Monday , March 1, 2021

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CardX Wins Its Kansas Surcharging Suit. Surcharging Bans Remain in Only Three States

CardX LLC, a surcharging-services provider, can now add another state to the list of places where it can do business. A federal judge ruled Thursday surcharging cannot be prohibited in Kansas. The decision leaves just Colorado, Massachusetts, and Connecticut with outright no-surcharge rules on the books. Filed May 29, 2020, …

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Mastercard Switched Transactions Volume Dips 1% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/26/21

Switched transactions dipped 1% for the week ended Feb. 21 for Mastercard Inc. compared to the same week last year, the card network reported. It is the first weekly year-over-year dip in switched transactions for Mastercard so far this year and reflects a swing from 4% growth in the week ended Feb. …

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Why PCI Is Refreshing Its Software Lifecycle Standard—And Retiring PA-DSS

The growing number of attacks targeting third-party developers’ payment applications, as well as the third-party applications into which the payments capabilities are integrated, is the impetus behind the PCI Security Standards Council’s decision to update the PCI Secure Software Lifecycle standard. Introduced this month, PCI Secure SLC Standard v1.1 is …

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Clearent in Merger Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/25/21

Payments provider Clearent LLC and Transaction Services Group, a New Zealand-based software and integrated payments provider, will merge and form Xplor Technologies, TSG announced. Terms were not disclosed. Both companies are part of investor Advent International’s portfolio. The combined company will serve more than 82,000 businesses that processed more than $27 billion …

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Mobile Wallets Find In-Store Favor and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/24/21

In 2020, mobile-wallet usage exceeded that of cash for in-store payments for the first time, according to the annual Global Payments Report by Worldpay from FIS. The report, which canvassed 46,000 consumers worldwide, found cash usage fell 10 percentage points to account for 20% of all face-to-face transactions.Inspriration4, the civilian-crewed space mission …

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As Users Flock to Cash App, the Product Delivers Nearly Half of Square’s Profit

Square Inc. started out in 2009 as a slick new way for micro merchants and small sellers to get sophisticated point-of-sale gear along with payment processing. On Tuesday, the company showed it’s still getting more than half its gross profit from its merchant business, but its Cash App trade is …

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With a Federal Lawsuit, Intuit Challenges the Card Networks’ Interchange Regime

Lawsuits brought by merchants against Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. have become almost routine for the two network giants, but now they face an unusual action—a suit from Intuit Inc., which is not only a card-accepting merchant but also an independent sales organization and payment facilitator. Filed Feb. 19 in …

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NMI Acquires USAePay and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/23/21

Gateway provider NMI said it acquired USAePay in a deal that will strengthen NMI’s coverage in verticals, including retail and restaurant, where USAePay has had success. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, also will help create a stronger omnichannel capability for NMI. The combined company had more than $100 billion in annual …

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‘We’re Building the Plane While We’re Flying It,’ Says Green Dot’s Boss About Soaring Go2Bank

Green Dot Corp.’s big bet on the underbanked has gotten off to a flying start, to hear the company’s top executives tell it. The bet is on Go2Bank, a mobile bank account that offers credit and debit cards, direct deposit, and a savings account. “It’s been great to see the …

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Another Joins Isaacman Space Venture and other Digital Transactions News from 2/22/21

The planned Inspiration4 project, the first space flight with an all-civilian crew, added its second crew member, Hayley Arceneaux, a physician assistant in Memphis. Crew commander is Shift4 Payments Inc. chief executive Jared Isaacman.Credit union service organization PSCU said spending made with debit cards increased 12.5% for the week ending Feb. 14 compared to …

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