Saturday , April 17, 2021

Remote Deposit Capture

Klarna’s Crypto Foray and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/17/21

Payments provider Klarna AB has entered the cryptocurrency market with an agreement with Swedish crypto broker Safello, which is launching Klarna Open Banking to allow 180,000 Safello users to buy digital currencies directly from their bank accounts.Mastercard Inc. and payments provider Island Pay have collaborated with the central bank of the Bahamas to …

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Western States Acquirers Names 2021 Leaders and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/5/21

The Western States Acquirers Association announced two new board members, Amanda Beam of Humboldt Merchant Services and Glenn Smith of NCR Corp. Also, Scott DeFazio, Fiserv Inc., was elected secretary for 2021 and Jason Putnam, The Independent Bankers Bank N.A., Deborah Camm, SafraPay, and Lane Connor, Fuzse, were reelected as president, vice …

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Digital Transactions’ 2020 Top 10 Countdown

Count down the 10 most popular stories published in the Digital Transactions News daily newsletter in 2020. #10 Processor Paya Will Go Public Via a So-Called SPAC Merger (Aug. 3) #9 Feeling Heat, Square Explains Its New Reserve Policy (June 23) #8 After Beating Wells Fargo Twice in Court, USAA …

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How Fraudsters Are Deploying Mobile Capture to Target Covid Stimulus Checks

Stimulus-check fraud is on the rise, says Advanced Fraud Solutions, a High Point, N.C.-based provider of fraud-mitigation tools. Of 1 million checks screened by AFS, 41,000 have been identified as fraudulent, the company says. Legitimate checks were issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury starting in March as part …

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Amazon Sales up 40% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/31/20

With consumers flocking to e-commerce during the Covid-19 pandemic, net product sales for Amazon.com Inc. totaled $50.2 billion the June quarter, up 40% year-over-year. Sales at its physical stores dropped 13% to $3.8 billion.China will surpass the United States as the world’s largest retail market this year, eMarketer Inc. predicted in its “Global …

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Fiserv CEO Yabuki Sees Signs of Stronger Growth as He Yields to Former First Data Chief Bisignano

Jeff Yabuki will step down July 1 after 15 years as chief executive of Fiserv Inc. and will be succeeded by Frank Bisignano, who joined the company last year after it acquired First Data Corp., of which Bisignano was CEO, in a $22-billion all-stock deal. Yabuki, who is also Fiserv’s …

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Star, Accel Raise PINless Limits and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/1/20

Processor Fiserv Inc. announced it is temporarily increasing the limit for PINless transaction approval on its Star and Accel debit networks from $50 to $100 effective Friday. Issuers are required to support the new cap, while it is optional for merchant acquirers and merchants.MoneyGram International Inc. reported digital transactions, which accounted for 18% of all …

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eBay Payments Expands and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/20/20

In an update, eBay Inc. said it will expand its managed-payments platform later this year to Australia and Canada. The platform, which funnels payments to a variety of processors through a gateway provided by Adyen, has processed more than $2 billion so far for more than 25,000 sellers in the United States, …

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Four Indicted in Equifax Breach and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/10/20

The U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments against four members of a unit of China’s People’s Liberation Army with computer fraud, economic espionage, and wire fraud in connection with the 2017 data breach at credit-reporting agency Equifax Inc. that compromised personal data on approximately 145 million Americans. According to the indictment, the defendants exploited …

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Square Adds UPS E-Commerce Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/31/20

Small businesses using Square Inc. will be able to use turnkey UPS shipping services integrated into Square Online Store, the acquirer’s e-commerce platform, UPS announced. The Square-UPS deal includes special shipping rates that could be up to 55% off UPS daily rates.Amazon.com Inc. reported it now has more than 150 million Prime members …

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