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Reduction in ID-Fraud Losses Surpasses Decrease in Fraud Victims, Study Finds
March 4, 2015 - By Jim Daly Some 12.7 million Americans fell victim to identity fraud last year, a big number but down 3% from 13.1 million in 2013, according to Javelin S...
Synchrony Financial, U.S. Bank Become Early Samsung Pay Backers
March 3, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers holding credit cards issued by private-label card issuer Synchrony Financial and credit and debit cards issued by U.S. Bank wil...
Apple Pay Is Helping Sell Phones And Drive Transactions, But With Caveats
March 3, 2015 - By John Stewart When Apple Inc. launched its Apple Pay mobile-payments service in October, the computing giant hoped the new wallet woul...
For $95 a Year, Stratos Promises Ease of Use as a Consolidated Card Service
March 3, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers wielding multiple credit and debit cards in their wallets have yet another service to use to consolidate them into one electron...
Costco’s Post-AmEx Credit Card Plans Include Visa but Exclude MasterCard
March 2, 2015 - By Jim Daly The big warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. announced Monday an agreement with Citigroup Inc. to replace its current c...
A Rumor No More, Samsung Pay To Debut This Summer Using LoopPay Technology
March 2, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is joining the mobile-wallet and payments fray with its expected launch this summer of Samsung Pay, a servic...
Paydiant Could Provide PayPal With the Elusive Key to the Point of Sale
March 2, 2015 - By Jim Daly When it comes to general-purpose mobile payments, PayPal Inc. is far and away the leader, having posted $46 billion in mobil...
After Investment and Licensing Trials, Visa To Buy TrialPay Outright
February 27, 2015 - By Jim Daly Visa Inc. on Friday reported that it had signed a definitive agreement to buy privately-held TrialPay Inc., provider of an offers platform that connects merchant...
First, There Was Card on File. Now Boku Brings ‘Phone on File’ to Online Payments
February 26, 2015 - By John Stewart For years, merchants like Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. have streamlined online payments by letting consumers charge st...
With EMV’s Rise, Debit Card Fraud on Canada’s Interac Network Falls to a New Low
February 26, 2015 - By Jim Daly Counterfeit fraud on Canada’s Interac debit cards fell 45% to a record low in 2014, and 80% of the fraud happened outside of Canada, according to new figures f...
Mass EMV Chip Card Issuance Awaits: Survey
February 26, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward The deluge of EMV chip cards for the majority of U.S. consumers has yet to happen, finds a survey by ORC International Inc. ...
Using Apple And Samsung Biometric ID, Sekur Me Bids To Hike Mobile Conversion
February 26, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward A new service that integrates Apple Inc.’s Touch ID and Samsung’s fingerprint-recognition technology into a single...
Staples And Jack Henry Offerings Promise Yet Hotter Market for Small-Biz Funding
February 25, 2015 - By John Stewart Funding for small businesses has been an increasingly important source of revenue for independent sales organizations an...
Gemalto Says Spy Operation ‘Probably Happened,’ but Downplays Its Effect
February 25, 2015 - By Digital Transactions News Staff The big SIM and EMV chip manufacturer Gemalto NV on Wednesday acknowledged that an alleged o...
JPMorgan Chase says ChaseNet Rollout Is Exceeding Expectations
February 24, 2015 - By Jim Daly JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported Tuesday that 60,000 merchants use its in-house ChaseNet merchant-processing venture and as...
While Many Decry Margin Compression, Report Paints Sunnier Picture of Acquirer Profit
February 23, 2015 - By John Stewart Many merchant-services executives have complained for years about so-called margin compression, a relentless loss of pro...
Did Spies Secretly Steal Chip Producer Gemalto’s Electronic Keys?
February 23, 2015 - By Digital Transactions News Staff Gemalto NV, one of the largest manufacturers of SIM cards for mobile phones and a key vendor...
With Its Softcard Deal, Google Cements Carrier Support And Turns up Heat on Apple Pay
February 23, 2015 - By John Stewart, with additional reporting by Kevin Woodward and Jim Daly When Google Inc. launched its ...
Many Questions Hang Over Samsung’s LoopPay Deal And What Will Come Next
February 20, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward There’s a simple reason why Samsung Electronics America Inc. bought ...
Heartland Begins a ‘Trusted Dealer Program’ to Bolster Multiple Product Sales
February 19, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Heartland Payment Systems Inc. is building a point-of-sale system reseller network in hopes it will increase the numbe...

Digital Transactions February 2015

At Last, Finality on Durbin
Data Breaches Show Worrisome Gro...
Can EMVCo Rescue 3D Secure?
With Same-Day Clearing in Pros...
Restaurateurs Order up Omnichannel
Resignation And Retreat
Five Tests for Innovation
Elevated Acquiring Risk in the E...
A Contact Sport
Silicon Valley’s Payments Fever
Changes to PCI 3.0: Are You Re...
Bitcoin’s Achilles’ Heel: Ma...
Digital Transactions January 2015

Too Soon To Say Bitcoin And Appl...
How To Cash in on Mobile P2P?
NACHA Moves on Same-Day ACH...
...But Will Those Pesky Checks S...
A Reset for Bitcoin
What 2015 Will Bring
The Complicated World of Integra...
Bitcoin Leaves the Station
A Quickening Pulse
The CFPB’s New Prepaid Rule: T...
Digital Transactions December 2014

The Apple Pay of Its Day
Will Merchants Get the Poynt?
Online Fraud Will Rise, But Don'...
Where the Chargebacks Are
Visa’s New Year’s Resolution
Consumers Warm up to Wallets
It’s Time to Declare War
How Apple Pay Gets It Right
Apple Pay: What’s in It for Ac...
A New Age for Growth Capital
The Tug of War Over Tokenization
Say Hello to the 21st-Century Re...
Getting From Here to EMV
Digital Transactions November 2014

Don’t Write off POS Terminals ...
Do Small Businesses Plus Mobile ...
BofA Takes the EMV Lead With D...
ATM And Overdraft Fees Set Rec...
A Post-PayPal eBay Can Stock up ...
How About Apple eCash Pay?
Doing mPOS Strategically
POS Terminals Have a Future, And...
Behind the Acquirers’ M&A Spree
The 10 Most Pressing Issues in E...
Should They Stay Or Should They ...
Here Come the Bitcoin ATMs
Why It’s Different With Apple ...
Digital Transactions October 2014

The Gimlet Eye: NFC’s Day in t...
Chip Cards Mean Cash for VeriFone
Braintree Likes Bitcoin Now, W...
Apple Swamps Twitter’s Buy But...
Prepaid for the Masses—of Bank...
The Cure for Merchant Breaches
Acquiring: How To Fight Margin C...
Cover Story: Can Apple Save Mobi...
Strategies: What We Can Learn fr...
Endpoint: Don’t Leave These Am...
Digital Transactions September 2014

The Gimlet Eye
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: No Sweat, My Rob...
Payments 3.0: Where is the ACH G...
Acquiring: How Acquirers Are Tot...
Cover Story: Is it Still Hip to ...
Security: Unintended But Predict...
Endpoint: The Networks’ Sign...
Digital Transactions August 2014
Digital Transactions July 2014

The Gimlet Eye: Five Truths Abou...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Time To Bone up ...
Acquiring: Transit’s New Payme...
M-Commerce: For Billers, Mobile ...
Cover Story: I Want You For EMV
Security: Locking Down the Smart...
Endpoint: Not All Mobile-Payment...
Digital Transactions June 2014

The Gimlet Eye: The Missing Link...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Lessons from Hea...
Acquiring: Congress Sees a Need ...
Cover Story: NFC’s Cloudburst
Endpoint: Leading the Industry t...
Digital Transactions May 2014

The Gimlet Eye: The Next Chapter...
Trends & Tactics
Security Notes: Taming Bitcoin...
Acquiring: Doubling Down on Gamb...
Cover Story: Annual Field Guide ...
Endpoint: The Real Reason Consum...
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...

Reduction in ID-Fraud Losses Surpasses Decrease in Fraud Victims, Study Finds
March 4, 2015 - By Jim Daly Some 12.7 million Americans fell victim to identity fraud last year, a big number but down 3% from 13.1 million in 2013, according to Javelin S...
Synchrony Financial, U.S. Bank Become Early Samsung Pay Backers
March 3, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers holding credit cards issued by private-label card issuer Synchrony Financial and credit and debit cards issued by U.S. Bank wil...
Apple Pay Is Helping Sell Phones And Drive Transactions, But With Caveats
March 3, 2015 - By John Stewart When Apple Inc. launched its Apple Pay mobile-payments service in October, the computing giant hoped the new wallet woul...
For $95 a Year, Stratos Promises Ease of Use as a Consolidated Card Service
March 3, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers wielding multiple credit and debit cards in their wallets have yet another service to use to consolidate them into one electron...
Costco’s Post-AmEx Credit Card Plans Include Visa but Exclude MasterCard
March 2, 2015 - By Jim Daly The big warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. announced Monday an agreement with Citigroup Inc. to replace its current c...
A Rumor No More, Samsung Pay To Debut This Summer Using LoopPay Technology
March 2, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is joining the mobile-wallet and payments fray with its expected launch this summer of Samsung Pay, a servic...
Paydiant Could Provide PayPal With the Elusive Key to the Point of Sale
March 2, 2015 - By Jim Daly When it comes to general-purpose mobile payments, PayPal Inc. is far and away the leader, having posted $46 billion in mobil...
After Investment and Licensing Trials, Visa To Buy TrialPay Outright
February 27, 2015 - By Jim Daly Visa Inc. on Friday reported that it had signed a definitive agreement to buy privately-held TrialPay Inc., provider of an offers platform that connects merchant...
First, There Was Card on File. Now Boku Brings ‘Phone on File’ to Online Payments
February 26, 2015 - By John Stewart For years, merchants like Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. have streamlined online payments by letting consumers charge st...
With EMV’s Rise, Debit Card Fraud on Canada’s Interac Network Falls to a New Low
February 26, 2015 - By Jim Daly Counterfeit fraud on Canada’s Interac debit cards fell 45% to a record low in 2014, and 80% of the fraud happened outside of Canada, according to new figures f...
Mass EMV Chip Card Issuance Awaits: Survey
February 26, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward The deluge of EMV chip cards for the majority of U.S. consumers has yet to happen, finds a survey by ORC International Inc. ...
Using Apple And Samsung Biometric ID, Sekur Me Bids To Hike Mobile Conversion
February 26, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward A new service that integrates Apple Inc.’s Touch ID and Samsung’s fingerprint-recognition technology into a single...
Staples And Jack Henry Offerings Promise Yet Hotter Market for Small-Biz Funding
February 25, 2015 - By John Stewart Funding for small businesses has been an increasingly important source of revenue for independent sales organizations an...
Gemalto Says Spy Operation ‘Probably Happened,’ but Downplays Its Effect
February 25, 2015 - By Digital Transactions News Staff The big SIM and EMV chip manufacturer Gemalto NV on Wednesday acknowledged that an alleged o...
JPMorgan Chase says ChaseNet Rollout Is Exceeding Expectations
February 24, 2015 - By Jim Daly JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported Tuesday that 60,000 merchants use its in-house ChaseNet merchant-processing venture and as...
While Many Decry Margin Compression, Report Paints Sunnier Picture of Acquirer Profit
February 23, 2015 - By John Stewart Many merchant-services executives have complained for years about so-called margin compression, a relentless loss of pro...
Did Spies Secretly Steal Chip Producer Gemalto’s Electronic Keys?
February 23, 2015 - By Digital Transactions News Staff Gemalto NV, one of the largest manufacturers of SIM cards for mobile phones and a key vendor...
With Its Softcard Deal, Google Cements Carrier Support And Turns up Heat on Apple Pay
February 23, 2015 - By John Stewart, with additional reporting by Kevin Woodward and Jim Daly When Google Inc. launched its ...
Many Questions Hang Over Samsung’s LoopPay Deal And What Will Come Next
February 20, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward There’s a simple reason why Samsung Electronics America Inc. bought ...
Heartland Begins a ‘Trusted Dealer Program’ to Bolster Multiple Product Sales
February 19, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Heartland Payment Systems Inc. is building a point-of-sale system reseller network in hopes it will increase the numbe...

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