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APIs allow businesses in every market to make payments online, quickly extend their own payment functionality and roll-out new features with minimal effort, writes David Yohe, vice president of marketing at BillingTree.
Visiting Research FellowChristensen Institute from Tata Consultancy Services
The incumbents, such as Visa, Mastercard and First Data, are prepared to compete in all segments of the market, writes Subhajit Das, a visiting research fellow at the Christensen Institute from Tata Consultancy Services.
Cyberattacks are on the rise, but that doesn't mean becoming a victim is inevitable. The right preventative measures and best practices can help secure digital assets and customer data, writes Robert Fifield, co-founder of Payably.
Same-day Automated Clearing House transactions exist, in part, as a first step in the faster payments initiatives taking place in the U.S. But are they lucrative enough for acquirers to add to their portfolio?
As an industry, payment system providers and other IoT systems makers in all stripes and colors need to shift the paradigm and build in tamper-proof security based on their original configuration, writes Assaf Harel, CTO of Karamba Security.
Increasingly, the acquiring and ISO business has taken the view that advances in technology that originally looked like threats instead made it easier to sell more products and support more payment types. But this opportunity won't last forever.
The move will explore the risks and opportunities of the new technology, and the group membership allocation across agencies and stakeholder groups seems to be a reasonable way to include a range of opinions, writes Rob Viglione, co-founder of ZenCash.
Open APIs can bring speed and flexibility to P-to-P payments, e-commerce and financial services. But there's also identity and performance risks that banks need to address, writes Rahul Singh, president of financial services at HCL Technologies.
Senior Vice President of product management and strategy for biller solutionsFiserv
The number of channels consumers use to pay their bills is unlikely to decrease anytime soon, so billers that are able to check off every bill payment channel will enjoy a competitive advantage, writes Jim Lester, senior vice president of product management and strategy for biller solutions at Fiserv.
Retailers were already skeptical about letting customers pay with bitcoin before the cryptocurrency’s price underwent an astronomical rally this year. That rapid surge hasn’t made them any more accepting. In fact, it may have done the opposite.
Advanced operating systems can run marketing and support services such as Apple Pay. Merchants would be well served to consider the diverse options of new terminals, writes Ben Wagner, director of solutions at Ingenico Group, North America.
North American Bancard Holdings has completed its acquisition of Total Merchant Services, a merger that NAB says will make it the seventh largest processor in North America in terms of merchant locations.