Danish bank teams with Powa to enhance mobile payment features

Powa says that its PowaTag platform adds a new level of engagement to MobilePay, creating a way for Danske Bank to enable instant purchases through a variety of different triggers.

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Retailers remain slow to embrace emerging payments tech

Although technology continues to enhance the customer experience, retailers are still guarded when it comes to embracing upgraded payment options.

Mobile: The smart approach to in-store shopping

Pat Bakey, global retail EVP at SAP, encourages retailers to embrace smartphones as a way of life for their customers.

MasterCard Send debuts as faster alternative to ACH payments

The service is being touted as the first of its kind to enable businesses, merchants, governments, nonprofits and issuers to transfer funds to consumers' checking accounts via any U.S. debit card, including non-MasterCard debit cards.

Can Facebook and Twitter accelerate retail m-commerce markets?

Alex Hum wrote his latest blog post about the power social media could have in regards to the retail digital transformation.

Top 3 benefits of mobile payments in Africa

Eran Feinstein, founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited, discusses the opportunities and challenges for mobile payments on the continent.

Mobile payments: Innovative, but with security concerns

A study from Experian and the Ponemon Institute finds pause among payments ecosystem executives about how innovative technology could lead to more data security breaches.

April mobile payments 5 for 5: Facebook Messenger, EMV, HCE

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in April to see what we can learn from them.

The merchant's role in mobile fraud

In a rush to take advantage of changing consumer shopping preferences, retailers might be inadvertently putting themselves at risk. Fortunately for them, the card networks have a say in the fraud fight.

Customer retention through loyalty and in-app mobile payments

NcompassTrac, a California-based loyalty program provider, is helping auto dealerships maintain relationships with their customers after they drive a car off the lot.

Canadian government extends code of conduct to mobile payments

Just before Apple Pay rumors began to circulate, the country's finance minister extended the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry to mobile payments.

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Mobile POS provider iZettle launches new device to accept mobile payments

The company's new hardware will support contactless payments in addition to chip-and-PIN transactions.

NCR unveils mPOS for hospitality industry

The Orderman7 handheld devices can be used by servers to take orders and payment at the table or in seats at theaters, to line-bust during peak traffic periods, and to serve guests in bars and nightclubs.

Paytronix upgrades mobile-app features for restaurants

The company said the new enhancements make it easier than ever before for restaurants and retailers to customize their apps while simultaneously making them easier and more compelling for customers to use.

Walmart to accept Alipay mobile payments in China

Acceptance will begin with 25 stores in Shenzen.

Government proposal would let Danish retailers reject cash payment

The measure would save retailers considerable expense related to cash-handling and security, the government claims.

Visa Europe expands digital wallet coverage

More banks and retailers agree to roll out V.me support.

Plenti officially opens doors to retail loyalty

Plenti, the first U.S.-based loyalty coalition, Monday announced that the program is now available to consumers online at Plenti.com and at thousands of partner retail locations.

Harbortouch selects Verifone for contactless EMV terminals

Harbortouch will use Verifone's VX 520 countertop payment terminal in combination with the VX 805 PIN pad to accommodate EMV and contactless NFC payments.

Industry organizations work to simplify EMV transition

Payments Security Task Force, PCI Security Standards Council and the EMV Migration Forum have launched educational and prequalification tools for resellers and software vendors.

Mooney succeeds Davidson as MCX interim CEO

Mooney was most recently CEO and a board member of Bank of America Merchant Services.

Best Buy accepts Apple Pay, still involved with MCX

Best Buy was one of several large retailers who did not accept Apple Pay at launch in October because it was involved with a competing system called CurrentC.

Chase Commerce Solutions, USA Technologies sign strategic pact

USA Technologies provides payment acceptance, including mobile, at various vending machines across the US.

Global Payments peddles Ingenico mPOS device in Canada

The iCMP mPOS product includes a secure Bluetooth-enabled reader that pairs with a merchant’s Apple iOS or Android device.

India-based gift card provider launches retailer mobile app

Qwikcilver said it has partnered with 50-plus brands enabling access to 3,000-plus stores and online portals including India's leading retail chains, entertainment platforms, travel partners and leading currency providers.

Discover comes to Apple Pay

When Apple first announced Apple Pay last fall, Discover was the only card brand that did not have an agreement to be included in the new mobile-payment system.

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