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In an About Face, eBay Announces It Will Spin off PayPal Next Year
Sep. 30, 2014 - By John Stewart Somewhere, Carl Icahn is smiling. Ebay Inc.’s top management announced early Tuesday that...

MCX’s InComm Deal Might Give Currency To the Idea That Its Network Is Building Momentum
Sep. 30, 2014 - By Jim Daly Prepaid card services provider InComm Holdings Inc. announced today that it has struck a “strategic partnership” with Merchant Customer Exc...

BofA Becomes First Major Issuer to Begin Conversion to Debit Chip Cards
Sep. 30, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Bank of America Corp. isn’t waiting for 2015 to convert its debit card portfolio to plastic that supports Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV)...

Banks’ Out-of-Network ATM Fees and Overdraft Fees Again Set Records
Sep. 29, 2014 - By Jim Daly Average out-of-network ATM fees set a record in 2014 for the eighth straight year by rising 5.3% to $4.35 per transaction, w...

Now the Top Phishing Target, Apple Could Draw More Cyber Crooks with Apple Pay
Sep. 29, 2014 - By John Stewart Apple Inc. is selling a ton of its new iPhone 6 smart phones, but before launching the device earlier this month it had alread...

COMMENTARY: Make No Mistake, Apple Pay Is the Great Enabler of Mobile Payments
Sep. 26, 2014 - By Nate Stewart. Zing Apple Inc. has finally entered the mobile-payments game, and yes, it’s a big deal. The reaction, though, has been veeri...

Research Finds That As Payments Get More Complex, So Do Security, Regulatory Issues
Sep. 25, 2014 - By Jim Daly Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s announcement this week that it will be offering checking accounts to consumers through Green Dot Corp.’s GoBank mobile-bankin...

Two Payments Companies Target Improving E-commerce and M-commerce Conversion Rates
Sep. 24, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Frustration with typing in a 16-digit payment card number on a smart-phone screen leads to a lot of lost sales for e-commerce merchants. ...

The Payments Industry Needs To Find Common Ground on Tokenization, Group Says
Sep. 24, 2014 - By Jim Daly Tokens, that is, tokens for securing electronic payments, almost became a household word two weeks ago when Apple Inc. introduced Apple Pay, a ...

How Smoothie King’s King-Size iPad Play Could Open the Gates for Tablet POS
Sep. 24, 2014 - By John Stewart In what appears to be the largest tablet-based point-of-sale deployment yet, the entire 700-store Smoothie King Franchises Inc. chain...

Cobrin Steps Aside As AnywhereCommerce CEO to Focus on a New Cloud-Based Gateway
Sep. 23, 2014 - By John Stewart Mitch Cobrin, who has run AnywhereCommerce Inc. as chief executive for the last four-and-a-half years, has stepped aside...

More Small Businesses Use Mobile Devices for Payments, Raising Security Issues
Sep. 22, 2014 - By Jim Daly More than a fifth of small and mid-sized businesses use mobile devices to accept payments, almost twice the rate of mobile acceptance two years...



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