Friday , November 27, 2020

Fraud & Security

COMMENTARY: The DoJ Is Right in Suing To Stop Visa’s Deal For Plaid. Here’s Why (Part I)

Finally! No doubt, merchants throughout the country are applauding the Justice Department’s suit against Visa to stop its planned acquisition of Plaid, a potential competitor. For far too long, we’ve witnessed the growth of Visa’s dominance of the debit card business, which has come at a huge cost to America’s …

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81% Have Used a One-Click Payment Method and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/25/20

Some 81% of U.S. consumers have used a one-click payment method while shopping online, with 37% using the method “frequently,” according to a survey earlier this month of 961 consumers by The Strawhecker Group and the Electronic Transactions Association.Switched dollar volume and switched transaction volume for Mastercard Inc. in the week ending Nov. 21 were both …

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Visa Commercial Pay Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/23/20

Visa Inc. has formed a partnership with virtual-payments technology provider Conferma Pay to launch Visa Commercial Pay, a venture in virtual commercial cards. Available globally, the suite will be available from Visa’s financial institution clients. Visa and Conferma Pay have a long-standing relationship. “Consumerization of [business-to-business] payments has significantly accelerated during …

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XTM Announces an Unsecured Visa Card With a Dynamically Determined Credit Line

Credit cards historically have either been secured by a deposit or tied to a credit limit that remains fixed over time. On Friday, a Toronto-based payments-technology provider announced it is developing an unsecured card that comes with a credit line that varies with cardholder behavior. The Visa-branded Vert card, managed …

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68% of Consumers Will Use Contactless Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/20/20

A Discover Financial Services survey found that 68% of consumers said they will use contactless payments more to avoid touching public surfaces and 66% would use less cash because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey of 2,000 U.S. adults also found that 35% said they plan to spend less this holiday shopping …

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Payroc Acquires Bluestone Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/19/20

Payroc World Access LLC announced the acquisition of Bluestone Payments LLC, an independent sales organization founded by Linda Rossetti. Rossetti will remain Bluestone president and take on the executive vice president, strategic initiatives, role at Payroc. Terms were not disclosed.Payments processor Nuvei Corp. said its Nuvei Technologies Inc. unit has been approved by …

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CardFlight Adds 20,000 Merchants and other Digital Transactions News Briefs from 11/18/20

Point-of-sale technology provider CardFlight Inc. said more than 20,000 new merchants so far this year have installed the company’s SwipeSimple software, bringing the total to 70,000. The technology lets merchants accept mobile as well as in-store payments.Square Inc. released Square KDS, software that displays restaurant order tickets from various points of origin, including point of …

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BitPay Brings Crypto to the Mass Payout Market With BitPay Send

As firms look for ways to speed up and secure simultaneous payments to multiple workers or contractors, cryptocurrency has entered the picture. BitPay Inc., an Atlanta-based processor that offers crypto e-wallets, on Thursday said it has added a mass-payout service that will let companies pay gig workers, contractors, and other …

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Visa Makes Another Investment in Lisnr and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/13/20

Visa Inc. has invested an undisclosed sum in Lisnr Inc., an 8-year-old startup whose technology enables mobile payments via sound waves. The fresh investment follows an initial funding Visa made in the company a year ago.Century Business Solutions said its EBizCharge payment service is certified for the Sage Intacct Marketplace to be …

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A New Virus Surge Will Send E-Commerce Volume Soaring Even Beyond Current Levels

With a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic surging and bringing with it the fear of another nationwide lockdown, merchants can expect to see a minimum 20% to 30% increase in holiday e-commerce sales in 2020, compared to 2019, says ACI Worldwide Inc. The Naples, Fla.-based payments provider Thursday said …

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