US EMV hits milestone: one billion Visa chip transactions in March 2017


US EMV use has hit a milestone. For the first time, the number of Visa chip card transactions topped one billion last month, a 330% increase from March 2016.

Criminals turn their attention to online fraud in the US

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Criminals have deepened their focus on US online transactions since the country’s October 2015 EMV liability shift, with card-not-present (CNP) fraud expected to hit $6.4 billion in 2018, according to a new report from the US Payments Forum.

US chip and PIN card roll-out – let’s shorten the time to process; where do I sign!

'Tis the season to be jolly...

From a technology perspective, the family home has decided to rush headlong into the 21st century. When our home was built we thought we were being extremely progressive in having a Panasonic “4 lines, 10 extensions, PBX” installed with separate lines for my wife and myself and then a line for business and yes, one dedicated line for the fax machine. Cool… but fast forward a decade and a half and with the home up for sale, we were politely advised to take out all those handsets and close the door on the PBX.

US lags on EMV card adoption as October deadline looms


EMV card usage is increasing almost everywhere in the world as a billion new EMV cards enter circulation – but the US continues to lag behind, despite the fact that liability shifts to the retailer from 15 October this year.

US EMV roll-up will see migration of fraud to other channels

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The growing use of chip cards – EMV for the cognoscenti – will spur criminals to try new directions in fraud, Al Pascual, practice leader at Javelin Strategy, told delegates at the Nacha Payments 2015 conference in New Orleans. But it will take a little time because criminals have established modus operandi and it takes them time to move from one practice to another.

US shifts to EMV as Obama and Apple weigh in

Celent's Bareisis: the EMV train is moving

The US is finally adopting EMV after an eventful 12 months in which barriers have been overcome. Merchant reluctance is diminishing, good progress is being made, and the ‘EMV train’ is now picking up speed, according to a new report by analyst firm Celent.

Customer Not Present threat prompts response from US providers


As the US moves to adopt EMV chip and PIN cards and mobile payments, authentication is becoming a serious concern, particularly for customer not present transactions – evidenced by the number of Money20/20 exhibitors focusing on the topic in contrast to the blockchain focus of much of last year’s event.

Mobile payment security will depend on using the ‘smart’ in smartphone

Simon Keates is mobile payment security expert at Thales e-Security

Confusion and concern over security is cited over and over again as the biggest barrier to widespread consumer uptake of mobile payments. And no wonder – confidence in the protection of sensitive cardholder data lies at the heart of trust in this technology. An EMV card as a physical asset is cryptographically secure. How can we emulate this security with something that is virtual?

Contactless cards set to reach quarter of a billion next year

Contactless payments have been boosted in the UK by London buses

The number of contactless payment cards being used globally next year is set to reach 249 million, according to a new report by Juniper Research.

EMV – driving the global eradication of card fraud

Jeremy Gumbley is CTO at CreditCall

Authentication, risk management, transaction integrity and cardholder verification, are the four features that define the EMV standard, specified by EMVCo, the organisation that manages the EMV standards and associated compliance processes. These are designed to protect merchants, acquirers and cardholders from fraudulent transactions. However, closing the loop on fraud altogether will be almost impossible without […]