Fortumo launches direct carrier billing in India with Reliance Communications

Indian mobile operator, Reliance Communications, and mobile payment platform provider Fortumo today announced the launch of direct carrier billing in India. All Reliance Communications customers will be able to make purchases for digital content and games by charging the payments...

AnywhereCommerce EMV mPOS devices certified by First Data

AnywhereCommerce, an mPOS solutions provider, has announced that its Walker chip-and-signature and Nomad chip-and-PIN acceptance devices have achieved end-to-end certification with the First Data Rapid Connect program. The devices are also EMVCo-certified, a press release said. The certification covers the...

Bango launches direct carrier billing in India with Google Play, Idea Cellular

Mobile payments company Bango PLC has implemented direct carrier billing for Google Play on behalf of Idea Cellular in India. For the first time, Android users in India will be able to charge Google Play purchases to their phone bill, a Bango press release said. Idea is the sixth largest mobile operator in the world.

Payments key business strategy, reveals survey

More than two thirds of retailers consider payments, and the payment process and experience, a critical aspect of the business strategy but just over half expect to boost payment investment in the next year and a half. "The 2016 Global...

Appetize chooses FreedomPay for EMV and P2PE

Point-of-sale solutions provider Appetize has selected FreedomPay Commerce Platform to enable EMV and PCI validated point-to-point encryption to its tablet devices. FreedomPay is designed to provide security validation for a variety of industries, according to a company press release. Appetize has 11,000 business units across the U.S.

Canadian Payment Association advances modernization strategy

The Canadian Payment Association's retail payments system is now a Prominent Payment system, which places it under more stringent risk-management criteria. The designation of being an Automated Clearing Settlement System reflects the association's effort to modernize its systems, according to...

KLM partners with M-Pesa

Vodacom Tanzania has formed a new partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines through its M-Pesa payment service, adding to its existing list list of partner airlines. KLM passengers will be able to pay for tickets, upgrades, excess baggage, reservation change...

MasterCard grocery app puts ordering right in the kitchen

The Groceries by MasterCard shopping app, integrated in the Samsung Family Hub refrigerator, lets consumers buy food from online FreshDirect and Shop Right right in the kitchen. The app signifies MasterCard's move into the smart home market and expands on...

Discover taps FIME for terminal certification

Discover is engaging payment consultancy FIME to provide approval services for terminal end-to-end certification of its Discover Network and Diners Club international acceptance system using D-Payment Application Specifications. The services allow acquirers to integrate new EMV chip terminals into Discover...

Passport gains $8 million in funding round

Mobile technology company Passport recently announced that it has gained $8 million in its Series B round of funding. Passport offers a mobile payments software solution for parking and transportation customers, according to a press release. Passport's solution integrates mobile...

Study: UK catching up to US in paytech spending

The U.K. payment technology sector is booming and closing the gap on its closest rival, the U.S.

UL type approval program for mobile devices gets EMVCo OK

UL has announced that it is now able to provide official certification of mobile devices under new EMVCo requirements, according to a press release. The EMVCo Mobile Type Approval phase two qualification program represents an evolution of the existing test...

Mobile operators could win $142 billion or lose big by 2020

If mobile operators are able to overcome certain barriers, they could look at a $142 billion spike in revenue by 2020, according to a new report from DOCOMO Digital and Ovum Research, entitled "Mindset changes and stakeholder collaboration are needed...

Samsung Pay rolls out ATM cash withdrawal capability

This week at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, the Korean tech giant introduced new features for Samsung Pay — including cardless cash withdrawals and deposits at ATMs. Samsung Pay Director Natalie Oestman introduced the new features and said...

Fortumo makes push in Africa

The mobile payments company Fortumo today announced it has launched direct carrier billing in three new African markets, according to a company press release. More than 52 million people in Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia and Senegal can now make digital payments and have the purchases charged to their mobile phone bill.

Boku adds more Spotify direct carrier billing partnerships

Boku has announced carrier partnerships in Germany and Italy to power carrier billing on Spotify, according to a company announcement. This move is an expansion of Boku's existing global partnership with Spotify that first launched in the U.K. and includes...

WorldRemit links with Airtel Money wallets in Niger

Money transfer app WorldRemit has launched instant money transfers to Airtel Money wallets in Niger, according to a press release. This means that Airtel subscribers in Niger can now instantly receive remittance payments on their phones instead of travelling to...

Xoom expands services to 13 more countries

Xoom, the digital money transfer provider that PayPal acquired last year, announced it has expanded to 13 more countries, according to a company announcement. They include: Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Ericsson, Trriple team up to provide mobile wallet products in the UAE

Ericsson and Trriple, a digital platform provider in the United Arab Emirates, have established a strategic partnership to provide managed mobile wallet solutions for the country's banking and smart city sectors, according to a press release. The multi-year collaboration supports...

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