Sunday , April 5, 2020

Law and Regulation

U.S. Real-Time Payment Volume Could Top 4.2 Billion by 2024, ACI Report Finds

Big hopes for broader real-time payments adoption in the United States could be fulfilled if ACI Worldwide Inc.’s prediction of 4.2 billion in real-time payment transactions by 2024 bears out. In its “Prime Time for Real-Time” report released Wednesday, ACI and research firm GlobalData Plc, forecast the U.S. real-time payment …

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With Stimulus Cash Pending, a Fintech Works With Banks to Get Money to the Underbanked

With the U.S. House of Representatives expected to sign off Friday on a $2 trillion stimulus bill in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the United States, some payments executives are focusing on how to get a share of that cash into the hands of the country’s underbanked and …

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Square Wins FDIC And Utah Approvals for Its ILC, Sparking Heated Banking Opposition

The federal government and the state of Utah this week cleared the way for a controversial industrial loan corporation to be set up by Square Inc. that could help the payments company cement ties with its merchant base. But the approvals also drew fierce opposition from banking groups concerned about …

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Nacha Cancels 2020 Payments Event and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/16/20

Nacha’s Smarter Faster Payments 2020 Conference has been canceled because of concerns related to the novel coronavirus. Nacha said it is trying to develop a free virtual event with select educational content. Next year’s conference is scheduled for April 25-28 in San Francisco.Dueling bills have been introduced in the Delaware Legislature that would …

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Suddenly, Ransomware Is Taking a Heavy Toll on State And Local Governments

As the plague of ransomware continues to roil digital payments and other industries, it turns out state and local governments are proving to be particularly vulnerable. In fact, ransomware attacks on school systems, police departments, city administrative offices, and other governmental agencies are rising fast. Last year, state and local …

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Perk Adds Alipay Support and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/5/20

Perk Labs Inc. announced an agreement with Alipay that will enable Alipay users to make payments on the Perk platform.EVO Payments Inc. said it will offer the Nexgo Inc. N5 Android smart point-of-sale terminal.Certemy Inc., a professional certification and licensing management platform, introduced new payment gateway options, including Stripe Inc., PayPal Holdings Inc., …

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Keeping Merchants PCI-Compliant Is Becoming Tougher, Survey Finds

Independent sales organizations are increasing their use of non-compliance fees for merchants that don’t adhere to PCI Security Standards Council requirements, with 23% of ISOs surveyed for the ControlScan/MAC 2020 Acquiring Trends Report saying they assess these fees. That’s up from the historic range of 17% to 18%. The report, …

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Visa Says Fuel-Pump EMV Upgrades Are ‘Doing Pretty Well,’ But Others Are Skeptical

With just over seven months to go before a crucial liability shift, just how well is the conversion of U.S. gasoline pumps to accept EMV chip cards going? It depends on whom you ask. Visa Inc. says it’s progressing nicely. “I think we’re actually doing pretty well,” Julie Scharff, Visa’s …

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Cash App Helps Drive Growth for a Surging Square

Cash App may be turning into the product that ate Square Inc. The company on Wednesday reported a big fourth quarter for the 4-year-old product as officials pointed to a strong performance overall for the full year. “2019 was a very good year for us,” Square chief executive Jack Dorsey …

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Shopify Joins Libra, Defying a Wave of Defections From the Cryptocurrency Venture

The controversial Libra cryptocurrency project gained a new member Friday with Shopify Inc.’s announcement it will join the Libra Association, the governing body for the fledgling venture. Shopify’s decision comes in the face of a string of eight high-profile defections from the association since October, including decisions by Mastercard Inc., …

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