Coinbase makes it easier to refill bitcoin wallet

Bitcoin digital wallet provider Coinbase over the weekend introduced a way for users to refill their account after a purchase, according to a blog post on the company's website. Users can immediately restock their bitcoin wallet from the checkout page when they click the "Repurchase" button after completing an order.

ACI Worldwide to acquire Retail Decisions to boost CNP fraud prevention

ACI Worldwide, a global provider of electronic payment and banking products, and Retail Decisions (ReD), a fraud prevention company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive transaction agreement, according to a press release. Under the terms of the...

IBM and Monitise expand product relationship, includes mobile banking

IBM and Monitise today announced an expanded, multi-year global alliance to deliver cloud-based mobile commerce products to help financial services institutions embrace the mobile channel and better engage with customers, according to a press release. As part of today's news,...

Dell to test bitcoin acceptance

Yet another computer hardware provider is accepting bitcoin as payment. Dell Friday announced on its community blog that it has partnered with Coinbase to accept the virutal currency on its website for both consumer and business purchases. Dells calls this...

Mobile payments coming to Snapchat?

Photo messaging mobile app Snapchat earlier this week filed two trademarks around processing peer-to-peer payments, funds transfers and online payments, according to an article from TechCrunch. The tech site reported that one of the trademards is for "computer application software...

Payments Council report claims UK leads the world in mobile payments

Following the April launch of Paym, a person-to-person mobile payment service, the U.K. Payments Council Thursday launched a research paper comparing mobile payments markets on an international basis. Looking at the person-to-person mobile payment services of the U.K., Sweden, Kenya,...

Twitter acquires payments company CardSpring

Twitter Thursday announced on its blog that it has acquired CardSpring, a payments infrastructure company that helps merchants work with leading publishers to create online-to-offline promotions. CardSpring also announced the acquisition on its blog. "We see the intersection of payments...

CashStar intros digital gifting product for Google Wallet

CashStar, a digital gifting company, Thursday announced that its real-time digital gifting platform is now fully integrated with Google Wallet. The integration enables brands on the CashStar platform to offer digital gift card recipients the ability to save their eGift...

Sionic Mobile enables e-donations through online and smartphone portals

Sionic Mobile and Ching Thursday launched Shop2Give, a fundraising product that enables non-profit organizations to make the most of e-donations at no extra cost to supporters.

CU Wallet continues growth 9 months after launch

Some 65 credit unions have agreed to offer the company's mobile wallet to their customers.

Ztar Mobile sign reseller pact with CorFire for mobile payment services

CorFire, a mobile commerce technology provider, and Ztar Mobile, a provider of private branded wireless services and solutions that enable retailers to deliver private branded wireless services to their customers, Wednesday announced a reseller agreement so Ztar Mobile can resell...

Star Micronics pairs iZettle's mPOS offering at British Racing Drivers' Club

International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces this week that its latest Bluetooth desktop printer, the TSP654IIBTi, was successfully deployed with iZettle's chip-and-PIN solution at Silverstone's 50th Grand Prix this month, according to a press release. The mobile payments kit...

New York releases proposed BitLicense regulatory framework for virtual currency firms

Benjamin M. Lawsky, superintendent of financial services, today announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services has issued for public comment a proposed "BitLicense" regulatory framework for New York virtual currency businesses.

Australian supermarket chain intros mobile sticker

Australian supermarket chain Coles is giving banks in the nation a run for their money with its latest investment in financial services, a mobile sticker and loyalty app. Coles also announed a pending joint venture with GE Capital for consumer...

Mercury assists small merchants with mobile loyalty program

Mercury Payments Systems, which Vantiv recently acquired, this week launched a product called StoreCard that enables merchants to offer their customers a gift, reward, mobile payments and promotions card all in one product, according to a press release. Mercury said...

Visa introduces Visa Checkout to replace V.me

Visa today announced the launch of Visa Checkout, a payment service that replaces V.me and enables consumers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in just a few clicks, according to a...

Cardfree, Xpient form omnichannel partnership for restaurant customers

Cardfree, a mobile commerce provider, has announced its partnership with Xpient Solutions, a POS and technology provider used by 17 top QSR brands. According to a news release, the companies will offer omnichannel, end-to-end services for restaurants, including CRM, loyalty,...

Zooz closes $12 million investment round

Zooz, a smart payment technology provider, today announced that it has closed a $12 million round of investment. The round was led by Blumberg Capital, with participation by existing investors including XSeed Capital, lool ventures and Rhodium, as well as new investors Access Industries and Camp One Ventures.

First Data introduces mobile loyalty program for SMBs

First Data Corporation Tuesday announced the commercial integration of its Perka mobile loyalty product. Its apps are now available through First Data distribution systems, according to a press release. Perka is a cloud-based customer loyalty product that connects businesses to...

Is Japan getting a preview of Apple's mobile wallet plans?

Without any warning or fanfare, Apple today launched a service in Japan that enables iPhone and iPod Touch users to add funds to their Apple ID account without the need for a physical card. Reports later surfaced that the service...

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