The Electronic Transactions Association is bolstering its relationships with the nations four regional acquirer associations and with W.net, the organization that supports women in payments. more »
After spending 2014 digging out of a fiscal slump, Verifone is setting up for an aggressive product rollout in the year ahead as its recovery shifts into high gear more »
Payments innovation usually begins in Canada and moves to the U.S., but thats not the case for business-to-business payments, a category many ISOs overlook. more »
U.S. Bancorp is taking a fresh look at wearable technology and its potential for payments and other financial functions.
Debra Rossi of Wells Fargo is assuming the Electronic Transactions Association presidency as technology and new entrants are reshaping the acquiring business.
Many consumers finally have EMV cards or can access the same security through Apple Pays new mobile wallet. But will they change their habits?
Square is adding global support for its Register merchant services app, a move that enables the company to measure demand in new markets before investing in the distribution of its hardware and other services.
Swipely began promoting its services through ISOs, value-added resellers and other third parties about a year ago, and the channel now accounts for a third to a half of the company's new customers.
ISOs and lenders are recognizing that business lendings not a one-size-fits-all proposition, and they have come to rely on merchant cash advances for some businesses and merchant loans for others.
For payment technology developers, the stakes couldnt be higher as the FCC develops new rules that could support or eliminate net neutrality, a system in which web access is equal for most users, regardless of size.
Merchant cash advances work better for some merchants, while other merchants prefer business loans. Informed ISOs can help them make the choice.
The card networks have come under pressure to lower interchange rates in number of countries, providing ammunition for retailers demanding similar cost adjustments in the U.S.
LAS VEGASApple Pay and the card networks support is boosting tokenization as a security option for mobile payments, but fraud trends suggest an even more layered approach will be necessary.
Acquirers are encouraging vending-machine operators to add card and mobile electronic-payment acceptance, which could represent a whole new category of transactions.
The "marriage" that Apple's CEO and Alibaba's founder are hinting at could create a mobile wallet with a global reach that well exceeds that of competitors in either company's home market.
An automated onboarding and underwriting tool for ISOs can capture the details of any interaction with merchants and make those details conveniently available for subsequent conversations.
The Northeast Acquirers Association winter conference is moving to Boston this year after a 14-year run at Mount Snow, Vt.
The power of an email blast offering merchant cash advances came as a shock to an ISO who was immediately inundated with more calls and email messages than he could handle.
Next years updates to the Payment Card Industry data security standards will provide retailers with better protection, but hackers will target the weaknesses of companies that dont put in extra effort.
SAN DIEGOBig data can combine information from a variety of sources to tip off ISOs and agents when their merchants are preparing to leave for another transaction-services provider.