PayPal launches mobile payments in 50 Toronto locations

Consumers in Toronto now can use their PayPal mobile app to pay for food and drinks at 50 bars, restaurants and food trucks throughout the city, according to a report in the Toronto Star. PayPal app users in Australia, the...


Brazil tasks Central Bank with regulating mobile payments

The South American nation's proactive stance contrasts with tentative U.S. approach.

Canadians growing increasingly comfortable with mobile payments

Online transactions dominate, but analysts expect brick-and-mortar use to follow suit.

Mobile is the new table stakes for banks

With U.S. consumers increasingly turning to smartphones and tablets, they expect their FIs to offer mobile banking apps.

¡Viva la mPOS revolución!

Clip is bringing mobile point of sale to Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market.

Square goes international

Mobile POS company begins its international expansion with Canada.

No doot aboot it

Canada is angling to become a world leader in mobile payments.

Dunkin' Donuts' mobile payments platform

Dunkin' Donuts introduced a new mobile payments platform, which also allows users to send gifts to friends through texting, email or Facebook.

NTIA to look at mobile apps and consumer data

U.S. government agency will hold a meeting on protecting data on mobile devices.

CTIA 2012: Sepomo looks to Latin American market

Madrid-based Sepomo is setting its sights on the Latin American market. Founder and CEO Mike Beattie took some time during this years CTIA Wireless conference in New Orlean, La. to discuss the company's plans. 

Gemalto partners with Isis as TSM for mobile payment scheme

Company to play necessary security role in NFC mobile payment network.

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Giesecke & Devrient readies mobile payments in Brazil

Giesecke & Devrient is working with Brazilian mobile operator Claro and one of the country’s largest banks in Bradesco to enable consumers to conduct contactless payments using smartphones embedded with a special SIM card, according to a press release. Giesecke...

mPOs firm Pagpop to target 300,000 low-income Brazilians

PagPop, a Brazilian mobile card reader vendor, has announced it will join the Business Call to Action initiative, or BCtA, with plans to reach 300,000 new Brazilian credit card users in the next two years. The BCtA is a global...

AnywhereCommerce to provide mPOS technology to Mexico's Prosa

AnwhereCommerce has signed a strategic partnership agreement to supply mobile point-of-sale payment technology to Mexican merchant payments processor Prosa. Montreal, Canada-based AnywhereCommerce develops end-to-end mobile payment technology, including acceptance devices, software applications and gateway services. As a result of the...

Rio de Janeiro pilots NFC ticketing for public transit

A pilot program is under way in Rio de Janeiro to let bus, train and ferry riders pay with NFC-enabled smartphones. The three-month initiative, expected to run through December, is a partnership between RioCard Tecnologia da InfRioCard Tecnologia da Informação,...

IZettle launches mobile payments services in Brazil

The social payments company iZettle has launched its services in Brazil as part of its global partnership with Banco Santander. Individuals and small businesses there who register with iZettle and order a chip-and-signature card reader can can now accept card...

YellowPepper nabs $15M, sets up shop in South Florida

The Latin American mobile banking and payment solutions provider YellowPepper recently raised $15 million in a Series C fund-raising round and has set up a base in Miami, according to The Miami Herald. The company said the funding, which bring...

ABA report profiles evolving payment system

The American Bankers Association has released a report for policymakers on the rapidly evolving payments marketplace. The document identifies three areas for consideration: consumer protections, payment system integrity and competitive equity. The report encourages policymakers to ensure that consumer protection...

MasterCard, Telefónica first mobile money service set to launch

Mobile Financial Service, the Brazilian joint venture announced last between wireless carrier Telefónica and MasterCard Worldwide, is ready to launch Brazil's first mobile payment service: Zuum. According to MFS, the service will launch in five cities in the state of...

RBC and Bell bring another mobile payment scheme to Canada

The Great White North is getting another mobile payment scheme, a partnership between the country's largest bank and its largest carrier. RBC and Bell announced they will be launching an NFC-based mobile payment product later this year for RBC mobile...

Canada first North American market for MasterPass

MasterCard has announced that Canada will be the first North American market to offer consumers the MasterPass digital wallet. Merchants including Porter Airlines, WagJag, and Grocery Gateway will make MasterPass available as a payment method on their e-commerce sites,...

G&D securing Brazilian m-payment solution from PayPal, Vivo

Global digital security provider Giesecke & Devrient is providing its SmartTrust Mobile Transaction Gateway to the mobile payment solution launched by PayPal and Brazilian mobile network operator Vivo. The gateway will ensure that transactions are executed securely. The new mobile...

Rogers adds devices to lineup of suretap-ready phones

Canadian carrier Rogers Communications is expanding the range of phone choices for its suretap mobile payment service. New devices announced today include handsets from LG and Samsung running on the Android mobile operating system, as well as some new BlackBerry...

TELUS selects Gemalto's SIM cards for NFC services

Canadian telecommunications carrier TELUS has said that it will be using Gemalto's UpTeq NFC SIM cards to enable consumers to securely store data and payment credentials on their mobile devices. TELUS subscribers will be able to use their mobile devices...

MasterCard takes NFC payments to Latin America

More MasterCard news from Mobile World Congress. The payment company announced it will be launching its first NFC payment project in Latin America, teaming with Brazilian bank Itaú, wireless carrier TIM, payment processor Redecard, and digital security company Gemalto. Through...

Dominican shops, grocers pay bills through Citi's new mobile payment service

Citi has launched a new mobile payment solution for small grocery stores and similar businesses in the Dominican Republic. The service, called Citi Mobile Collect, lets those merchants replace cash payments to their providers with mobile transactions.

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