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CFPB Rules May Aid Larger Prepaid Card Issuers: Report
November 25, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward The 870-page tome of proposed rules issued Nov. 13 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to govern prepaid cards may end up benefit...
E-Commerce Spending for November Up 11% Over 2013, comScore Reports
November 25, 2014 - By Digital Transactions News Staff Electronic-commerce spending from work and home desktop computers from Nov 1-23 hit $17.5 billion, up 11% from $15.8 billion in t...
Merchants May Need a Map To Navigate Multiple Token Schemes: Analyst
November 25, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward No doubt merchants and the payments industry understand the value of removing valuable cardholder data from merchant payment systems via ...
Three Years After Durbin, Debit Pricing Flaw Still Drives up Cost for Small-Ticket Sellers
November 24, 2014 - By John Stewart Three years after the Durbin Amendment took effect, the law’s painful impact on the cost of selling soda, candy, newsp...
Gift Cards Top Holiday Wish Lists, With Total Spending Estimated at $31.74 Billion
November 24, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers want gift cards this holiday season, but are reluctant to ask for them, finds a survey from CashStar Inc., a Portland, Maine-ba...
Stress on Data Helps Swipely Hit $4-Billion Mark in Processing Volume
November 21, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Merchant-services provider ...
OrderWithMe Debuts Service To Help Small Merchants Counter Showrooming
November 21, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers walking around stores with their smart phones in hand often send a potentially troublesome signal to many retailers. The shoppe...
MasterCard: Sub-Merchants Don’t Need To Own Accounts Until Volume Hits $1 Million
November 21, 2014 - By Jim Daly In what observers say indicates a growing acceptance of merchant aggregation by payment networks, MasterCard Inc. has increa...
USA Technologies Clinches a New Interchange Deal With Visa for Debit And Credit
November 21, 2014 - By John Stewart USA Technologies Inc. on Friday announced it had secured a three-year agreement with Visa Inc. that will allow the supplier of payments tec...
Intuit Adds Cloud POS to QuickBooks Online In a Tie-Up With Revel Systems
November 20, 2014 - By John Stewart With its clients going increasingly mobile, Intuit Inc. knew it needed a point-of-sale payments solution for its cloud-b...
Canadians Eschew Mobile Payments, For Now: Survey
November 20, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Mobile payments in Canada only garner 2% of all consumer purchases, finds a study from research firm ...
How Two Payments Analysts Challenged ‘Settled’ Wisdom About EMV And Online Fraud
November 20, 2014 - By John Stewart At trade show after trade show, and in article after article, payments-industry executives have heard for years now that...
Digital Wallets Are Pushing up Conversions, Making Them a Prime Target for Acquirers And Gateways
November 19, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Digital wallets, especially when used for mobile commerce, are gaining increasing favor among consumers, finds a report from the Adobe Di...
Coinbase Adds Tip Mechanism for Bitcoin Micropayments
November 19, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase has launched a “tip...
Data Breaches Continue To Cost Target and Home Depot a Bundle
November 19, 2014 - By Jim Daly Target Corp. reported Wednesday that expenses stemming from the big data breach it disclosed 11 months ago now total $248 million. The Home Depot Inc., meanwhile...
The U.S. Marshals Service Plans Its Second Bitcoin Auction, This One Worth $19.2 Million
November 18, 2014 - By Digital Transactions News Staff The U.S. Marshals Service held its first auction of bitcoins in June, and now it’s planning an even bigger on...
First Data Plans Update for TransArmor That Will Bring Tokens to Sellers Regardless of Acquirer Ties
November 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward First Data Corp. will update its TransArmor tokenization service in 2015 to make it platform-agnostic, while expanding the number of sale...
Mobile Commerce To Peak On Thanksgiving: Adobe
November 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers are expected to use their smart phones and tablets to do more than check prices this holiday season. More of them expect to mak...
Remain Calm: Mobile Pay Will Boom, but It Doesn’t Warrant a Media Frenzy, Analyst Says
November 18, 2014 - By Jim Daly Mobile-payments volume will nearly triple from $51.5 billion this year to $141.7 billion in 2019, according to a new report from Forrester Research Inc. That’s...
Airport Renovation Includes iPads Where Passengers Can Spend Airline Miles
November 17, 2014 - By John Stewart Before the emergence of Bi...

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...
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...

CFPB Rules May Aid Larger Prepaid Card Issuers: Report
November 25, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward The 870-page tome of proposed rules issued Nov. 13 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to govern prepaid cards may end up benefit...
E-Commerce Spending for November Up 11% Over 2013, comScore Reports
November 25, 2014 - By Digital Transactions News Staff Electronic-commerce spending from work and home desktop computers from Nov 1-23 hit $17.5 billion, up 11% from $15.8 billion in t...
Merchants May Need a Map To Navigate Multiple Token Schemes: Analyst
November 25, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward No doubt merchants and the payments industry understand the value of removing valuable cardholder data from merchant payment systems via ...
Three Years After Durbin, Debit Pricing Flaw Still Drives up Cost for Small-Ticket Sellers
November 24, 2014 - By John Stewart Three years after the Durbin Amendment took effect, the law’s painful impact on the cost of selling soda, candy, newsp...
Gift Cards Top Holiday Wish Lists, With Total Spending Estimated at $31.74 Billion
November 24, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers want gift cards this holiday season, but are reluctant to ask for them, finds a survey from CashStar Inc., a Portland, Maine-ba...
Stress on Data Helps Swipely Hit $4-Billion Mark in Processing Volume
November 21, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Merchant-services provider ...
OrderWithMe Debuts Service To Help Small Merchants Counter Showrooming
November 21, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers walking around stores with their smart phones in hand often send a potentially troublesome signal to many retailers. The shoppe...
MasterCard: Sub-Merchants Don’t Need To Own Accounts Until Volume Hits $1 Million
November 21, 2014 - By Jim Daly In what observers say indicates a growing acceptance of merchant aggregation by payment networks, MasterCard Inc. has increa...
USA Technologies Clinches a New Interchange Deal With Visa for Debit And Credit
November 21, 2014 - By John Stewart USA Technologies Inc. on Friday announced it had secured a three-year agreement with Visa Inc. that will allow the supplier of payments tec...
Intuit Adds Cloud POS to QuickBooks Online In a Tie-Up With Revel Systems
November 20, 2014 - By John Stewart With its clients going increasingly mobile, Intuit Inc. knew it needed a point-of-sale payments solution for its cloud-b...
Canadians Eschew Mobile Payments, For Now: Survey
November 20, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Mobile payments in Canada only garner 2% of all consumer purchases, finds a study from research firm ...
How Two Payments Analysts Challenged ‘Settled’ Wisdom About EMV And Online Fraud
November 20, 2014 - By John Stewart At trade show after trade show, and in article after article, payments-industry executives have heard for years now that...
Digital Wallets Are Pushing up Conversions, Making Them a Prime Target for Acquirers And Gateways
November 19, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Digital wallets, especially when used for mobile commerce, are gaining increasing favor among consumers, finds a report from the Adobe Di...
Coinbase Adds Tip Mechanism for Bitcoin Micropayments
November 19, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase has launched a “tip...
Data Breaches Continue To Cost Target and Home Depot a Bundle
November 19, 2014 - By Jim Daly Target Corp. reported Wednesday that expenses stemming from the big data breach it disclosed 11 months ago now total $248 million. The Home Depot Inc., meanwhile...
The U.S. Marshals Service Plans Its Second Bitcoin Auction, This One Worth $19.2 Million
November 18, 2014 - By Digital Transactions News Staff The U.S. Marshals Service held its first auction of bitcoins in June, and now it’s planning an even bigger on...
First Data Plans Update for TransArmor That Will Bring Tokens to Sellers Regardless of Acquirer Ties
November 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward First Data Corp. will update its TransArmor tokenization service in 2015 to make it platform-agnostic, while expanding the number of sale...
Mobile Commerce To Peak On Thanksgiving: Adobe
November 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers are expected to use their smart phones and tablets to do more than check prices this holiday season. More of them expect to mak...
Remain Calm: Mobile Pay Will Boom, but It Doesn’t Warrant a Media Frenzy, Analyst Says
November 18, 2014 - By Jim Daly Mobile-payments volume will nearly triple from $51.5 billion this year to $141.7 billion in 2019, according to a new report from Forrester Research Inc. That’s...
Airport Renovation Includes iPads Where Passengers Can Spend Airline Miles
November 17, 2014 - By John Stewart Before the emergence of Bi...

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