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Consumers Shy Away from Target’s Debit Card in the Wake of the Retailer’s Data Breach
Aug. 20, 2014 - By Jim Daly Target Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter financials largely in line with its lowered expectations, but the discount retailer’s top ...

Eye on Litigation: Mitek-USAA Trial Looms; Retailers Appeal to Supreme Court
Aug. 19, 2014 - By Jim Daly The spat between Mitek Systems Inc. and USAA Federal Savings Bank over remote deposit capture software is set for trial Sept. 8, but the trial ...

Eyeing Transaction Dropouts, PayPal Unveils One Touch for Single-Click Mobile Payments
Aug. 19, 2014 - By John Stewart In a move that could significantly boost mobile-payments activity, PayPal Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a single-click paymen...

Square Attempts to Quell Some of Amazon’s Thunder With Post Dispelling ‘Myths’
Aug. 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward In a recent blog post, Square Inc. is attempting to counter some of the attention foisted on Amazon.com Inc. after the announcement last ...

COMMENTARY: Amazon, Square, Groupon, and the Death of mPOS
Aug. 15, 2014 - By Rick Oglesby This week, Amazon launched Amazon Local Register, the mobile POS (mPOS) solution that may well kill mPOS solutions. That’s not to say that they wo...

As Card-Industry Use of Tokens Increases, MasterCard Plans “Digital Enablement” Fees
Aug. 14, 2014 - By Jim Daly MasterCard Inc. is planning new “digital enablement” fees, one for merchant acquirers and the other for card issuers, that will generate re...

Change Is Coming for Agents as Merchants’ Payment Products Evolve
Aug. 14, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Sales agents as a way to sell payment-processing services to merchants aren’t going away, but they aren’t staying the same. That’s ...

Dubbed Local Register, Amazon’s Mobile POS Service Arrives
Aug. 13, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is moving into brick-and-mortar stores with the debut Wednesday of its Local Register mobile point-of...

FinCen Director Defends Marijuana Guidelines as Bank Group Urges Congress To Act
Aug. 12, 2014 - By Jim Daly Defending the federal government’s guidance for providing financial services to legal marijuana businesses, a senior U.S. Treasury Department...

FleetCor Buying Comdata; Gift Card Business May Be On the Block
Aug. 12, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward FleetCor Technologies Inc. is buying payment processor Comdata Inc. for $3.45 billion, Norcross, Ga.-based FleetCor announced Tuesday....

The CFPB Warns About the ‘Wild West’ of Virtual Currencies
Aug. 11, 2014 - By Jim Daly Already eyed with suspicion by various arms of the federal government and states, virtual currencies now are the subject of a warning issued Mo...

Eye on Security: Visa Pumps Up Gas-Station Analytics; PCI Council Issues Guidance on Third Parties
Aug. 7, 2014 - By Jim Daly Visa Inc. on Thursday announced a new network service to flag high-risk transactions at fuel pumps, and the PCI Security Standar...

Future U.S. EMV Card Shipments Could Garner A Larger Share: Report
Aug. 7, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Shipments of smart cards capable of payments that adhere to the Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) standard are expected to be six times great...

COMMENTARY: Chip, Signature, And Square—Perfect Together
Aug. 6, 2014 - By Rick Oglesby Rather than jumping to conclusions about the implications of Square Inc.’s decision last week to implement a Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV...

Type of Merchant, Customer Base Dictate Which Merchants Should Act First on EMV
Aug. 6, 2014 - By John Stewart With a major deadline arriving in October 2015, U.S. payments players are expected to be busy in the coming months conve...



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