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Visa Ups Its Data Security Game by Spending $9 Billion In Five Years

Visa Inc. has spent more than $9 billion over the past five years to boost cybersecurity and reduce fraud, according to an announcement the network made in a blog post Tuesday. Of that amount, $500 million has been spent on artificial intelligence and data infrastructure. As a result of its …

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There Are No Signs the Chip Shortage Is Easing, the U.S. Payments Forum Says

The microchip shortage that has plagued point-of-sale terminal makers since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating. Despite forecasts that chip supply would not begin to start catching up to demand until mid-2022, terminal makers should continue to plan for shortages at least through 2023, according …

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Another FI Picks Zelle and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/13/22

Fiserv Inc. said Arkansas Federal Credit Union now offers the Zelle peer-to-peer payment service via Fiserv.Till Payments, an Australia-based payments-technology provider, said it is marking its official debut in the North American market at this week’s Electronic Transactions Association conference in Las Vegas. In January, Till acquired Zips, the payment-processing unit …

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Eye on AmEx: Reaching Fintechs Via i2c; Humanitarian Relief in Ukraine

In an effort to enable fintechs to leverage its brand, network capabilities, and cardholder perks in North America and other regions, American Express Co. on Friday announced it is expanding its working relationship with payment and banking solutions provider i2c Inc. The expanded agreement builds upon AmEx’s working relationship with …

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Consumers Will Increase Gift Card Purchases in 2022, a Fiserv Study Says

Despite rampant inflation and supply-chain shortages that have made certain products hard to come by, gift cards, whether they are physical or digital, remain popular with consumers. Indeed, 58% of consumers plan to purchase more gift cards as an alternative to tangible products due to inventory shortages in 2022, according …

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Visa, Mastercard, And AmEx Follow Through on Suspending Operations in Russia

As Russian armed forces continue their assault on Ukraine, Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc., and American Express Co. late Saturday said they are suspending all operations in Russia, following up on actions taken by the networks nearly a week earlier. Meanwhile, reports began to filter out of Russia that at least some …

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For Many Consumers Gift Cards Remain Their Preferred Gift, a Fiserv Survey Says

Sales of gift cards in the United States remained steady in 2021, with 73% of consumers purchasing the same number of cards, or more, compared to a year earlier, says a report from Fiserv Inc.  Online merchants were the biggest beneficiaries, with 53% of respondents saying they purchased a gift …

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Delta Adopts AmEx BNPL Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/18/22

American Express Co. said Delta Air Lines has adopted AmEx’s Plan It buy now, pay later service, allowing AmEx consumer card users to pay for Delta flights in equal monthly installments with a fixed fee. AmEx launched Plan It in 2017.Payments provider Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. said it is working with retail-technology developer …

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Fiserv Acquires Finxact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/7/22

Processor Fiserv Inc. said it has agreed to acquire digital-banking developer Finxact Inc. Fiserv, an early investor in Finxact, will acquire total ownership interest for $650 million.Israel-based payments provider Nayax Ltd. said it has submitted a draft registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a potential U.S. initial public offering of …

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Bill.com’s Volume Jumps 62% and other Digital Transactions news briefs from 2/4/22

Payments technology provider Bill.com processed $56.4 billion in volume in the Dec. 31 quarter, up 62% year-over-year, with 9.8 million transactions on its platform, a 35% increase. It also processed 5.3 million Divvy card transactions worth $1.9 billion.Abaca, a fintech specializing in cannabis payments, said it has processed $2 billion in transactions …

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