Canadians overwhelmingly pivot to cards over cash

Like their American counterparts, Canadians are becoming card-first buyers, with nearly 8 in 10 (79 percent) going to that payment method first when making a purchase, according to a national study by payments and POS provider Square. Additionally, 41 percent...

Mint mobile wallet readies landing in the UAE

The Mint Corp., a Toronto-based payments company with its primary business in Dubai, has announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Mint Middle East LLC has completed testing and integration for its mobile wallet and is now preparing for a commercial launch...

US consumers relying less on cash, especially millennials

New research from Capital One suggests that cash use is on the wane in America. Only 4 in 10 (41 percent) of those surveyed for the research said they carried cash regularly, while 1 in 4 (25 percent) said they...

4 major FIs in Europe, UK adopt A2iA's RDC tech

A2iA Corp., a Paris-based developer of artificial intelligence and machine-learning based software for data capture, document processing, and payment systems, has closed deals with four of the largest European retail banks, according to a press release. One of the largest...

Braintree intros new services to help merchants with the customer experience

Braintree has introduced a suite of new services focused on three areas for merchants: transaction services, rewards and loyalty and contextual commerce.

SLA Digital partners with Vuclip to enable carrier billing across emerging markets

SLA Digital has partnered with Vuclip, a premium video-on-demand service provider for emerging markets, to make Vuclip's Viu service available to more customers via carrier billing, according to a press release. "This exciting partnership with Vuclip enables us to expand...

Northern Tool + Equipment deploys Intellicheck's Retail ID Mobile

Intellicheck, a company that specializes in identification authentication products, has announced that Northern Tool + Equipment is now using Retail ID Mobile at 43 stores in Texas, Florida and Georgia, according to a press release. Retail ID Mobile provides real-time...

Apptizer brings mobile and kiosk order-ahead platform to First Data's Clover

Apptizer Inc., a provider of order-ahead storefront technology, has announced its Apptizer app-building platform is available for download from First Data's Clover App Market for self-service mobile and kiosk implementations. The platform is compatible with all Clover devices to help...

WhatsApp adds QR code payments in India

WhatsApp is in the process of rolling out a new feature on the Android version of its messaging app in India that will enable users to make payments via a QR code, according to multiple media reports. TechRadar reported that...

Walmart drops Alipay for WeChat Pay in western China

Walmart has dropped Alipay in favor of WeChat in western China as the two largest mobile payments systems in that country continue to jockey for dominance. Reuters reported that Walmart switched to WeChat in China's western region based on what...

Axiom Bank's new mobile app targets Hispanic underbanked consumers

Axiom Bank, the second largest community bank in Florida, recently launched AxiomGo, an all digital checkless checking account for consumers who want an alternative to prepaid cards and traditional checking, according to a press release. The bank partnered with Malauzai...

2 Los Angeles-area restaurants roll out TableSafe's Rail platform

TableSafe announced two restaurants have become the first in the greater Los Angeles area to provide EMV-secured pay-at-the-table devices to guests in the form of TableSafe's Rail payment platform. "When it comes to the payment process, restaurants have been stalled...

Equistone to acquire cross-border payments provider Small World

Equistone Partners Europe has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Small World Financial Services, an international, U.K.-based cross-border payment service provider. Small World's investors, including FPE Capital and MMC Ventures, will sell their shareholdings in the company...

CardFlight upgrades thousands of EMV mPOS readers to Quick Chip tech

Mobile point-of-sale provider CardFlight has implemented EMV Quick Chip technology across multiple card reader types, including an over-the-air upgrade to tens of thousands of SwipeSimple Eclipse A200 EMV card readers in use by merchants nationwide since 2015. Quick Chip technology...

Study: Restaurant visits paid via mobile app growing, but cash still in play

Restaurant visits paid via mobile app grew by 50 percent over the last year, a new NPD study finds. However, cash payment still captures two of every five restaurant visits, a news release said. Both of those revelations were provided...

Google adds P2P function to voice-powered assistant

Google has added a payments function to its voice assistant that enables users to send or request money from family and friends via Google Pay, according to a company blog post. The feature first will be available through Google Assistant...

GivePay enables digital gift cards via ATM

GivePay, developer of a technology that enables consumers to send gift cards and wireless payments through ATMs, has signed an agreement with InComm, provider of the prepaid card industry’s largest product suite, according to a press release. GivePay enables customers...

NCR's CEO to step down for health reasons

NCR Corp. announced today that Bill Nuti, chairman and CEO, has informed the board of directors that he intends to step down for health reasons upon the naming of a new CEO. The board is currently conducting a CEO search,...

Study: Swedes prefer cash remain as payment option

Approximately 68 percent of Swedes want cash to remain a payment option in the future, compared with 25 percent who want a completely cashless society, according to results of a survey commissioned by Bankomat AB. The remaining 7 percent of...

Shell adds Chase Pay at the gas pump

Shell customers now can use Chase Pay to pay at the pump and in the store at some 10,000 participating Shell branded retail stations in the U.S., according to a press release. Shell customers also have the option to use...

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