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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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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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What the PayPal and Visa Partnership Means for the Future of Payments

Discovering Visa and PayPal were partnering up has shaken up the credit card processing industry. It is believed that everything from merchant services to eBay will be affected. Some immediately lauded how the partnership will enhance in-store NFC payments. The most cynical critics believe Visa, with PayPal under its watchful eye, will be better suited …

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PCI Guidelines for Mobile Apps

Today the Official Merchant Services Blog will examine the PCI Security Standards Council’s most recent guidelines, and their slow crawl towards comprehensive security requirements for mobile devices. On Thursday, the PCI Security Standards Council released a set of best practices geared toward software developers of mobile devices.  These guidelines come four months after they released …

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