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Fearing Payment-Industry Control, Merchants Call for an ‘Open’ Tokenization Standard
Jul. 28, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Merchant groups and payment-industry members both want to use tokenization to make it tougher for criminals to get to sensitive cardholde...

Amazon Dongle Unconfirmed, But E-Commerce Giant Could Rely on Powerful Assets
Jul. 28, 2014 - By John Stewart Amazon.com Inc. on Monday refused to comment on a report that the big online retailer is preparing to launch a mobile ca...

Eye on Mobile: Zing’s Register Stresses Integrations; Amazon Blesses PayPal for Fire
Jul. 25, 2014 - By John Stewart The arms race in the tablet-based point-of-sale market heated up on Friday with Zing’s launch of its Register applicat...

Annual Wallet Payments Total More Than a Quarter Billion, According to Updated Fed Study
Jul. 24, 2014 - By John Stewart Transactions using mobile wallets totaled at least 250.6 million and amounted to at least $9.5 billion in value in 2012,...

Tokenization Plays the Central Role in Visa’s New Cloud Payment Suite
Jul. 24, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Visa Inc. moved on Thursday to commercialize mobile payments using cloud-based near-field communication technology with its release of Vi...

Visa Sees a Digital-Payments Future, but the Present Is Still Producing Tidy Profits
Jul. 24, 2014 - By Jim Daly On the heels of a quarter that featured a nearly 10% increase in U.S. payment volume, Visa Inc. chief executive Charles W. Scharf signaled Thursday ...

Spurning Publicity, Amazon Launches a Mobile Wallet with Modest Features—So Far
Jul. 22, 2014 - By John Stewart Without fanfare, Amazon.com Inc. last week introduced a trial version of its first digital wallet. The free Android app, known as Amazon Wa...

Durbin Routing Rules Should Apply to ATMs, ATMIA Urges in Meeting with Fed
Jul. 22, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward The ATM Industry Association met today with members of the Federal Reserve staff to discuss making ATM debit transacti...

ACI To Expand Its Fraud-Protection Services Menu Through Its Acquisition of ReD
Jul. 21, 2014 - By Jim Daly After beefing up its bill-payment services through two acquisitions in 2013, ACI Worldwide Inc. is now turning its attention to fraud preventio...

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s Deal for First American Underscores Profitability of Merchant Processing
Jul. 21, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward An investment consortium led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is buying First American Payment Systems L.P., a Fort Worth, Texas-b...

Another Zero Option: Cloud-based POS Provider Pose Drops Its Software Fee
Jul. 21, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Pose POS Ltd., a cloud-based point-of-sale system, has changed its pricing model to a free one, at least for the monthly fee. ...

Twitter, Facebook Make Payments Moves, But Do They Threaten Payments Firms?
Jul. 18, 2014 - By Jim Daly Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. both made moves in the electronic-payments space this week, but analysts question whether the giant social netwo...

Merchants Face A SNAP Decision on Payment Terminals
Jul. 17, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Many merchants that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program transactions face an important decision between now and Sept. 21. By...

Visa Revamps Its Online Wallet, And Gives It a New Name: Visa Checkout
Jul. 17, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Visa Inc. says its new online payment service, Visa Checkout, should help improve conversion rates for e-commerce retailers by making it ...

PCI Council Puts Trustwave’s Payment-Software Assessment Practice ‘In Remediation’
Jul. 16, 2014 - By Jim Daly The PCI Security Standards Council has placed Trustwave Holdings Inc.’s business of assessing payment-processing software for compliance with...



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