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Looking To Expand Beyond Digital Markets, Boku Gets a Read on Magazine Subscriptions
August 28, 2014 - By John Stewart Ever since the carrier-billing model for mobile payments found a foothold in the digital-goods market several years ago, processors h...
Visa Brings Big Acquirers on Board To Build Momentum for Its New Visa Checkout Service
August 28, 2014 - By Jim Daly Visa Inc. on Wednesday said eight merchant acquirers and e-commerce platform providers will be rolling out the 1-month-old Visa Checkout online...
Citi Scores a Digital-Wallet First for U.S. Banks, But Will Consumers Care?
August 26, 2014 - By Jim Daly Citigroup Inc. claims to have become the first global bank to introduce its own branded wallet in the U.S. The questio...
Effective in 2015, Two New ACH Rules Will Change Returns Threshold, Impose New Fees
August 26, 2014 - By John Stewart The regulatory body for the automated clearing house network on Tuesday unveiled two new network rules that, among other changes, will lowe...
Don’t Expect Apple To Radically Remake Electronic Payments, Researcher Says
August 25, 2014 - By Jim Daly Apple Inc. is expected to release its iPhone 6 next month and, not surprisingly, speculation about the coming smart phone’s features is intense. B...
Visa’s Test Results: Record Peak Volume And Expected Smooth Sailing for Tokens
August 25, 2014 - By John Stewart Visa Inc. can now process a peak volume of 56,000 messages per second—a record high—and foresees no glitches resulting from a new card-...
Mobile, POS Payments-Tech M&A Drives Overall Tech Deals to New Global Highs
August 21, 2014 - By John Stewart Deals for financial and payments technology companies drove worldwide merger-a...
Consumers Shy Away from Target’s Debit Card in the Wake of the Retailer’s Data Breach
August 20, 2014 - By Jim Daly Target Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter financials reflecting its lowered expectations, but the discount retailer’s top brass also...
Eye on Litigation: Mitek-USAA Trial Looms; Retailers Appeal to Supreme Court
August 19, 2014 - By Jim Daly The spat between Mitek Systems Inc. and USAA Federal Savings Bank over remote deposit capture software is set for trial Sept. 8, but the trial ...
Eyeing Transaction Dropouts, PayPal Unveils One Touch for Single-Click Mobile Payments
August 19, 2014 - By John Stewart In a move that could significantly boost mobile-payments activity, PayPal Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a single-click paymen...
Square Attempts to Quell Some of Amazon’s Thunder With Post Dispelling ‘Myths’
August 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward In a recent blog post, Square Inc. is attempting to counter some of the attention foisted on Amazon.com Inc. after the announcement last ...
COMMENTARY: Amazon, Square, Groupon, and the Death of mPOS
August 15, 2014 - By Rick Oglesby This week, Amazon launched Amazon Local Register, the mobile POS (mPOS) solution that may well kill mPOS solutions. That’s not to say that they wo...
As Card-Industry Use of Tokens Increases, MasterCard Plans “Digital Enablement” Fees
August 14, 2014 - By Jim Daly MasterCard Inc. is planning new “digital enablement” fees, one for merchant acquirers and the other for card issuers, that will generate re...
Change Is Coming for Agents as Merchants’ Payment Products Evolve
August 14, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Sales agents as a way to sell payment-processing services to merchants aren’t going away, but they aren’t staying the same. That’s ...
Dubbed Local Register, Amazon’s Mobile POS Service Arrives
August 13, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is moving into brick-and-mortar stores with the debut Wednesday of its Local Register mobile point-of...
FleetCor Buying Comdata; Gift Card Business May Be On the Block
August 12, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward FleetCor Technologies Inc. is buying payment processor Comdata Inc. for $3.45 billion, Norcross, Ga.-based FleetCor announced Tuesday....
The CFPB Warns About the ‘Wild West’ of Virtual Currencies
August 11, 2014 - By Jim Daly Already eyed with suspicion by various arms of the federal government and states, virtual currencies now are the subject of a warning issued Mo...
Eye on Security: Visa Pumps Up Gas-Station Analytics; PCI Council Issues Guidance on Third Parties
August 7, 2014 - By Jim Daly Visa Inc. on Thursday announced a new network service to flag high-risk transactions at fuel pumps, and the PCI Security Standar...
Future U.S. EMV Card Shipments Could Garner A Larger Share: Report
August 7, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Shipments of smart cards capable of payments that adhere to the Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) standard are expected to be six times great...
COMMENTARY: Chip, Signature, And Square—Perfect Together
August 6, 2014 - By Rick Oglesby Rather than jumping to conclusions about the implications of Square Inc.’s decision last week to implement a Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV...

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...
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...

Looking To Expand Beyond Digital Markets, Boku Gets a Read on Magazine Subscriptions
August 28, 2014 - By John Stewart Ever since the carrier-billing model for mobile payments found a foothold in the digital-goods market several years ago, processors h...
Visa Brings Big Acquirers on Board To Build Momentum for Its New Visa Checkout Service
August 28, 2014 - By Jim Daly Visa Inc. on Wednesday said eight merchant acquirers and e-commerce platform providers will be rolling out the 1-month-old Visa Checkout online...
Citi Scores a Digital-Wallet First for U.S. Banks, But Will Consumers Care?
August 26, 2014 - By Jim Daly Citigroup Inc. claims to have become the first global bank to introduce its own branded wallet in the U.S. The questio...
Effective in 2015, Two New ACH Rules Will Change Returns Threshold, Impose New Fees
August 26, 2014 - By John Stewart The regulatory body for the automated clearing house network on Tuesday unveiled two new network rules that, among other changes, will lowe...
Don’t Expect Apple To Radically Remake Electronic Payments, Researcher Says
August 25, 2014 - By Jim Daly Apple Inc. is expected to release its iPhone 6 next month and, not surprisingly, speculation about the coming smart phone’s features is intense. B...
Visa’s Test Results: Record Peak Volume And Expected Smooth Sailing for Tokens
August 25, 2014 - By John Stewart Visa Inc. can now process a peak volume of 56,000 messages per second—a record high—and foresees no glitches resulting from a new card-...
Mobile, POS Payments-Tech M&A Drives Overall Tech Deals to New Global Highs
August 21, 2014 - By John Stewart Deals for financial and payments technology companies drove worldwide merger-a...
Consumers Shy Away from Target’s Debit Card in the Wake of the Retailer’s Data Breach
August 20, 2014 - By Jim Daly Target Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter financials reflecting its lowered expectations, but the discount retailer’s top brass also...
Eye on Litigation: Mitek-USAA Trial Looms; Retailers Appeal to Supreme Court
August 19, 2014 - By Jim Daly The spat between Mitek Systems Inc. and USAA Federal Savings Bank over remote deposit capture software is set for trial Sept. 8, but the trial ...
Eyeing Transaction Dropouts, PayPal Unveils One Touch for Single-Click Mobile Payments
August 19, 2014 - By John Stewart In a move that could significantly boost mobile-payments activity, PayPal Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a single-click paymen...
Square Attempts to Quell Some of Amazon’s Thunder With Post Dispelling ‘Myths’
August 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward In a recent blog post, Square Inc. is attempting to counter some of the attention foisted on Amazon.com Inc. after the announcement last ...
COMMENTARY: Amazon, Square, Groupon, and the Death of mPOS
August 15, 2014 - By Rick Oglesby This week, Amazon launched Amazon Local Register, the mobile POS (mPOS) solution that may well kill mPOS solutions. That’s not to say that they wo...
As Card-Industry Use of Tokens Increases, MasterCard Plans “Digital Enablement” Fees
August 14, 2014 - By Jim Daly MasterCard Inc. is planning new “digital enablement” fees, one for merchant acquirers and the other for card issuers, that will generate re...
Change Is Coming for Agents as Merchants’ Payment Products Evolve
August 14, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Sales agents as a way to sell payment-processing services to merchants aren’t going away, but they aren’t staying the same. That’s ...
Dubbed Local Register, Amazon’s Mobile POS Service Arrives
August 13, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is moving into brick-and-mortar stores with the debut Wednesday of its Local Register mobile point-of...
FleetCor Buying Comdata; Gift Card Business May Be On the Block
August 12, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward FleetCor Technologies Inc. is buying payment processor Comdata Inc. for $3.45 billion, Norcross, Ga.-based FleetCor announced Tuesday....
The CFPB Warns About the ‘Wild West’ of Virtual Currencies
August 11, 2014 - By Jim Daly Already eyed with suspicion by various arms of the federal government and states, virtual currencies now are the subject of a warning issued Mo...
Eye on Security: Visa Pumps Up Gas-Station Analytics; PCI Council Issues Guidance on Third Parties
August 7, 2014 - By Jim Daly Visa Inc. on Thursday announced a new network service to flag high-risk transactions at fuel pumps, and the PCI Security Standar...
Future U.S. EMV Card Shipments Could Garner A Larger Share: Report
August 7, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Shipments of smart cards capable of payments that adhere to the Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) standard are expected to be six times great...
COMMENTARY: Chip, Signature, And Square—Perfect Together
August 6, 2014 - By Rick Oglesby Rather than jumping to conclusions about the implications of Square Inc.’s decision last week to implement a Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV...

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