Wednesday , August 12, 2020

Kiosks & Ticketing Machines

EMVCo’s New Travel Authentication Guidelines and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/16/20

Standards body EMVCo has developed guidelines on how the travel industry can provide data to payment card issuers to better verify the authenticity of an e-commerce transaction using current authentication processes. The guidelines are an extension of EMVCo’s 3-D Secure messaging protocol.The number of data breaches in the United States dropped by approximately one-third in the …

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New Leadership at Merchant e-Solutions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/28/20

Payments provider Merchant e-Solutions announced new leadership, including chief executive Mike Rouse and eight other top executives.Shift4 Payments launched SkyTab Takeout, an online-ordering system for restaurants it is offering with no setup, order, or monthly fees.HomeAdvisor, an online marketplace linking homeowners to service providers, launched HomeAdvisor Pay, which allows homeowners to make contactless payments …

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USA Technologies’ Proxy Puts Three of Its Challenger’s Director Nominees on Its Own Slate

Annual stockholder meetings usually are staid affairs involving such exciting matters as appointing a company’s auditing firm, but the upcoming meeting for vending machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. could be a real barn burner. The months-long battle between Malvern, Pa.-based USAT’s management and board on the one side and …

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USA Technologies Eyes Growth in Software-Based Services And Expansion Into Japan

While playing defense in a proxy war with the company’s largest shareholder, vending-machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc.’s top executives are looking for growth through software-based services, and expansion into adjacent markets and other countries, particularly Japan.  “Our go-to-market strategy is to advance our sales efforts as an integrated software …

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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 …

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In Canada, Fast-Growing Debit Gets Further Impetus Via a New Rule That Opens More Acceptance Venues

A new rule took effect this week in Canada that is expected to enable more debit card transactions by opening up venues such as buses, trains, parking meters, and vending machines for acceptance.  The regulation, called Rule E5, comes from Payments Canada, the country’s clearing-and-settlement operator, and amends a prior …

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Uber Adds Public-Transit Payment Option in Las Vegas

After rolling out access to public transportation fare payments on its app in Denver last year, ride-hailing leader Uber Technologies Inc. has added a similar service in Las Vegas. Fare-payment software provider Masabi Ltd. said late Monday that it along with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and …

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COMMENTARY: What Will Digital Commerce Look Like in 2020?

Hardly any industry is currently in such a state of flux as is digital commerce. Of course, it’s precisely for this reason that the participating players are particularly concerned with the trends of the future. While it’s no surprise that customers will continue to take center stage, they will do …

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Eye on Contactless: Credit Unions’ Contactless Cards Grow; Mastercard’s New Transit Partner

A leading credit-union service organization reported Wednesday that it has distributed half a million contactless payment cards through some of its members, and Mastercard Inc. has paired up with a French investment firm with an eye on bringing new fare technology to mass-transit systems. St. Petersburg, Fla.-based PSCU says it …

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How Cash-Out Attacks Are Becoming the Next Big Worry for ATM Operators

Payments executives are starting to go public with concerns about a growing type of ATM fraud called the cash-out attack. Unlike the well-known, single-machine attack known as jackpotting, cash-out frauds allow criminals to gain access to multiple machines simultaneously at the network level. They then employ accomplices to visit these …

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