Four Online Checkout Blind Spots Facing Larger Merchants

Four Online Checkout Blind Spots Facing Larger Merchants

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] A new study reveals several blind spots for larger merchants when it comes to converting online shoppers into buyers at checkout. The latest PYMNTS.com/BlueSnap Checkout Conversion Index shows an improvement of three points to 56.4 from Q1 2016 to Q2 this year. Only 10 websites scored an “A” (75-plus), 162 earned…

Other News: VISA; ACI; MASTERCARD; and CHASE (P2P)

In Other News: NXT-ID (DreamTrips); INTELLICHECK (funding); REVEL (Vantiv); and CAUSE (exec). VISA Visa is now a member of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), says ASOP Global’s Executive Director, Libby Baney and Martin Elliott, global head of brand protection for Visa. ACI – ACI Worldwide and PT Indopay Merchant Services (Indopay), a…

FICO Acquires QuadMetrics and Launches Enterprise Security Score

FICO Acquires QuadMetrics and Launches Enterprise Security Score

FICO has acquired QuadMetrics to complement its FICO Falcon Cybersecurity Analytics threat detection solution. FICO also says it is developing a FICO Enterprise Security Score, which will rank an organization’s level of cybersecurity risk. QuadMetrics is a cyber risk security scoring company from Ann Arbor, Michigan. QuadMetrics leverages predictive analytics to monitor signals from open…

Visa Accelerates the U.S. EMV Migration

Visa Accelerates the U.S. EMV Migration

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa is adding more gas to the pipeline to accelerate EMV chip migration for U.S. merchants. Visa has streamlined its testing requirements, amended and simplified the terminal certification process, and committed to investing further resources and technical expertise in a manner that can reduce timeframes by as much as 50%. Visa…

OT Powers NFC Payments via the Swatch Bellamy Watch

OT Powers NFC Payments via the Swatch Bellamy Watch

Oberthur Technologies (OT) has buddied with Swatch to provide contactless payment to customers in Switzerland via the Swatch Bellamy watch. OT’s FlyBuySE (Secure Element) is fully integrated within Swatch Bellamy watches and provides a high level of security while enabling seamless payments and transactions. OT’s latest portfolio covers a broad range of payment networks and…

SLA Digital & Google Play Integrate for MNO Payments

SLA Digital & Google Play Integrate for MNO Payments

SLA Digital, an international digital services company offering direct operator billing to mobile network operators (MNO), says its first integration with Google Play is now live. Axiologix says its joint venture, SLA Digital, says an existing global mobile operator partner of SLA Digital is using SLA’s proprietary Digital Services Platform to launch its Carrier Billing…

Other News PAYJUNCTION; TESCO; 3DCART; and CXC

In Other News: PAYJUNCTION (office); TESCO (MasterCard); 3DCART (update); and CXC (Qwil). PAYJUNCTION – PayJunction, answering strong demand for its electronic payment processing software and financial services, opened the doors to a new office space in Santa Barbara, CA. Between the original State Street headquarters and new Carillo office, PayJunction now occupies 15,000 square feet…

San Fran’s Stinking Rose Goes Elavon EMV

San Fran’s Stinking Rose Goes Elavon EMV

San Francisco’s super prized restaurant, The Stinking Rose, specializing in all things garlic, has leaped into the new normal of accepting Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) payments by becoming EMV certified, thanks to Elavon. U.S. Bank’s Elavon is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and integrated its Simplify EMV solution within Oracle’s Point-of-Sale…

Mobile Money Payments to Triple by 2022

Mobile Money Payments to Triple by 2022

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Mobile money service users worldwide are set to break the 1 billion mark by the end of 2016, equating to 20% of unique mobile users. According to a new forecast from Strategy Analytics’ Mobile Payment Service, mobile money transactions will more than double from US$200 billion in value in 2016 to…