Friday , June 5, 2020


June, 2020

  • 5 June

    Merchant Acquirer Shift4 Payments Prices IPO Above Expected Range

    Investors appear eager to buy stocks of payment-processing companies as evidenced Thursday by Shift4 Payments Inc. pricing its initial public offering at $23 per share, nearly 10% above the high end of the $19 to $21 range it had expected just days earlier. Shift4’s shares opened late Friday morning on …

  • 5 June

    Touch-Free Commerce Takes Root As Contactless Payments Surge 150% Among Cardknox Merchants

    More evidence that consumers are finally adopting contactless payments emerged  as Cardknox, a payment gateway, noted a 150% increase in contactless payment use from just from November to April. Announced Thursday, the increase, albeit lacking volume details, indicates consumers’ mindfulness about reducing physical contact with point-of-sale terminals. Cardknox said some of …

  • 5 June

    Faster Payments Council Releases Interoperability Report and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/5/20

    The U.S. Faster Payments Council’s network committee released a white paper on faster payments interoperability.MoneyGram International Inc. said it has agreed with Al Rajhi Bank, said to be the largest Islamic bank in the world, and its remittance unit, Tahweel al Rajh, to offer money transfers in Saudi Arabia.IBS Software, which serves …

  • 4 June

    Battling Business Email Compromise with Payment Verification

    By Giact Business email compromise (“BEC”) attempts have skyrocketed in recent weeks. According to the FBI, fraud operators are using the “uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic to further their efforts.”  With many in the U.S. shifting to a work-from-home environments, without the infrastructure and security in place to defend against …

  • 4 June

    Varo Money Closes a $241 Million Round as It Closes in on a National Banking Charter

    Varo Money Inc., a 5-year-old mobile-banking and payments startup that’s closing in on a national banking charter, raised $241 million in a Series D round that closed Tuesday. The round, co-led by Gallatin Point Capital and The Rise Fund, will help the San Francisco-based Varo expand its financial-product offerings and …

  • 4 June

    Huntington Adds TCH’s Real Time Payments Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/4/20

    Huntington Bancshares Inc. has made the Real Time Payments service from The Clearing House Payments Co. available to its consumer and business customers. Huntington has 839 branches and 1,434 ATMs in seven Midwestern states.Processor Fiserv Inc. introduced its FlexLine Advance service that enables holders of credit cards issued by Fiserv client banks and credit unions to …

  • 4 June

    Eye on Parking: A Venue Manager Preps for a Contactless Reopening; ParkMobile Lands Three Cities

    Expectations that consumers will seek out live entertainment with some mindfulness about actually touching point-of-sale terminals is part of the reason for venue manager Spectra to strike a multiyear deal with parking specialist ParkHub Inc. Announced Wednesday, the deal will see ParkHub provide mobile point-of-sale technology that enables contactless payments. It …

  • 3 June

    The FTC Announces Settlement With ISO That Processed for Fraudulent Online Marketer

    The Federal Trade Commission this week announced a settlement with an independent sales organization that processed $80 million in payments for “My Online Business Education,” or MOBE, a business-coaching and investment opportunity the FTC deemed fraudulent and shut down in 2018. Under an order and permanent injunction in U.S. District Court …

  • 3 June

    Worldpay Enlists Forter to Arm for a Potential Surge in Online Crypto Trading Fraud

    Online trading of cryptocurrencies has become a hot market, and the recent online activity driven by Covid-19 fears has only added fuel to that trend. In response, the big merchant processor Worldpay, along with Forter Inc., a provider of fraud-prevention technology, on Wednesday introduced a service that will cover crypto …

  • 3 June

    Repay Partners With Inovatec and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/3/20

    Payments provider Repay Holdings Corp. said it will work with Inovatec Systems Corp., a software vendor to financial institutions, to allow lenders to accept debit and credit cards as well as automated clearing house transactions via such channels as text-to-pay, interactive voice response, online, and the Repay mobile app.Maverick Payments released application programming …

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