Wednesday , October 28, 2020

TableSafe To Test Restaurant Folio Payment Device and other Digital Transactions News briefs

A Michigan gas station has begun accepting the AnyWhereMobile Payment Network app from developer MShift Inc. and Team One Credit Union, the first financial institution to offer the mobile-payments product. Team One plans to bring acceptance of the app, which works with VeriFone Systems Inc.’s Commander Site Controller solution, to 20 Michigan gas stations by year’s end.

TableSafe Inc. said its Rail 2 pay-at-table payment system has achieved PCI PTS (PIN Transaction Security) certification with the PCI Security Standards Council. TableSafe plans to begin distributing Rail 2, which is housed inside a device that mimics the traditional restaurant folio used to deliver the customer’s check, to select Seattle restaurants this summer and begin a national pilot this fall. The device works with mag-stripe and EMV cards and supports near-field communication and quick-response codes.

In a dispute originating with data breaches at Hilton hotels, a unit of Hilton Worldwide sued merchant acquirer BMO Harris Bank, accusing it of a $40 million “extortionate” money grab and triggering a countersuit from the bank, Crain’s Chicago Business reported.

Restaurant chain Cici’s Pizza acknowledged a credit card data breach that affected point-of-sale systems at more than 135 locations; the malware-based breach began at most locations in March, but some stores may have been compromised in 2015, KrebsOnSecurity reported.

The EMV Migration Forum, a cross-industry group formed in 2012 to address issues surrounding the rollout of EMV chip cards in the United States, is changing its name to the U.S. Payments Forum.

Cummins-Allison Corp., which makes coin and currency handling equipment, said its ATMs are now EMV certified on the First Data Corp. network for both MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc. transactions.

CardFlight, a provider of mobile point-of-sale solutions, released data from its transaction gateway indicating 70% of cards used now contain EMV chips.

Modus Corp. introduced its Subscription Solution, which creates and manages online subscriptions and includes multiple payment options, as well as invoicing and fulfillment features.

Visa Inc. announced a roster of some 60 Olympic and Paralympic athletes it is supporting as Team Visa for the 2016 Games in Rio.

Merchant processor Global Payments Inc. announced it is supporting Apple Pay in Hong Kong.

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