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Digital Wallets: Users Are Happier, But Adoption Still Lags Among Consumers And Merchants Alike

Customer satisfaction with digital wallets is on the rise, which is helping propel consumer adoption and usage, according to J.D. Power’s newly released 2024 Digital Wallet Satisfaction Study. Despite the increase in customer satisfaction, though, the study found wallets providers still have work to do to raise adoption among both …

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E-ZPass Hub Readied And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/14/23

Tolling-technology provider Quarterhill Inc. said its Electronic Transaction Consultants unit has launched an E-ZPass interoperability hub to enable readily available electronic toll payments across regions of the United States. The move is considered a step toward nationwide toll-payment interoperability. Equipifi, a provider of buy now, pay later services for debit card issuers, …

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Moving Cards from Plastic to Paper And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/6/23

Prepaid card platform Blackhawk Network said it is working with Visa Inc. to convert its Visa-branded cards from plastic to paper-based materials. Payments provider Central Payments released PayCP, its payout platform that initially includes a virtual Discover prepaid card, a physical Discover prepaid card, push to debit cards via Mastercard Send, and ACH bank …

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The NFC Forum Looks to Widen the Range for Contactless Payments

A significantly longer range for contactless transactions could be a reality in the market within the next two to five years, according to news released this week by the NFC Forum, the standards body for near-field communication technology. The current standard for contactless payments is five millimeters, or about one-fifth …

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GoDaddy Enables Small Merchants to Ditch the Dongle With the Addition of Tap to Pay for iPhone

Web registrar GoDaddy Inc. continued its push into payments Monday by adding Apple Inc.’s Tap to Pay on iPhone to the GoDaddy Mobile App. The inclusion of Tap to Pay on the GoDaddy app will enable small businesses to accept contactless payments on an iPhone without a dongle. Merchants need …

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Google Wallet Expands Its Reach Across Countries And Devices

Months after the introduction of Google Wallet, Alphabet Inc. announced late Tuesday it is expanding the availability of the digital wallet to 12 more countries, bringing the total number of countries where the wallet is available to 57. Users will now also be able to make the wallet available on …

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More Retailers Offer Apple Pay Than Offer Rivals, Report Finds

A new report based on the practices of 100 retailers finds that Apple Pay is available at more of them—97%—than its chief competitors Google Pay and Samsung Pay. That’s according to the 2021 Omnichannel Retail Index, released Monday by FitForCommerce, a retail consultancy, in conjunction with the National Retail Federation. …

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PayPal’s U.S. POS Thrust With Zettle May Have Been ‘Inevitable,’ But It Faces Tough Rivalry

PayPal Holdings Inc.’s decision to bring its Zettle point-of-sale technology to the U.S. market may not surprise observers, but the move presents some formidable challenges, chiefly in the form of the existing competition, some observers say. At the same time, they add, Zettle brings a potent brand that fills a …

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Visa Makes Another Investment in Lisnr and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/13/20

Visa Inc. has invested an undisclosed sum in Lisnr Inc., an 8-year-old startup whose technology enables mobile payments via sound waves. The fresh investment follows an initial funding Visa made in the company a year ago.Century Business Solutions said its EBizCharge payment service is certified for the Sage Intacct Marketplace to be …

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MagicCube Looks to Expansion as Contactless Grows And Fresh Investment Pours in

With the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating consumer use and merchant acceptance of contactless cards, technology companies are scrambling to exploit new opportunities stemming from the trend. One technology that could get a boost is software that can turn any off-the-shelf smart phone into a payment-acceptance device, a development the major card …

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