Stripe debuts mPOS product

Stripe has unveiled Stripe Terminal, a mPOS product that enables online businesses and platforms to accept in-person payments with Stripe, according to a press release. Stripe Terminal consists of three components: A set of SDKs and APIs for creating a...

Study: US consumers prefer cash over plastic for small-ticket items

For purchases of less than $10, American consumers still prefer folding money. The tipping point for plastic is around the $25 mark, according to new research from CreditCards.com. The company found that 45 percent of U.S.

Banyan joins Ingenico's unattended payments program

Banyan Hills Technologies, an IoT company and provider of software products, announced it has joined the Unattended Partner Program from Ingenico Group, according to a press release. Banyan said the relationship enables merchants deploying unattended retail technology to use its...

Helios Investment Partners acquires majority stake in TPay direct carrier billing firm

Helios Investment Partners, which claims to be the leading Africa-focused private investment firm, has acquired a 76 percent stake in TPay, a direct carrier billing provider in the Middle East and North Africa region, according to a press release. Helios...

Six Payment Services adds in-app payments feature for cruise operators

Six Payment Services' Saferpay e-commerce product now comes in a dedicated version that enables in-app mobile payment, which cruise or ferry companies can add to their proprietary app. The service, according to a press release, enables passengers to book an...

Crypto firm eyes mobile payments for cannabis dispensaries

Virtual Crypto Technologies Inc. has announced plans to develop a cryptocurrency payment product for cannabis dispensaries.

Amazon eyes NYC for next Go store

Amazon is reportedly eyeing New York City as the next location for its cashierless Amazon Go retail store. Amazon operates one in Seattle and is supposedly looking to launch Go stores in San Francisco and Chicago, according to a New...

Speedpay inks pact with Denver Water

Speedpay, a Western Union subsidiary, has signed a five-year contract with Denver Water, Colorado's oldest and largest water utility, according to a press release. Speedpay will offer tailored payment products including electronic billing, web, interactive voice response, auto pay and...

Glance Pay integrates with 15 POS systems

Canada-based Glance Technologies Inc. this past week announced that its Glance Pay and Glance PayMe mobile payments platforms now fully integrate with 15 leading restaurant and merchant POS systems, including Oracle MICROS, NCR Aloha POS and Squirrel POS. Glance said...

Remitly partners with Stripe to expand remittance service in Europe

Digital remittances provider Remitly is adding 11 new send countries across Europe, according to a press release. "In one year we've expanded from three send countries to now serving 15, representing over $121 billion in remittance flows annually," Remitly chief...

Rivetz preps new blockchain mobile security

Rivetz, a company that specializes in decentralized cybersecurity, will demonstrate its latest blockchain-based mobile security product at Mobile World Congress Americas this week in San Francisco, according to a press release. The product, called Dual Roots of Trust, leverages protections...

7-Eleven debuts Apple Pay, Google Pay mobile payment options

You can now buy 7-Eleven pizza, coffee, slurpees or anything else off the retail convenience store's shelves using Apple Pay and Google Pay. The two mobile payment systems are now in play at 7-Eleven stores across the country, according to...

First Hawaiian Bank says "Aloha" to Alexa voice banking

Fiserv has helped First Hawaiian Bank develop a skill for Amazon Alexa. The new voice capabilities are a first for a financial institution based in the state, the companies said in a press release. First Hawaiian is using the voice...

Movo e-wallet links with Green Dot for prepaid card reloads

Users of the Movo e-wallet app can now use Green Dot MoneyPak and Reload at the Register cash load products, available at approximately 70,000 retailers nationwide, to add funds to their card account within minutes. Cash applied to the Movo...

Restaurant Revolution partners with Thanx to improve mobile ordering with a loyalty program

Restaurant Revolution Technologies Inc. recently announced a partnership with Thanx Inc., which helps restaurants and retailers drive incremental revenue through personalized marketing campaigns and deeper customer loyalty, according to a press release. Restaurant Revolution said the partnership adds more convenient...

TableSafe nabs First Data EMV certification for pay-at-the-table device

TableSafe Inc., which provides pay-at-the-table technology for table service restaurants, has announced the EMV certification of its Rail payment platform with First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC), according to a press release. TableSafe's platform can now be used to process transactions...

Visa saunters down the runway with Fashion Week partnership

Visa this past week announced a new relationship with New York Fashion Week that will enable consumers to experience new ways to pay, including tapping to pay with contactless cards and devices, throughout the on-site experience at NFYW this month,...

Fido Alliance debuts new certification process for biometrics

The FIDO Alliance recently announced its Biometric Component Certification Program, the first such program for the industry at large, according to a press release. The program utilizes accredited independent labs to certify that biometric subcomponents meet globally recognized performance standards...

Elavon acquires Virginia-based fintech company

Merchant processing provider and U.S. Bancorp subsidiary Elavon has acquired Electronic Transaction Systems, a Virginia-based fintech. According to a press release, the acquisition will allow Elavon to integrate payment processing into ETS software, for a safe and easy access to...

GivePay links with NYC ATM operator for digital gift cards

GivePay Commerce has partnered with ATM World, a New York-based ATM operator to distribute digital gift cards and wireless air time through thousands of ATM World terminals in the New York City area. According to a press release, the strategy...

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