Friday , November 27, 2020

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By 2030, Cards May Linger, But Digital And Contactless Payments Will Dominate: Report

The future of digital payments is being created now with the adoption of contactless payments, new digital transactions such as buy online, pick up in store, and reduced friction within the payments ecosystem. That’s the assessment in the “Future-Proof Payments: From the EMV Chip to a Fully Digital Future” report …

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As a Deadline Nears, TNS Offers Deferred Payments for Installing EMV at the Pump

With gas stations and convenience stores feeling the economic pinch from the slowdown in sales caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty over the economy, Transaction Network Services Inc. announced a new pricing structure to help cut station owners’ telecom-network installation costs for EMV at the pump. Transaction Networks Services (TNS) …

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PayPal Adds QR Codes to a Visa-Branded Venmo Card Issued by Synchrony With an NFC Chip

PayPal Holdings Inc. on Monday launched a Visa-branded credit card for its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service that features a QR code for P2P transfers in addition to a near-field communication chip for merchant acceptance. The new product arrives as PayPal searches for ways to boost revenue for its wildly popular …

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Six Months From Deadline, Large C-Store Chains Are Still Lagging on EMV at the Pump

As the deadline inches closer for gas stations and convenience stores with fuel pumps to install in-pump EMV card readers, the good news is that c-stores are making steady progress. Overall, 31% of c-stores report not having any pump EMV-ready, down from 52% in the spring and 70% in 2019, …

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Eye on Mass Transit: Uber Buys Routematch; Visa Contactless Rebounds; Philly Gets Mobile Wallets

With its core ride-hailing business ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, Uber Technologies Inc. has been looking to move further into adjacent transportation markets, including mass-transit ticketing and payments. This week, the company said it had bought Routematch Software, a 20-year-old, Atlanta-based developer of systems that manage trip booking and ticketing, …

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COMMENTARY: Covid-19 Changed Demand for Cashless Payments. Are Small Businesses Ready?

The month of June gave Google Pay an extended moment. Early in the month, the tech press started circulating rumors that Google planned to add merchant buttons inside the app. This feature would allow both digital and brick-and-mortar businesses to accept customer payments within Google Pay.  But users in India …

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‘Tens of Thousands of Dollars’ in Fraud for Operators That Don’t Upgrade Gas Pumps to EMV, a Report Estimates

When the big card networks this spring postponed until April 2021 the fraud-liability deadline for EMV chip cards at gas pumps, the retail fuel industry heaved a huge sigh of relief. But now estimates are emerging that indicate even relatively small gas-station operators that don’t enable their pumps for EMV …

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Some E-Commerce Categories Return to Growth While Small Business Sales Continue Double-Digit Rise

While e-commerce sales overall have ballooned for many merchants since the March 11 declaration of the Covid-19 pandemic, health-and-beauty and business supplies generally did not. Until last week. Online business supplies sales were up 21% and health-and-beauty sales were up 20% for the week of June 16-22, reports the Signifyd …

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Amadis Announces EMV Tool for Petroleum and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/24/20

Amadis, a payment software provider, announced an EMV migration product for petroleum and convenience stores. In conjunction with Advanced Mobile Payment Inc. and Texas Engineering Consulting Systems and Services, Amadis developed a proprietary Android-based contactless pay-at-the-pump product that decouples the fuel pump dispenser from the point-of-sale system, enabling payment authorization to take …

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Covid-19’s Payment Choice Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/8/20

Fearing Covid-19, consumers are less likely to use any method to make a payment in a store these days, but 20% say they have used a smart phone or smart watch do so in the past week, no change from a year ago, even though fewer say they have used a debit …

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