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September, 2020

  • 18 September

    Sam’s Club’s Scan & Go Pulls Up at the Fuel Pump

    Sam’s Club, the warehouse-retail arm of Walmart Inc., is bringing its Scan & Go self-checkout technology to more than 500 Sam’s Club fuel stations. Called Scan & Go Fuel, the mobile-payment service will enable consumers to make contactless payments using the Sam’s Club app at 518 Sam’s Club locations by …

  • 18 September

    EVO’s Turn to Visa Direct Casts a Spotlight on the Potential for Real-Time Merchant Settlement

    Real-time payment flows are coming to processor settlements with merchants as Visa Inc. enlarges the market for its Visa Direct push-payment service. The latest development emerged this week with EVO Payments Inc.’s launch of EVO Direct Deposit, a service that relies on Visa Direct to credit U.S. merchant accounts. The …

  • 18 September

    Affirms Cements $500 Million Funding Round and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/18/20

    Point-of-sale credit provider Affirm Inc. said it raised $500 million in a series G funding round. Lead investors were GIC and Durable Capital Partners LP. Affirm also introduced an interest-free biweekly payment product for transactions of as little as $50. It also announced that NutriBullet, a small-appliance maker, offers Affirm as a payment …

  • 17 September

    BuyLottoNow Offers Decoupled Debit To Entice Merchants

    Convenience-store operators wanting another way to accept payments for lottery games have a decoupled-debit option with the launch of the BuyLottoNow program. The program, provided by iVertical Payment Network LLC, Boca Raton, Fla., charges no fees to merchants, but charges consumers 30 cents per transaction. Consumers enroll a checking account …

  • 17 September

    The PureWrist Go Bracelet Launches With Contactless EMV And Prepaid Funding Capability

    PureWrist, a contactless-transaction technology provider, on Thursday debuted PureWrist Go, a reloadable flexible bracelet with an embedded EMV chip that allows consumers to make prepaid contactless transactions. PureWrist GO, which retails for $25, plus the amount preloaded on to device, is the flagship product on the PureWrist platform. New York …

  • 16 September

    VSoft Launches Bread, the Latest Entry in the Real-Time Payments Sweepstakes

    VSoft Corp., a provider of digital-banking and payment solutions to financial institutions, on Wednesday launched the Bread network, a peer-to-peer, consumer-to-business, business-to-consumer, and business-to-business payment network.  Bread enables real-time payments between financial institutions within its network. Money sent and money received is kept within the users’ respective financial-institution accounts, as …

  • 16 September

    In the Midst of the Pandemic, Fintechs Launch Services to Speed Wages to Workers

    As workers struggle with cash-flow issues that in some cases were worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, banks and fintechs are working to get wages into employees’ hands faster—sometimes in real time. Two such developments emerged this week from Square Inc. and Immediate Solutions Inc., a company that specializes in speeding …

  • 16 September

    Avon Calls on Apexx for Processing and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/16/20

    Beauty-products marketer Avon International has recruited payments provider Apexx Global to process consumer payments to Avon representatives across global markets. Apexx supports credit and debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Android Pay as well as local payment methods.As the holiday shopping season nears, 39% of merchants surveyed by PayPal Holdings Inc. plan to sell …

  • 15 September

    Shift to Digital Payments Exposes Security Vulnerabilities, Fraud

    By Brett Petersen, EVP of Sales, GIACT One of the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak has been an accelerated movement toward digital forms of payment. And, coupled with this movement, massive opportunities for fraud have also accelerated. At the outset of the pandemic, as physical storefronts began to temporarily close, …

  • 15 September

    Attack Rates Have Dropped, But New Account Creation Fraud Persists, Report Finds

    Human-initiated cybercrime attacks in the United States and Canada decreased 6% in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, finds the biannual Cybercrime Report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Even automated bot attacks dipped—by 0.3%—in the period. But, as with all things related to online fraud, …

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