Payment card fraud trends and stats examined in new report

The Mercator report discusses fraud rates by type, including counterfeit card, lost or stolen card, card ID theft, intercepted mail, and card-not-present.

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How to attract accounts (and keep them) with mobile card services

In a mobile banking world, the place to be is top-of-wallet. A March 26 webinar will share insights on how to get there — and stay there.

Is tokenization becoming table stakes for mobile payments?

Tokenization is a good move forward as it builds on the gains of PCI and the global adoption of EMV standards.

EMV, encryption and tokenization: the payment fraud 'holy trinity'

Taken together, these three key pieces of security technology can ensure that the good guys continue to stay one step ahead of the fraudsters.

Fed study finds that ATM, debit might be safer than credit cards

In 2012, PIN debit card transactions - including both purchases and ATM cash withdrawals - had the lowest fraud rates among general-purpose cards by both number and value.

Will mobile card readers dethrone cash?

Total cash volume in POS transactions fell 10 percent from 2012 to 2013, while mobile and prepaid card payments surged. A sign of things to come?

Fed study fills in the numbers for ATM transaction volumes and values

A study by the US Federal Reserve indicates that Americans are making fewer trips to the ATM, but taking out (or depositing) more cash when they do stop by.

The 'cashless street': useful experiment or shameless PR stunt?

Who benefited from the one-day, cash-free tryout in a Manchester, UK, shopping district? We can give you a hint: It wasn't the customers or the merchants.

7 steps to minimizing data breach fallout, part 2

In my previous post, I shared four of the seven steps financial institutions can take to prepare for and respond to a data breach affecting their cardholders. Here are the remaining three: Core maintenance.

7 steps to minimizing data breach fallout, part 1

Many financial institutions have felt the sting of recent breaches — and there could be more to come. Dealing with the aftermath is frustrating, time-consuming and, in some cases, costly. Fortunately, community FIs can take steps to prepare for the next time hackers and fraudsters successfully victimize the industry.

Fed study spells out importance of cash to consumers

A study of US consumer spending preferences reveals strong cash use across all incomes and age groups.

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Accel debit network completes its first tokenized transactions

The ability to accept tokenized transactions will allow Fiserv clients on the Accel network to accept debit payments via Apple Pay.

Study finds 330 million payment cards 'in the clear'

More than 6 in 10 businesses store unencrypted cardholder data, SecurityMetrics says.

Card issuers reluctant to leapfrog merchants on EMV migration

Banks hesitate to put chip cards in customers' hands if retailers haven't upgraded their terminals to process them.

India's central bank drafts contactless guidelines

NFC payments up to 2,000 rupees ($32) in value would no longer require two factor authentication under the proposed rules.

MasterCard, Itaú Unibanco ink network deal

Under a new 20-year agreement, the companies will establish and operate a new electronic payments network in Brazil.

Visa hits the road

The card giant has embarked on a nationwide tour to explain how and why businesses should prepare to accept chip transactions.

CPI adds line of Durbin-compliant EMV debit cards

The new products comply with all MasterCard requirements and Durbin specifications for U.S. debit cards, the company says.

EMV Migration Forum releases consumer education guide

The new step-by-step guide seeks to help industry stakeholders develop effective consumer education efforts as the US migrates to chip technology.

UL announces its Collis Brand Test Tool qualified by Discover

UL has announced that its Collis Brand Test Tool is qualified by Discover for acquirer end-to-end testing of both contact and contactless payment terminals.

MasterCard plans $20M spend to fight cyberthreats in 2015

Cybersecurity measures such as biometric protection for mobile apps and early warning alerts on potential threats lead spending priorities.

Visa to eliminate 16-digit account number for remote purchases

The move expands the company's Visa Token Service, which is intended to protect sensitive card information.

Co-op Financial Services to purchase Covera

Covera currently provides 248 credit unions and their members with credit, debit, ATM and prepaid card solutions.

Brits keen on contactless, UK Cards Association says

Spending on contactless cards trebled in both volume and value over the last year, according to figures from the group.

Pulse unveils revitalized logo

The updated design aims to identify the ATM and debit network more closely with its parent company, Discover Financial Services.

Datacard, Abanca partner to provide on-the-spot bankcards

With its implementation of a Datacard solution, Abanca Bank becomes the first FI in Spain to offer instant issuance debit, credit and prepaid cards.

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