Thursday , July 18, 2019

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Urban FT’s Deal for CFC Technology Is a Bid To Reach Smaller Banks

Urban FT Group Inc. announced the acquisition of CFC Technology Group LLC, a remote deposit capture provider, a move Urban FT says will boost its presence among smaller financial institutions. Terms were not disclosed. New York City-based Urban FT says CFC works with more than 800 institutions and thousands of …

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Volume on eBay’s New Managed-Payments Platform Grows

Online marketplace eBay Inc. saw further growth on its new, post-PayPal managed-payments platform in the second quarter despite a decline in gross merchandise volume. San Jose, Calif.-based eBay on Wednesday said the platform accounted for more than $270 million in GMV in the June-ending quarter, up 24% from the first …

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Fiserv-FDC Deal Clears a Regulatory Review and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/18/19

Fiserv Inc.’s $22 billion acquisition of First Data Corp. cleared a U.S. Department of Justice review, the company said Thursday. In April, the Justice Department asked for more information and documents related to the deal, but, according to a Fiserv filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the DoJ attached no conditions …

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As LG Pay Makes Its (Belated) U.S. Debut, Observers Question Its Likely Impact

Add LG Pay to the multitude of U.S. mobile-payment options. LG Electronics USA announced Tuesday the mobile-payment service is available on select LG smart phones. The move comes a year later than LG initially said it would. LG Electronics Inc., the parent company of LG Electronics USA, introduced LG Pay …

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Eye On the Point of Sale: Visa Agrees to Buy Payworks; ACI Signs up Worldpay

Visa Inc. said Wednesday it has acquired Payworks GmbH, a Munich-based developer of cloud-based point-of-sale payment-gateway software. Visa intends to integrate Payworks’ technology with that of another Visa property, CyberSource, and offer the combined product to merchants and acquirers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The combined offering will …

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Zelle Blossoms for BofA and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/17/19

Bank of America Corp. says it has 8 million active users of the bank-backed Zelle person-to-person payment service and that it handled 69 million Zelle transactions in the second quarter, nearly double the 35.2 million transactions a year earlier. BofA had 5.4 million Zelle users in the 2019 first quarter. …

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Facebook’s Calibra Chief Marcus Runs Into Stiff Headwinds on Capitol Hill

Facebook Inc.’s Calibra wallet will generate revenue for its parent by stimulating incremental advertising but the proposed Libra cryptocurrency will also work with competing wallet apps, the company’s point man for Calibra said Tuesday. David Marcus, head of Calibra for the huge social network, said in prepared remarks that the new …

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PayPal’s Xoom Adds 32 European Markets

PayPal Holdings Inc. says its Xoom remittance service now covers 32 markets in Europe, an expansion that boosts Xoom’s presence to more than 130 international markets. Xoom, which PayPal bought in 2015, had a major expansion in 2018 when it picked up 60 countries in a deal with Euronext Worldwide …

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12% Increase for Chase Merchant Acquiring and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/16/19

JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported its merchant-acquiring subsidiary processed $371.6 billion in payments in the second quarter, a 12% increase from a year earlier. On the issuing side, the massive banking firm reported $281.5 billion in second-quarter credit and debit card sales volume, up 10%. Wells Fargo & Co. reported …

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In the Post-EMV World, Online Fraud May Decline, but Watch Out for Email Compromises

Fraud-control executives and researchers predicted card-not-present fraud would boom when the U.S. converted to EMV chip cards a few years ago, and, sure enough, it did. But if the experiences of other countries that adopted EMV before the U.S. are any guide, Americans can take relief in that CNP fraud …

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