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Eye on Acquiring: EMV Chip Card Acceptance on the Mind
Apr. 1, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward As Transact 15, the Electronic Transactions Association’s annual conference held this year in San Francisco gets und...

While EMV And Mobile Captivate the Industry, Big Retailers Express Frustrations
Apr. 1, 2015 - By John Stewart EMV chip cards and mobile payments may be two abiding passions of the payments industry these days, but major merchant...

ISO That Aided Merchants in a $26 Million Scam Settles With the FTC
Mar. 30, 2015 - By Jim Daly A California independent sales organization called CardFlex Inc. and its two principals have settled federal charges that th...

As EMV Deadline Nears, CardFlight Preps a Mobile Reader for Chip And Signature
Mar. 30, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Mobile point-of-sale service developer CardFlight Inc. will make an EMV chip card-compatible mobile POS reader availab...

Corporate Treasurers Report a Rise in Attempted Wire-Transfer Fraud; Favor Chip-and-PIN
Mar. 30, 2015 - By Jim Daly A near-doubling of attempted wire-transfer fraud and strong corporate support for the chip-and-PIN variety of EMV card payments are among the highlights of the l...

The Fed Finds Rising Mobile-Payments Adoption, But Big Hurdles Hinder Usage
Mar. 30, 2015 - By John Stewart The number of mobile-payments users in the United States is growing steadily, but most mobi...

Eye on Mobile: Mobile Devices Becoming More of a Retailer Ally in Authenticating Online Consumers
Mar. 27, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Smart phones may become a strong ally to fraud-plagued e-commerce merchants in helping to verify the location and identity of an online s...

Eye on Risk: CyberSource Offers ‘What-If’ Tool; How Mobile Affects Fraud
Mar. 26, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Merchants face relentless and ever-changing attempts to make fraudulent online transactions, but measuring the effectiveness of rules in place to counter t...

Acculynk’s Mobile Update Brings PIN Authentication to Online EMV Purchases
Mar. 26, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Merchants looking for a way to secure e-commerce and mobile-commerce transactions made with credit and debit cards have a new option with the debut of an u...

COMMENTARY: Banks Are Responsible for Weak Authentication in Apple Pay Fraud
Mar. 25, 2015 - By Bob Graham Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay mobile-payment system has taken some hits over rumors of rampant fraud. According to some reports, Apple Pay fraud is 60% higher than ...

ShopKeep Buys Long-Time ISO Partner Payment Revolution To Offer Integrated Payments
Mar. 25, 2015 - By Jim Daly ShopKeep.com Inc., a provider of tablet-based point-of-sale technology, on Wednesday announced the formation of a new payments division built around its long-tim...

An AmEx Appeal Likely as Network, DoJ Still Far Apart on Anti-Steering Rules
Mar. 24, 2015 - By Jim Daly American Express Co. and the U.S. Department of Justice submitted proposals Monday for rules changes conforming to a federal judge’s ruling that AmEx’s curre...

Optimal Buys Skrill for $1.2 Billion, Eyes Gaming Opportunities
Mar. 23, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Online-payments provider Skrill Group has a new owner. United Kingdom-based ...

EMV May Crush POS Fraud, But Will Losses Online More Than Offset That Gain?
Mar. 23, 2015 - By John Stewart The U.S. payments industry is counting on EMV chip cards to eliminate much if not all of the counterfeit and lost-and-st...

Square Unveils Debit-Based Square Cash for Businesses, and ‘$Cashtags’
Mar. 23, 2015 - By Jim Daly Square Inc. on Monday introduced a business-oriented version of its Square Cash person-to-person payments service aimed at d...



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