Sunday , March 7, 2021

Fraud & Security

OLB Expands Crypto Support and other Digital Transactions News briefs form 3/4/21

Payments provider The OLB Group Inc. said its SecurePay gateway can now support cryptocurrency transactions and settlement of funds for merchants, putting crypto on par with credit and debit payments.PayActiv Inc., a provider of earned-wage access technology, said Hancock Whitney is the first financial institution to offer the company’s service.In related news, …

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E-Complish Teams With Plaid to Validate Accounts And Funds for ACH Transactions

In an effort to move automated clearing house transactions closer to real-time, E-Complish, a New York City-based payment processor, announced Monday it has teamed with data network Plaid Inc., to validate a bank account, and the funds in it, for ACH transactions. The service makes it possible for E-Complish customers …

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Klarna Raises $1 Billion and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/1/21

Buy now, pay later specialist Klarna AB raised $1 billion in an oversubscribed equity funding round that pegged the company’s valuation at $31 billion. Major U.S. clients include Macys, Etsy, Sephora, Ralph Lauren, and Urban Outfitters.In related news, BNPL provider Splitit Payments Ltd. announced its merchant sales volume increased almost 180% in 2020 to …

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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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An Unenviable Ranking: Payments in Financial Services Draw the Highest Rate of Fraud Attacks

Payment transactions within the financial-services sector had the dubious distinction of having the highest rate of fraud attacks in the second half of 2020, according to latest Cybercrime Report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Alpharetta, Ga.-based LexisNexis Risk Solutions says payment transactions in financial services had an attack rate of 3.6% …

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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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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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Having Exhausted Covid Scams, Criminals Are Returning to E-Commerce Fraud And Malware Attacks

Now that criminals have milked the bulk of their opportunities related to pandemic relief efforts, they are turning their attention back to their old standby, payments-related fraud. Not surprisingly, their target of choice is e-commerce, which has rocketed due to restrictions on the number of consumers allowed in physical stores and …

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Boyd Gaming Debuts Wallet and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/15/21

Gaming-properties operator Boyd Gaming Corp. launched a digital wallet, working with gaming-technology provider Aristocrat Technologies and payments provider Sightline Payments. The service, called BoydPay, is live at Blue Chip Casino Resort Spa, Belterra Park, and Aliante Casino.Payments provider National Merchants Association launched a program that offers free credit card processing for three months and …

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