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Merchants Have New Ammo To Blow up Interchange Settlement—But Is It Enough?
Jul. 29, 2015 - By Jim Daly Citing what they say were improper communications between two lawyers on opposing sides of a $5.7 billion settlement between...

More iPhone 6 Users Are Making More Apple Pay Transactions, Report Says
Jul. 29, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Nine months after its launch, Apple Pay appears to be steadily establishing itself as an everyday service for consumer...

COMMENTARY: Three Reasons Why Digital Wallets Are the Future of Payments
Jul. 28, 2015 - By Nicole Chan When Apple Pay first entered the digital-wallet scene, consumer interest in the technology increased. Now the question is...

Stripe’s Value Pegged at $5 Billion as Visa, AmEx Invest in the Online Payments Startup
Jul. 28, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Payments behemoth Visa Inc. has poured some cash into Stripe, an independent online-payments startup, which will be us...

How a Confidential IPO Could Help Square Frame Its Long-Term Strategy
Jul. 27, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Square Inc.’s future may include public ownership if reports late last week that it filed for a confidential initial...

Judge Grants Restraining Order to Backpage.Com in Credit Card Dispute With Sheriff
Jul. 24, 2015 - By Jim Daly A federal judge on Friday granted a temporary restraining order in favor of online classified-advertising portal Backpage.com, which challenged Cook County, Ill....

Just $50 in Fraud Would Motivate 32% of Small Businesses To Adopt EMV
Jul. 24, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward What will it take to get small businesses to accept EMV payment cards? Apparently $50 in fraud charges will motivate 3...

Five Years Later, What’s the Bottom Line on Durbin? Well, It’s Complicated
Jul. 24, 2015 - By John Stewart Five years after it became the law of the land, the Durbin Amendment remains as controversial as it was then, with virtu...

Eye On Earnings: AmEx’s Earnings Slip But OptBlue Grows; Discover’s Pulse Volume Dips
Jul. 23, 2015 - By Jim Daly and Kevin Woodward American Express Co. saw total revenues and profits decline by 4% in the second quarter, but its OptBlue progra...

COMMENTARY: Tokenization, Misinformation, and the Benefits of Host Card Emulation
Jul. 23, 2015 - By Doug Yeager Tokenization is not a new concept. Yet, while the process has improved card security across a variety of industries, ther...

Visa Posts 25% Profit Increase as U.S. Credit and Debit Volumes Climb
Jul. 23, 2015 - By Jim Daly A tepid world economy didn’t stop Visa Inc. from posting an 8% increase in global transaction volume and a 25% jump in net income for the quarter ended June 30...

InComm and Gemalto Prepare for Mobile Prepaid NFC Payments
Jul. 22, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Prepaid provider InComm Holdings Inc. and smart card maker Gemalto NV have devised a new service that enables mobile-w...

Only a Minority of Consumers Would Buy Wearable Technology: Survey
Jul. 21, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Only 42% of consumers would consider or have already bought wearable technology. That’s one result from a ...

Backpage.com Sues Cook County Sheriff in Payment Card Acceptance Dispute
Jul. 21, 2015 - By Jim Daly The owner of online classified-advertising portal Backpage.com is suing the sheriff of Cook County, Ill., in federal court for pressuring payme...



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