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PAX Intros New POS Devices and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/11/24

PAX Technology Inc., a provider of point-of-sale payments technology, released its IM15 device, aimed at unattended, heavy-traffic POS environments. Separately, the company also unveiled its E700Mini SmartPOS POS device. Payments provider Trustly said it is working with games company Light & Wonder to offer RapidPlay to the casino industry. The feature enables immediate cashless …

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Cautious Consumer Spending Depresses CPI Card Group’s Sales

CPI Card Group Inc. posted $444.5 million in net sales in 2023, a 7% decrease from 2022. The card and payments solutions provider saw an even larger drop during the fourth quarter, posting net sales of $102.9 million, a 19% year-over-year decrease. CPI attributed the declines to cautious consumer spending, …

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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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The CFPB Looks to Define ‘Larger Companies’ for Rulemaking in Payments

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking at creating a rule to define so-called larger companies in the consumer-payments industry, according to a notice the regulator posted on Tuesday. The rule if established would clarify the CFPB’s supervisory authority with respect to nonbank payments companies, lending more impetus to a …

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Mastercard Processing Woes And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/13/23

Mastercard Inc. Monday afternoon said it was looking into reports of problems with processing certain transactions on its network. Both Stripe, a major payments platform, and the U.K. bank Natwest reported issues, though Natwest said the problem had been resolved by day’s end. Prepaid card provider Paysign said it completed issuer certification with …

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Chargebacks911’s Hires Signal Growth as Chargeback Volume Increases

Chargebacks911 is setting the stage for an e-commerce world full of ever-increasing digital payment—and chargebacks, a frequent challenge to management. To help, it is bringing on two payments veterans, one who oversaw merchant acceptance at Apple Pay and another who led merchant services at Bank of America Corp. Eric Hoffman, …

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ACI Picks New CEO And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/31/23

ACI Worldwide Inc. named Thomas Warsop its president and chief executive effective June 1. Warsop continues to be a member of ACI’s board of directors, which he joined eight years ago. He had served as interim president and CEO since November following the departure of Odilon Almeida, who held that role since …

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Sylq Selects ThetaRay And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/30/23

ThetaRay Ltd., a U.S. and Israeli provider of transaction-monitoring technology based on artificial intelligence, said France-based payments provider Sylq has contracted to use its customer-screening product. Fingerprint-authentication provider IDEX Biometrics is working with security firm AuthenTrend to offer smart cards for digital authentication in such applications as cryptocurrency wallets. The product’s launch …

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Ackroo’s Simpliconnect Deal And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/4/23

Ackroo Inc., a point-of-sale marketing and payments platform, said it has closed on its acquisition of Simpliconnect, a cloud-based marketing service for service stations and convenience stores. Under the terms of the deal, Ackroo paid $750,000 at the close and will make six monthly cash payments of $125,000 starting July …

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Boston Consulting Group: Payments Revenues Will Stay Resilient Despite Headwinds

Despite economic headwinds from supply-chain bottlenecks and geopolitical instability, the payments industry continues to show resilient revenue growth, says a new report from the Boston Consulting Group. Global payments revenues are projected to grow about 9.5% in 2022, according to the report. Beyond this year, revenues are projected to grow …

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