Wednesday , July 8, 2020

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BNY Mellon Works With Early Warning to Enable Real-Time Account Validation for Real-Time Payments

With real-time payments comes real-time risk, and now banks and their technology vendors are attacking the problem of how to make sure funds moving in the blink of an eye are flowing to the proper accounts. The latest move comes from banking power BNY Mellon, which on Thursday said it …

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European Banks Plan Payment Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/2/20

A group of 16 European banks said they plan to launch a “truly European” unified payments system by 2022 that would be an alternative to Visa and Mastercard, Reuters reported.The slowdown in in-store shopping due to the Covid-19 pandemic has caused some stores to run out of coins; most recently big-box grocery chain …

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New ACH Contact-Registry Rule Takes Effect With the Goal of Reducing Fraud and Exceptions

A new rule requiring all financial institutions in the automated clearing house network to participate in ACH governing body Nacha’s contact registry took effect Wednesday. The registry’s purpose is to enable financial institutions to quickly find the appropriate person to resolve issues when a transaction looks fraudulent or presents other …

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European Commission Report Details Wealth Redistribution From Interchange Regulation

A new European Commission report shows how interchange regulation has lowered merchants’ payment card acceptance costs and taken more than $3 billion a year from card issuers’ top lines. The EC, the executive arm of the Brussels-based European Union, implemented its so-called Interchange Fee Regulation in 2015 and 2016. The …

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Wix Payments Unveiled and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/30/20

Website-creation platform Wix.com Ltd. launched its e-commerce service that offers Wix Payments, a payment-processing service.The Regal movie-theater chain, a unit of Cineworld Group, said it will reopen its 541 U.S. theaters July 31 and will implement contactless payments along with other measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.Marqeta Inc. said it will support issuance …

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Chargebacks911 Debuts a Chargeback-Management Tool for Financial Institutions

Chargebacks reverberate throughout the payment stream, and now Chargebacks911 has released a tool that it says will help financial institutions better manage them. Dubbed Fi911, the tool is meant to automate procedures and make them more efficient, Clearwater, Fla.-based Chargebacks911 says. The company says more chargeback inquiries are being directed …

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AmEx Launches $200 Million Shop Small Program and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/29/20

American Express Co. announced a global, $200 million Shop Small campaign to support small businesses, many of which have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. U.S. AmEx cardholders can get $5 back after they spend $10 or more, up to 10 times, when they buy online or in-store at qualified businesses …

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With an $825-Million Deal for Finicity, Mastercard Picks up Open-Banking Tech for POS Credit

Mastercard Inc.’s $825-million deal for Finicity Corp., announced Tuesday, may be aimed at ensuring a strong position in burgeoning markets like point-of-sale credit, but it could also prove handy as consumers struggle with the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, observers say. The acquisition, which Mastercard says should close by …

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Visa Notes 1 Billion Tokens and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/23/20

Visa Inc. said its Visa Token Service has now issued more than 1 billion tokens globally, with more than 680 million tokens issued in the past 12 months. Tokens replace Visa account numbers with data strings that are useless if stolen.Authentication services provider Giact released its “The Changing Landscape of Identity Fraud: Fraudsters Strike …

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Eye on E-Commerce: More Older Online Shoppers; PSCU Notes Continued Strong Online Debit Use

More older consumers—those 45 years old or more—are likely to pick up online shopping as a routine shopping channel, predicts eMarketer Inc. The New York City-based research firm forecasts a 5.8% increase in the number of online shoppers in that demographic. That is up from the earlier forecast of 3.2%. …

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