Verifone Gives Up on 2017 as Profits Sour in Q2 — Building for Fiscal 2018

The slowdown in EMV for the second fiscal quarter, (ended 4/30/17), (2Q/17) continues to drag on Verifone’s (VF) performance, as year-on-year (YOY) net income plummeted by more than 500%. The Company notes it continues divesting non-strategic businesses and allocating resources and capital to ensure the timely delivery of our new products, with a bright 2018…

Mexico’s Financial Inclusion Initiatives Moving Cash to Cards – Robust Future

Cash remains the preferred form of consumer payments in Mexico; especially among the rural population, primarily due to limited knowledge of payment cards or limited access to banking infrastructure. Cash is primarily used for making small-value payments at retailers, and for the payment of utility bills, taxes, and transport fares. A significant proportion of the…

SMS Hijack Attacks Raising Concerns Sending One-Time SMS Passcodes

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s recommendation to deprecate SMS one-time passcodes as a second factor of authentication takes a big leap forward with the help of Payfone. Payfone’s Instant Authentication for Mobile solution thwarts SMS Hijack and SMS-forwarding attacks. The company’s proprietary technology prevents these types of attacks by replacing easy-to-intercept OTPs…

Hot Poynt Smart Payment Terminal to Expand in Europe & Southeast Asia

Poynt has inked a strategic partnership with Wirecard to expand the availability of Poynt Terminals (the Poynt Smart Terminal and the Poynt 5) in Europe and Southeast Asia. The partnership will enable Wirecard to offer businesses of all sizes the most innovative payment solution on the market today. Poynt Terminals’ sleek design makes them easily…

CanPay Debit Enters Oregon to Capture Cannabis Dispensary Payments

The first legitimate debit payment solution for the cannabis industry is set to capture dispensary owners, customers, and patients in Oregon’s recreational and medical cannabis marketplaces. CO-based CanPay dispensaries in the state are now able to offer a secure, legitimate, and transparent alternative to the current cash-only system for both in-store and delivery purchases. Initially,…

V + MA International Q1 GTX +12% YOY Discounting V EU

International gross transactions (GTX) for Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards grew an adjusted 11.8% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). International unadjusted GTX for credit cards increased 22.5% YOY while international unadjusted GTX for debit cards soared an unadjusted 62.4% YOY in 1Q/17, according to CardData. The data are skewed by the…

Unbankable Cannabis Industry Looks to Bitcoins & Hydroponics for Growth

The ongoing roadblock for legal marijuana enterprises has been a lack of banking options, which forces these businesses to conduct cash transactions. Therefore, the cannabis industry has identified bitcoin digital currency as an ideal solution to the numerous challenges of the ‘unbankable’ marijuana industry and is creating a proprietary bitcoin payment solution that can be…

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