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Having Built Its Own Processing Platform, TransFirst Prepares for a Partial IPO
Jul. 30, 2014 - By Jim Daly The big merchant acquirer TransFirst Inc. gave notice Wednesday that it is planning a partial initial public offering. Hauppaug...

Square Announces a Signature-Based Chip Card Reader, with Availability Early in 2015
Jul. 30, 2014 - By John Stewart Square Inc. on Wednesday ended months of speculation with an announcement that it will begin offering an ...

Big Man on Campus: Heartland Pays $375 Million for Higher-Education Payments Company TouchNet
Jul. 30, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Heartland Payment Systems Inc. is paying $375 million to expand its position as a higher education payments provider....

With Optimal Routing in Place, Zooz Readies a Routing Engine for Omnichannel Merchants
Jul. 29, 2014 - By John Stewart Zooz Mobile Ltd. is preparing to launch in September a transaction-routing engine that will let so-called omnichannel me...

Fearing Payment-Industry Control, Merchants Call for an ‘Open’ Tokenization Standard
Jul. 28, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Merchant groups and payment-industry members both want to use tokenization to make it tougher for criminals to get to sensitive cardholde...

Amazon Dongle Unconfirmed, But E-Commerce Giant Could Rely on Powerful Assets
Jul. 28, 2014 - By John Stewart Amazon.com Inc. on Monday refused to comment on a report that the big online retailer is preparing to launch a mobile ca...

Eye on Mobile: Zing’s Register Stresses Integrations; Amazon Blesses PayPal for Fire
Jul. 25, 2014 - By John Stewart The arms race in the tablet-based point-of-sale market heated up on Friday with Zing’s launch of its Register applicat...

Annual Wallet Payments Total More Than a Quarter Billion, According to Updated Fed Study
Jul. 24, 2014 - By John Stewart Transactions using mobile wallets totaled at least 250.6 million and amounted to at least $9.5 billion in value in 2012,...

Tokenization Plays the Central Role in Visa’s New Cloud Payment Suite
Jul. 24, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Visa Inc. moved on Thursday to commercialize mobile payments using cloud-based near-field communication technology with its release of Vi...

Visa Sees a Digital-Payments Future, but the Present Is Still Producing Tidy Profits
Jul. 24, 2014 - By Jim Daly On the heels of a quarter that featured a nearly 10% increase in U.S. payment volume, Visa Inc. chief executive Charles W. Scharf signaled Thursday ...

Spurning Publicity, Amazon Launches a Mobile Wallet with Modest Features—So Far
Jul. 22, 2014 - By John Stewart Without fanfare, Amazon.com Inc. last week introduced a trial version of its first digital wallet. The free Android app, known as Amazon Wa...

Durbin Routing Rules Should Apply to ATMs, ATMIA Urges in Meeting with Fed
Jul. 22, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward The ATM Industry Association met today with members of the Federal Reserve staff to discuss making ATM debit transacti...



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