Tuesday , October 26, 2021

Person-to-Person Payments

A New Report Shows Just How Many Consumers Have Adopted Digital Payments Since Covid

It has been known anecdotally over the past year that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted consumers to digital payments. On Monday, survey results emerged to show just how extensive that shift has been. Roughly one-third of consumers who now use such services as digital wallets, peer-to-peer payments, …

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Plaid Launches an Initiative With Multiple Fintechs to Enable a Wider Reach for Account-Based Payments

The big open-banking provider Plaid Inc. on Thursday launched a major international campaign to support so-called account-based payments, working in league with almost 50 fintech companies and service providers in North America and Europe. The partners include long-time Plaid allies Dwolla Inc. and Square Inc., as well as new connections …

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Bakkt Acquisition a Step Closer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/15/21

VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings, a special-purpose acquisition company, announced its shareholders approved VPC’s acquisition of Bakkt, thus taking the digital-asset marketplace public.Payments-technology provider Worldnet Payments said it is the first integrated payments platform to complete a Level III EMV and contactless certification of Ingenico’s Self Series of devices. Ingenico is a unit of Worldline S.A.Payments …

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Purchase Scams Top Fraud List and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/7/21

Purchase scams, in which consumers pay for goods that never arrive, was the number-one fraud type in the second quarter in terms of card-fraud attempts, beating out social-engineering frauds, according to fraud-prevention firm Feedzai. The top city for overall fraud attempts was Las Vegas, with fraud up 411% in the quarter …

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What Can Payments Execs Expect From Chopra’s CFPB? ‘Very Aggressive Regulating,’ Say Some

Payments observers are expecting a tougher regulatory approach from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with the confirmation on Thursday of Rohit Chopra as executive director of the 10-year old federal agency. “The agency will likely return to the days of director Cordray,” predicts one close observer who asked not to …

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39% Would Ditch Banks and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/28/21

Thirty-nine percent of consumers would ditch traditional banking for peer-to-peer and social media app payments, found a survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers from GoCardless, which provides account-to-account payment services. Younger consumers are much more inclined than older consumers with 54% of Gen Z, the youngest, and 56% of Millennials, willing to …

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PayPal Launches Its ‘Super App’ With a Raft of Shopping, Payments, And Banking Features

PayPal Holdings Inc. on Tuesday launched a new version of its mobile app with a panoply of new shopping and financial features aimed at broadening the product’s appeal with consumers who are increasingly turning to online commerce. The big refresh, the first PayPal has executed on its digital wallet for …

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Bot Attacks up 41% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/14/21

Bot attack volumes increased 41% year-over-year in the first half of 2021, according to the latest Cybercrime Report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions.Outseer, an RSA Security LLC company, said its 3-D Secure technology has processed $100 billion in transactions to date in 2021. It also released its third quarter “Fraud & Payments …

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Pulse Debit Study: Online And Contactless Usage Surges While Wallets Assert Themselves

The story of debit cards in the pandemic year of 2020 turns out to have several chapters—including higher average tickets, a sharp swing to card-not-present usage, a dramatic surge in contactless adoption, and higher mobile-wallet usage. Meanwhile, account-to-account transfers turned out to be the fastest-growing form of debit, though usage …

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COMMENTARY: The Application of AML Regulation Will Be Good for Crypto Exchanges

When talking about crypto exchanges, it’s common to divide them into the big, stable, safe, reliable ones on the one hand, and the little, unknown, shady, and suspicious ones on the other. However, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial regulator, seems not to have a very high opinion …

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