Tech Companies Woo Gas Retailers as EMV Looms
Fuel retailers may shudder at the potential costs of upgrading gas pumps for EMV chip-based card acceptance, but they are a prime target for vendors offering secure mobile payments and deeper fraud-screening analytics.
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Silvio Tavares, CEO of CardLinx
FICO is joining The CardLinx Association, which develops standards for card-linked offers. more »
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Payments providers have a unique challenge when it comes to satisfying their target audiences. more »
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MasterCard now offers an anti-fraud tool called SafetyNet, designed to protect banks and payment processors against hackers. more »
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Klarna will target a range of merchants in the U.S., but will focus on e-commerce merchants that ship tangible goods. Its buy-now-pay-later model would, in most cases, result in the consumer paying for the item after receiving it in the mail. more »
Ben Hurley, director of mobile products for Apriva.
Apriva has added data analytics and business management tools to its payments software for bank and merchant services clients, along with a Web portal where merchants can review consumer behavior. more »
Harpinder Singh, Slice’s co-founder and vice president of product
The shopping technology vendor Slice is extending its application programming interface (API) for the analysis of electronic payments data, giving merchants visibility into a wide range of consumer e-commerce spending. more »
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Gas stations are driving down fraud by turning unattended transactions into face-to-face transactions. more »
Manny Trillo, Visa's senior vice president of network processing.
Nearly 20 years ago, Visa executives celebrated a milestone for the card brand's global VisaNet payments network. The system could finally handle 1,000 transaction messages per second. more »
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By adding data analytics to its Square Register platform, Square Inc. says it is giving merchants of all sizes the kind of tools that larger retailers use to increase sales. more »
Eido Gal, co-founder and CEO of Riskified
Riskified is halving its fees for its Shop Protection service, which guarantees against chargebacks but requires merchants to let Riskified fully control which sales go through and which get blocked. more »
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Payment technology company ACI Worldwide has completed its $205 million purchase of the security vendor Retail Decisions Plc (ReD). more »
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First Data and LocalVox are joining forces to provide a marketing technology platform for small and medium-sized businesses. more »

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