South African merchants get a mobile POS terminal from iKhokha

South Africa-based financial services company iKhokha last week launched a mobile point-of-sale terminal that works with an accompanying mobile app, according to a press release. The terminal, called the Edge, is a chip-and-PIN reader that plugs into any model Apple...

Braintree releases new SDK to add full PayPal support

Payments platform Braintree this week released a new SDK that introduced full PayPal support for its clients. Braintree joined the eBay family when it was acquired last year. "Supporting PayPal as a payment method in the Braintree Gateway has always been one of the most frequent requests from our customers," the company wrote in a blog post.

Chinese mobile gaming company adds mopay for direct carrier billing

Direct carrier billing company mopay today announced it signed a deal with Chinese mobile gaming company Chukong Technologies. The Beijing-based company has decided to integrate mopay's Android software development kit product as essential element in the overall billing module for...

UK airline testing iBeacons across Europe

United Kingdom-based airline easyJet this week announced that it has become the first airline to trial iBeacon technology across Europe to help passengers navigate their way through the airport, according to a press release. The strategically placed beacons, which are...

ShopKeep adds new features to POS offerings

ShopKeep announced today the addition of new features added to its cloud-based point-of-sale software. The Check Management feature allows merchants to hold tabs open for customers throughout a shift and let them pay for their transaction when they are ready....

Synchrony Financial reveals strategic investment with LoopPay

Synchrony Financial today announced the completion of a strategic investment in LoopPay, according to a press release. LoopPay is expected to provide Synchrony Financial with special features and benefits for its cardholders and retail partners. LoopPay recently introduced the LoopPay...

Swedish merchants get marketing help from Mimitro's mobile coupon product

Sweden-based mobile marketing firm Mimitro today officially launched its mobile online coupon and marketing messaging product, according to a press release. Mimitro and its partner service providers now can give customers, what it says is, an easy to use, secure...

Hasso Plattner Ventures adds nearly $7 million to iZettle's Series C funding

Mobile point-of-sale provider iZettle today announces that another €5 million (US $6.8 million) have been added to the company's Series C round of funding, according to a press release. Hasso Plattner Ventures joins in investing in the Series C round...

Agilysys expands restaurant solution to include loyalty, payment gateway

Agilysys Inc., a provider of IT and hospitality software and services, announced it has expanded its rGuest product offering to include solutions for online dining reservations, table management, loyalty and a Point-to-Point Encryption payment gateway. According to a news release,...

British consumers adopting mobile banking and payments at a high rate

Britain consumers are using mobile and Internet banking to tune of nearly £1 billion (US$1.7 billion) worth of transactions per day, according to a major industry-wide report into consumer-friendly technology by the British Bankers Association and Ernst and Young. The...

'Dads and Grads' gifting period boosts digital card sales for CashStar

CashStar, a digital gifting company with over 300 retailer partners, today announced it achieved an 80-percent year-over-year increase in the number of digital gift cards sold in the month of June, according to a press release. The company contributed the...

Study: Card fraud victimizes one in four consumers worldwide

According to a fraud study of more than 6,100 consumers across 20 countries, one in four consumers has been the victim of card fraud within the last five years. The study, conducted by ACI Worldwide and Aite Group, also indicated...

EBA warns banks to stay away from virtual currencies for now

European financial institutions should avoid dealing with virtual currencies such as bitcoin until there are proper regulations in place, the European Banking Authority warned in a document it released on July 4. The authority did admit in the document virutal currencies have their benefits, but the risks involved far outweigh them.

Seamless has Swedish consumers covered with mobile payments for parking

Sweden-based Mobil Park announced Monday a partnership with Seamless to use the SEQR product to enable commuters to pay for parking with a mobile phone, according to a press release. Mobil Park plans to roll out the service in the...

Mobile security company Omlis expands presence in Latin America

Mobile payments technology provider Omlis announced Monday that it has further strengthened its presence in the Latin American mobile payments arena with a strategic partnership with Stratus Technologies Mexico, the leading provider of infrastructure-based electronic payment systems in Mexico, and...

Zapp adds 3 more companies to supports its mobile-enabled checkout process

U.K.-based mobile payments provider Zapp today announced its next round of network payment partners that are committing to support Zapp's rollout into the market, according to a press release. Secure Trading, TrustPay Global and Checkout.com will all work to support...

Lavu adds multiple payment, other options to online ordering application

Lavu Inc. recently announced the addition of several new features to its online ordering application Lavu ToGo, including multiple payment options, real-time notifications, customizable online menus and website embedding. Lavu ToGo is directly integrated with Lavu iPad POS. The multiple...

Venture capitalist wins Silk Road Bitcoin auction

Venture capitalist Tim Draper revealed Wednesday that he won last week's US Marshals auction of some 30,000 bitcoins the agency seized after it shut down Silk Road, an undergroud online marketplace that was notorious for selling illegal drugs. Vaurum, a...

Survey participants wanted for mobile-ATM integration study

Mobile Payments Today sister publication ATM Marketplace is seeking participants from the banking industry to participate in an online survey on the subject of Mobile-ATM Integration. The survey is currently open and all individuals representing financial institutions are welcome to...

Telenor Pakistan mobile subscribers now have direct billing option

Mobile payments company Fortumo and mobile operator Telenor Pakistan Tuesday announced they launched direct carrier billing in Pakistan, according to a press release. More than 35 million Telenor Pakistan subscribers now can use direct operator billing to charge online purcahses...

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