Tuesday , June 18, 2019

Acquiring

No Data Lost in Weekend Target POS Glitches and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/17/19

Target Corp. was hit by two point-of-sale glitches this past weekend. On Sunday afternoon the retailer was unable to process certain card transactions at some of its 1,800 stores for about 90 minutes due to an issue at a data center of its payment-services vendor, NCR Corp., Reuters reported. Sunday’s …

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PPRO Acquires Allpago and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/14/19

Cross-border payments firm PPRO announced its acquisition of Allpago, a payment and gateway provider in Latin America. Terms were not disclosed. Payments-services provider i2c Inc. said it is working with Zero, a financial-technology company that provides banking services. Payveris LLC completed its $7 million Series D funding round led by …

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TCH Adds Another RTP Client and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/13/19

FirstBank, one of the largest privately held financial institutions in the United States, said it has committed to using the Real Time Payments network from The Clearing House Payments Co. Glint Pay Ltd., a startup that lets people make purchases on a debit Mastercard backed by gold, announced a $6.4 …

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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 Court Ruling May Affect Acquirers’ Ability to Pass Along Data-Breach Fines to Merchants

A common assumption among merchant acquirers and retailers is that merchants are the ones who ultimately are liable for network fines after a merchant’s data breach. But a recent decision by a federal appellate court that ruled against First Data Corp., the nation’s largest payment processor, sends a message that …

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Groupon Adds GasBuddy Offers and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/12/19

Groupon announced it will provide GasBuddy, a fuel-price reporting service, with food and drink offers from local merchants via card linking. Consumers will be able to load offers directly to an eligible payment card after completing an opt-in enrollment in the GasBuddy app. POSaBIT, a fintech supplier to the legal …

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Sterling Card Acquired and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/11/19

Private-equity firm Acuity Capital Partners LLC acquired specialty gift card manufacturer Sterling Card Solutions, according to Sterling’s financial advisor, the investment bank Capstone Headwaters. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Besides gift cards, Sterling makes hotel key cards, identification cards, phone cards, and other products. Half the world’s population, …

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With the New Common Buy Button, Don’t Look for a Payoff Any Time Soon, a New Report Warns

The news that the major payment card networks will implement a standardized buy button later this year may have stirred hopes among issuers, merchants, and acquirers that the longstanding problems of rising e-commerce fraud and inconsistent checkout flows will finally be addressed. But already cautionary notes are emerging to indicate …

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Publix Adding Payments to App and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/10/19

Publix Super Markets Inc. is adding a payments feature to its mobile app, first with a version for iOS devices and later for Android devices, according to The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla. Publix has 1,218 grocery stores in the Southeast, including 800 in Florida. Amazon.com and Synchrony Financial launched the …

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Networks Say SRC Will Go Live Later This Year to Simplify—And Secure—Digital Checkouts

A standards body controlled by the major card networks released on Friday a long-awaited standard aimed at simplifying and securing consumer checkouts on the Web and in apps. By mid-morning, American Express Co., Discover Financial Services, and Mastercard Inc. had announced they intend to implement the spec later this year. …

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