Industry Roundups

  • EMVCo Releases Draft EMV Remote Specifications

    EMVCo Releases Draft EMV Remote Specifications

    To open its EMV® Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) specification for public comment for a 45-day period, EMVCo has issued a draft version of the specification called version 0.9.

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  • Mastercard forms partnership with manufacturers to deploy greener cards

    Mastercard forms partnership with manufacturers to deploy greener cards

    Mastercard and card manufacturers Gemalto, Giesecke+Devrient and IDEMIA launched the Greener Payments Partnership to establish environmental best practices and…

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  • Podcast Episode 13: The Power of Loyalty Programs & Mobile Payments

    Podcast Episode 13: The Power of Loyalty Programs & Mobile Payments

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  • Visa Boosts Tokenization For Digital Payments

    Visa Boosts Tokenization For Digital Payments

    Visa announced today the commercial expansion of its Visa Token Service for “credential-on-file token requestors.”

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  • Mastercard: No Signatures on Cards or Receipts

    Mastercard: No Signatures on Cards or Receipts

    Mastercard, the payments company, announced on Thursday (Oct. 18) that cardholder signatures will now be optional for the back of credit cards and receipts.

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  • PayPal Payments Volume Jumps 25 Pct In Earnings

    PayPal Payments Volume Jumps 25 Pct In Earnings

    The company quickened its pace of active accounts added at 9.1 million in the latest quarter, better than the same metric of 8.2 million accounts added in the year-ago period.

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  • Increasing Interest Rates and Turmoil

    Increasing Interest Rates and Turmoil

    Interest rate increases and the rate of projected future rate increases are having an effect on all aspects of the economy and have been linked to the recent volatility in the stock market.

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  • Third Quarter Consumer Profits Are In: Prepare for Credit Tightening

    Third Quarter Consumer Profits Are In: Prepare for Credit Tightening

    Today’s read comes from Yahoo , in a timely view of 3Q18 card profits.

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  • American Express bids to cut back on chargebacks with Ethoca Eliminator

    American Express bids to cut back on chargebacks with Ethoca Eliminator

    AMEX and Ethoca announced they are working together to help American Express U.S. merchants and card members more quickly resolve disputes related to card purchases.

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  • A Faster Payment Will Cost You More on Venmo

    A Faster Payment Will Cost You More on Venmo

    It will be fascinating to see how the market reacts to this change.

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  • Another crisis is inevitable. What will cause it?

    Another crisis is inevitable. What will cause it?

    For now, the economy is growing strong, and many fundamentals look good — but there are still potential risks.

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  • Today In Data: Digital Banking Cybersecurity

    Today In Data: Digital Banking Cybersecurity

    With new risks come new solutions, and banks are taking this approach to data security: They are adopting technologies such as biometric authentication to protect sensitive information.

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  • Faster Payments Call For Faster Authentication

    Faster Payments Call For Faster Authentication

    For all the buzz about the advent of real-time payments, and the various opportunities it can reportedly unlock, the lingering uneasiness is that speed also…

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  • Walmart and PayPal team up to allow customers to access cash at stores

    Walmart and PayPal team up to allow customers to access cash at stores

    The world’s biggest retailer and PayPal are teaming up to allow their customers the ability to both deposit and withdraw cash at physical Walmart stores in the U.S. for $3 per service.

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  • Tokenization: Why the Future of Payments Technology Will Be a Win for Merchants and Consumers

    Tokenization: Why the Future of Payments Technology Will Be a Win for Merchants and Consumers

    It is clear that tokens are a piece in that unsolved puzzle in driving us towards a more seamless and positive consumer experience.

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  • Brian Riley Analyzes Discover’s Big News on Small Business Credit

    Brian Riley Analyzes Discover’s Big News on Small Business Credit

    Read about the seven characteristics of a successful credit card today, and Mercator's opinion that Discovers entry is timely to the market.

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  • Mobile deposit report ranks CX with apps of top US banks

    Mobile deposit report ranks CX with apps of top US banks

    Report reveals that FIs that invest in improved UX design for mobile deposit and allow higher deposit limits lead the way in digital channel migration.

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  • Wait, What Did the Fed Just Say About Real-Time Payments?

    Wait, What Did the Fed Just Say About Real-Time Payments?

    The idea of the Fed playing a more significant role in real-time payments had been a point of discussion within the Faster Payments Task Force

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  • FBI ATM Warning: What Banks Need to Know

    FBI ATM Warning: What Banks Need to Know

    Rapid technology advances, the emerging dark web and neglect have created vulnerable ATM networks worldwide and threats to ATM security expand far beyond the cash inside them.

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  • Global contactless card issuance to reach 50-plus percent this year

    Global contactless card issuance to reach 50-plus percent this year

    Contactless payment card issuance is likely to reach 1.5 billion units in 2018.

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