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Growing Mobile Use Among Consumers Is Attracting More Criminals, Says New Report
Aug. 31, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Growing consumer use of mobile devices like smart phones is making the devices more attractive to criminals trying to captur...

Eye on Regulation: Updated List Shows Heavy Activity in the U.S., EU and Malaysia
Aug. 31, 2015 - By Jim Daly A new update of a list detailing where public authorities have intervened in payment card merchant pricing and rules shows only one country, Ma...

Separate But Tied Together: Why eBay Is Dropping Non-PayPal Payment Methods
Aug. 31, 2015 - By John Stewart PayPal Holdings Inc. and eBay Inc. went their separate ways just 45 days ago, but already the fallout from that split is beginning to make...

PayPal To Eliminate Tiered Pricing for Its Smallest U.S. Merchants
Aug. 27, 2015 - By Jim Daly PayPal Holdings Inc. will eliminate volume-based price tiers and charge all of its small U.S. merchants 2.9% of the sale plus 30 cents per domestic transaction c...

Lost Sales From Unfounded Rejections Dwarfs Actual Fraud Losses, Report Says
Aug. 27, 2015 - By John Stewart While a seemingly unending rash of data breaches has payments players scrambling to adopt a panoply of fraud-fighting technologies, l...

Blackhawk Study on E-Gift Cards Shows Why Competition Is Heating up
Aug. 26, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Electronic gift cards are becoming more popular with consumers, and potentially creating more sales at retailers, finds a ne...

Eye on Wall Street: First Data Names IPO Underwriters; Worldpay in Play?
Aug. 26, 2015 - By Jim Daly Payment processor First Data Corp. on Tuesday named a big cast of underwriters for its planned initial public offering of stock. Meanwhile, a G...

COMMENTARY: Get Ready for EMV’s Longer—And Different—Transactions
Aug. 26, 2015 - By Andrey Tikhonov With all the attention being given to the upcoming EMV liability-shift deadline on Oct. 1 in the United States, one i...

How Buy Buttons And Single-Click Tech Are Driving Commerce on Smart Phones
Aug. 26, 2015 - By John Stewart Larger screens, buy buttons, and streamlined checkouts are expected to combine to raise the profile of smart phones in e...

Global Payments Will Use Apriva’s EMV mPOS Apps for Android and iOS Devices
Aug. 25, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Atlanta-based merchant processor Global Payments Inc. will use mobile point-of-sale apps from ...

Education—of Consumers and Merchants—Is Now a Crucial Goal For U.S. EMV Rollout
Aug. 24, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward As the Oct. 1 EMV liability-shift date nears, and consumers begin receiving even more credit and debit cards bearing E...

Payments Companies Gashed in Bloody Wall Street Rout
Aug. 24, 2015 - By Jim Daly Publicly traded payments companies fared slightly worse than the major market indexes Monday in a continuation of a Wall Street selloff triggered by investor wor...



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