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Eye on Acquirers: Boom Commerce Debuts; NAB Launches a New PCI Program

Acquirers are jumping into 2020 with major rebranding and PCI-compliance programs. First up is National Payment Systems. The Portland, Ore.-based company has a new name—Boom Commerce—and has expanded its executive team, the payments provider announced.  Helping to propel this shift is a credit facility with Acrewood Holdings LLC, a Bryn …

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Visa Checkout’s SRC Shift Begins Jan. 21 and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/14/20

Visa Inc. said starting Jan. 21 merchants using Visa Checkout will transition to the card brand’s Secure Remote Commerce service. Visa says consumers that have enabled their cards with the service no longer will have to enter the primary account number for compliant transactions. The experience also is compatible with industry tokenization …

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Samsung SDS And Syniverse Partner on a Common Mobile-Payments Platform for ‘Anyone With a Phone’

A major enterprise software company and a mobile-technology provider late on Thursday announced an agreement to develop a service they say will provide a universal connection to mobile wallets and “simplify mobile payments for anyone with a phone.” The proposed service will combine application programming interface technology from software vendor …

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Gift Card Spending Doubles and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/8/20

Consumers spent 7% more on gift cards during the 2019 holiday shopping season than in the same period in 2018, doubling the 3.4% gain seen in 2018 over 2017, according to data from prepaid program manager Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc., which did not release absolute spending numbers.The U.S. Treasury Department’s Bureau …

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Fingerprint ID Dominates Authentication, But Facial Recognition Is Growing Fast

With payments fraud growing every year, the pressure is on in markets worldwide to adopt more sophisticated technology to verify the identity of mobile users. Against that backdrop, the winning technology is fingerprint recognition, with facial-recognition systems presenting a fast-growing alternative, according to the latest study from United Kingdom-based Juniper …

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Uber Adds Public-Transit Payment Option in Las Vegas

After rolling out access to public transportation fare payments on its app in Denver last year, ride-hailing leader Uber Technologies Inc. has added a similar service in Las Vegas. Fare-payment software provider Masabi Ltd. said late Monday that it along with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and …

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MyPinPad Gets Added PCI Certification and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/7/20

MyPinPad, a provider of technology enabling PIN entry on off-the-shelf mobile devices, said it has been granted certification from the PCI Security Standards Council for its software-based PIN entry on a Commercial off-the-shelf (SPoC) product for iOS.Shift4 Payments Inc., which filed for a proposed public offering in December, said it completed certification …

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Payment Stocks Sputtered Toward 2019’s End, but They Still Outperformed the Market for the Year

Payment-company stocks lost ground as a group in December and didn’t match the major market indexes in the fourth quarter, but they still bested the indexes for all of 2019, according to a new report. Twenty-six electronic-transaction processor stocks monitored by Chicago-based Barrington Research Associates Inc. posted a negative mean …

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The Crisis in Authentication

PINs are past their prime. Signatures? Forget it. With criminals increasingly on the prowl, much more robust technology is needed. The good news is such tech is available. But will consumers tolerate it? Despite a now almost 3-year-old decision by the four major U.S. card brands to make signatures optional …

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Mobile Devices Connect With Contactless

A new PCI standard for using off-the-shelf mobile phones and tablets to accept tap-and-go payments should open the door for more contactless transactions. How much more is another question. It’s the ultimate conven­ience for a harried merchant: just whip out a regular smart phone or tablet and ask the customer …

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