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10.30.14

Discover, U.S. Bank Execs: Success Demands Experimentation & Willingness to Fail

To win in the fast-moving world of payments these days, you have to be willing to fail sometimes, executives from Discover and U.S. Bank told attendees at the PayThink conference in Phoenix last week.

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Companies & People

10.29.14

People on the Move: Paul Boemer, 1to1 Card

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1to1 Card, a Chicago-based prepaid card program manager, announced that Paul Boemer has joined the company as chief strategy officer.

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Mobile & Emerging Payments

10.30.14

MCX CEO Addresses Hack, Rumors and Competition (Oct. 30, 2014)

It’s been a rough week for Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), the retailer-led mobile payments consortium.

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Government Watch

10.30.14

CFPB Field Hearing Announced: Is the GPR NPRM on Its Way? (Oct. 30, 2014)

Yesterday the CFPB posted on its Website the announcement of its next field hearing, 11 a.m. EST, Thursday, Nov. 13, in Wilmington, Del.

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Op-Ed

10.29.14

Blog: One Apple Pay User Takes a Bite

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Those of us immersed in payments may have a unique perspective on Apple Pay, but what about other folks? I asked one self-proclaimed Apple “fan boy” to give the mobile wallet a test drive.

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Retail Perspectives

10.22.14

InComm Teams Up with Retailers to Fight Fraud

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InComm is helping retailers fight several prevalent forms of prepaid card fraud by explaining what to look for and how to fight it.

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Free Content

10.30.14

Study: Rate of Un/Underbanked U.S. Households Still Hovers around 28% (Oct. 30, 2014)

While more than a quarter of American households still were either unbanked or underbanked last year, as was the case in 2011, the proportion of unbanked households declined to 7.7 percent or 9.6 million households, compared with 8.2 percent in 2011, according to the latest report from the FDIC.

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