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Better Late Than Never: Discover Cards To Join Apple Pay This Fall
Apr. 27, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward When it comes to Apple Inc.’s popular Apple Pay mobile-payment service, some players might figure it’s better to b...

A New Harris Survey Shows That Consumers Feel the Love for Visa and PayPal
Apr. 27, 2015 - By Jim Daly Grizzled veterans of the payments industry may not have warm and fuzzy feelings for card networks, but the view can be diffe...

MCX Stalwart Best Buy Gives Apple Pay a Boost As Apple Records Strong Quarter
Apr. 27, 2015 - By John Stewart Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay mobile-payments service will be accepted by electronics giant Best Buy Co. Inc., first for in-app purchases ...

Mobile Wallet Relies on ACH for Lower Merchant Fees
Apr. 24, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward A mobile wallet that uses the automated clearing house network to provide merchants with low acceptance costs is in te...

New Costs Imposed on Banks by Same-Day ACH Could Reshape Pricing Approach
Apr. 23, 2015 - By John Stewart Merchants that use the automated clearing house network to accept transactions may not be happy about a new fee expected...

With Its Spin-off Looming, PayPal Reports Strong Growth in Mobile, Overall
Apr. 23, 2015 - By John Stewart Ahead of an expected separation later this year from its long-time parent eBay Inc., PayPal Inc. on Wednesday reported s...

Alternative Services, Mobile Apps To Help the Feds Traverse the ‘Last Mile’ in Payments
Apr. 23, 2015 - By Jim Daly Tests of alternative payments and smart-phone apps are in the cards for the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fisca...

Costco Gets a Lift by Adding Card Acceptance to Food Courts
Apr. 21, 2015 - By Jim Daly Warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. has been in the news recently because it is  replacing American Express C...

How New York Transformed from an 18th-Century Laggard Into a Payments Leader
Apr. 21, 2015 - By Jim Daly It isn’t often that a municipality is recognized for its work in the payments space. But that’s what happened Tuesday when NACHA, governing body of the autom...

Confluence of Trends Creating a “Golden Age” for Merchant Portfolios?
Apr. 21, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward The allure of recurring revenue combined with low interest rates and investors prospecting for new assets are contributing t...

Non-Bank Rivals, Lack of Account Coverage Haunt Growing Real-Time Trend
Apr. 20, 2015 - By John Stewart A panel of two bankers and a banking-services provider gave an upbeat appraisal Monday of industry moves toward real-time payments, b...

Will Increasing Regulation of the Acquiring Industry Abroad Affect the U.S. Market?
Apr. 19, 2015 - By Jim Daly The Canadian government’s move last week to strengthen its ...

Retailers Eye EMV as a Near-Term Reason for POS System Upgrades
Apr. 17, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Retailers will take their time upgrading their point-of-sale systems for compatibility with the EMV chip card standards, fin...

Despite Its Woes, AmEx Manages To Report Respectable First-Quarter Financials
Apr. 17, 2015 - By Jim Daly Coming off a ...



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