April 16, 2014

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday told a congressional panel that the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data and information from cybercriminals and hackers.

April 3, 2014

Cardtronics has extended its ATM services agreement with Walgreens, the company announced Wednesday.

March 31, 2014

Earlier this month, Sally Beauty confirmed a security breach and is now offering one free year of credit monitoring and identity-theft protection for those customers who may have been affected by the incident.

February 26, 2014

Many Americans would likely not return to a store if they experienced long checkout lines, according to new research from global retail technology company Omnico Group.

February 5, 2014

John Mulligan, EVP and CFO of Target, said the retailer is deeply sorry for its late 2013 data security breach and is aware that consumer confidence in the company is shaken; his comments came during a Feb. 4 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

February 3, 2014

The National Retail Federation urged Congress to take a comprehensive approach as it contemplates a national response to criminal cyber attacks in which millions of consumers’ credit and debit card numbers were stolen.

January 31, 2014

Fifty-seven percent of consumers purchased digital gift cards in December 2013, and 43% purchased physical cards. Data from prepaid product and transaction services company InComm also shows that 80% of consumers purchased digital cards in the six days leading up to Christmas, and 20% of consumers purchased physical cards in the six days leading up to Christmas.

January 30, 2014

Target reportedly said a data breach at an unidentified vendor led to hackers obtaining phony credentials that allowed them to gain access to Target’s systems and steal the information for 40 million credit and debit cards, as well as the personal data of about 70 million consumers.

January 22, 2014

In a letter to congressional leaders, the National Retail Federation underscored the retail industry’s commitment to protecting sensitive consumer data in the wake of the recent international cyber attacks and thefts.

January 20, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute, a plaintiff in the litigation against the Federal Reserve’s interpretation of debit reform legislation by Congress under the Durbin Amendment, on Friday urged the Appeals Court to agree with U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon’s July 31 decision.

December 27, 2013

The security blogger who broke the news about a massive breach of payment card data at Target stores may have identified someone who's been selling the data.

December 23, 2013

The chief executive of Target is reaching out to consumers in the wake of the widespread hacking of credit and debit card data at Target stores that the company confirmed last week.

December 19, 2013

About 40 million credit and debit card accounts of Target customers were compromised between late November and the middle of this month, the mass merchandise retailer said Thursday.

December 11, 2013

A company that allows merchants to use bitcoin has seen a spike in transactions this year.

December 2, 2013

Rememband announced on Monday the launch of the Rememband silicon bracelet on Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website.

November 20, 2013

The electronic currency known as bitcoin allows small- and medium-sized companies to reach more customers by opening new markets that were previously unreachable, the co-founder of a company that allows businesses to use bitcoins said in testimony Tuesday before two Senate subcommittees. And it appears that federal authorities are open to its development.

November 6, 2013

Once dismissed as belonging to the realm of techno-utopians and anti-government libertarians, bitcoin has lately grown in popularity among investors and retailers. Could it find acceptance among drug stores as well?

October 7, 2013

Walgreens on Monday announced Balance Financial, a full suite of integrated financial services that will be launching in phases over the coming months, all built around its new Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard.

September 30, 2013

Customers at Oklahoma City-based Homeland Stores can pay for groceries with their smartphones, thanks to a new mobile payment system announced Monday.

September 10, 2013

Members of Kmart's loyalty card program can use low-cost check cashing services at stores, the retail chain said.

September 3, 2013

Sage North America last week announced that it partnered with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, a division of McKesson, to help develop the McKesson Mobile Delivery application for prescription delivery services.

August 28, 2013

Paydiant, provider of a cloud-based mobile wallet, cardless ATM access and offer redemption platform, on Tuesday announced that Harris Teeter will deploy a pilot of Paydiant’s white label mobile wallet as part of their Express Lane online shopping service in Matthews, N.C. beginning this month.

August 26, 2013

Members of Sears Holdings Corp.'s loyalty program can increase their reward points by linking certain credit and debit cards to their accounts, the retailer said Monday.

August 19, 2013

Global losses from credit, debit and prepaid card fraud reached $11.27 billion, an increase of 14.6% over the year before, according to a new report.