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After Investment and Licensing Trials, Visa To Buy TrialPay Outright
Feb. 27, 2015 - By Jim Daly Visa Inc. on Friday reported that it had signed a definitive agreement to buy privately-held TrialPay Inc., provider of an offers platform that connects merchant...

First, There Was Card on File. Now Boku Brings ‘Phone on File’ to Online Payments
Feb. 26, 2015 - By John Stewart For years, merchants like Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. have streamlined online payments by letting consumers charge st...

With EMV’s Rise, Debit Card Fraud on Canada’s Interac Network Falls to a New Low
Feb. 26, 2015 - By Jim Daly Counterfeit fraud on Canada’s Interac debit cards fell 45% to a record low in 2014, and 80% of the fraud happened outside of Canada, according to new figures f...

Mass EMV Chip Card Issuance Awaits: Survey
Feb. 26, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward The deluge of EMV chip cards for the majority of U.S. consumers has yet to happen, finds a survey by ORC International Inc. ...

Using Apple And Samsung Biometric ID, Sekur Me Bids To Hike Mobile Conversion
Feb. 26, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward A new service that integrates Apple Inc.’s Touch ID and Samsung’s fingerprint-recognition technology into a single...

Staples And Jack Henry Offerings Promise Yet Hotter Market for Small-Biz Funding
Feb. 25, 2015 - By John Stewart Funding for small businesses has been an increasingly important source of revenue for independent sales organizations an...

Gemalto Says Spy Operation ‘Probably Happened,’ but Downplays Its Effect
Feb. 25, 2015 - By Digital Transactions News Staff The big SIM and EMV chip manufacturer Gemalto NV on Wednesday acknowledged that an alleged o...

JPMorgan Chase says ChaseNet Rollout Is Exceeding Expectations
Feb. 24, 2015 - By Jim Daly JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported Tuesday that 60,000 merchants use its in-house ChaseNet merchant-processing venture and as...

While Many Decry Margin Compression, Report Paints Sunnier Picture of Acquirer Profit
Feb. 23, 2015 - By John Stewart Many merchant-services executives have complained for years about so-called margin compression, a relentless loss of pro...

Did Spies Secretly Steal Chip Producer Gemalto’s Electronic Keys?
Feb. 23, 2015 - By Digital Transactions News Staff Gemalto NV, one of the largest manufacturers of SIM cards for mobile phones and a key vendor...

With Its Softcard Deal, Google Cements Carrier Support And Turns up Heat on Apple Pay
Feb. 23, 2015 - By John Stewart, with additional reporting by Kevin Woodward and Jim Daly When Google Inc. launched its ...

Many Questions Hang Over Samsung’s LoopPay Deal And What Will Come Next
Feb. 20, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward There’s a simple reason why Samsung Electronics America Inc. bought ...

Heartland Begins a ‘Trusted Dealer Program’ to Bolster Multiple Product Sales
Feb. 19, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Heartland Payment Systems Inc. is building a point-of-sale system reseller network in hopes it will increase the numbe...

Visa Expands Checkout Availability; Says User Base Climbs to More Than 3 Million
Feb. 19, 2015 - By Kevin Woodward Visa Inc. on Thursday said it is expanding the availability of its ...

AmEx Vows Appeal After Federal Court Deals T&E Giant a Loss Over Its Anti-Steering Rules
Feb. 19, 2015 - By Jim Daly and John Stewart Continuing its recent string of setbacks, American Express Co. Thursday lost a crucial federal court fight in whi...



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