Month: October 2019

UniCredit Unveils Data Breach That Involves 3 Million Users

On Monday, UniCredit revealed to the public that a 2015 file comprised of names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses pertaining to more than 3 million of their customer base was compromised and leaked. This occurred in spite of spending an additional €2.4 billion over the past 3 years on cyber security enhancements to their …

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Ingenico Offers New Mobile Payment Option For China

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, international payment services provider Ingenico announced its plan to open up the mobile payment processing market in China to the world through several unprecedented business partnerships. Ingenico has decided to focus in-country on China’s local e-commerce and mobile payment systems: It has partnered with bank card services provider UnionPay and …

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Is Apple Pay Really More Popular Than the Starbucks Mobile App?

According to an October report published by eMarketer, a respected online publication dedicated to the digital marketing industry, the mobile payments service known as Apple Pay is now more popular than its counterpart developed by the Starbucks Coffee Company. Since about 2014, the Starbucks app, which started off as a digital version of its successful …

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MasterCard’s Dispute Resolution Initiative

Mastercard is rolling out its new Dispute Resolution Initiative for payment processors and merchants that will bring many changes to how Mastercard chargebacks and transactions are handled. The initiative, which has a goal of improving chargeback outcomes and efficiency, will likely mean a more consistent process for merchants. The Dispute Resolution Initiative is being rolled …

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The Millennial Generation is the Debit Card Generation

Cash or plastic? When members of Generation Y are asked this point-of-sale (POS) question, they are more likely to choose plastic, but not necessarily a credit card. According to research by PSCU, a payment processing provider for American credit unions, older members of the Millennial Generation, those who are between the ages of 31 and …

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Getting a Merchant Account

Choosing a merchant account can be overwhelming. With innumerable fee structures, not to mention growing varieties of payment options, a business can spend full-time hours simply keeping up with the fast pace of credit card processing trends. If you follow the advice from the steps listed below, you’ll be ahead in the merchant account game: …

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Understanding Facebook’s Ambitious Project Libra

Just a couple of weeks before Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of the world’s most popular social network, was scheduled to appear before the United States Congress to answer questions about his cryptocurrency ambitions, he received disheartening news from some of the key partners in Project Libra. Payment processing giants such as Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, …

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Global Payments, TSYS Complete Merger

In a $21.5 billion all-stock deal, Global Payments Inc., a global provider of payment processing technology and software solutions, merged with TSYS (Total System Services) to form a pure-play payments company using the name Global Payments, the largest merger of payment technology companies to date. Working with 1,300 financial institutions and 3.5 million merchant locations …

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Microsoft Unveils New Web Page Creation Tool for Merchants

Microsoft have just unveiled their next chapter of Dynamics Cloud Business Apps: Dynamics 365. Dynamics 365 is a new approach to cloud-based intelligent business applications, uniquely allowing brands to create product pages of their own, while having a space available for customer interactions, such as ratings and reviews. The goal of Dynamics 365 is to …

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Where can I use Google Pay?

Google Pay allows Android phones, tablets or digital watches to make tap-to-pay puchases. Near field communication (NFC) allows the Android device to transfer the credit card information over to a point of sale system, making transactions fast and easy. By saving your cards to your Google Account, you’ll receive the same rewards and discounts paying …

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