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Optimal Payments Completes Skrill Acquisition

Global payment processor Optimal Payments has completed its acquisition of e-commerce and e-money solution provider Skrill Group for €1.1 billion.

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Optimal Payments (8/10/15) 


Online Shoppers Want Good Value and Tech Options

More than 40% of millennials say price is the ‘most important factor’ in buying decisions, while 60% say they 'never interact' with store profiles on social media while they are in-store.

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The Paypers (8/13/15) 


Online Banking Still Most Popular in the US, but Mobile Is Catching UP

Online is still the most popular way for Americans to bank, but mobile is on the rise with 12 per cent of consumers preferring the method, up from 3 per cent just five years ago.

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PaymentEye (8/13/15)


58% of IT Professionals Say EMV Liability Shift Will Have 'Limited or No Impact' on Bottom Line

Forty-two percent of U.S.-based IT decision makers in a new report were either not taking active steps to prepare for EMV implementation or were unaware of their company's progress.Nearly 60 percent, however, seem to be nonplussed by the deadline, stating the liability shift will have "limited or no impact" on their company's bottom line.

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Card Not Present (8/3/15)


US Bears the Brunt of Global Card Losses

The importance of an EMV-compliant infrastructure to stem losses from card fraud has been demonstrated by new figures from The Nilson Report, which show that the US accounted for 48.2% or $7.86 billion of gross losses worldwide on plastic cards last year while generating only 21.4% or $6.187 trillion of total volume. 

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Finextra (8/5/15)  

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