Tuesday , October 19, 2021

Radio Frequency Technology

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. …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

A German Company Unveils a Checkout Buster That Relies on Breakthroughs in RFID Scanning

As merchants and their technology partners continue to develop technology to ditch the familiar checkout, a German entrant on Monday demonstrated a system that would use radio-frequency identification to charge customers as they walk out with their goods. The system, dubbed “payfree,” involves an app that consumers would install in …

Read More »

UPDATED: Herbert Out as CEO of USA Technologies; Interim Leader Appointed

With a proxy fight looming, vending-machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. announced late Thursday that chief executive Stephen P. Herbert has resigned. Herbert, a former Pepsi-Cola executive, spent 23 years with Malvern, Pa.-based USAT, including eight as CEO. USAT’s board of directors named one of its members, Donald W. Layden …

Read More »

USA Technologies Finally Files Its Overdue Financial Reports

Unattended-payments provider USA Technologies Inc. announced late Wednesday that it has filed overdue financial reports for its fiscal years 2019 and 2018 ended June 30, as well as several late quarterly reports. The company also restated financial data for some periods dating back to fiscal 2015. The new filings and …

Read More »

Hedge Fund Takes 12% Stake in “Undervalued” USA Technologies

The beaten-down shares of vending-machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. jumped nearly 15% Tuesday on news that a hedge fund had taken a 12% stake in the company. In a regulatory filing, New York City-based Hudson Executive Capital LP said it believes USAT’s “shares are undervalued and are an attractive …

Read More »

Demand for Dual-Interface Cards Contributes To Big U.S. Growth at CPI Card Group

Boosted in part by growing card-issuer demand for chip cards that support both contact and contactless payments, card manufacturer CPI Card Group Inc. on Thursday reported a 32% first-quarter increase in sales of U.S. credit and debit cards. Littleton, Colo.-based CPI didn’t specify how much dual-interface cards, which can handle …

Read More »

Factors Align for Widespread U.S. Contactless Payments Adoption, A Fed Study Suggests

The conditions for the widespread adoption of contactless payments using chip cards are in place, asserts a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. But when that will happen and what will trigger it are unknown in the Fed report, “Tap to Pay: Will Contactless Cards Pave the …

Read More »
Digital Transactions