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The Payments Unicorn List Drops by One—But Investor Cash Is Far From Drying up
Aug. 3, 2015 - By John Stewart It is a commonplace notion that unicorns are to be encountered only in myth. But in the world of venture capital, they are bec...

Eye on EMV: Unprepared Merchants in for a ‘Big Surprise;’ U.S. Conversion Lifts Ingenico
Aug. 3, 2015 - By Jim Daly Some merchant categories such as restaurants are moving slowly into EMV chip card acceptance ahead of the looming Oct. 1 lia...

U.S. Mobile POS Installations Forecasted To Reach 17.4 Million by 2019
Jul. 31, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Installations of mobile point-of-sale devices in the United States and Canada will hit 17.4 million in four years, for...

As MCX Plans Pilot for Late August, Observers Ponder Fate of Its CurrentC Wallet
Jul. 31, 2015 - By John Stewart After a three-year gestation period, the Merchant Customer Exchange’s CurrentC mobile-payment service is planning to l...

Cardtronics Preps for a Big Gulp of Recovery Work Ahead of 7-Eleven’s Exit
Jul. 31, 2015 - By Jim Daly Retail ATM network operator Cardtronics Inc. says it has been preparing for the possible loss of its biggest merchant, convenience-store giant 7-Eleven Inc., for...

U.S. EMV Conversion Boosts First Data’s Acquiring and Issuing Segments
Jul. 30, 2015 - By Jim Daly First Data Corp. on Wednesday reported modest second-quarter growth in its merchant-acquiring and issuer-processing segments...

Eye on Earnings: MasterCard Touts ‘Agnostic’ Tech Approach; Vantiv Revenue Climbs
Jul. 29, 2015 - ...

Merchants Have New Ammo To Blow up Interchange Settlement—But Is It Enough?
Jul. 29, 2015 - By Jim Daly Citing what they say were improper communications between two lawyers on opposing sides of a $5.7 billion settlement between...

More iPhone 6 Users Are Making More Apple Pay Transactions, Report Says
Jul. 29, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Nine months after its launch, Apple Pay appears to be steadily establishing itself as an everyday service for consumer...

COMMENTARY: Three Reasons Why Digital Wallets Are the Future of Payments
Jul. 28, 2015 - By Nicole Chan When Apple Pay first entered the digital-wallet scene, consumer interest in the technology increased. Now the question is...

Stripe’s Value Pegged at $5 Billion as Visa, AmEx Invest in the Online Payments Startup
Jul. 28, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Payments behemoth Visa Inc. has poured some cash into Stripe, an independent online-payments startup, which will be us...

How a Confidential IPO Could Help Square Frame Its Long-Term Strategy
Jul. 27, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Square Inc.’s future may include public ownership if reports late last week that it filed for a confidential initial...



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