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Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - April 28, 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:08:19 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Who Picks Up the Tab for Credit Card Rewards? - Wall Street Journal - "Merchants dislike the fees, which threaten to eat into their profits. Conventional wisdom suggests they pass on the expense to their customers by charging higher prices for the goods and services they sell. Costs go up for everyone, but only those collecting rewards receive the benefit." Apple is in talks to launch its own Venmo - Recode Daily - "The company has...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - April 26, 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:21:58 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB VISA'S US EMV TRANSACTIONS HIT ONE BILLION MARK IN MARCH - Cards International - "The payment technology firm said that the number of chip-enabled merchant locations in the country reached two million, representing 44% of stores that accept Visa, out of which more than 75% are small- and medium-sized businesses. As per the data released by Visa, there are now more than 421 million Visa chip cards in circulation throughout the US, and chip-ready merchants now...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - April 25, 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:30:32 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon - Coindesk - "The United Nations (UN) is in the final stages of what could be one of the most epic blockchain projects of all time. After successfully using the ethereum blockchain to transmit Pakistani rupees to 100 people earlier this year, the UN's World Food Program (WFP) is arranging extra security to ensure it safely executes the next stage of its work." FIS And...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - April 24, 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:02:16 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB How Peer-To-Peer Payment Pioneer Venmo Grew Up And Got Serious - Fast Company - "Today, Venmo is the service to beat in the growing peer-to-peer payments space. It shuttled nearly $18 billion between people last year—$5.6 billion in the final quarter alone, up 126% from the previous year. (Though Venmo doesn’t release user figures, Verto Analytics estimates it has more than 7 million active monthly users, which still pales next to PayPal’s 197 million accounts.) The...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - April 21, 2017

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:56:12 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB BBVA Taps Blockchain to Make International Payments in Seconds - Bloomberg - "Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Spain’s No. 2 lender, has executed its first cross-border payments through a system based on the software that supports bitcoin, the company announced Friday. Using a program built by Ripple, a San Francisco firm, BBVA has transferred about 50 euro-denominated payments to Mexico from Spain in seconds. Such transactions normally take up to four days to clear, the bank...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - April 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:37:59 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB MasterCard adds fingerprint sensors to payment cards - engadget - "MasterCard is testing out new fingerprint sensor-enabled payment cards that, combined with the onboard chips, offer a new, convenient way to authorize your in-person transactions. Instead of signing a paper receipt or entering your PIN while struggling to cover up the number pad, you simply place your thumb on your card to prove your identity." Nothing new in UK Govt cyber security survey - Enterprise Times...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - April 19, 2017

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:11:18 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Mastercard rolls out Messenger payment bots with US retailers - NFC World - "Subway, FreshDirect and The Cheesecake Factory have begun rolling out payment bots for Facebook Messenger across the US, allowing their customers to secure and complete payments using Mastercard’s Masterpass digital payment platform without having to leave the instant messaging service." Microsoft replaces the password with a phone-based log-in - endgadget - "Microsoft's Authenticator app can now save you a step when logging into...