Author: Jess Van Alstyne

Contactless Gets Another Boost With Mass Transit’s Embrace of Tap-And-Pay in Miami

Is 2019 turning into the year of contactless payment for mass transit? Miami-Dade County announced Wednesday it has started accepting contactless cards and mobile wallets at gates at 23 commuter train stations, with plans to include bus fares later this summer. The move follows New York City’s adoption in May of contactless fare payment. In all,…
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September 18, 2019 0

Tap, Pay, Go

Consumers have a need for speed. Whether it’s one-click shopping from Amazon or using an EZ Pass to glide through toll stations without tapping the brakes, consumers are increasingly expecting a fast, frictionless experience in all aspects of their daily lives. When it comes to making point-of-sale payments, though, there are some bumps in the…
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September 9, 2019 0

Mastercard’s Transaction Volume Jumps 18%; Secure Remote Commerce and Contactless Payments Gain

Jim Daly  Acquiring, Competitive Strategies, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, E-Commerce, Issuing/Originating, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Wallets, Near-Field Communication (NFC), Prepaid Cards, Smart Cards, Transaction Processing Mastercard Inc. saw strong growth in its core business in the second quarter, a time when the network continued its push for contactless cards and development of the new Secure Remote Commerce system for online payments. Mastercard said it switched 21.4 billion transactions…
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September 4, 2019 0

The Rise of Contactless Calls for Evolved Instant Issuance

Today’s banks face new challenges adapting payment card offerings to consumer’s evolving lifestyles. Two areas in focus are consumer’s immediate need for new or replacement cards and their desire for speedy contactless transactions. As contactless payments continue to grow in popularity, banks are looking to prioritize instant issuance and contactless cards. Seeking a provider that…
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July 18, 2019 0

Visa: Why Target’s Tap-And-Pay Leap Will Ignite Contactless Cards

After many years as a holdout in the world of near-field communication (NFC) payments, Target grabbed a lot of headlines yesterday (Jan. 22) with its announcement that it is embracing contactless payments. Target will enable this feature at checkout at all 1,800 of its U.S. stores over the next several weeks. This marks a change for Target — a retailer that had, up…
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May 7, 2019 0

5 Ways Instant Issuance Can Help You Make More Money

When financial institutions instantly issue new or replacement cards on-site, cardholders enjoy convenience and an improved overall branch experience. Beyond the impact that good customer service can bring, banks and credit unions of all sizes can see remarkable financial benefits. Below are five key ways banks and credit unions can deliver more bang for the…
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April 24, 2019 0

The Promise of Metal: Capitalizing on First Impressions

Metal cards have caught the eye of consumers in recent years. A certain segment of cardholder craves the feelings of exclusivity, luxury, and sophistication that metal cards provide. Attracted by the prospect of adding new, affluent cardholders, along with the promise of strong retention, many financial institutions are looking to add metal card options to their…
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March 22, 2019 0

The Future is Now: Dual-Interface Instant Issuance is Here Today

The convergence of two significant consumer trends is impacting the world of payments: cardholders’ need for immediate card delivery and their desire for the versatility and convenience of contactless transactions. For small- and mid-sized financial institutions, these trends present both challenge and opportunity. In an age of instant gratification, cardholders will no longer wait to…
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March 11, 2019 0

Target, Taco Bell, And Other Chains Are the Latest to Sign up for Apple Pay

John Stewart January 22, 2019 Apple Inc. on Tuesday announced Target Corp., Taco Bell, and two regional chains are the latest merchants to agree to accept Apple Pay in-store, a development that could bolster the mobile-payments service and further smooth the road for contactless payments in the United States. Separately, Target announced it will also “soon”…
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February 4, 2019 0

Dual-Interface Card Personalization

Publication Date: October 2018 Download the white paper With the introduction of EMV chip cards in the United States, cardholders are tapping into the power of chip payment technology and the security, value, and convenience it offers to both consumers and businesses.  The adoption of dual-interface (EMV contact and contactless chip) technology in the U.S.…
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January 23, 2019 0

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