Barclays to support Zapp in the UK

After almost a year of delays, Vocalink plans to launch the system in October.

MobiKwik expands retailer network in India for mobile payments

India-based online wallet MobiKwik last week announced an agreement with retail outlet WHSmith India to enable digital payments at multiple offline outlets.

Western Union expands services to Rwanda and Ivory Coast

The new service enables MTN customers in both countries to receive a Western Union money transfer transaction in their mobile wallet.

PayPal acquires Xoom in $890 million deal

Xoom is considered one of the leading international remittance companies in the U.S. It enables consumers to send funds to, and pay bills for, family and friends worldwide using their mobile phones, tablets or computers.

RideScout buys GlobeSherpa to enhance mobile ticketing across US

With the integration of GlobeSherpa's transit mobile ticketing technology, RideScout claims it is making significant advancements to its access, booking, and payment options.

FIDO trumpets new specifications

FIDO U2F is appropriate for mobile and wireless applications and devices that do not have a USB port.

Moki to manage PayPoint's POS deployment

The agreement covers deployment of Moki software to outlets in PayPoint's 37,000-store retail network that need standalone terminals.

Yandex Money app coming to Nokia Lumia smartphones in Russia

Yandex said in the announcement that Microsoft will make the app available on Nokia Lumia smartphones this summer after a Windows Phone update.

Study: As smartphone use increases, so does mobile banking

Bank of America's Trends in Consumer Mobility Report examines Americans' smartphone habits.

MeaWallet preps mobile payments in the Philippines

ValueCard and MeaWallet have agreed to a strategic partnership to deliver open and closed loop mobile payment services to bank, retailers and MNOs.

UK to get its first branchless bank

Atom Bank will not have its own ATMs, but said it will provide access to cash through ATM networks in the U.K. and Europe.

Inside Secure launches new product to meet cybersecurity demand

Inside said the joint product with Trustonic can provide payment, IoT, enterprise and other mobile product providers to meet market demands for government-grade security.

Minecraft teaches children how to use bitcoin

Popular video game Minecraft has revealed a new server that lets children learn how to use and spend bitcoin on in-game items.

Cellum to supply mobile wallet tech to Indonesian smart device-maker

Cellum will develop and operate ECPAY, a mobile wallet that enables consumers to use it for bill payment, prepaid phone account top-up, peer-to-peer funds transfers, QR-code payments and online checkout.

Groupon Apple Watch app lets users buy deals

Consumers can also discover Groupons from nearby local businesses.

PayRange raises $12 million in funding to expand digital payments

PayRange uses a small device that plugs into the back of a vending machine and a customer-side mobile app to enable any vending machine to accept all forms of payment in less than 30 seconds.

Alibaba going mobile to reach consumers no matter where they're shopping

A new shopping and dining service called Koubei promises to speed up online retail delivery services for China’s biggest e-commerce player.

Prairie Cloudware raises funds to advance digital payments

Company's plan is to enable financial institutions to provide secure digital payments no matter what device or mobile wallet the consumer selects.

Study: Most smart card holders clueless about EMV

A new study by Javelin reveals that EMV card distribution does not necessarily equate to EMV cardholder awareness.

FBI issues ransomware warning, offers tips for prevention

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center says that ransomware continues to spread, posing a threat to individuals and businesses alike.

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