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COMMENTARY: How 3-D Secure 2.0 Will Change the Payments Industry

With the massive increase in e-commerce this year, and new merchants moving to an online model out of necessity, combating card-not-present fraud is incredibly important. EMV 3-D Secure 1.0 (or 3DS1) has been continually upgraded as technology and consumer habits changed; however, from its first iteration it has always had …

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Wirecard’s U.S. Unit Draws Interest and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/9/20

The U.S. subsidiary of failed German payment processor Wirecard AG is drawing strong interest from potential buyers, according to media reports. The Wall Street Journal also reported that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Wirecard AG played a critical role in an alleged $100 million bank-fraud conspiracy connected to an online marijuana marketplace.Splitit Payments Ltd., which enables …

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Report: Apple Testing QR Codes With Apple Pay

Apple Inc., whose Apple Pay is the leading mobile-payment service based on near field communication technology, reportedly is testing Quick Response codes as an alternative technology with Apple Pay. That development was first reported Tuesday by the 9 to 5 Mac blog, which said a second beta version of the …

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New ACH Contact-Registry Rule Takes Effect With the Goal of Reducing Fraud and Exceptions

A new rule requiring all financial institutions in the automated clearing house network to participate in ACH governing body Nacha’s contact registry took effect Wednesday. The registry’s purpose is to enable financial institutions to quickly find the appropriate person to resolve issues when a transaction looks fraudulent or presents other …

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MagTek Launches Token Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/1/20

MagTek Inc. said its Magensa unit launched token technology to make touchless payments easier. The technology enables a merchant to send a payment link containing the token via email or text that allows consumers to pay in a secure environment. MagTek said the technology is available in QwickPAY, the Magensa mobile …

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The $43 Billion Payoff

The FIS-Worldpay merger not only created a processing behemoth, it set the stage for an operation with diverse revenue streams that can withstand shocks like Covid-19. A year later, the FIS/Worldpay merger—one of three giant processor combinations in 2019—appears to be reaping the promised benefits. If a company that created …

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How the Pandemic Changed Payments (Permanently)

A deadly disease has proven a boon for some key trends while threatening cash and opening new avenues for fraud. An industry whose closest familiarity with viruses has come from the kind that infects computers has for most of this year had to contend with a pathogen that has sickened …

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Paysafe Names New Acquiring And E-Commerce Heads As Payments Veteran Rawls Retires

Paysafe Group on Thursday capped a recent restructuring of its payment-processing unit with the appointment of a chief executive for the unit’s U.S. acquiring division. Afshin Yazdian on July 1 will take over the division, one of two businesses formed with the splitting of the company’s payment-processing unit. Paysafe also …

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USA Technologies Is ‘Re-energized And Digging in,’ New CEO Says

The new regime at unattended-payments provider USA Technologies Inc. is now in place after a proxy fight that deposed the old management team and board of directors, and it’s looking for growth from underexploited opportunities and cost-cutting. “With the uncertainties of the proxy contest now behind us combined with a …

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COMMENTARY: Digital Fiat Currencies Should Come From the Private—Not Public—Sector (Part Two)

One of the most aggressive—and worrisome—central bank digital currency models is a proposal from law professors Morgan Ricks and John Crawford and lawyer and former regulator Lev Menand that the Fed provide direct banking “FedAccounts” to consumers and businesses. It’s intended to improve payments efficiency and reduce the number of …

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