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We Asked; You Answered: Pay Poll Trend Watch

With each issue of Pay Op-Ed, we update our home page poll and ask you to weigh in on the issues facing our industry. We compiled the results from the last several months to see where you think the industry is heading when it comes to security, mobile wallets and more.  

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Companies & People


Executive Profile: One on One with David Reiling, Sunrise Banks


After selling his T-shirt business in 1989, David Reiling began a summer job as a bank teller at a south central Los Angeles branch. That’s when he found his true calling, despite being robbed three times his first week.

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Mobile & Emerging Payments


Facebook P2P Service Goes Nationwide (July 1, 2015)

Facebook’s mobile P2P payments service now is available throughout the U.S., the social media giant announced this week.

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Government Watch


Europol Busts Cybercrime Ring, Enlists Barclays to Fight Attacks (June 30, 2015)

Cybercrime investigators from six European countries joined forces and recently busted a large gang of cybercriminals that had used malware in a widespread attack on online banking systems across the Eurozone, resulting in losses of at least €2 million (US$2.22 million), according to Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency.

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Blog: 5 Ways to Make Prepaid Card Onboarding Less Painful for Consumers

Identity verification by financial institutions is necessary—but it doesn’t have to be a necessary evil. Combining mobile technology with knowledge-based authentication can help improve activation rates with a process that’s simple for the cardholder and secure. Here’s how.

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Retail Perspectives


Gyft’s New Block Platform Takes Blockchain beyond Currency (June 23, 2015)

Gyft, a San Francisco-based mobile gift card company and subsidiary of First Data Corp., has partnered with Chain, an application program interface (API) developer, to create a gift card trading platform that uses blockchain technology.

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Free Content


Square’s New Revenue Stream: Payroll (July 1, 2015)

Square continues to diversify its revenue streams, recently adding electronic payroll to its roster of services for small and midsize business customers.

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