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Visa’s FANF Revision Could Take a High Toll on Aggregators When It Kicks in Next Year
Apr. 23, 2014 - By John Stewart A revised set of network fees from Visa Inc. could hit merchant aggregators hard when the revisions take effect next April, according to payme...

It’s ‘Fits and Starts’ in Mobile-Payments Evolution, Finds An IDC Survey
Apr. 22, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward An industry as intrinsic to commerce as electronic payments is unlikely to make wholesale moves to new technologies like ...

American Express Adds Wal-Mart to the Distribution Network for Its Serve Prepaid Card
Apr. 21, 2014 - By Jim Daly American Express Co. deepened its prepaid card relationship with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. with Monday’s announcement that its Serve card will be sold ...

With Government Cracking Down, ISOs And Acquirers Turn to Automated Merchant Vetting
Apr. 21, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Independent sales organizations and acquirers have long known the value of performing their due diligence when boarding new merchants. Th...

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...

In a Move Aimed at Aggregators And Small Sellers, Visa Tweaks FANF Fees Effective April 2015
Apr. 15, 2014 - By John Stewart Visa Inc. has tweaked its controversial fixed acquirer network fee (FANF), with the changes scheduled to take effect 12 months from n...

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...



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