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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


Executive Profile: One on One with Mike Zeher, Walmart


Mike Zeher knows retail inside and out. From owning and operating a small chain of discount stores to taking on a senior position at the world’s largest retailer, Zeher has seen both ends of the retail spectrum.

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Mobile & Emerging Payments


Apple, Visa Reportedly in Mobile Wallet Talks (July 28, 2014)

Apple could finally be preparing to make its long-awaited debut in the mobile wallet sector.

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Government Watch


FDIC Revises Guidance on Operation Choke Point (July 29, 2014)

The FDIC has clarified its previous guidance related to the DOJ’s Operation Choke Point, which encourages financial institutions to scrutinize payment processor clients that process payments for certain types of businesses.

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

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


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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FinTech Investment Booming, Says Report (July 29, 2014)

Financial technology investment by major venture capital firms more than tripled between 2009 and 2013, a new study found.

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