Ondot, Elan provide two-way fraud alerts for My Mobile Money app

Ondot Systems, a provider of mobile-based card services, and payments provider Elan Financial Services have made enhancements to the My Mobile Money app to offer two-way fraud alerts for Elan-processed debit cards. Using real-time alerts via My Mobile Money, financial...

Fortumo links with Austrian MNO for carrier billing

Mobile payments company Fortumo and the mobile operator A1 Telekom Austria AG have announced a direct carrier billing partnership, according to a press release. A1 Telekom Austria AG subscribers can now make payments for digital goods, inside games and with...

Elavon brings Poynt mPOS to Canada

Elavon and California-based Poynt are bringing Poynt's Smart to businesses across Canada, according to a press release. Poynt is a wireless, dual touchscreen, smart terminal that debuted in 2013. "Poynt makes the payment experience easy and engaging for customers, which...

Masabi set to bring mobile ticketing to popular Transit app

Transit mobile ticketing and fare collection company Masabi this week announced that Transit, a popular mobile app that shows real-time transit information, will integrate its SDK into the app to enable users to browse fare types, make payments, and receive...

MasterCard works with India state to advance cashless society

MasterCard is working with the state government of Andhra Pradesh, India to make this particular region of the country a cashless society and a smart city, according to local reports. MasterCard and Andhra Pradesh signed a two-year memorandum of understanding...

BBVA touts 15M-plus mobile banking users

BBVA announced Monday it now has more than 15 million active mobile banking users. BBVA said the number of customers using mobile as their preferred way to access the bank's services has grown by more than 40 percent in the...

Study: Global digital payments volumes on the rise

Global digital payments volumes are predicted to increase by an average 10.9 percent through 2020, reaching nearly 726 billion transactions, according to Capgemini's World Payments Report 2017 (WPR 2017). The report estimates that volumes generated by emerging economies will grow...

Polish bank enables ticket purchasing via mobile banking app

Poland-based Bank Zachodni WBK, which is owned by the Santander Group, has launched a new feature within its mobile banking app that enables users to purchase tickets to cultural events across the country. Bank Zachodni is working with a fintech...

German banks prep mobile payments system for 2018

The German Savings Banks Finance Group announced this week it will launch a mobile payment product in 2018, according to a press release. S-Payment, a subsidiary of the Deutscher Sparkassen Verlag group, developed the mobile payment product for the group....

Macy's revamps loyalty program

Macy's shoppers are getting a revamped loyalty program as of this month that aims to offer consumers a more engaging shopping experience. The new loyalty program, still called Star Rewards, aims to make getting rewards easier with every purchase as...

Study: Cyber Monday set to overtake Black Friday as bigger shopping day

Tired of crowds, long lines and seeking more convenience, consumers are expected to shop more on Cyber Monday this holiday season than on Black Friday. One big reason is that consumer expectations are at an "all time high," according to...

Mobile games developer Playwing signs with Fortumo for carrier billing

Mobile games developer and publisher Playwing and mobile payments company Fortumo have announced a partnership for direct carrier billing, according to a press release. Users in more than 60 countries can now purchase games and in-app content from Playwing with...

Square brings contactless reader to Canadian merchants

Square’s contactless and chip reader is now available to local businesses across Canada, according to a press release. The device accepts contactless cards and Interac Flash, as well mobile wallets such as Apple Pay and Android Pay. "Businesses of all...

NCR partners with Maine FI to improve Alexa voice banking

NCR Corp. has partnered with Maine-based Town & Country Federal Credit Union to create a new skill for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices that enables consumers to securely link and manage their personal bank account information through the device, according to a...

Safaricom expands availability of M-Pesa NFC product

Safaricom has announced the availability of M-Pesa 1Tap in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nyeri after what the company calls a successful four-month trial, according to a press release. M-Pesa 1Tap is supposed to be faster way to pay with...

MasterCard, PayPal expand partnership outside US

MasterCard and PayPal are significantly expanding their longstanding partnership into Europe, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East and Africa that's meant to enhance customer choice, optimize the consumer experience and make MasterCard a clear payment option...

Adyen expands partnership with Alipay for mobile payments

Payments platform provider Adyen has expanded its partnership with Alipay to enable retailers worldwide to more easily accept non-cash payments from Chinese customers in store, according to a press release. The partnership enables retailers using Adyen's point-of-sale product to take...

Oakland A's tested NFC ticketing during last homestand

Major League Baseball's Oakland A's franchise recently tested NFC ticketing, which enabled fans with a Apple iPhone or Apple Watch to enter the Oakland Alameda Coliseum by tapping their device to a ticket scanner, according to a report from TechCrunch. The A's tested NFC ticketing during its last homestand of the year.

NCR debuts new mPOS system for micro merchants

NCR Corp. has launched a new mobile point-of-sale product intended for micro businesses, which are merchants that tend to have 10 employees or fewer. The product, Ring Up by NCR Silver, is intended to provide these businesses with a simple...

China UnionPay links with Apple Pay for subway fares

China UnionPay is playing nice with Apple as the companies have joined forces to enable commuters in one city to pay for subway fares via Apple Pay, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. Subway riders with...

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