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Three Years After Durbin, Debit Pricing Flaw Still Drives up Cost for Small-Ticket Sellers
Nov. 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...

Data Breaches Continue To Cost Target and Home Depot a Bundle
Nov. 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...

First Data Plans Update for TransArmor That Will Bring Tokens to Sellers Regardless of Acquirer Ties
Nov. 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...

Remain Calm: Mobile Pay Will Boom, but It Doesn’t Warrant a Media Frenzy, Analyst Says
Nov. 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...

While Google Wallet Is Ditching Digital Goods, It’s Likely to Stick with Other Markets
Nov. 14, 2014 - By John Stewart Google Inc.’s decision to kill its application programming interface for digital-goods sales may have more to do with ...

Mocapay Seeks Wider Distribution Through a New Link With Merchant Link
Nov. 13, 2014 - By Jim Daly Mocapay Inc., one of the nation’s pioneers in mobile payments, hopes to expand its small footprint through a new distribut...

Visa Enhanced PCI Compliance Push Slated For Jan. 1 Start
Nov. 10, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Card network Visa Inc. plans to eke out even better merchant compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard wi...

Eye on M&A: JetPay Buys ACI Merchant Systems; Heartland Completes Xpient Acquisition
Nov. 10, 2014 - By Jim Daly Payment processor JetPay Corp. on Monday reported that it had acquired ACI Merchant Systems LLC, an independent sales organization that w...

MasterCard To Expand Its DataCash Gateway Services With TNS Acquisition
Nov. 6, 2014 - By Jim Daly MasterCard Inc. announced Thursday that it has a deal to buy gateway businesses from TNS Inc. that will expand the global fo...

MCX Chief Davidson Strikes Defiant Tone While Touting Benefits of CurrentC’s Wallet
Nov. 5, 2014 - By John Stewart Merchant Customer Exchange LLC (MCX) has launched its CurrentC mobile-payment service with “thousands” of consumers ...



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