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Europe Gains Western Union Money Transfer Options

Europe Gains Western Union Money Transfer Options | access control systems | Scoop.it
Western Union announced on Tuesday (Aug. 26) that it had expanded its online and mobile money transfer options into Austria,Belgium,Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
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New Deal Brings IT Services And Cloud-Based Travel Management Together

New Deal Brings IT Services And Cloud-Based Travel Management Together | access control systems | Scoop.it
IT services firm Sonata Software announced earlier this week that it purchased a majority stake in cloud-based travel management company Rezopia Inc.
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Mobile’s Impact on Bank Branches

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Bank branches in the U.S., which have been closing at a rapid pace as retail banks try to cut costs, are actually rising in popularity among customers, Payments Cards and Mobile reported.
According to a survey of 1,000 U.S.
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Amazon Fire Sales Ice Cold

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Amazon has sold only 35,000 of its new Fire phones in the first 20 days after it went on sale in July, according to data crunched by the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper.
Amazon doesn’t release sales figures for any of its devices.
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Visa payWave’s Transaction Milestone

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Visa’s contactless payWave cards were used for more than 2 million transactions in Singapore during July 2014—more than 21.5 percent of all Visa card-present transactions for the month, e27.co reported.
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McDonald’s Uses Digital To Drive Foot Traffic

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McDonald’s is going national with a mobile ordering and payment app, offering music and video downloads, and expanding online loyalty programs in an effort to increase sales at U.S. restaurants, according to Adweek.
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AmEx Agrees To Pay Millions For Unauthorized Interest Hike

AmEx Agrees To Pay Millions For Unauthorized Interest Hike | access control systems | Scoop.it
American Express will pay between $4 million and $6 million to settle claims that it increased consumers’ fixed-interest rates to a higher, variable rate without permission or notification, Law360 reported.
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As The Fed Works To Improve B2B Payments, Payments Industry In Position To Help

As The Fed Works To Improve B2B Payments, Payments Industry In Position To Help | access control systems | Scoop.it
In June, Federal Reserve Financial Services hosted a series of town hall meetings to discuss a variety of initiatives designed to improve B2B transactions, along with P2Ppayments.
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Payment Firm Partners With Lender To Power SME Financing

Payment Firm Partners With Lender To Power SME Financing | access control systems | Scoop.it
Global payment provider Worldpay and lending firm OnDeckannounced on Wednesday (Aug. 20) that they partnered together to small and mid-sized firms get access to financing.
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Partnership Will Boost International Wire Transfer Options

Partnership Will Boost International Wire Transfer Options | access control systems | Scoop.it
Global payment and risk management firm Cambridge Mercantile Group announced on Tuesday (Aug. 19) that it had partnered with Aptys Solutions to let Aptys clients access Cambridge’s online platform for international wire transfers.
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UPS Latest Payments Data Breach Victim

UPS Latest Payments Data Breach Victim | access control systems | Scoop.it
United Parcel Service said that 51 of its franchised UPS Stores suffered a payments-related data breach affecting about 105,000 payment transactions between January and August, according to the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday (Aug.
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New Police Hacking Technologies Raise Familiar Questions About Civil Liberties - Truth-Out

New Police Hacking Technologies Raise Familiar Questions About Civil Liberties - Truth-Out | access control systems | Scoop.it
New Police Hacking Technologies Raise Familiar Questions About Civil Liberties Truth-Out Meanwhile, US airports in the age of homeland security have assumed a new character, with carefully drilled experiments in choreographed security theater, as...
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Shame, Shame, E-Commerce Security Lame

Shame, Shame, E-Commerce Security Lame | access control systems | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that far too many online businesses cut security corners.
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EMV Company To Acquire EFT Source

EMV Company To Acquire EFT Source | access control systems | Scoop.it
Financial services and EMV card production firm CPI Card Group will acquire EFT Source, Inc., according to an EFT announcement.
EFT specializes in turnkey card programs and personalization services for ATM and debit cards for financial institutions.
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Apple’s iWatch Values Brains Over Beauty

Apple’s iWatch Values Brains Over Beauty | access control systems | Scoop.it
Apple’s long-rumored iWatch will have to work as a fashion accessory, but more important are the implications of iOS-based wearables on the accessibility and ubiquity of data, suggests David Willson at Seeking Alpha.
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Square Cash Takes The Next (Mobile) Step

Square Cash Takes The Next (Mobile) Step | access control systems | Scoop.it
Square has upgraded its Square Cash P2P payment app with the ability to send payments via text messages, and raised the ante in its competition with PayPal-owned Venmo, according to VentureBeat.
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PayPal Makes Back To School Easy For Merchants, With A Global Twist

PayPal Makes Back To School Easy For Merchants, With A Global Twist | access control systems | Scoop.it
PayPal’s new PassPort global portal is designed to connect local merchants with customers around the world—and it’s especially applicable to back-to-school retailing, according to Payment Week.
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New Payments Scam, Same Payments Tool

New Payments Scam, Same Payments Tool | access control systems | Scoop.it
There’s a new twist to the payments scam in which fraudsters pretend to be utilities that want “overdue” bills paid by prepaid cards, according to Electric Co-op Today.
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Coin’s All-In-One-Card Troubles

Coin’s All-In-One-Card Troubles | access control systems | Scoop.it
Coin, the device that looks to stand as an electronic replacement for credit and debit cards, is coming to market.  It will just be arriving somewhat later than originally forecasted.
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Trends Of The Week

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Over the past week, PYMNTS.com’s brief’s coverage in this newsletter has spanned a broad variety of issues.
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The Fate Of the U.S. Export-Import Bank Uncertain When Congress Returns From Recess

The Fate Of the U.S. Export-Import Bank Uncertain When Congress Returns From Recess | access control systems | Scoop.it
The fate of the United States Import-Export bank is coming down to the wire as House Republicans are threatening to block the bank’s re-authorization in advance of the September 30th deadline.
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Square Dives Into Data

Square Dives Into Data | access control systems | Scoop.it
Square on Thursday (Aug. 21) rolled out an analytics tool—called Square Analytics—that the firm is positioning as another step to level the playing field for small and medium sized businesses.
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Merged Channel Strategies Continue To Boost Macy’s Results

Merged Channel Strategies Continue To Boost Macy’s Results | access control systems | Scoop.it
The retail world is changing and Macy’s is transforming with it according to reporting in Retail Information System News.  The retail giant putting its money where its intentions are, and throwing its $1billion-plus annual CapEx budget to building...
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Groupon Trying To Be Seen As Online Marketplace

Groupon Trying To Be Seen As Online Marketplace | access control systems | Scoop.it
Deal-of-the-day website Groupon revamped its U.K. website in an effort to be seen as more of an online marketplace, according to The Guardian.
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Uber Adds On-Demand Pick Up And Delivery

Uber Adds On-Demand Pick Up And Delivery | access control systems | Scoop.it
Uber has launched an experimental on-demand service that it is rolling out first to customers in the Washington, D.C., area where it will offer to pick up and deliver products on demand in addition to its traditional transportation service.
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