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Digital Transactions

 •  February 23

Some 27% of executives with responsibility for their organization’s mobile devices said their firm had experienced a security incident in the past year involving the loss of data or system downtime in which mobile devices played a key role, according to new findings from Verizon Communications Inc. In addition, 32% of respondents admitted to...

Digital Transactions

 •  February 23

Some 2.7 million merchant locations, or 59% of U.S. storefronts, were accepting EMV chip cards as of December, according to the latest update from Visa Inc., issued Friday. That’s up from 392,000 locations in September 2015, just before the major card networks began enforcing a mandate for chip card acceptance. Under the rule, merchants not...

Digital Transactions

 •  February 23

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, First National Bank of Omaha has said it will not renew an agreement it has with the National Rifle Association to issue a cobranded Visa card. American Express Co. said its cardholders can now use their Membership Rewards points to order items on the Grubhub and Seamless mobile-food ordering services,...

Digital Transactions

 •  February 23

As Apple Pay’s global user base climbs to an estimated 127 million individuals, a mystery about why even more consumers don’t use Apple Inc.’s mobile-payment service confounds one researcher. Loup Ventures, a Minneapolis-based venture-capital firm, on Thursday released its annual Apple Pay review. Among its findings is that the estimated number of...

Digital Transactions

 •  February 22

Visa Inc. launched Token Management Service, a service it says will make it easier for users to manage tokenized payment card data from multiple sources and across multiple channels, the card network announced Thursday. Designed to complement the Visa Token Service, the new program provides a way for merchants to use the same tokenized card data...

Digital Transactions

 •  February 22

The number of Apple Pay users globally increased an estimated 104.8% in a year, from 62 million in 2016 to 127 million in 2017, Loup Ventures, a research-driven venture-capital firm, said. Only an estimated 16% of global iPhone users have activated Apple Pay, the firm said, which added that it is optimistic Apple Pay will gain widespread adoption...

Digital Transactions

 •  February 21

Some 124 new data breaches have become known this year as of Feb. 16, the Identity Theft Resource Center reports. And the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors issued a study last week pegging the cost of malicious cyber activity to the economy in 2016 at $57 billion on the low end to as high as $109 billion. The ITRC, a San Diego-based...

Digital Transactions

 •  February 21

It doesn’t get a lot of attention in these days of EMV, mobile payments, and digital currency, but carrier billing, one of the oldest forms of digital payments, is poised for growth. Total payment volume globally will triple by 2022, rising from $2.9 billion last year to $9 billion, according to a projection released on Wednesday by Juniper...

Digital Transactions

 •  February 21

A new guide from the U.S. Payments Forum outlines the considerations for selecting a mobile-wallet program and draws upon lessons from past successful and unsuccessful mobile wallets launches. In its white paper, “Mobile and Digital Wallets: U.S. Landscape and Strategic Considerations for Merchants and Financial Institutions,” the Princeton...

Digital Transactions

 •  February 21

According to the Breach Level Index, more than 9.24 million data records have been lost or stolen since 2013, and while the introduction of EMV chip cards has caused a drop in counterfeit card fraud, US Payments Forum says “card not present” (CNP) fraud is on the rise. “The United States is especially vulnerable to CNP fraud,” the group says. “It...