Monday , September 21, 2020

Transaction Processing

Sam’s Club’s Scan & Go Pulls Up at the Fuel Pump

Sam’s Club, the warehouse-retail arm of Walmart Inc., is bringing its Scan & Go self-checkout technology to more than 500 Sam’s Club fuel stations. Called Scan & Go Fuel, the mobile-payment service will enable consumers to make contactless payments using the Sam’s Club app at 518 Sam’s Club locations by …

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EVO’s Turn to Visa Direct Casts a Spotlight on the Potential for Real-Time Merchant Settlement

Real-time payment flows are coming to processor settlements with merchants as Visa Inc. enlarges the market for its Visa Direct push-payment service. The latest development emerged this week with EVO Payments Inc.’s launch of EVO Direct Deposit, a service that relies on Visa Direct to credit U.S. merchant accounts. The …

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Affirms Cements $500 Million Funding Round and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/18/20

Point-of-sale credit provider Affirm Inc. said it raised $500 million in a series G funding round. Lead investors were GIC and Durable Capital Partners LP. Affirm also introduced an interest-free biweekly payment product for transactions of as little as $50. It also announced that NutriBullet, a small-appliance maker, offers Affirm as a payment …

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BuyLottoNow Offers Decoupled Debit To Entice Merchants

Convenience-store operators wanting another way to accept payments for lottery games have a decoupled-debit option with the launch of the BuyLottoNow program. The program, provided by iVertical Payment Network LLC, Boca Raton, Fla., charges no fees to merchants, but charges consumers 30 cents per transaction. Consumers enroll a checking account …

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The PureWrist Go Bracelet Launches With Contactless EMV And Prepaid Funding Capability

PureWrist, a contactless-transaction technology provider, on Thursday debuted PureWrist Go, a reloadable flexible bracelet with an embedded EMV chip that allows consumers to make prepaid contactless transactions. PureWrist GO, which retails for $25, plus the amount preloaded on to device, is the flagship product on the PureWrist platform. New York …

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VSoft Launches Bread, the Latest Entry in the Real-Time Payments Sweepstakes

VSoft Corp., a provider of digital-banking and payment solutions to financial institutions, on Wednesday launched the Bread network, a peer-to-peer, consumer-to-business, business-to-consumer, and business-to-business payment network.  Bread enables real-time payments between financial institutions within its network. Money sent and money received is kept within the users’ respective financial-institution accounts, as …

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In the Midst of the Pandemic, Fintechs Launch Services to Speed Wages to Workers

As workers struggle with cash-flow issues that in some cases were worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, banks and fintechs are working to get wages into employees’ hands faster—sometimes in real time. Two such developments emerged this week from Square Inc. and Immediate Solutions Inc., a company that specializes in speeding …

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Avon Calls on Apexx for Processing and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/16/20

Beauty-products marketer Avon International has recruited payments provider Apexx Global to process consumer payments to Avon representatives across global markets. Apexx supports credit and debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Android Pay as well as local payment methods.As the holiday shopping season nears, 39% of merchants surveyed by PayPal Holdings Inc. plan to sell …

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Attack Rates Have Dropped, But New Account Creation Fraud Persists, Report Finds

Human-initiated cybercrime attacks in the United States and Canada decreased 6% in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, finds the biannual Cybercrime Report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Even automated bot attacks dipped—by 0.3%—in the period. But, as with all things related to online fraud, …

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Payroc Acquires eConduit and other Digital Transactions News brief from 9/15/20

Payments provider Payroc Intermediate Holdings LLC has acquired technology provider Blackline Partners LLC, which does business as eConduit. Blackline provides a Web-based API by which software companies can enable clients to accept EMV payments.Visa Canada launched Click to Pay in that country. Click to Pay is based on the EMV Secure Remote Commerce standard for …

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