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07.23.14

MoneyGram Warns Consumers of Summer Fraud Risks, Touts Scam Awareness Alliance

Social media’s popularity—plus the broad convenience and availability of online funds transfers, money orders and P2P payments—have a flip side: Scammers are finding more ways to rip off consumers.

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Companies & People

07.22.14

People on the Move: Matt Banham, Omlis

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U.K.-based mobile payment solution provider Omlis has appointed Matt Banham chief technology officer.

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Mobile & Emerging Payments

07.22.14

New Gift, Loyalty App Latest Sign of Amazon’s Offline Ambitions (July 22, 2014)

Amazon has launched a new mobile wallet app for managing and redeeming gift and loyalty cards.

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Government Watch

07.23.14

New Exec Director for NBPCA (July 23, 2013)

The Network Branded Prepaid Card Association announced today that Doug Bower will join the association as executive director and president, effective August 5, 2014.

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Op-Ed

07.24.14

Viewpoint: N.Y.’s Proposed Virtual Currency Licensing Regulations: The Right Direction but Still a Bumpy Road

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Leading payments lawyer Judie Rinearson calls N.Y.’s proposed “BitLicense” rules comprehensive, but are they so comprehensive they’ll chill virtual currency businesses in the state? Give us your opinion in Pay Poll.

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Retail Perspectives

07.15.14

SpendTrend: Consumer Spending Still Rising; Strong Prepaid Growth (July 15, 2014)

Consumer spending eased off a bit in June, but remained on an overall path of growth, according to data from First Data Corp.’s latest SpendTrend report.

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