Wednesday , July 24, 2024

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Aurus To Integrate Paze’s Checkout Tech and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/19/24

Payment-processing software provider Aurus Inc. said it will work with Early Warning Services LLC to integrate EWS’s Paze online checkout technology, with Aurus user Wakefern Food Corp. having already adopted Paze. Cash App will leave the United Kingdom market, having launched there in 2018, it announced in a Web post. The service will shut down …

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Eye on POS: MagTek Secures ExpiTrans As a Reseller; Visa Readies for 2024 Olympics

Point-of-sale technology company MagTek Inc. has lined up payments provider ExpiTrans as a reseller of its QwickPAY POS software. Meanwhile, Visa Inc. says its technology is ready for the start of the summer Olympics in Paris in two weeks. Seal Beach, Calif.-based MagTek says ExpiTrans will market its software to …

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How the Supreme Court Has Set up an Intense Struggle Over Sellers’ Debit Card Costs

Decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court are supposed to settle matters, but a verdict the high court delivered early Monday has the potential to stir up debit card pricing questions for some time to come, some observers say. The justices, in a 6-3 decision, ruled a case brought by a …

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Contactless May At Some Point Include Functions Beyond Payment, the NFC Forum Says

Contactless transactions were supercharged by the pandemic, and now slightly more than half of U.S. cardholders are using the technology when they pay with either cards or wallets, according to Mastercard Inc. research. With that kind of momentum behind them, researchers are looking at ways to expand near-field communication technology, …

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Will Travel; Payroc’s Deal With i3 Verticals and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/27/24

Payments provider Payroc WorldAccess LLC has agreed to pay $440 million to acquire the merchant-of-record payments business of i3 Verticals Inc., a provider of software and services to public and private companies. Afterpay, a buy now, pay later platform and part of Block Inc., said 82% of BNPL users said the service …

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There’s Good News, Bad News in the Latest Statistics on Identity Theft

The number of identity-theft cases fell last year, but criminals are getting savvier about how to win their victims’ confidence, with more of them relying on newer tools like artificial intelligence. And credit cards and other financial products remain a top target. That’s the mixed message from the Identity Theft …

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After Coming ‘a Really Long Way,’ Paze Signs Sellers As It Executes a Staged Rollout

Paze, the online checkout platform backed by some of the nation’s biggest banks, is barreling through a state-by-state rollout that could culminate in nationwide coverage by late summer or early fall, according to James Anderson, the platform’s general manager who has spearheaded the project since Early Warning Services LLC announced …

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Visa Relaunches Savings Edge and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/13/24

Visa Inc. has re-launched Savings Edge, a rewards and discount program for U.S. and Canadian businesses that use Visa Business credit, debit, and reloadable prepaid cards. The re-launch includes revamped offers and a refreshed Web site, Visa says. In related news, Visa announced “Prodigies,” a promotional film aimed at reinforcing the …

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Men Are Now the Primary Buyers of Gift Cards, Blackhawk Network Finds

Men have supplanted women as the primary buyers of gift cards, says a report from Blackhawk Network. The shift is attributable to men taking on more household responsibilities, such as shopping and gifting, the report says. Blackhawk has been conducting the survey for nearly a decade. Types of gift cards …

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Payment Choice Is A Key Driver In The Customer Experience, Fiserv Finds

Providing consumers more ways to pay and engage with merchants play key roles in driving consumer purchasing decisions, according to Fiserv Inc.’s Spring 2024 Carat Insights Report. One way for merchants to engage on a deeper level with consumers is to offer apps featuring loyalty and rewards programs and that …

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