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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...

Would-Be Apple Pay Users Disappointed When Rite Aid Apparently Turns Off NFC
Oct. 23, 2014 - By Jim Daly As a complex new technology-based service, Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay was certain to hit some speed bumps after it debuted Oct...

Eye on E-Commerce: Jumio Debuts M-Commerce Service; Flint Offers Online Payment Service
Oct. 22, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Two payment-services companies have separately introduced services designed to make it easier for merchants and consumers to engage in e-...

With New Perkwave App, Harbortouch Leverages Apple Pay for a Pay-at-Table Solution
Oct. 20, 2014 - By John Stewart With Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay mobile-payments platform launching Monday, many in the payments business are focused on th...

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

Apple Pay Works, But It Can’t Speed up Lines of Non-Users
Oct. 20, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward The big news about my test today of Apple Pay, the contactless payment scheme for use with Apple Inc. smart phones and tablets, is that t...

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...

AmEx Converts Rewards Points Into Cash for Transactions at McDonald’s
Oct. 14, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward American Express Co. is making it easier for its cardholders to use their points to buy a Big Mac sandwich at McDonald...

Merchant Processor TransFirst Trades Private-Equity Owners While IPO Put On Hold
Oct. 13, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Merchant acquirer TransFirst Inc. has a new owner. Private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners, San Francisco, is buying...

COMMENTARY: How History Is Repeating Itself With Apple Pay
Oct. 10, 2014 - By Richard Crone and Heidi Liebenguth, Crone Consulting LLC If you are an issuer of Visa or MasterCard, your deadline for participating...



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