Wednesday , June 3, 2020

ATMs

ATM Counts Slip in the U.S., Canada, and China, New Study Shows

Led by the removal of 30,000 ATMs in China, the number of ATMs worldwide fell by 15,000 units, or 0.5%, in 2019 to 3.23 million machines from 3.25 million in 2018, according to new findings from London-based research firm RBR. The United States and Canada also saw declines in their …

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Retail Sales Slump 16% in April and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/15/20

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Census Bureau issued advance estimates for April’s seasonally adjusted retail and food-services sales totaling $403.9 billion, down 16.4% from March and off 21.6% from April 2019.In one indication of the toll the slumping economy is taking on consumers, store card issuer and processor Alliance Data said its overall delinquency rate …

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Cardtronics Eyes Long-Term Covid-19 Business Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/8/20

Cardtronics plc chief executive Edward West pointed to a long-term effect from the Covid-19 pandemic that he said could prove beneficial for the company, the world’s largest ATM operator. “We also believe that this crisis will likely accelerate the trend of bank branch transformation as several leading retail banks have already …

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FIS’s Merchant Revenue Balloons and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/7/20

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) reported $935 million in revenue in its merchant solutions segment in the first quarter of 2020, a 1,770% increase from $50 million a year ago. That’s a reflection of the integration of acquirer Worldpay, which FIS purchased last year. Sales were up in non-discretionary verticals, online …

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AmEx Extends Fuel-Pump EMV Liability Shift Date and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/5/20

American Express Co. tells Digital Transactions News that it is postponing its EMV liability shift for automated fuel dispensers by six months, until April 16, 2021. The move comes four days after Visa Inc., citing the problems created by the Covid-19 pandemic, notified the fuel-retailing industry that it was postponing its October 2020 …

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Star, Accel Raise PINless Limits and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/1/20

Processor Fiserv Inc. announced it is temporarily increasing the limit for PINless transaction approval on its Star and Accel debit networks from $50 to $100 effective Friday. Issuers are required to support the new cap, while it is optional for merchant acquirers and merchants.MoneyGram International Inc. reported digital transactions, which accounted for 18% of all …

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Euronet Transfer Volume up 3% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/29/20

Money-transfer specialist and ATM operator Euronet Worldwide Inc. reported 27.4 million money-transfer transactions in the first quarter of 2020, up 3% from 26.6 million a year ago. Euronet said its ATM count of 42,176 at the end of the quarter is up from 42,034 last year. The company just acquired Dolphin Debit, a …

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Euronet Takes on U.S. ATM Outsourcing With Its Dolphin Debit Acquisition

It may be headquartered in suburban Kansas City, but payment-services provider Euronet Worldwide Inc.’s network of 46,070 ATMs operates in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. With today’s announcement that it has acquired ATM outsourcer Dolphin Debit, however, Euronet is gaining a foothold in the U.S. ATM market. Houston-based Dolphin …

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Payroc Acquires Gateway Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/23/20

Payroc LLC said it acquired Gateway Payments LLC, an independent sales organization with merchants primarily along the Gulf of Mexico coast. Terms were not disclosed.Weave Communications Inc., a provider of payments and other services for small businesses, said its Weave Lite tool set will be offered free for 90 days. Weave …

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Another Marriott Data Breach and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/1/20

In its second major data breach in two years, hotel giant Marriott International Inc. disclosed a “property system incident” affecting personal information on 5.2 million guests. Fraudsters apparently gained access to Marriott’s systems in mid-January using the login credentials of two employees at a franchised property. Marriott, which said it discovered the …

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