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October 23, 2014

Headline News from - October 23, 2014

On the Web:

  • Considering Bitcoin as a Payment Network - (Russ Jones) - "What sort of payment system is Bitcoin? I’d say it is most similar to an open loop payment system that uses the push model. It offers close to real-time processing between end-parties and uses real-time gross settlement to complete each transaction. ..."
  • Costs and Benefits of Building Faster Payment Systems: The U.K. Experience and Implications for the United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - "This paper examines the economic cost-benefit analysis underlying the U.K. FPS investment decision and describes the subsequent diffusion and use of FPS through 2013. The paper also assesses the effects that FPS likely had on the rest of the U.K. payment system and highlights key unanswered questions for future research."
  • The Dawn of Diners Club, and the Credit Card - New York Times - "Diners Club initially charged a $5 annual fee to users (equivalent to $49 today) and a fee of 7 percent to 10 percent of the charge to the business accepting the card."
  • Better Your Business With Square App Marketplace - Square Blog - "Whether you’re looking for easy sales tax reporting and filing with TaxJar, a wireless kitchen display system with Fresh KDS, or a comprehensive view of your social and online marketing efforts alongside sales with SumAll, you can find business apps that sync seamlessly with your Square account."
  • Why America has been slow to adopt modern credit-card technology - Economist - "As the (probably apocryphal) Winston Churchill aphorism goes, you can always count on the Americans to do the right thing—after they have tried everything else."
  • Etsy Introduces Credit Card Reader to Go Beyond the Web - "With the launch, Etsy will for the first time start earning a cut of transactions that happen away from its digital platform."
  • The 12 Best Answers from Gavin Andresen's Reddit AMA - CoinDesk - "They should use the block chain as the world's most secure distributed ledger."
  • Apple Pay’s First TV Ad Is A World Series Spot From MasterCard And MLB - TechCrunch - "Remember, this is a MasterCard ad, not an Apple ad, meaning this is yet another sign that payments providers think Apple could be the company to make mobile payments really take off, and are investing resources and backing accordingly."
  • In Palo Alto, Even the Hummus Guy Has an E-Commerce Startup - Re/ - "His new app — Wondermall — is an iPad shopping play in which a user can scroll through a virtual mall populated with anchor stores like Macy’s and Banana Republic."
  • Tipalti lands $13M to become a bigger international payment platform - VentureBeat - “When you’re paying your supplier, there isn’t a simple, common denominator,” CEO and co-founder Chen Amit told VentureBeat.
  • Mobile Payments: Ready for Primetime - The Clearing House Banking Perspectives (Dave Fortney) - "The great consumer adoption fallacy is that consumers will use mobile payments simply because they’re new and cool. The opposite is more likely true; tech enthusiasts aside, most consumers are resistant to change and will only accept it if given a compelling reason. Consider it the human equivalent to Newton’s first law of motion: an object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force."

On the Wires:

  • The Clearing House to Undertake a Multi-Year Effort to Design and Develop a Secure, Real-Time Payment System - “The digital economy moves in real time and our customers expect us to keep pace,” said Richard Davis, Chairman, President, and CEO of U.S. Bank and Chairman of The Clearing House. “We will work with the industry to build a real-time payment infrastructure, which will enable consumers to pay and get paid securely and conveniently.”
  • U.S. Bank Launches Corporate Payments Mobile App for On-The-Go Account Access - “Mobile devices are blurring the line between corporate and consumer need,” said Dominic Venturo, chief innovation officer for U.S. Bank. “Customers want a consistent, familiar experience, whether they’re paying their mortgage at home or managing invoices at work. Tools must be simple, intuitive, and offer high-value, low-cost functionality."
  • Worldpay Supports Apple Pay - “Enabling our merchants to process Apple Pay payments is a natural extension of Worldpay’s secure payment offerings,” said Tony Catalfano, President and CEO of Worldpay US. “We are committed to ongoing improvements that enable our merchants to accept new methods of payment as they evolve and intersect with new technologies."

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March 25, 2014

Headline News from - March 25, 2014

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November 11, 2013

First Data Merchant Solutions Achieves UK Payment Institution Status

First data logo 140x60pxFirst Data Merchant Solutions, First Data’s direct-to-market payment acceptance business, has announced that it has become a UK Payment Institution after successfully achieving independent membership of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as well as the MasterCard and Visa card schemes. As a UK Payment Institution, First Data Merchant Solutions says it is now able "to provide payment acceptance facilities independently and without sponsorship from a bank partner."

Raj Sond, General Manager of First Data Merchant Solutions, commented:

Achieving UK Payment Institution status is great news for First Data Merchant Solutions and its clients. Not only does it lay the groundwork for further expansion in the retail payments space, it gives us greater agility as a business to bring new products to market, leverage our extensive industry relationships and work with an even broader range of merchants in the region.”

First Data has also announced a new agreement with Diners Club International that will enable First Data Merchant Solutions clients to accept all cards on the Discover Global Network including Diners Club and Discover transactions. Discover Global Network is comprised of Discover Card, Diners Club International, BC Global Card, DinaCard and Rupay.

Established in the UK in 2002 the business was re-branded in 2011 to First Data Merchant Solutions, creating FDC's first ‘direct to market’ merchant acquiring business outside of North America.

June 05, 2013

Discover Partners with Barclaycard to Expand Discover, Diners Club Acceptance

Discover logo 140pxBarclaycard and Diners Club International, a business unit of Discover Financial Services, have announced an agreement to enable the acceptance of Discover and Diners Club cards by merchants using Barclaycard’s payment acquiring services starting in early 2015. Merchants using Barclaycard’s payment acquiring services will be able to accept payments from Discover, Diners Club International and Discover Network partners cardholders.

“Diners Club International and Discover Network cards already are accepted at millions of merchant locations worldwide, and this agreement with Barclaycard will increase our presence in the UK, a key tourist destination for our cardmembers,” said Gerry Wagner, VP of global acceptance for Discover Financial Services.

“Not only will our cardmembers benefit from this increased acceptance, but Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance merchants will find it easier to accept Discover Network and Diners Club International cards as method of payment, both in person and online.”

August 09, 2012

Diners Club and ICBC Ink New Franchise Agreement in China

Discover logo 140pxDiners Club, a business unit of Discover, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the largest credit card issuer in China, have announced plans to bring the first full Diners Club International franchise to China.
“As the world’s largest card market with 3.1 billion cards in circulation, China is critically important to us as we continue to expand our global footprint,” said Diane Offereins, EVP and President of Payment Services at Discover Financial Services. “ICBC’s well-respected brand, successful banking operations and significant influence in China make them an attractive partner for us, and we believe their customers will benefit from the international network and services that Diners Club provides.”

ICBC will be responsible for both developing the Diners Club brand in China and running an issuing and acquiring business.

July 10, 2012

November 22, 2011

WorldPay and Diners Club Expand Acceptance Partnership in Europe

Diners club logo 140x60pxWorldPay and Diners Club International (DCI), a business unit of Discover Financial Services, have announced the signing of a merchant acquiring agreement that will increase the acceptance of Discover and Diners Club cards in the U.K. "WorldPay will build on its current relationship by adding Diners Club and Discover as standard options to its portfolio of payments processing services beginning in early 2012, in time for the summer Olympic Games in London."

September 28, 2009

Diners Club International Signs Acquiring Contract with Elavon

Diners Club International Ltd., a business unit of Discover, and Elavon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, have announced the signing of a merchant acquiring agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Elavon will add Diners Club card acceptance to its portfolio of payment processing services. This relationship will create more acceptance opportunities for Diners Club and Discover cardmembers, who eventually will be able to use their cards at Elavon merchants in the U.K. and western Europe. READ MORE »

March 23, 2009

Diners Club Signs Multi-Year Acquiring Agreement with SIX Multipay

Diners Club International, a business unit of Discover Financial Services, in conjunction with Discover, and SIX Multipay, a leading Swiss-based payment services provider, have announced that they have signed a long-term merchant acquiring agreement. This is the first multi-country, acquirer agreement to further European acceptance of Diners Club and Discover Network cards. READ MORE »

April 07, 2008

Discover Financial Services to Acquire Diners Club International Network

Discover Financial Services has announced that it has signed an agreement with Citi to acquire Diners Club International - saying the combination will result 'in a global payments network with increased transaction volume and worldwide acceptance of Discover Network cards once the networks are fully integrated.' Discover said it will not issue cards or extend consumer credit in international markets as a result of this acquisition.

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