Sunday , January 19, 2020

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Shell In-Car Payments Come to Fiat Chrysler Dashboards

Consumers motoring in their Dodge Challengers and Ram pickup trucks are now able to pay for fuel at participating Shell Oil Co. gas stations from inside their vehicles using the vehicles’ infotainment systems. Shell announced Fiat Chrysler automobiles with Uconnect Market enabled will have access to the Shell Pay & Save …

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2019 Holiday Sales Increased 4.1% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/17/20

The National Retail Federation reported 2019’s holiday retail sales grew 4.1% over the same period in 2018 to $730.2 billion. Online and other non-store sales rose 14.6% to $167.8 billion and are included in the totalE-commerce services and payments provider Shopify Inc. is offering new businesses what it calls “starter loans” of $200 through …

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New U.S.-China Trade Deal Provides for U.S. Payments Expansion in China

The newly-signed trade agreement between the United States and China, the number-one and number-two global economies, respectively, finally provides an avenue for U.S. payments firms to operate independently in China. Joint payments ventures with a local Chinese partner have long been the norm, but the new U.S.-China trade agreement—signed Jan. …

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‘Digital Dollar’ In the Works and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/16/20

J. Christopher Giancarlo, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is working with other individuals and with the consulting firm Accenture to develop a United States Central Bank Digital Currency, known as the “digital dollar.” The development will take place under the auspices of a new organization called the Digital …

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U.S. Bancorp’s Merchant Volume Rises 10% While BofA Sees Big Zelle Growth

U.S. Bancorp, owner of the big merchant acquirer Elavon Inc., reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter 2019 merchant volume rose 10.5% year-over-year on a nearly 14% increase in transactions. And U.S. Bancorp rival Bank of America Corp. said its volume for the Zelle person-to-person payments service jumped 76%. Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp …

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Eye on Acquirers: Boom Commerce Debuts; NAB Launches a New PCI Program

Acquirers are jumping into 2020 with major rebranding and PCI-compliance programs. First up is National Payment Systems. The Portland, Ore.-based company has a new name—Boom Commerce—and has expanded its executive team, the payments provider announced.  Helping to propel this shift is a credit facility with Acrewood Holdings LLC, a Bryn …

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Visa Invests in Very Good Security and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/15/20

Data-security provider Very Good Security (VGS) announced an investment by Visa Inc. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.In related news, Visa announced it has met its goal to use 100% renewable electricity by 2020 across its worldwide operations. Visa set the goal in 2018.Google said it acquired Pointy, a company that helps local retailers …

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How Visa’s Post-Card Payments Ambitions Led It to a $5.3 Billion Deal for Plaid

Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. have made it plain in recent years they’re interested in something much bigger than card payments. On Monday afternoon, Visa underscored its own determination to be the network for the world’s payments economy by announcing it will lay out fully $5.3 billion to buy Plaid …

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Visa Checkout’s SRC Shift Begins Jan. 21 and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/14/20

Visa Inc. said starting Jan. 21 merchants using Visa Checkout will transition to the card brand’s Secure Remote Commerce service. Visa says consumers that have enabled their cards with the service no longer will have to enter the primary account number for compliant transactions. The experience also is compatible with industry tokenization …

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Fiserv Aims for a Marketing Home Run by Putting Clover’s Name on a Stadium

Fiserv Inc. is breaking new ground, at least in the payments industry, by putting not its company name but the brand of one of its leading products on a stadium. The processor announced Monday that First Data Field, a 7,000-seat stadium in Port St. Lucie, Fla., where the New York …

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