Saturday , September 21, 2019

Mobile Wallets

The PCI Council Plans More Rule Flexibility As It Eyes a Major Revision of Its Flagship Standard

Recognizing there is no one-one-size-fits-all approach to data security, the PCI Security Standards Council continues to evolve its requirements toward a goal of greater flexibility for payments providers. The new approach comes as the Council contemplates a new version of its core security standard. Gathering in Vancouver, B.C., this week …

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Fintech Plaid Notes Investments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/16/19

Financial-technology provider Plaid Inc. disclosed that it has received “strategic investments” from both Mastercard Inc. and Visa Inc.Digital payments and competition from nonbanks in payments may cost banks as much as 15% of their global payments revenue, or $280 billion, says Accenture in its “2019 Global Payments Survey.”Visa said it is working with insurance …

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Five Years On, Is Apple Pay Ready To Bloom At Last?

Five years ago, Apple Inc. laid claim to offering one of the first smart phone-based mobile-payment services, and now some observers say Apple Pay, with an estimated 43% of iPhone owners using the service, may be poised to score a breakthrough. Apple Pay was announced with great fanfare Sept. 9, …

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A Security Flaw Lets Hackers Control Traffic on Android Smart Phones, Researcher Says

Cyber threat intelligence provider Check Point Research disclosed this week what it says is a flaw in some Android smart phones that enables hackers to send bogus messages that trick users into entering malicious settings that could, among other things, route traffic through a proxy server controlled by the hacker. …

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Digital River’s WordPress Plugin and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/5/19

Digital River Inc. said it made an e-commerce plugin for WordPress users available. Among its features, the plugin enables payment processing, PCI compliance, and fraud screening.Puerto Rico-based payment processor Evertec Inc. said it will donate $100,000 for disaster relief in the Bahamas, which have been racked by Hurricane Dorian.Compulocks Brands Inc. released a …

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USA Technologies Seeks Another Deadline Extension for Filing Late Reports; Shares Plunge

Already nearly a year late in filing the first of several overdue financial reports and with its stock facing delisting, vending machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported it has asked The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC for yet another extension to file required documents. The delay request is …

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Southwest Airlines Will Add Apple Pay As a Payment Option

Southwest Airlines will join the roster of merchants that accept Apple Pay, according to an announcement Wednesday from CellPoint Digital and UATP. UATP, the airline-owned payment network, and CellPoint Digital, a travel industry payments specialist, said Dallas-based Southwest will make Apple Pay available across all channels to buy tickets and …

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CellPoint Mobile Changes Its Name and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/3/19

Travel-payments and services specialist CellPoint Mobile changed its name to CellPoint Digital and created two omnichannel units. Velocity is the payment platform and Voyage manages promotions, sales, payments, and customer self-service across all digital channels.ICBA Bancard, a unit of the Independent Community Bankers of America, launched the ICBA Bancard Digital Payments Strategy …

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Could Online Sports Betting And U.S. Football Prove a Toxic Mix for Payments Firms?

The imminent arrival of the NFL season, coupled with a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year that leaves legalized sports betting up to the states, could sack payments firms’ efforts to control fraud, observers warn. The professional football season kicks off Sept. 5 and is widely expected to draw strong …

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Eye on Digital Commerce: Google Wallet Beyond Payments; W3C’s Payment Form Goes Live

Alphabet Inc.’s Google subsidiary is adding more services to its Google Wallet for Android mobile devices, and Google’s Chrome Web browser now supports a common e-commerce payment form for merchants that is expected to be integrated into the other major browsers too. United Airlines Inc. in May became the first …

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