Apple Moves Into Mobile Payments
Apple Inc. has officially unveiled Apple Pay, a mobile payment system in its upcoming line of smartphones and its smartwatch, using a model that involves legacy payment companies but adds a new spin.
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Apriva says it has “future-proofed” its services for ISOs by connecting to a digital currency gateway and developing a universal POS application. more »
As the acquiring business becomes increasingly complex, it’s more important than ever for ISOs to recruit, nurture and retain the best independent sales agents, a new study shows. more »
The Backoff malware that has attacked point of sale systems at hundreds of businesses may accelerate adoption of EMV "chip and PIN" cards and two-factor authentication. more »
There’s a consensus in the acquiring industry that long-awaited changes in payments technology are bound to take place. But how and when will those changes will occur? more »
Merchants are still using pedestrian passwords that crooks can easily break, security company Trustwave has found. more »
Now’s the time for ISOs and agents to convince mom-and-pop merchants to adopt loyalty schemes, experts say. more »
Global Payments has agreed to enable its clients to accept digital currency in a move that may attract international shoppers to brick-and-mortar merchants. more »
ISOs and agents can create a profit center by getting the word out to merchants about the need for tokenization. more »
Brick-and-mortar merchants want POS systems packed with software that helps manage the entire business on the same device they use to accept payments. more »
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has scuttled a list of merchant categories that it said warranted heightened attention from processors. more »
CardConnect has developed a “one-stop” merchant portal that combines authorization and settlement data to help retailers track and manage transactions. more »
Mobile devices like tablets and smartphones are helping retailers increase profits, boost productivity and reduce costs. more »
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The Annual Technology Issue explores the brave new world of integrated point of sale, reviews the security case for tokenization, assesses opportunities in loyalty programs and makes our best guesses when it comes to what lies ahead in technology. We also explore the importance of hiring and retaining the best independent agents, and we review the latest developments in regulation.
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