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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 Contactless Payments Scores at Women’s World Cup Venues and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/5/19

Visa Inc. released data indicating 51% of all purchases across nine stadiums in France hosting the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 were done with contactless cards or devices, including wearables and smart phones. The group stage of the soccer tournament ran from June 7 to June 20. Visa is the…
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July 5, 2019 0

Chip Cards Make Gains, but the U.S. Still Lags Most of the World in EMV Adoption

EMV chip card payments made substantial gains in the U.S. last year, but the nation still lags most other regions in EMV penetration, according to new figures from payment card standards body EMVCo. Some 53.5% of general-purpose U.S. card-present transactions in 2018 were so-called chip-on-chip, meaning both the point-of-sale terminal and the card were EMV-enabled,…
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June 19, 2019 0

What You Need to Know about ATM Usage

Don’t miss another episode of Truth In Data! Click on the red bell in the lower left corner of your screen to receive notifications as soon as the episode publishes. Data for today’s episode is provided by Mercator Advisory Group’s report – ATM Banking: It’s Not Just About Cash Withdrawal Anymore. Consumers report that their…
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June 17, 2019 0

A New Survey Shows the U.S. Leads in Mobile Payments But Trails in Contactless

A survey of more than 3,000 consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, sponsored by Transaction Network Services, shows the heaviest adoption of mobile-payment apps in the U.S., at 59% of respondents, but the highest adoption of contactless payments in the U.K., at 79%. Perhaps not surprisingly, younger consumers were more likely to…
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June 11, 2019 0

The year of the fintech merger

While bank M&A has been largely dominated by the fallout from one deal this year — the merger of BB&T and SunTrust Banks — the fintech space remains red hot. Three significant deals in the payments and financial service provider area have already been struck so far this year, while bank and venture capital interest…
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June 10, 2019 0

Amex to begin a gradual contactless rollout in July

American Express is following other major issuers in committing to convert its credit card portfolio to contactless as customers’ cards expire. Beginning in July, the New York-based issuer will begin issuing all new and replacement cards in the contactless format, and it will also do so upon request by customers, Amex said in a Friday…
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May 31, 2019 0

6 takeaways from the Global Payments-TSYS merger

The deal will also streamle how payments technology is packaged with other merchant services in the sales process, Woods said. “The other large companies do have components of that but they are also doing mortgage services and many other things that a bank might need,” Woods said. “We are purely a payments technology company.” Stripe…
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May 28, 2019 0

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