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Retailers Must Unlock QR Codes' Full Potential
First launched as a method for tracking vehicles during manufacturing in 1994, the humble QR code has become instantly recognisable for most consumers as a marketing tool.  more »
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The era of antitrust violations by the big card companies isn’t over yet; but at least it is starting to crumble. more »
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CEO Frank Bisignano trumpets a resurgent First Data as the company reportedly preps an IPO, according The Wall Street Journal. How much progress has the company made? more »
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The fraud fix, as it is becoming clearer, is to take payment card information (account numbers, card verification values and the like) and devalue this data in an effort to make it less relevant to the hackers who seek to harvest and sell it. more »
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Among the most important payment changes on the horizon in the U.S., is the migration to EMV technology and the looming October 1, 2015 deadline. more »
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Cumbersome regulations for prepaid products proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could reduce consumer-friendly market competition, discourage innovation and effectively cut off many Americans’ participation in the digital economy. more »
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Mobile payments are hot. Industry insiders both hope and fear new technology will upend reigning retail payment systems such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express. more »
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Banks are choosing to enable payment functionality through third party “Pay” wallet offerings in most part, and not their own mobile apps. And these are the same internet and technology companies banks themselves perceive to be their biggest threats. more »
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The most striking thing about Apple Pay's recent loyalty announcement is that it included no loyalty program for Apple Pay. more »
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Android Pay's announcement lacked the jaw-dropping excitement of last fall’s Apple Pay release. As you can tell from the name, the Android Pay playbook is remarkably similar to Apple Pay. more »
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After several years of dormancy, Apple resurrected Near Field Communications (NFC). However, it remains to be seen if NFC will ultimately prosper and become the kind of ubiquitous payment technology that today is unique to payment cards. more »
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Imagine you work for a grocery store where every 18 out of 100 shoppers must be turned away from the register when they arrive with a loaded grocery cart. This would obviously aggravate a lot of shoppers, which is why it’s ridiculous that e-commerce companies do this every day – usually without realizing it. more »
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Before Target, there was TJX, the major 2007 breach that impacted about 45 million credit cards. The crime and its prevention were basic, and provide a lesson for today's retailers that are battling a new wave of data theft. more »