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MCX Implies Its Ready To Accept General-Purpose Cards, but Questions Remain
Oct. 29, 2014 - By Jim Daly Attempting to do damage control in the wake of an ...

Issuers’ Apple Pay Pact Assigns Remarkable Authority to Card Networks As Well As Apple
Oct. 27, 2014 - By John Stewart Issuers signing up to have their cards included in the Apple Pay wallet may benefit from all the hype Apple Inc. is gene...

Apple Embeds NFC in Its New iPad Air 2, Stirring Speculation About Its Mobile POS Plans
Oct. 24, 2014 - By John Stewart When Apple Inc. officially launched its Apple Pay mobile-payments service on Monday, all eyes were on the new iPhone 6 and 6 P...

Pressure Builds for Faster Payments As The Clearing House Plans for Real-Time Settlement
Oct. 23, 2014 - By John Stewart The effort to bring faster payment settlement to the United States gained momentum this week with an announcement by The...

AmEx Program Aims To Kick-Start EMV Card Acceptance Among Small Businesses
Oct. 20, 2014 - By Jim Daly Among the many companies ...

Obama Uses His Bully Pulpit To Push Cybersecurity—and Endorse PIN-Based EMV
Oct. 17, 2014 - By Jim Daly President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive order committing the federal government to offer and accept Europay...

Cardtronics’ New Skyscraper ATMs Link a Mobile App With Merchant Rewards
Oct. 16, 2014 - By Jim Daly Retail ATM network owner and operator Cardtronics Inc. is testing ATMs as tall as nine feet that offer discounts to consumers when they withdraw cas...

Apple Pay Goes Live Monday, As Apple, Samsung Join ETA
Oct. 16, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward The date is set. Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay mobile-payment scheme, now with more than 500 banks supporting it, launches Monday, the Cuperti...

COMMENTARY: How Passbook Positions Apple to Command—Not Just Align With—the Payments Industry
Oct. 16, 2014 - By Rick Oglesby, Double Diamond Payments Research...

While Smiling on NFC, eBay’s CEO Raises Possibility of PayPal-Apple Pay Link
Oct. 15, 2014 - By John Stewart EBay Inc. chief executive John Donahoe on Wednesday appeared to open a door for PayPal Inc. to serve as a funding source in Apple Inc.’s new Apple...



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