Wednesday , October 16, 2019

Mobile Commerce

Gains for Mobile Bill Pay and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/16/19

Twenty-one percent of consumers used a mobile app to pay a bill in 2019’s first quarter, up from 19% in the year-earlier period, according to a survey of more than 3,000 consumers by ACI Worldwide Inc. Meanwhile, 28% used a paper check, down from 32% a year earlier, according to the ACI …

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Vineyard Adds Crypto Payment Options and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/10/19

Rabble Wine Co. said it now accepts more than 40 cryptocurrencies on its Web site and in its tasting room via an integration with CoinPayments Inc.Consumer revolving credit contracted by 2.2% in August on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis following July’s 10.5% increase, the Federal Reserve reported. The Fed estimated revolving credit outstandings, …

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USA Technologies Finally Files Its Overdue Financial Reports

Unattended-payments provider USA Technologies Inc. announced late Wednesday that it has filed overdue financial reports for its fiscal years 2019 and 2018 ended June 30, as well as several late quarterly reports. The company also restated financial data for some periods dating back to fiscal 2015. The new filings and …

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The FBI Warns of Attacks on Multifactor Authentication Defenses

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently notified cybersecurity companies about attacks that could defeat multifactor authentication systems protecting sensitive online personal and financial data, systems usually considered much stronger than two-factor authentication combinations such as user names and passwords. The FBI last month quietly sent a so-called private-industry notification (PIN)—a …

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CardFlight Adds Device Support and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/8/19

CardFlight Inc. released its SwipeSimple Terminal for the PAX A80 point-of-sale terminal. The software enables on-screen tip prompts, customizable digital receipts via text or email, and searchable transaction history, among other features.Point-of-sale finance provider Affirm Inc. debuted an app that allows consumers to shop and pay in installments at most stores. Consumers can …

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Samsung Pay Cash Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/4/19

The Samsung Pay mobile wallet introduced a Mastercard-branded virtual prepaid card called Samsung Pay Cash, which is accepted at all locations that accept Mastercard and Samsung Pay transactions. The technology behind the card is provided by Netspend, a unit of Global Payments Inc. The move comes on the heels of Samsung …

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Consumers View Mobile Payments As Poorly Protected Against Financial Loss

Payments executives love to talk about the security of paying with a smart phone, but that message still hasn’t gotten through to consumers, according to new survey findings from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The good news for mobile-payments proponents is that Pew found more than half, 56%, of its respondents …

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Processor Stocks Posted Negative Returns in September and the Third Quarter

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Investors in payment stocks experienced something in September they don’t have to suffer through very often—two straight months of negative returns. A basket of 27 transaction-processor stocks tracked by Chicago-based Barrington Research Associates Inc. posted a negative mean return of 3.89% in September, considerably worse than three major stock-market indexes. …

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Drury Revises Breach Dates and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/2/19

Drury Hotels Co., which in May disclosed a data breach involving reservations made through some third-party online booking sites, now says the breach involved transactions from Dec. 28, 2017, to June 2 of this year, about two-and-a-half months longer than the originally stated timeline. Drury said “unauthorized access” occurred on …

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Pricing Is Top FedNow Inquiry and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/1/19

The Federal Reserve, which is taking industry comments on its upcoming FedNow real-time payments network until Nov. 7, said common questions so far involve pricing and the scope of the service. The first question can’t be answered yet, and the second touches on services that will be designed by financial institutions building on top …

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