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October 29, 2014

Headline News from - October 29, 2014

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  • Visa Inc. Reports Strong Fiscal Fourth Quarter Adjusted Earnings Per Share Growth of 17% and Full-Year 2014 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Growth of 19% and Announces a New $5.0 Billion Share Repurchase Program - "Our enviable competitive position, strong business model, and great talent helped us deliver adjusted EPS growth of 17% for the fourth quarter and 19% for the full year in the face of continued tepid economic growth and a strengthening dollar. More importantly, the underlying metrics which will drive our revenue growth over the longer term are strong and getting stronger," said Charlie Scharf, Chief Executive Officer of Visa Inc.
  • Poynt Introduces World's First Smart Payment Terminal - "Consumers carry connected supercomputers in their pockets while in-store technology still centers around a glorified calculator," said Poynt founder and CEO, Osama Bedier, former head of Google Wallet and long-time PayPal senior executive. "Solving for that disparity, we borrowed from the best in mobile technology to make the payment terminal smart and help small businesses rise to meet growing consumer expectations."
  • Cardlytics Raises $70 Million in Funding - "Led by Discovery Capital, this funding brings Cardlytics’ total venture funding to just over $170 million. Cardlytics intends to use the funds to continue to extend and expand the breadth of the company’s capabilities to make all marketing more relevant and measurable. Morgan Stanley acted as adviser on the deal."
  • U.S. Bank Simplifies B2B Electronic Payments - "The Payment Plus basic payment instruction file transmits payment instructions from the customer to U.S. Bank though a simple CSV (common separated value) file that is easy to use and fast to set up. Because it requires the completion of substantially fewer information fields than the standard payment instruction file, typical users won’t need dedicated IT resources to program it."
  • 2013 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households - "The survey addresses a gap in the availability of comprehensive data on the number of unbanked and underbanked households in the United States."
  • CARDFREE Partners with Taco Bell® For New Mobile Commerce Application - “Taco Bell is not only one of the largest QSRs in the country, they are one of the savviest marketers out there,” commented Jon Squire, founder and chief executive officer of CARDFREE. “We are extremely proud to be working with them on what is bound to be a game changer for the industry."
  • First Data Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results - “Our results this quarter demonstrate how we are developing innovative products and solutions, collaborating with global brands and strengthening our balance sheet, all while continuing to grow our business,” said Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano.
  • NRF Statement on Mobile Payment Services - "Merchants large and small make business decisions every single day based upon what makes the best sense for the business, their associates and most importantly, their customers. The payment systems they decide to implement are no different. Data security is paramount, but so is flexibility, cost and ease of use."
  • ShopKeep Introduces the ShopKeep Gift Card - "ShopKeep, the cloud-based small business technology provider trusted by more than 10,000 small business owners to manage retail shops and restaurants with iPads, today announced that it is expanding its product offering to include the ShopKeep gift card."

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April 29, 2014

Headline News from - April 29, 2014

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October 14, 2013

Headline News from - October 13, 2013

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  • Venmo's Social, Increasingly Hilarious Payments Community - Fast Company - "The shared payment notes give insight into what your friends are up to; they're also often amusing to read."
  • Xerox Glitch Halts Food-Stamp Use - Wall St. Journal - "Shoppers in 17 states were unable to use food stamps and other government aid through debit-style electronic benefits cards for more than 10 hours on Saturday..."
  • Why did we create Wisely? - Wisely Blog - "At Wisely, we’re building the most credible search engine for the physical world, powered by payment data. Why is it the most credible? Because, Wisely brings transparency to how people spend money."
  • Mobile Payments - Two Major Systems Set To Go In The US - Forbes - "Merchants want a system that is secure, won’t steal their data, provides a good marketing platform and the lowest possible cost for transaction. Consumers want something that is secure and simple to use."
  • Not Ready to Adopt Mobile Payments? You're Not Alone - BusinessNewsDaily - "The technology to accept payments via mobile devices is ripe and ready, but a recent industry study shows that it will take at least two more years for mobile payments to truly become mainstream."
  • The Rise of PayPal as a Major Payments Player - Bank Marketing Strategy - "While some of the 'innovation' at PayPal may not seem new or disruptive (such as the use of QR codes), the ability to quickly build scale by using the existing payments infrastructure may be the key to PayPal's success."
  • Small Business Success with PayPal: ChinaTour.Net - PayPal Forward Blog - "...PayPal has helped the ChinaTour.Net online air ticket business avoid an 85% risk of malicious fraud..."
  • Stuck in a Dispute Between PayPal and Itself - New York Times (David Segal) - "If PayPal isn’t the most reviled online company in the country, which is?"
  • Mint Wireless to launch local version of US payments start-up Square - Financial Review (Australia) - "But where Square has built its own user base by selling direct to businesses, Mr Teoh told The Australian Financial Review that Australia’s heavy regulations and existing market structure required them to work through the banks and telcos."
  • Divide and Conquer: Commerce Battlefield - FinVentures (Tom Noyes) - "Banks are NOT the center of commerce, just as my ISP or MNO is not the reason I shop at Amazon."
  • Unbreakable encryption comes to the U.S. - CNNMoney - "As revelations about the depth and breadth of the NSA's digital eavesdropping program continue to come to light, Ohio-based Battelle Memorial Institute is rolling out a new kind of network encryption designed to be virtually un-hackable -- not only now, but in the future."
  • Leading Economist Predicts a Bitcoin Backlash - Mashable - "Simon Johnson, a professor of entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, expects Bitcoin to face political pressure and aggressive lobbying from big banks because of its disruptive nature."
  • Privacy and fraud dominate discussion at LA bitcoin event - CoinDesk - "All in all, the event signified the fact that bitcoin is growing and that LA area technology enthusiasts are ready to do business with BTC."

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August 21, 2012

Visa to Launch Point-to-Point Encryption Service

Visa logo 60pxhVisa has announced a new service, 'Visa Merchant Data Secure with Point-to-Point Encryption', that will be marketed through acquirers in early 2013 to merchants.
"Merchants large and small have expressed an interest in encryption as a way to protect cardholder data in their payment systems and simplify their security protocols," said Ellen Richey, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, Visa Inc. "Since encrypted data can't be used to commit fraud, Visa's point-to-point encryption solution can significantly reduce the risk and impact of data compromises."

July 25, 2011

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January 18, 2011

Chase Paymentech Launches Safetech Fraud and Security Solutions

ChasePaymentech_logo-140px.jpgChase Paymentech has announced the launch of Safetech™ Fraud and Security Solutions, a new suite of services designed to protect online merchants from fraud and POS merchants from data breaches.
“Chase Paymentech is wise to bring together these much needed solutions to their merchants,” said Carol Coye Benson, managing partner at Glenbrook Partners. “We now live in a world where managing risks associated with payment fraud and data security is part of the daily routine for merchants everywhere. By closely integrating these tools with the payment processing work streams, the Safetech approach makes the process more efficient.”
Safetech Fraud Tools were developed in partnership with Kount; Safetech Encryption was developed in partnership with VeriFone.

January 17, 2011

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December 17, 2010

First Data Reaches Milestone with Over 100,000 Merchants Using TransArmor

first data logo 140px.pngFirst Data has announced that "more than 100,000 U.S. merchants of all sizes are now securely processing transactions with the First Data TransArmor solution. The revolutionary payment security service became publicly available a mere three months ago after the successful completion of a merchant trial testing the solution."

November 03, 2010

RSA Unveils New Solution to Deliver End-To-End Data Security

RSA_logo-140px.pngRSA has announced the general availability of the RSA Data Protection Manager, which "combines tokenization and application encryption, two popular application-based controls, with advanced token and key management to deliver end-to-end data security." RSA tokenization technology is currently used with partners like First Data Corporation and VeriFone to secure payment card data.

October 27, 2010

VeriFone and RSA to Deliver Integrated End-to-End Encryption / Tokenization Service

RSA_logo-140px.pngverifone_logo_140px.pngVeriFone and RSA have announced a partnership to market an integrated offering combining their respective end-to-end encryption and tokenization solutions for secure card processing. The new offering, branded VeriShield Total Protect, will provide a consistent, consolidated approach to protecting payment card data from end-to-end, both pre- and post-authorization.

October 06, 2010

PCI Security Council Releases Guidance on EMV and E2E Encryption

PCI_Council_logo_140px.pngThe PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has announced the availability of separate guidance papers on the use of end-to-end (E2E) encryption and EMV technologies in a payment card data environment. The documents are intended to provide the market with greater clarity on how these two specific technologies relate to the PCI Security Standards and impact PCI DSS compliance.

September 28, 2010

September 27, 2010

Headline News - September 27, 2010

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September 21, 2010

ID TECH Taps Voltage Security for End-to-End Encryption

voltage_security_logo_140px.pngID TECH and Voltage Security have announced that ID TECH will be implementing Voltage-powered end-to-end encryption capability with its POS financial transaction products including magnetic stripe, smart and contactless card readers, POS keyboards, signature capture devices, and secure PIN entry products. ID TECH products are used by NCR, Micros, HP, Red Box, Motorola and Ticketmaster to drive their payment solutions.

September 08, 2010

VeriFone Acquires End-to-End Encryption Leader Semtek

verifone_logo_140px.pngVeriFone recently announced that it is increasing its emphasis on end-to-end encryption solutions with the acquisition of encryption leader Semtek. VeriFone previously invested in Semtek’s equity funding. The acquisition, effective immediately, enables VeriFone to integrate the development, sales, implementation, and support of end-to-end encryption products into the existing VeriFone organization.

Additionally, VeriFone is offering royalty-free software licenses to device manufacturers and payment processors to further spur market adoption.

June 08, 2010

Elavon Selects Semtek, Voltage Security for End-to-End Data Protection

Elavon_logo-140px.jpgElavon has announced that Semtek and Voltage Security have been selected to include end-to-end encryption capabilities in its acquiring and gateway solutions.

Elavon says its "implementation is unique in that it has chosen to deliver both hardware and software-based technologies and stands ready to support additional end-to-end encryption technologies as they mature—allowing merchants to choose the security solution that best fits their needs today and in the future." READ MORE »

May 28, 2010

Secure POS Vendor Alliance Releases End-to-End Encryption Framework

Secure POS Vendor AllianceThe Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA), a non-profit business organization founded by Hypercom, Ingenico and VeriFone has announced the release of its End-to-End Encryption Security Requirements related to payment card data in payment card reading devices. The paper is targeted to vendors of POS devices and is intended to help create "widespread understanding of payment security issues and the adoption of best practices." READ MORE »

May 24, 2010

Heartland Announces E3 Encryption Availability

Heartland Payments SystemsHeartland Payment Systems has announced the commercial launch of its new payment card security technology. According to the company, "Heartland has spent more than two years developing and ten months beta testing and iteratively improving this end-to-end encryption technology — called E3™ — that is designed to protect cardholder credit and debit card data, rendering scrambled data useless to cybercriminals." READ MORE »

January 21, 2010

Javelin Study: End-to-End Encryption, Tokenization, and EMV in the US

Javelin has announced a new report titled "End-to-End Encryption, Tokenization, and EMV in the US: Vendor Analysis of Emerging Technologies and Best Hybrid Solutions" that "assesses the capabilities of end-to-end encryption, tokenization, virtual terminals, magnetic-stripe security and the EMV standard as solutions to combat payment-related data breaches." READ MORE »

January 20, 2010

Thales, Voltage Security Announce Partnership for Payments Security

Thales and Voltage Security have announced a "technology integration and partnership centered around delivering end-to-end encryption and key management solutions for the payments industry and broader enterprise security applications. Through the partnership, the two companies have worked together to integrate Voltage SecureData technology with Thales hardware security modules (HSMs) for customers, Heartland Payment Systems being an example." READ MORE »

January 08, 2010

Ingenico Introduces End-to-End Security Solutions for Merchants

Ingenico has announced a "comprehensive strategy to provide secure end-to-end solutions to assist merchants in complying with the PCI Data Security Standards." Ingenico says its strategy addresses the entire payment transaction process including: data in flight, data at rest, and architecture. READ MORE »

October 27, 2009

Chase Paymentech, VeriFone, Semtek Partner on End-to-End Encryption

Chase Paymentech has announced a joint initiative with VeriFone and Semtek to provide end-to-end encryption technologies for merchants to combat threats to security. The companies said they "will work together to market and distribute VeriFone’s VeriShield Protect solution to the Chase Paymentech base of retail merchants. The end-to-end encryption solution is designed to help merchants reduce the costs to comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements and associated security risk by protecting card information from the point of swipe to the Chase Paymentech authorization host." READ MORE »

October 23, 2009

Hypercom, Heartland Align on End-to-End Data Encryption

Hypercom and Heartland Payment Systems have announced a strategic relationship to deliver integrated, high-security payment systems to retailers nationwide and implement Heartland’s end-to-end encryption E3™ solution. READ MORE »

October 19, 2009

Commidea (UK) launches Ocius Sentinel for Encryption/Tokenization

Commidea, a card payment processing solution provider in the UK, has announce the launch of Ocius Sentinel - calling it "the UK's first solution to offer both true end-to-end dual encryption and tokenisation. Ocius Sentinel has been fully certified for use by the major UK acquiring banks." READ MORE »

October 05, 2009

Visa Releases Global Data Encryption Best Practices Document

Visa has announced new global industry best practices for data field encryption, also known as end-to-end encryption. According to Visa, "the best practices are designed to further the payment industry's efforts to develop a common, open standard while providing guidance to encryption vendors and early adopters. Data field encryption protects card information from the swipe to the acquirer processor with no need for the merchant to process or transmit card data in the "clear."" The best practices document is available for download. READ MORE »

September 23, 2009

Voltage Security Combines Encryption, Tokenization, Data Masking

Voltage_logo-140px.jpgVoltage Security, has announced it has extended Voltage SecureData™ by adding tokenization and data masking capabilities to the existing encryption functionality - enabling the end-to-end protection of data, such as credit card numbers, in applications and databases. Voltage SecureData says these additions provide "the most comprehensive end-to-end data protection solution available, giving customers the widest choice of protection options to simplify implementation, reduce PCI audit scope and lower costs." READ MORE »

First Data, RSA Partner on Secure Transaction Management

FirstData_logo-140px.jpgFirst Data and RSA have announced they are teaming up to provide a new service called First Data Secure Transaction Management - "engineered to enable merchants to secure payment card data and remove it from their environment while allowing access when needed." The new service "is designed to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)." READ MORE »
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