Swift works toward real-time payments service in Asia-Pacific region

Swift, a global member-owned cooperative and provider of secure financial messaging services, has joined forces with a group of Swift-affiliated banks from Australia, China, Singapore and Thailand to develop a unique cross-border real-time payments service in the Asia-Pacific region, according...

Meijer latest brand to join scan-and-pay ranks

Meijer is the latest supermarket chain to jump on the shop-and-scan bandwagon and will roll out the technology to all its stores by the end of the summer, according to a press release. Meijer's program, called Shop & Scan, enables...

Sionic Mobile, FreedomPay form pact on mobile payments, rewards

Sionic Mobile and FreedomPay have entered into a strategic alliance agreement to deliver an enhanced mobile payments and rewards experience intended to help merchants quickly and securely connect and engage with millions of consumers through in-vehicle dashboards and preferred mobile...

Laundry room operator brings PayRange mobile app to facilities

PayRange Inc. has reached an agreement with Wash Multifamily Laundry Systems to provide a mobile payments option to consumers doing laundry at Wash laundry rooms throughout Canada and the U.S., according to a press release. "Partnering with PayRange not only...

Sionic Mobile, Payscout form strategic alliance on mobile loyalty

Sionic Mobile and Payscout, a privately-held global payment processor, have announced a strategic alliance to provide an enhanced mobile payment and loyalty product to help merchants more effectively engage millions of consumers nationwide through their favorite mobile app. Sionic Mobile's...

India bus ticketing gets makeover with Masabi, Chalo mobile pact

Mobile ticketing specialist Masabi has signed an agreement with India's Chalo, a provider of journey planning and in-bus ticketing products for transport, to bring what the companies are calling a comprehensive mobile, digital fare collection and journey planning system to...

Clearent launches Cloud EMV product with Quick Chip tech

Clearent has announced the launch of Cloud EMV, its cloud-based integrated payments product, according to a press release. The St. Louis-based company said it launched Cloud EMV following successful integrations conducted by several of its independent software vendor partners.

Grubhub adds Venmo as payment option

Grubhub has announced the availability of Venmo as an in-app payment option for their diners. Diners purchasing food on Grubhub, Seamless, or Eat24 mobile apps can now pay with their Venmo balance, linked bank account or debit card. Once the...

Amex to end Plenti loyalty program in July

American Express announced in a tweet Monday it would end the Plenti rewards program on July 10 and consumers will lose all accumulated points at that time. The card network first launched Plenti in 2015 to much fanfare with retailers...

PayPal, ebizmarts join forces on new "omnichannel" payments system

PayPal is working with with point-of-sale provider ebizmarts, which has developed what is called an omnichannel payment system to help retailers "deliver the best of both worlds when it comes to shopping in-store," according to a blog post from PayPal....

Playwing signs with SLA Digital for direct carrier billing

Independent game developer and publisher Playwing is teaming up with SLA Digital to enable direct carrier billing payments for their gaming platform across the Middle East and Asia, according to a press release. Playwing launched its service with SLA Digital...

Bridg acquires Relevant Mobile

Bridg, a Los-Angeles based technology company that enables data-driven marketing based on individual buying behavior, has joined forces with Relevant Mobile, a POS-integrated mobile app, loyalty and rewards program developer. Bridg said in a press release that the two companies...

Washington, DC's Metro preps new "mobile-ready" transit system

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, commonly referred to as Metro, is working with its fare payment vendor to become "mobile ready" by next year, enabling customers to pay for a Metro trip using a mobile device rather than a...

SLA Digital inks pact with Telenor Group for direct carrier billing

Direct carrier biller SLA Digital and Telenor Group, one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications service providers, have signed a global framework agreement making SLA Digital a delivery agent for digital content to a number of Telenor subsidiaries across Europe...

Paysafe to acquire iPayment Holdings

Paysafe, a global payments provider, is acquiring iPayment Holdings Inc. ("iPayment"), a U.S.-based provider of payment and processing products for small and medium-sized businesses. The acquisition forms part of Paysafe's previously stated investment strategy to expand its presence in North...

Masabi links with Uber for mobile transit ticketing feature

Mobile ticketing specialist Masabi has announced a new strategic partnership with Uber to add public transit mobile ticketing into the Uber app, according to a press release. Once an agreement is reached with a transit agency, Uber users will have...

PayPal, Safaricom partner on digital funds transfers in Kenya

PayPal and Safaricom this week announced what the companies are calling a revolutionary collaboration that enables Kenyans to easily transfer funds between their M-Pesa and PayPal accounts. The service is now live and available to all Kenyans with qualifying PayPal...

25 restaurants add LevelUp support

LevelUp has added 25 restaurant brands as partners, including national chains Smoothie King and Zaxby's, and up-and-coming brands honeygrow, Wings Over and Evergreens, among others, according to a press release. Eight of the restaurants have already launched their guest engagement...

Retail tech provider Stuzo achieves PCI DSS Level 1 compliance

Stuzo, a provider of personalized and predictive commerce products for retailers, has completed PCI DSS Level 1 compliance certification, according to a press release. "As a leading provider digital commerce solutions for retailers, it is imperative our company, our open...

CardFlight intros SwipeSimple Register POS

CardFlight, a mobile POS and SaaS payment technology company, has announced the release of SwipeSimple Register, a countertop POS for small businesses that works on iOS and Android tablets, according to a press release. SwipeSimple Register is now available for...

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