Visa helps to bring contactless wearables to upcoming Winter Olympics

Visa, the exclusive payment technology partner at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has introduced three commercially available wearable payment devices that fans and athletes will be able to use at venues during the Games in South Korea. "We are looking...

NCR partners with Samsung on POS device

NCR, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America Inc., has launched NCR Silver Quantum, an all-in-one point-of-sale commerce station featuring an integrated payment device with mobile wallet acceptance capability, customer display, loyalty scanner and Samsung Galaxy tablet. The Silver Quantum commerce...

PayPal launches domestic operations in India

PayPal has launched operations in India at a time when more Indian consumers are using mobile wallets as the government continues to push a cashless society. At launch, Indian consumers can use PayPal to shop online at some of India's...

Apple Pay Cash debuts in beta form

Apple's entry into the crowded mobile person-to-person payments market is now available to iPhone users as part of a beta for an upcoming version of iOS, according to multiple media reports. Users can access Apple Pay Cash via the apps...

Wirecard helps Orange Bank launch new mobile banking, payment product

Financial technology company Wirecard is the provider behind Orange Bank's all-in-one mobile banking and payment product, according to a press release. France-based Orange Bank will provide customers with a bank account, a debit card, overdraft protection and an interest-bearing savings...

TerraPay, Wari form pact for cross-border money transfers to mobile wallets, bank accounts

TerraPay and Wari, a global platform offering digital financial services, are partnering to strengthen the remittances ecosystem in 35 key African markets, according to a press release. The companies said the partnership is aimed at interconnecting the global money transfer...

USA Technologies set to acquire software provider for $85M

USA Technologies Inc., a payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the self-serve retail markets, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cantaloupe Systems Inc., a provider of cloud and mobile solutions for micro markets, vending...

ICICI Bank launches voice-based remittance service via Money2India mobile app

ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, has launched what it calls India's first voice-based international remittance service to enable non-resident Indians to send funds to any bank in India. With this new feature in the ICICI...

Chipotle refreshes mobile app with Android Pay, Apple Pay

Chipotle has created a new mobile app that is available for download starting today on Apple and Android devices, according to a report via Fast Casual, a Mobile Payments Today sister publication. Whether a first-time mobile user or an online...

ATMIA trumpets cash's importance during holiday season

Withdraw Cash Wednesday, an ATM Industry Association-backed campaign to promote consumers' use of cash during the holiday shopping season, is officially underway in the U.S., according to a report from ATM Marketplace, a Mobile Payments Today sister publication. According to...

Fazoli's launches mobile app-based loyalty program with order ahead

Fazoli's has launched its first app-based loyalty program with mobile ordering capabilities, according to a report from Fast Casual, a Mobile Payments Today sister website. Users that download and sign up for Fazoli's Rewards will get a free Baked Spaghetti...

KFC China location tests facial-recognition kiosk payments with Alipay assist

Yum China Holdings is testing self-serve kiosks with facial recognition at a store called KPRO in Hangzhou, according to Fox News. Yum China Holdings spun off from its former parent company, Yum Brands Inc., a year ago. Customers go to...

Japanese companies test new mobile payments service

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. and Mizuho Bank Ltd. have begun proof-of-concept testing for what they call pring, a wallet app for smartphones. Pring Inc., a member of the Metaps Inc.

Study: Real-time payment programs rise worldwide

Global adoption of real-time payment programs by financial institutions is picking up speed, according to new research from FIS. In its fourth annual Flavors of Fast report, FIS identified 25 active real-time payment programs around the world, up from 19...

Rambus collaborates with Samsung Canada, Interac to deliver Samsung Pay in Canada

Rambus, a company that provides digital security, semiconductor and IP products and services, is teaming with Samsung Canada and Interac Association/Acxsys Corp., the organizations behind Canada's leading payment brand, to help enable Interac Debit on Samsung Pay in Canada. The...

Visa brings Visa Direct service to Europe

Visa has announced the European launch of Visa Direct, its real-time payments platform that enables companies to leverage Visa's global reach and scale to transform domestic and cross-border payments for businesses and consumers. Visa is working with payment service providers,...

US Bank launches 2 new digital payments products

U.S. Bank this past week announced two new digital payment products that are intended to make it easier for corporate and commercial banking clients to transition from paper to electronic payments, according to a press release. Disbursements via Zelle and...

Android Pay might be testing new transactions history feature

Android Pay might soon offer a new feature that enables users to track all transactions, even from payment cards that are not stored in the mobile wallet.  The new feature right now appears limited to select cards, according to a report from 9to5 Google. The feature popped up for American Express cards in both the U.S.

Beem me up, Australia: Bank JV launches mobile P2P app

The Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, and National Australia Bank have come together to launch a mobile payment app that will enable instant payments for all Australians, including small businesses, regardless of who they bank with, according to a press release. Beem...

Study: Online banking preferred channel in US, Canada

Online banking has become the preferred way for North American consumers to access their banking services, with two-thirds (65 percent) using online banking at least weekly, according to a new Accenture study. Based on a survey of 1,500 consumers in...

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