Tuesday , April 13, 2021

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3-D Secure Use up 73% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/12/21

Cybersecurity provider RSA said payment transaction volume using 3-D Secure increased 73% globally in 2020 over 2019 in its RSA Quarterly Fraud report for the 2021 first quarter.The payments provider FreedomPay said the Foot Locker Inc. chain has installed its payments system across Foot Locker’s more than 2,000 U.S. stores.Workflow-automation company DocuPhase announced it has acquired …

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Account Takeover Is Still A Major—And Underestimated— Problem, Says Arkose Labs

While account takeover is a major concern for financial institutions and merchants, many underestimate the cost as well as the frequency of attacks, says a report released Thursday by Arkose Labs, a San Francisco-based provider of fraud-prevention technology. Indeed, one of the costliest aspects of account takeovers is the loss of …

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Square Debuts in Ireland and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/9/21

Square Inc. entered the acquiring market in Ireland with its Early Access Program, which offers small and medium-size merchants what the company calls exclusive access to Square technology. Square expects to launch its technology generally in Ireland later this year.Transact Holdings Inc., a specialist in payments technology for college campuses, said …

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COMMENTARY: Central Banks Are Pondering the Privacy/Transparency Balance of CBDCs

“We are looking very carefully at the question of whether we should issue a digital dollar,” said Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell in testimony before the Senate banking committee. “We are the world’s reserve currency and we have a responsibility to get this right.” As digital currency moves from the …

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Eye on Retail: Forter’s Anti-Fraud Tools; Mastercard’s 26.3% Retail Sales Increase

Forter Ltd., a specialist in online-fraud prevention, says merchants using the Magento e-commerce platform now have access to its services. Meanwhile, Mastercard Inc. says total U.S. retail sales increased 26.3% in March from March 2020. Online retailers using Adobe Inc.’s Magento platform can use a Magento plugin to ease the …

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Adyen Adds Afterpay Option and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/8/21

Payments provider Adyen NV said it is offering the buy now, pay later service from Afterpay Ltd. to its merchants in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.PayMaple LLC, a payments-technology provider specializing in automobile dealerships, said it has joined a partner program from CDK Global Inc., a …

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Loop’s Vend Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/7/21

Contactless-technology provider Loop Insights Inc. announced it has integrated its service with an application programming interface for billing from point-of-sale technology provider Vend Ltd. The integration enables onboarding of Vend merchants to Loop’s compliance and reporting platform. Processor Lightspeed POS Inc. last month agreed to acquire Vend in a deal valued at $350 million. …

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Dwolla Debuts an API That Can Connect Fintechs to The Clearing House’s RTP Platform

As part of its strategy to enable faster electronic payments, Dwolla Inc. on Tuesday released an application programming interface to enable real-time payments through The Clearing House Payments Co.’s RTP network. Fort Lee, New Jersey-based Cross River Bank Inc. will provide the processing link to the RTP network. Development of …

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Looking to Serve Bigger Payments, Nacha Sets a $1 Million Same-Day Limit for March 2022

Nacha on Monday announced it will raise its dollar limit on same-day transactions 10-fold to $1 million starting next March. The move, which will come only two years after the governing body for the automated clearing house network raised the cap to $100,000 from the original $25,000 limit, comes as …

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Eye on BNPL: Afterpay Promo Drives 35% Customer Increase And Paidy Raises $120 Million

Buy now, pay later provider Afterpay Ltd. reported its bi-annual Afterpay Day sale, the first to include brick-and-mortar merchants, generated a 35% increase in new active users and sent 6 million referrals to merchants around the world from the company’s Shop Directory.  Eighty-six percent of the transactions made that day, …

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