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FleetCor Acquires Comdata for $3.45 Billion (Aug. 15, 2014)

Corporate payments provider Comdata Inc. has been acquired for $3.45 billion by FleetCor Technologies Inc., a global provider of fuel cards and other workforce payments.

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Companies & People


People on the Move: Jon Round and Terry Murray,

round_jon, a mobile-focused financial product provider, has hired Jon Round as chief operating officer and Terry Murray as head of prepaid operations.

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Mobile & Emerging Payments


Global Payout to Acquire M-Payments Provider Focused on Underserved (Aug. 19, 2014)

Global Payout Inc., an electronic payment and prepaid solutions provider, today announced plans to acquire Maxie Mobile LLC, a global mobile payments provider focused on the underserved.

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Government Watch


More Lawmakers Try to Influence DOE on Campus Card Rules (Aug. 13, 2014)

Letter writing among U.S. lawmakers has been fast and furious lately as they try to influence how the U.S. Department of Education handles new rules governing universities’ and colleges’ arrangements with financial service providers that deliver financial aid dollars.

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Viewpoint: Why HCE is an Acronym You Need to Know

HCE moves payments credentials to the cloud, which could radically speed up mobile payments development. Analyst Sarah Grotta believes HCE also offers compelling leadership opportunities for prepaid card issuers.

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Retail Perspectives


PCI Council: Merchants Should Scrutinize Vendors’ Data Security

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has issued new guidance to help merchants ensure that third-party providers have implemented sufficient security measures to protect shoppers’ payment card data.

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DHgate Becomes First Chinese Merchant to Deploy MasterPass (Aug. 19, 2014)

Beijing-based e-commerce platform DHgate is integrating MasterCard’s MasterPass online payment service to simplify online purchasing for customers.

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