the integration of LawPay, a payment service for law practices, for Curo365, a legal-practice software. Redmond, Wash.-based Pars said the LawPay integration with Curo365 will increase clients for both. “There were lots of payment …

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