Saturday , April 10, 2021


April, 2021

  • 9 April

    Account Takeover Is Still A Major—And Underestimated— Problem, Says Arkose Labs

    While account takeover is a major concern for financial institutions and merchants, many underestimate the cost as well as the frequency of attacks, says a report released Thursday by Arkose Labs, a San Francisco-based provider of fraud-prevention technology. Indeed, one of the costliest aspects of account takeovers is the loss of …

  • 9 April

    Square Debuts in Ireland and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/9/21

    Square Inc. entered the acquiring market in Ireland with its Early Access Program, which offers small and medium-size merchants what the company calls exclusive access to Square technology. Square expects to launch its technology generally in Ireland later this year.Transact Holdings Inc., a specialist in payments technology for college campuses, said …

  • 8 April

    COMMENTARY: Central Banks Are Pondering the Privacy/Transparency Balance of CBDCs

    “We are looking very carefully at the question of whether we should issue a digital dollar,” said Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell in testimony before the Senate banking committee. “We are the world’s reserve currency and we have a responsibility to get this right.” As digital currency moves from the …

  • 8 April

    Transaction Volume Is On the Road to Recovery After Getting Hammered by Covid, Says Shift4

    Just over a year after transaction volume in many merchant segments flatlined due to the economic turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, activity is showing a steadily strengthening pulse, according to data released Thursday by Shift4 Payments Inc. In March, Shift4’s end-to-end transaction volume totaled $3.3 billion, up 40% from …

  • 8 April

    Eye on Retail: Forter’s Anti-Fraud Tools; Mastercard’s 26.3% Retail Sales Increase

    Forter Ltd., a specialist in online-fraud prevention, says merchants using the Magento e-commerce platform now have access to its services. Meanwhile, Mastercard Inc. says total U.S. retail sales increased 26.3% in March from March 2020. Online retailers using Adobe Inc.’s Magento platform can use a Magento plugin to ease the …

  • 8 April

    Adyen Adds Afterpay Option and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/8/21

    Payments provider Adyen NV said it is offering the buy now, pay later service from Afterpay Ltd. to its merchants in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.PayMaple LLC, a payments-technology provider specializing in automobile dealerships, said it has joined a partner program from CDK Global Inc., a …

  • 7 April

    Empowering consumers by providing options

    SME: Norman Marraccini, SVP, Head of Retail and Commercial Digital Payments Providing consumers options when they purchase and pay is how organizations can provide the best customer experience. COVID-19 has brought this idea to the forefront, with more and more consumers choosing to use technology such as mobile wallets, person …

  • 7 April

    Payments Fraud Is Down Substantially, But Still A Serious Problem, Says the AFP

    In 2020, 74% of organizations were targets of payments fraud, down from 81% in 2019 and 82% 2018, according to the Association for Financial Professionals’ annual fraud report. The Bethesda, Md.-based association has surveyed companies across myriad industries yearly for 17 years. Large organizations, those with annual revenue of $1 …

  • 7 April

    CardFlight Extends Its Reach Via Global Payments, While Small Business Sales Rebound

    CardFlight Inc. has struck a deal with processor Global Payments Inc. that will see CardFlight’s SwipeSimple point-of-sale technology added to Global’s indirect sales channels. Atlanta-based Global says adding SwipeSimple to its wholesale product lineup will give its independent sales partners an omnichannel payment option. SwipeSimple supports contactless payments, EMV dipped, …

  • 7 April

    Loop’s Vend Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/7/21

    Contactless-technology provider Loop Insights Inc. announced it has integrated its service with an application programming interface for billing from point-of-sale technology provider Vend Ltd. The integration enables onboarding of Vend merchants to Loop’s compliance and reporting platform. Processor Lightspeed POS Inc. last month agreed to acquire Vend in a deal valued at $350 million. …

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