Tigo Pesa brings Masterpass QR to Tanzania

Mastercard and Tigo have announced that Tanzanians can use the Tigo Pesa app to make quick, easy and secure payments with Masterpass QR, according to a press release. The interoperable QR code product is live and ready for Tigo consumers...

Ingenico achieves Google Mobile Services certification for Axium D7 POS terminal

Ingenico Group has announced that its Axium D7 ECR-POS has achieved Google Mobile Services certification, making it the world's first secure POS terminal to meet GMS requirements and properly run applications by Google. Ingenico said the certification demonstrates that a...

Walmart tests new mobile checkout at lawn and garden centers

Walmart is piloting a new "Check Out With Me" service in lawn and garden centers at more than 350 store locations nationwide. The service, according to a press release, is aimed at helping customers save time by having associates use...

Ondot-powered mobile apps reach milestone

Ondot Systems has reached the milestone of 3,000 financial institutions worldwide that now offer payment card controls via Ondot-powered mobile apps. The Ondot app sits within the client FI's own mobile app, providing a single sign-on and a consistent user...

Visa makes strategic investment in Latin American mobile payments company YellowPepper

Visa last week announced a strategic investment in YellowPepper, a mobile payments company in Latin America, to help accelerate innovation in digital payment technology. Visa said the YellowPepper investment is the first such one for it in the region and...

TransCrypt launches payments messaging app

Cryptocurrency company TransCrypt has officially unveiled its beta payments platform to the public. Consumers can download and use the TransCrypt Android app from the Google Play Store to send and receive payments in cryptocurrency via popular messaging platform Telegram, according...

Fortumo connects with Norway MNO for direct carrier billing

Mobile operator Telia Norway (part of Telia Group) and mobile technology company Fortumo have launched direct carrier billing for Google Play. More than 2 million Telia Norway subscribers can now pay for content from the app store by charging purchases...

Mitek acquires A2iA to bolster digital identity verification services

Mitek Systems Inc., a provider of digital identity verification products, has acquired A2iA SAS, which specializes in artificial intelligence and image analysis, for €42.5 million (US$49.7 million) in cash and shares of Mitek's common stock. "With the addition of A2iA's...

Rewards.com users can earn, redeem Dash digital currency with retailers

Dash, a company that frames itself as an alternative to bitcoin, has announced a partnership with Rewards.com, a loyalty rewards website incentivizing purchases through its unique cashback program. The partnership means Dash will be the first digital currency payments method...

GasBuddy unveils mobile payments service

Gas Buddy, a mobile app that enables consumers to view real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 gas stations in the U.S., Canada and Australia, has launched a new payments feature that will enable users to pay for gas at Love’s...

Coinstar kiosks now double as Amazon Cash top up location

Amazon Cash users can now add funds to their account balance at selecte Coinstar kiosks. There are no fees for adding cash, Coinstar said on its website.

Bayside Corp. to deploy crypto ATMs in Florida

Bayside Corp., a provider of cryptocurrency infrastructure, has announced that the first of the 24 cryptoasset ATMs the company purchased in an exclusive distributor agreement with Chain Bytes LLC are being prepped for installation in retail, dining and entertainment venues...

Cubic, TransLink launch open payments on Vancouver's public transit system

Cubic Corporation's business division, Cubic Transportation Systems, and Vancouver's transportation authority, TransLink, are introducing a tap-to-pay feature on the city's public transit system, enabling passengers to pay for travel using their contactless credit cards and mobile wallets. The system works...

Apple Pay comes to southern California's Metrolink app

Metrolink, Southern California's regional commuter rail service, has added an Apple Pay option to the Metrolink mobile ticketing app, according to a press release. "Currently, more than 40 percent of our riders are using the Metrolink mobile app to buy...

UK payments community asks for revisions to open banking access

The Emerging Payments Association in the U.K. has written to the Open Banking Implementation Entity calling for the organization to amend the terms of the Competition and Markets Authority’s framework so emerging payments organizations can realize the potential of open...

ICICI Bank adds travel card digital reload feature

ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, has enabled its customers to reload foreign currency to the ICICI Bank Travel Card instantly using the bank's internet banking platform and mobile banking app, iMobile. The bank has also...

EMVCo moves to promote global interoperability with QR codes

EMVCo, the global technical body that manages the EMV specifications, has created a QR Payment Mark to promote global interoperability across EMV QR-code payments, according to a press release. EMVCo has developed reproduction requirements and a free licensing structure to...

Grab, Maybank ink strategic partnership to drive mobile payments in Malaysia

Grab, the on-demand transportation and fintech platform in southeast Asia, has announced a strategic partnership with Maybank to drive the acceptance and use of Grab's mobile wallet. The announcement comes as Grab, which received its e-money license from Bank Negara...

BofA delivers first widely available AI–driven virtual financial assistant

Bank of America is rolling out what it calls the first widely available AI-driven virtual assistant of its kind in financial services, Erica, to its 25 million mobile clients, according to a press release. Bank of America said this latest...

CanPay expands product offering with e-commerce payments for cannabis industry

CanPay, which calls itself the first legitimate debit payment product for the cannabis industry, announced it now processes e-commerce payments, according to a release. In addition to expanding payments online, CanPay has doubled the number of states it operates in...

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