Sunday , February 23, 2020

Fraud & Security

The Clearing House Payments Co. and 11 Banks Take Stakes in an Access-Protection Firm

FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments, the big mutual-fund and asset-management firm, this week spun off Akoya LLC, a tech company that recently launched an account-access protection network. Akoya is now co-owned by FMR, The Clearing House Payments Co., and 11 of TCH’s member banks, a development expected …

Read More »

Western States Names Officers and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/21/20

The Western States Acquirers Association announced Jason Putnam, a TIB-The Independent BankersBank executive, is president for 2020, having been a board member for the past 11 years. Deborah Camm, a Merrick Bank executive, is the vice president. Chase Oelkers of Folium Biosciences and Scott Defazio of Fiserv were elected directors. John Newton …

Read More »

Green Dot Dollar Volume Up and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/20/20

Prepaid card and banking services provider Green Dot Corp. reported $10.6 billion in gross dollar volume on its products for the fourth quarter, up 8% year-over-year. Green Dot also announced a multi-year extension of its contract with Apple Inc. for issuing the Apple Cash card.ATM network operator Cardtronics plc said Amazon.com customers can now add cash to …

Read More »

How the Utility of APIs Also Makes Them Targets for Online Criminals

Enabling account access and payments between different platforms is the task of application program interfaces, a bit of software code that thousands of payments companies rely on. Dubbed APIs, the technology is vital to the connected payments experience consumers desire and companies want to provide. Criminals, too, desire access to …

Read More »

ParkMobile’s 18 Million Users and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/19/20

ParkMobile LLC, a provider of mobile parking payments, said it has reached 18 million users after a 110% two-year growth rate. It also said it has appointed John Brown chief operations officer. Brown previously held executive positions at Clutch Technologies, Cardlytics, and Fiserv Inc.Payment card provider CPI Card Group Inc. announced its …

Read More »

Chargebacks911’s Tips on BOPUS Fraud and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/17/20

Chargebacks911 released a set of tips for retailers about managing buy-online, pickup-in store fraud.VersaPay Corp., a provider of electronic invoice presentment and payment, said its shareholders overwhelmingly approved acquisition of all outstanding common shares by 1233518 B.C. Ltd., an affiliate of private-equity firm Great Hill Partners. Shareholders will receive $2.70 Canadian …

Read More »

How You Walk Could Some Day Soon Let You Pay to Ride

Two big trends in payments, mass-transit ticketing and advanced authentication technology, could come together soon as Mastercard Inc. develops a system that could identify users simply by the way they walk. Working on the idea that each person has a unique gait, Mastercard and its NuData Security unit are talking …

Read More »

Ingenico Names New North America Executive and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/14/20

Ingenico Group S.A. named Peter Stewart executive vice president of Ingenico North America. Stewart has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry. A specialist in point-of-sale equipment and processing, Ingenico Group has agreed to be acquired by processor Worldline S.A. in an $8.6 billion deal.CHR Corp., which does business under …

Read More »

PayPal Funds Firearms Payments Research and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/12/20

PayPal Holdings Inc. said it and the Center on Crime and Community Resilience at Northeastern University, along with the University of Chicago Crime Lab, formed a research project to examine payment methods used to finance illegally-sourced firearms with the goal of combatting the illegal sale of guns.Processor Fiserv Inc. announced its “Scan to …

Read More »

Four Indicted in Equifax Breach and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/10/20

The U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments against four members of a unit of China’s People’s Liberation Army with computer fraud, economic espionage, and wire fraud in connection with the 2017 data breach at credit-reporting agency Equifax Inc. that compromised personal data on approximately 145 million Americans. According to the indictment, the defendants exploited …

Read More »
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!