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FBI Notice Warning Consumers To Use PINs With EMV Cards Gone; ABA Protest the Cause?

A public service announcement the FBI posted Thursday warning consumers that the new EMV chip cards “are vulnerable to exploitation by fraudsters” and urging them to enter a PIN instead of a signature during EMV credit card transactions was removed Friday, apparently at the behest of the leading banker trade …

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EMV Transition Marks Progress in Cards And Transactions, Evokes New Products

With the Oct. 1 liability-shift milestone passed, payments companies are reviewing progress so far and introducing new products to take advantage of the migration to EMV chip card payments. First up is MasterCard Inc., which says that “tens of millions” of chip-enabled transactions are being made in the United States. …

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Why a Regional Bank Is Going With Chip-And-PIN for Its EMV Credit Cards

By Jim Daly They’re few and far between, but another U.S. issuer, regional banking company First Niagara Financial Group Inc., has committed itself to issuing EMV credit cards of the chip-and-PIN variety. Buffalo, N.Y.-based First Niagara announced just before the U.S. EMV liability shift took effect that it will convert …

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After the Big Liability Shift: What’s Next for EMV?

In the four years since Visa Inc. announced the EMV liability shift would be Oct. 1, 2015, merchants, issuers, processors, and other parties have expended huge efforts to prepare for this day. But the real work—converting millions more merchants, issuing millions more chip cards, and educating merchants and consumers—is in …

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Merchant Groups Get in Last Licks About EMV Before Liability Shift Sets in Thursday

U.S. merchants and their trade groups have been less than thrilled with how the banks and card networks have managed the EMV rollout, and on Tuesday they got in one last blast before the liability shift occurs two days from now. n In the conference call, Mallory Duncan, senior vice …

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Consumers Not Quite so Enamored With Debit Cards as Before, TSYS Study Finds

Debit cards are still Americans’ favorite payment type, but they’re not quite as popular as they were two years ago, according to new survey findings from Total System Services Inc. (TSYS). The payment processor’s fifth annual Consumer Payment Choice Study, which in June surveyed more than 1,000 consumers with at least …

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Ziosk Brings EMV And Mobile Payments to Sit-Down Eateries With Its Tabletop Tablet

By John Stewart Mobile payments have invaded many areas of consumer commerce, and now they’re about to show up in sit-down restaurants. Dallas-based Ziosk LLC said late last week it will add capability for Apple Pay and Android Pay acceptance to its custom-built Ziosk tabletop tablet starting early next year. …

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A Week Out, Merchants Are in a Rush to Get, And Activate, EMV Terminals

The Oct. 1 onset of the EMV-inspired liability shift for fraudulent transactions represents a potential financial impact for retailers, and now with that date only days away, many of them have become eager to get their hands on EMV point-of-sale terminals. Merchants could be on the hook for fees related …

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With EMV Looming, a Tool Emerges To Simplify Integrations with POS Systems

Managing the integration of EMV payment acceptance into point-of-system software can be replete with nuances unfamiliar to many developers. That’s where a product announced Tuesday by two payments companies working jointly could assist. Seattle-based independent sales organization Gravity Payments Inc. has teamed with Creditcall Ltd., a United Kingdom-based transaction gateway …

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COMMENTARY: Five Questions Merchants Should Ask About EMV Terminals

By Terry Dooley Deadline: A date or time when something must be finished: the last day, hour, or minute that something will be accepted. The word “deadline” carries with it the implication of pressure—pressure to act or face the consequences. That’s the very word being tossed around when people talk …

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