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U.S. Card Data Security Needs a Global View
Even though the U.S. has suffered a flood of retail data breaches, the payments industry has to take a global view of any security measures it adopts.
Barbara Pacheco, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
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Fifth Third Bancorp has combined several business divisions into a new unit focused on payments, as the Cincinnati company continues its gradual exit from its former payments unit, Vantiv. more »
Steve Streit, founder, chairman and chief executive of Green Dot.
Green Dot plans to acquire Santa Barbara Tax Products Group (TPG) for about $320 million, a move that will allow the prepaid card provider to add tax refund processing services through partnerships with tax preparers. more »
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Global Payments Inc. has reached an agreement to buy the payments technology company Ezidebit, which operates in Australia and New Zealand. more »
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The financial technology company Fiserv has added token-based security from Visa and MasterCard. more »
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Home Depot Inc. confirmed that hackers infiltrated its computer systems at stores in the U.S. and Canada. more »
Bethan Cowper, head of international marketing at Compass Plus.
In Indonesia, Bank Tabungan is partnering with financial services software company Compass Plus to navigate the issuance of EMV-chip cards ahead of its national deadline. more »
VeriFone's Secure PumpPay hardware
VeriFone is developing a number of uses for the video screens on its point of sale terminals, which can display advertising and other content. more »
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Building on technology it began developing three years ago, SmartMetric Inc. says it has developed a smaller and faster fingerprint reader that fits inside of a credit card. more »
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The reduced pricing for Discover’s signature debit card network will apply to the more than 4,000 banks that are members of the American Bankers Association. more »
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Amadeus, a payments vendor for travel companies, has integrated UnionPay credit and debit cards into its platform. more »
Jamie Topolski, the director of alternative payment strategies for the Output Solutions division of Fiserv
Jamie Topolski, the new director of alternative payment strategies for the Output Solutions division of Fiserv, expects that the U.S. migration to EMV will take as many as 10 years to complete. more »
Paul Waltz
The Shazam electronic funds transfer network has appointed Paul Waltz as its president and chief operating officer in anticipation of CEO Michael Hollinger's retirement next year. more »
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CPI Card Group, a provider of EMV payment services, has agreed to acquire EFT Source, a provider of personalized ATM products. more »

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