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In a Sudden About-Face, Wal-Mart Stops Gift Card Sales Through Gyft E-Card Service
Apr. 17, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Less than a month after electronic gift card provider Gyft announced it was selling Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ...

Euronet’s Money-Transfer Business Poised To Get a Big Lift From New Wal-Mart Deal
Apr. 17, 2014 - By Jim Daly It may be headquartered in Leawood, Kan., but payment-services provider Euronet Worldwide Inc. looks abroad for most of its revenues. Thanks to...

With Support from Visa And MasterCard, Host Card Emulation Lends New Momentum to NFC
Apr. 17, 2014 - By John Stewart A less costly, software-based way to handle mobile transactions using near-fie...

Shazam, Co-Op and CU24 License Visa’s Identifier for EMV Debit Card Transactions
Apr. 16, 2014 - By Jim Daly The Shazam Network on Wednesday reported that it had licensed Visa Inc.’s so-called common application identifier (AID), the third such announceme...

In a Move Aimed at Aggregators And Small Sellers, Visa Tweaks FANF Fees Effective April 2015
Apr. 15, 2014 - By John Stewart Visa Inc. has tweaked its controversial fixed acquirer network fee (FANF), with the changes scheduled to take effect 12 months from n...

End of Life for Microsoft XP Presents Opportunity for Tablet POS Vendors
Apr. 9, 2014 - By John Stewart With Microsoft Corp. no longer supporting its Windows XP operating system, companies marketing tablet-based point-of-sale gear and so...

Mobile Commerce Efforts Vie for Acquirer Attention
Apr. 9, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Selling merchants solely on the price and availability of a diverse set of payment processing methods won’t be enough in the next year ...

With MintChip for Sale, Can Digital Currencies Outlast S&H Green Stamps?
Apr. 8, 2014 - By Jim Daly In the wake of Bitcoin’s continuing problems with price volatility and unstable processors, the future of virtual currencies got even cloudier ove...

NACHA’s New Same-Day Settlement Plan Draws Plenty of Questions From a Curious Crowd
Apr. 8, 2014 - By Jim Daly You might call it the first stop on a long road show looming for automated clearing house network oversight body NACHA’s new proposal for same-day...

In the Wake of Its Effort to Tokenize Card Numbers, The Clearing House Turns to the ACH
Apr. 7, 2014 - By John Stewart The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC, which last summer announced its effort to tokenize payment card numbers, is now mulling a relate...

Leaf Adds a Merchant Services Provider Referral Marketplace
Apr. 7, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Tablet-based point-of-sale provider Leaf Holdings Inc. is providing a marketplace to help merch...

NACHA Unveils Opt-In Program To Reduce Exceptions in ACH Bill Payments
Apr. 7, 2014 - By Jim Daly In a further escalation of its war on costly bill-payment exceptions, automated clearing house governing body NACHA on Monday announced a new progra...

With Abandonment Soaring, Equifax And Jumio Aim To Ease Mobile Commerce Pain
Apr. 4, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumer affinity for shopping on smart phones and tablets is unlikely to abate any time soon. And that poses a problem for retailers as ...

Exposure to Card Fraud Spikes in 2013 As Shift to EMV Looms, AFP Survey Reports
Apr. 3, 2014 - By John Stewart Some 43% of businesses report they were exposed to card fraud in 2013, a whopping rise of 14 percentage points from 2012...

Star Strikes Deal with MasterCard in the Latest Common AID Pairing
Apr. 3, 2014 - By Jim Daly After a string of news from Visa Inc. about partnerships with electronic funds transfer networks to facilitate ...



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