Amex latest card network to nix signatures for authentication

American Express is the latest card network to eliminate the requirement for merchants to collect signatures for all purchase transactions at the point of sale beginning in April 2018, according to a press release. Discover last week announced it will...

Apple Pay Cash: A step in the right direction for mobile payments?

Apple Pay Cash: A step in the right direction for mobile payments?

With its focus on premium influencers and its control over a large ecosystem, Apple is in a unique position to effect massive change where others cannot.

Amex to support next generation of digital commerce with updated security protocol

American Express this week announced SafeKey 2.0, the next generation of its online authentication tool built specifically to meet the needs of today's increasingly mobile commerce environment, according to a press release. Amex said SafeKey 2.0, which leverages the EMV...

AmEx intros new mobile app feature to pay for card purchases

American Express is rolling out a new mobile feature, Pay It Plan It, across all eligible U.S. consumer credit and co-branded cards.

FitBit Pay arrives as 3 card networks provide support

American Express, MasterCard and Visa announced separate deals to bring contactless payments to Fitbit's new smartwatch that will feature an NFC chip. Fitbit started accepting pre-orders for the $300 Ionic on Monday. Over the past few years, each of the...

Canadian Amex users can add cards to Android Pay

American Express has announced the availability of Android Pay for its Canadian card holders, according to a press release. Android Pay is available for eligible Canadian consumer, small business and corporate cards issued by Amex Bank of Canada and is...

Payment card use sees double-digit global growth in 2016

Global card purchase volume for goods and services (excluding cash advances on credit cards and cash withdrawals on debit cards), grew 5.8 percent to $20.606 trillion in 2016, according to a press release from The Nilson Report. UnionPay debit cards...

G&D offers white label mobile cloud payment service for FIs

The Convego CloudPay payment service provides secure mobile transactions, Giesecke & Devrient says.

EMV Migration Forum announces new leadership

The EMV Migration Forum recently announced a new slate of officers and steering committee members for 2015–2016.

Amex partners with NBA's Nets for mobile payments

Fans can access the Brooklyn eWallet through the team's official app.

Apple Pay explodes onto the scene

Apple Pay explodes onto the scene

Apple intros mobile wallet capabilities that combine NFC, Passbook and Touch ID. Company has support from banks, major card issuers and retailers.

GlobalPlatform publishes contactless payments framework

GlobalPlatform has published a framework for end-to-end secure mobile services, focusing initially on contactless payments. GlobalPlatform is a cross-industry, not-for-profit association that develops and publishes specifications for secure chip technology. Members include card schemes as well as telecoms and technology...

Canadians can now use AmEx to pay via Square

Canadian businesses using the Square reader can now accept American Express payments to go along with Visa and MasterCard. Canada has more than 1 million small businesses, Square said in a news release, and 2.7 million people who are self-employed....

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