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In a Sudden About-Face, Wal-Mart Stops Gift Card Sales Through Gyft E-Card Service
Apr. 17, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Less than a month after electronic gift card provider Gyft announced it was selling Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ...
Euronet’s Money-Transfer Business Poised To Get a Big Lift From New Wal-Mart Deal
Apr. 17, 2014 - By Jim Daly It may be headquartered in Leawood, Kan., but payment-services provider Euronet Worldwide Inc. looks abroad for most of its revenues. Thanks to...
With Support from Visa And MasterCard, Host Card Emulation Lends New Momentum to NFC
Apr. 17, 2014 - By John Stewart A less costly, software-based way to handle mobile transactions using near-fie...
Shazam, Co-Op and CU24 License Visa’s Identifier for EMV Debit Card Transactions
Apr. 16, 2014 - By Jim Daly The Shazam Network on Wednesday reported that it had licensed Visa Inc.’s so-called common application identifier (AID), the third such announceme...
End of Life for Microsoft XP Presents Opportunity for Tablet POS Vendors
Apr. 9, 2014 - By John Stewart With Microsoft Corp. no longer supporting its Windows XP operating system, companies marketing tablet-based point-of-sale gear and so...
Mobile Commerce Efforts Vie for Acquirer Attention
Apr. 9, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Selling merchants solely on the price and availability of a diverse set of payment processing methods won’t be enough in the next year ...
With MintChip for Sale, Can Digital Currencies Outlast S&H Green Stamps?
Apr. 8, 2014 - By Jim Daly In the wake of Bitcoin’s continuing problems with price volatility and unstable processors, the future of virtual currencies got even cloudier ove...
NACHA’s New Same-Day Settlement Plan Draws Plenty of Questions From a Curious Crowd
Apr. 8, 2014 - By Jim Daly You might call it the first stop on a long road show looming for automated clearing house network oversight body NACHA’s new proposal for same-day...
Leaf Adds a Merchant Services Provider Referral Marketplace
Apr. 7, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Tablet-based point-of-sale provider Leaf Holdings Inc. is providing a marketplace to help merch...
NACHA Unveils Opt-In Program To Reduce Exceptions in ACH Bill Payments
Apr. 7, 2014 - By Jim Daly In a further escalation of its war on costly bill-payment exceptions, automated clearing house governing body NACHA on Monday announced a new progra...
With Abandonment Soaring, Equifax And Jumio Aim To Ease Mobile Commerce Pain
Apr. 4, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumer affinity for shopping on smart phones and tablets is unlikely to abate any time soon. And that poses a problem for retailers as ...
Exposure to Card Fraud Spikes in 2013 As Shift to EMV Looms, AFP Survey Reports
Apr. 3, 2014 - By John Stewart Some 43% of businesses report they were exposed to card fraud in 2013, a whopping rise of 14 percentage points from 2012...
Star Strikes Deal with MasterCard in the Latest Common AID Pairing
Apr. 3, 2014 - By Jim Daly After a string of news from Visa Inc. about partnerships with electronic funds transfer networks to facilitate ...
ETA Seeks A More Visible Presence at Regional Acquirer Conferences
Apr. 3, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Payments industry professionals attending one of the four regional acquiring conferences can ex...
Startup PayStand Targets Online Sellers with Bitcoin Option, Fixed Monthly Fees
Apr. 2, 2014 - By John Stewart Merchants that think payment services should leverage software, be simple to i...
Banks That Sued Trustwave and Target Have Second Thoughts and Withdraw Lawsuit
Apr. 1, 2014 - By Jim Daly Two banks that sued Target Corp. and data-security services provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. in the wake of Target’s massive data breach have...
Using Payment Card Data, Index Brings Personalized Shopping to In-Store Customers
Apr. 1, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward E-commerce retailers have a unique advantage over their brick-and-mortar counterparts. They typ...
Following Star, Accel, and Pulse, NYCE Selects Visa’s EMV Debit Technology
Apr. 1, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Debit network NYCE says it will use Visa Inc.’s common application identifier technology on c...
Mercury Payment Systems Files Registration Statement for Possible IPO
Mar. 31, 2014 - By Jim Daly The merchant-acquiring industry might soon get another publicly traded company should independent sales organiz...
Square Market Accepts Bitcoin As Good News/Bad News Pattern Continues for Currency
Mar. 31, 2014 - By John Stewart The up-and-down course Bitcoin has followed in recent months continued on Monday as Square Inc. announced it has started accepting the digi...

Digital Transactions April 2014

The Gimlet Eye: Data Security...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Digital Cash, R...
Acquiring: How Merchant Aggregat...
Acquiring: A Smoky Incongruity
Cover Story: The Googleization ...
Opinion & Analysis: The Furious ...
Components: A Dongle Do-over
Endpoint: Why PCI Is Winning
Digital Transactions March 2014

The Gimlet Eye: Questions, Quest...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Security Newton,...
Acquiring: The Tech Touch—And ...
Components: April Fools?
Cover Story: Prepaid’s Big Mak...
Security: Buyer Beware
Endpoint: The Sorrows of Young B...
Digital Transactions February 2014

The Gimlet Eye: How To Make Rea...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Lessons from Ta...
Acquiring: Hailing Payments
Networks: Transaction Transporte...
Cover Story: Bitcoin’s Bid For...
Components: EMV: Has Its Day Come?
E-Commerce: Better Transaction R...
Endpoint: To NFC Or Not To NFC? ...
Digital Transactions January 2014

The Gimlet Eye: The Next 10 Years
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Digital Cash And...
Acquiring: In Your Face
Opinion & Analysis: The Time Is ...
Cover Story: Digital Transaction...
Endpoint: Better Get Moving on I...
Digital Transactions December 2013

The Gimlet Eye: The Nasty Sound ...
Trends & Tactics: Feeling Insecu...
Security Notes: Health Care: The...
Acquiring: The Baby And the Bath...
E-Commerce: Amazon Muscles up in...
Cover Story: Targeting the Tradi...
Security: Changing the ‘Checkb...
Endpoint: Getting Over Visa Envy
Digital Transactions November 2013

The Gimlet Eye: Glimmers of Hop...
Trends & Tactics
Edward Snowden’s Valuable Lesson
Acquiring: The Zero Option
Security: Peace of Mind: Is It W...
Card Makers Look To Fill Their E...
Cover Story: The 10 Most Pressin...
Endpoint: Transformational, Not ...
Digital Transactions October 2013

The Gimlet Eye: Acquirers’ App...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Get Ready for Al...
Acquiring: Europe’s Card-Fee C...
Strategies: It’s Time for Mobi...
Cover Story: States’ Rights
Opinion & Analysis: Why Have Bi...
Security: Dealing with Dupes
Endpoint: What Acquirers Need To...
Digital Transactions September 2013

The Gimlet Eye: Here Comes the J...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Digital Currency...
Acquiring: ISOs Enter the Age of...
Strategies: How AmEx’s Bluebir...
Security: Are Small Merchants Fi...
Cover Story: Wall Street Pulls t...
Networks: Once Again, with Feel...
Networks: UnionPay’s Play for...
Components: Ticket Sales Get Pum...
Endpoint: Why the Risk of Mobile...
Digital Transactions August 2013
Digital Transactions July 2013

The Gimlet Eye: We’ve Heard...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: The Age of Bit M...
Acquiring: A Rough First Mile
Strategies: Where Small Is Beaut...
Networks: No PIN, No Problem
Cover Story: So You Want To Get ...
Security: When Passwords Are Not...
Components: The Changing Role of...
M-Commerce: Mobile Shopping Is C...
M-Commerce: Mobile Payments: The...
Endpoint: Time To Get Behind the...
Digital Transactions June 2013

The Gimlet Eye: With EMV Coming,...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Too Late for EM...
Acquiring: Fee Fight
Security: The Battle of the Bits
Cover Story: Faster Payments
Opinion & Analysis: How to Place...
Components: What NFC’s Uptick ...
Endpoint: Putting Mobile on the ...
Digital Transactions May 2013

The Gimlet Eye: Beware of the Hype
Trends & Tactics: Cutting Throug...
Security Notes: The Digital Mone...
Acquiring: Fighting Back
Security: Good News, Bad News Ab...
Cover Story: Annual Guide to Alt...
Endpoint: The New Mobile Ecosystem
Digital Transactions April 2013

The Gimlet Eye: A Big—But Not ...
Trends & Tactics: The Fed Lets I...
Security Notes: Loyalty vs. Nati...
Acquiring: Is the National Merch...
Acquiring: Capped Off
M-Commerce: Passbook: Apple’s ...
Components: Retail ATM Deployers...
Cover Story:The Rise of Merchant...
Components: Tablets as ECRs
Security: The Dynamic Duo
Strategies: The Merchants’ Imp...
Endpoint: The Virtues of Virtual...
Digital Transactions March 2013

The Gimlet Eye: The Higher Law
Trends & Tactics: Fraudsters’ ...
Security Notes: The New Age of C...
Acquiring: What You Should Know ...
Networks: Prepaid Cards Navigate...
M-Commerce: Redeeming Redemption
Cover Story: Durbinizing EMV
Opinion & Analysis: Could NFC Pa...
Security: A Fertile New Field fo...
Endpoint: Stress Points in Acqui...
Digital Transactions January 2013

The Gimlet Eye: Mobile Payments:...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Welcome to the N...
Acquiring: Lots of Opportunity
Components: Locking Down the Dig...
Cover Story: The Coming Shakeout...
Networks: Trying To Stay on Top
M-Commerce: Isis Looks for Ferti...
Endpoint: You Don’t Have To Be...
Digital Transactions December 2012

The Gimlet Eye: How To Cut Inter...
Trends & Tactics: Level 4s And P...
Security Notes: Sandy’s Timely...
Acquiring: Stumbling Blocks on t...
E-Commerce: Minting New Ideas fo...
Cover Story: Private Equity’s ...
Security: The Value of Added Sec...
Endpoint: P2P: Digital Payments...
Digital Transactions November 2012

The Gimlet Eye: The Fed’s Prep...
Trends & Tactics: Groupon Moves ...
Security Notes: Prepare for War ...
Acquiring: The Troubled World of...
E-Commerce: The Online Specialists
Components: Equinox Looks for a ...
Cover Story: Sixth Annual The 10...
M-Commerce: App vs. Browser
Endpoint: Six Questions to Ask V...
Digital Transactions October 2012

The Gimlet Eye: Forget Same Day,...
Trends & Tactics: Open-Loop Prep...
Security Notes: Decoupling Credi...
Acquiring: Looking to Go Mainstr...
Security: What You Have, Where Y...
E-Commerce: Just What Does Card-...
Cover Story: The Great Debit Net...
Components: Pen vs. PIN
E-Commerce: The Growing Allure o...
How E-gifts Can Be a Catalyst fo...
Endpoint: Interchange Armistice?...
Digital Transactions September 2012

The Gimlet Eye: A Square Deal
Trends & Tactics: Square Moves B...
Security Notes: Shadow Transacti...
Acquiring: Working the Wallets
Opinion & Analysis: Five Challen...
Strategies: First Data After the...
Cover Story: What’s This FANF ...
Networks: Remote Capture Hits It...
Endpoint: How to Get Small Busin...
Digital Transactions August 2012

In a Sudden About-Face, Wal-Mart Stops Gift Card Sales Through Gyft E-Card Service
Apr. 17, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Less than a month after electronic gift card provider Gyft announced it was selling Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ...
Euronet’s Money-Transfer Business Poised To Get a Big Lift From New Wal-Mart Deal
Apr. 17, 2014 - By Jim Daly It may be headquartered in Leawood, Kan., but payment-services provider Euronet Worldwide Inc. looks abroad for most of its revenues. Thanks to...
With Support from Visa And MasterCard, Host Card Emulation Lends New Momentum to NFC
Apr. 17, 2014 - By John Stewart A less costly, software-based way to handle mobile transactions using near-fie...
Shazam, Co-Op and CU24 License Visa’s Identifier for EMV Debit Card Transactions
Apr. 16, 2014 - By Jim Daly The Shazam Network on Wednesday reported that it had licensed Visa Inc.’s so-called common application identifier (AID), the third such announceme...
End of Life for Microsoft XP Presents Opportunity for Tablet POS Vendors
Apr. 9, 2014 - By John Stewart With Microsoft Corp. no longer supporting its Windows XP operating system, companies marketing tablet-based point-of-sale gear and so...
Mobile Commerce Efforts Vie for Acquirer Attention
Apr. 9, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Selling merchants solely on the price and availability of a diverse set of payment processing methods won’t be enough in the next year ...
With MintChip for Sale, Can Digital Currencies Outlast S&H Green Stamps?
Apr. 8, 2014 - By Jim Daly In the wake of Bitcoin’s continuing problems with price volatility and unstable processors, the future of virtual currencies got even cloudier ove...
NACHA’s New Same-Day Settlement Plan Draws Plenty of Questions From a Curious Crowd
Apr. 8, 2014 - By Jim Daly You might call it the first stop on a long road show looming for automated clearing house network oversight body NACHA’s new proposal for same-day...
Leaf Adds a Merchant Services Provider Referral Marketplace
Apr. 7, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Tablet-based point-of-sale provider Leaf Holdings Inc. is providing a marketplace to help merch...
NACHA Unveils Opt-In Program To Reduce Exceptions in ACH Bill Payments
Apr. 7, 2014 - By Jim Daly In a further escalation of its war on costly bill-payment exceptions, automated clearing house governing body NACHA on Monday announced a new progra...
With Abandonment Soaring, Equifax And Jumio Aim To Ease Mobile Commerce Pain
Apr. 4, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumer affinity for shopping on smart phones and tablets is unlikely to abate any time soon. And that poses a problem for retailers as ...
Exposure to Card Fraud Spikes in 2013 As Shift to EMV Looms, AFP Survey Reports
Apr. 3, 2014 - By John Stewart Some 43% of businesses report they were exposed to card fraud in 2013, a whopping rise of 14 percentage points from 2012...
Star Strikes Deal with MasterCard in the Latest Common AID Pairing
Apr. 3, 2014 - By Jim Daly After a string of news from Visa Inc. about partnerships with electronic funds transfer networks to facilitate ...
ETA Seeks A More Visible Presence at Regional Acquirer Conferences
Apr. 3, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Payments industry professionals attending one of the four regional acquiring conferences can ex...
Startup PayStand Targets Online Sellers with Bitcoin Option, Fixed Monthly Fees
Apr. 2, 2014 - By John Stewart Merchants that think payment services should leverage software, be simple to i...
Digital Transactions April 2014
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Banks That Sued Trustwave and Target Have Second Thoughts and Withdraw Lawsuit
Apr. 1, 2014 - By Jim Daly Two banks that sued Target Corp. and data-security services provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. in the wake of Target’s massive data breach have...
Using Payment Card Data, Index Brings Personalized Shopping to In-Store Customers
Apr. 1, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward E-commerce retailers have a unique advantage over their brick-and-mortar counterparts. They typ...
Following Star, Accel, and Pulse, NYCE Selects Visa’s EMV Debit Technology
Apr. 1, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Debit network NYCE says it will use Visa Inc.’s common application identifier technology on c...
The Gimlet Eye: Data Security’s Weak Link
Apr. 1, 2014 - When the payments industry broke out with a rash of data breaches in December, pundits and politicians were quick to blame technical factors such as the deliberate pace at which the industry is ado...

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