Sunday , July 5, 2020

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A New E-Commerce Normal? and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/11/20

E-commerce sales in Signifyd’s Covid-19 Weekly Pulse Report for E-Commerce dipped 8% for the week of June 2-8 compared to the prior seven-day period. With non-essential retail opening in many states, e-commerce sales may be settling into a new natural level, the report said.Retail sales in the CardFlight Small Business Impact Report for the …

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Vesta Notes $125 Million Investment and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/29/20

Vesta, a vendor of fraud-fighting technology, said it has received a $125 million growth-capital investment from Goldfinch Partners.Fiserv Inc. said True Sky Credit Union will move to its platform for core account processing, including access to the Zelle peer-to-peer payments network.Mastercard Inc. launched Recovery Insights, a set of data and tools aimed at …

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27% of Consumers Late on a Bill and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/18/20

Twenty-seven percent of U.S. consumers are past due on an at least one bill and nearly 50% will need a year to catch up on bills because of the Covid-19 pandemic, finds a study from YouGov and ACI Worldwide Inc. Of the nearly 1,400 surveyed, 81% said their mortgages and 78% said …

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Fiserv CEO Yabuki Sees Signs of Stronger Growth as He Yields to Former First Data Chief Bisignano

Jeff Yabuki will step down July 1 after 15 years as chief executive of Fiserv Inc. and will be succeeded by Frank Bisignano, who joined the company last year after it acquired First Data Corp., of which Bisignano was CEO, in a $22-billion all-stock deal. Yabuki, who is also Fiserv’s …

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AmEx Launches ‘Stand for Small’ Group and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/22/20

American Express Co. launched “Stand for Small,” a platform of more than 40 companies who have agreed to lend expertise to small businesses impacted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.The World Bank predicted in a new report that global remittances will fall by about 20% this year because of the economic crisis …

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eBay Payments Expands and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/20/20

In an update, eBay Inc. said it will expand its managed-payments platform later this year to Australia and Canada. The platform, which funnels payments to a variety of processors through a gateway provided by Adyen, has processed more than $2 billion so far for more than 25,000 sellers in the United States, …

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Stripe Raises $600 Million and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/16/20

Saying the Covid-19 pandemic “is pushing the economy online,” e-commerce payment processor Stripe Inc. announced it has raised another $600 million through an extension of its Series G funding round. Stripe said it will use the funding “to step up product development, global expansion, and strategic initiatives.”Payments provider Clearent launched Clearent EDU, a free …

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After Strong First-Quarter Growth, the Coronavirus Takes the Steam Out of the ACH

Like other payment networks, the automated clearing house was going great guns until mid-March, but thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic it’s now in the midst of a slowdown. ACH governing body Nacha reported Thursday that total volume rose 7.1% year-over-year in the first quarter to 6.4 billion transactions, up by …

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No Delay for Fuel EMV Shift Yet and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/8/20

Visa Inc. reportedly denied a request to delay the Oct. 1 EMV liability shift for petroleum businesses, according to a ConvenienceStoreNews.com article, which says several fuel-retailing groups petitioned Visa for the delay. Visa, the Web site said, attributing it to NACS, an association for convenience store operators, is said to be monitoring the …

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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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