Sunday , November 29, 2020

ATMs

Kroger To Test Contactless Payment Acceptance and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/7/20

The Kroger Co. is testing contactless payments at some of its QFC (Quality Food Center) locations. The test includes acceptance of Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit Pay, mobile banking apps, and contactless NFC cards. Kroger already accepts its Kroger Pay app. The QFC division is based in Seattle.ATM operator Cardtronics …

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Digital Services And Clover Help Fiserv Return to Growth in the Wake of a ‘Tumultuous’ Covid Impact

It’s been an eventful summer so far for Fiserv Inc., which was hammered by the recession caused by the Covid-19 pandemic but in July began to regain its footing, according to top executives who spoke Wednesday afternoon. Revenue for the Brookfield, Wis.-based payments processor dipped 1% in June but began …

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Five Banks Link to TCH RTP Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/29/20

Five banks linked to The Clearing House Payments Co.’s Real Time Payments (RTP) network on a single day. The five—Dogwood State Bank, First Fidelity Bank, National Bank of Texas, Royal Bank, and Signature Bank—joined through Jack Henry & Associates Inc.’s JHA PayCenter. A Jack Henry executive said the company expects to “onboard …

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Payments Gripes Soar During the Pandemic, According to CFPB Data

Consumer complaints about payment products and services have shot up since March, when the national emergency was declared to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Complaints about credit and prepaid card products are up 29% over the same period last year, and gripes about money-transfer, virtual-currency, and money services have soared …

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Mastercard Agrees to Nets Concessions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/28/20

Mastercard Inc. is offering some concessions in its bid to win approval from European Union competition authorities for its planned $3.2 billion acquisition of major parts of Denmark-based payment processor Nets Group, Reuters reported.California’s Department of Motor Vehicles selected payments provider Forte Payment Systems to oversee the DMV’s e-check verification process.Digital-banking technology provider Tyfone Inc. has …

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Repay Acquires cPayPlus and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/24/20

Payment processor Repay Holdings Corp. acquired cPayPlus LLC, a provider of accounts-payable automation technology. Repay paid $8 million at closing and could pay $8 million more in 2021’s third quarter depending on cPayPlus’ achievement of growth targets.After a limited release in May, a 3-year-old challenger bank called Dave announced it will issue debit cards …

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Starbucks Expands Reward-Eligible Payment Methods and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/21/20

Coffee king Starbucks Corp. announced new options beginning this fall for earning loyalty points, or stars, in the Starbucks Rewards program without paying with a registered Starbucks physical card or card loaded into the Starbucks mobile app. The options to be available at company-owned stores in the United States and Canada will …

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The Card Networks and Open Banking; Crypto Platform Joins Mastercard Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/20/20

Cryptocurrency platform Wirex has become the first such entity to obtain a principal membership in the Mastercard network. The move comes as Mastercard Inc. announced an expansion of its cryptocurrency program, which aims to make it easier for crypto card companies to market their products. Wirex also announced recently it has hired long-time …

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Eye on the Point of Sale: Behind the Coin Shortage; The Decline in ATM Cash Withdrawals Slows

Consumers have been spending considerably less in most stores over the past four months, but that hasn’t prevented a shortage of coins from developing. But in one sign of a nascent revival of cash usage, the number ATM cash withdrawals by credit union members has finally broken a 15-week streak …

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A Report Shows Why Cardless ATMs Are Growing More Popular in the U.S.

The number of ATMs providing the option of cardless withdrawals rose 26% in 2019, says a new report from research firm RBR. Leading the charge in the adoption of cardless ATMs is the United States, where the number of these machines has more than tripled, according to the research.  Bank …

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