Study: Global digital payment transactions set to reach 10% growth for first time

Global digital payment volumes continue to increase, with annual growth projected to top 10 percent for the first time to reach 426.3 billion transactions in 2015, up from the record-setting 8.9 percent growth in 2014 (387.3 billion transactions), according to...

PayPal adds Visa Checkout, Masterpass option for Braintree merchants

PayPal has expanded its relationships with Visa and Mastercard to include the ability for Braintree merchants to add the card networks' digital wallets as a payment option during the online checkout process, according to separate press releases about the deals....

Mobile Payments Today releases new Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide

Choosing the right mobile wallet can be tricky and time consuming, but we've done the research for you! The 2016 Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide gathers in one spot a compendium of the industry's top mobile wallets, compiling their differing capabilities...

MasterCard, PayPal chat about potential partnership

A week after Visa struck an unprecendented deal with PayPal, MasterCard might be attempting to do the same. MasterCard CEO Ajaypal Singh Banga said Thursday during the company's quarterly earnings call that the card network is holding "constructive dialogue" with...

Visa preps new Silicon Valley office

Visa recently announced plans to open a new office in Silicon Valley as part of its continued efforts to accelerate digital commerce worldwide, according to a company press release. The new 62,000 square-foot facility, located in Palo Alto, will be...

Cats and dogs come together as Visa, PayPal partner

PayPal and Visa have announced an unprecedented U.S. strategic partnership that intended to result in an improved and easier payment experience for Visa cardholders and will offer greater choice in how consumers pay with the PayPal and Venmo wallets, according...

Cellum plans to add NFC-based payments to mobile wallet

European-based mobile wallet provider Cellum announced it will soon include NFC-based contactless payments using Host Card Emulation technology, according to a company press release. "Until recently, Cellum focused on remote payments, though the company is no stranger to NFC, as...

Amex plans to interact with cardholders through Messenger bots

American Express has unveiled its plans to work with Facebook to explore new experiences to interact with its cardholders in Messenger. The card network has demonstrated a concept that would have its cardholders sign up to receive real-time notifications about...

Discover completes the quartet in EMV speed fight

The card network quartet is now complete as Discover has become the final brand to announce its intentions to speed up EMV transactions at the point of sale. Discover said in a press release Quick Chip will reduce the time...

Visa to help banks break into mobile payments

Visa has introduced the Visa Digital Commerce App, an issuer-branded mobile commerce product that enables financial institutions to offer their own mobile app to customers. Card management features in the app can help an FI to expand and strengthen its...

List your mobile wallet in our Mobile Payments Today comparison guide

Mobile Payments Today is preparing the 2016 edition of the Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide. If your company provides a mobile wallet, you're eligible for a free listing in this guide. Listing your product(s) in this publication is free of charge for you.

BlueSnap adds MasterPass to help merchants ease checkout

BlueSnap, a global payments technology company, announced that MasterPass by MasterCard is now available in its Powered Buy Platform to give merchants the ability the option to choose an easier checkout experience and help with cart abandonment, according to a...

Discover taps FIME for terminal certification

Discover is engaging payment consultancy FIME to provide approval services for terminal end-to-end certification of its Discover Network and Diners Club international acceptance system using D-Payment Application Specifications. The services allow acquirers to integrate new EMV chip terminals into Discover...

UL earns Discover approval for mobile D-PAS testing

UL says that it is now able to assist mobile secure element manufacturers with verification of mobile D-PAS payment on their products.

China UnionPay, Visa vow to collaborate on payments products

The companies signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen and create new value for the bank card ecosystem, benefiting consumers, merchants, financial institutions, and technology partners.

Luxury watches get high tech with contactless payments

MasterCard and WISeKey announced a partnership at Mobile World Congress in Spain to enable contactless payments on select luxury brand watches and wearables.

Visa reveals Square investment details

The card network announced its initial investment in 2011 when the mobile POS provider was still a private company.

Visa opens network to third-party software developers

The new Visa Developer platform is designed to help financial institutions, merchants, and technology companies meet the demands of consumers and merchants, who increasingly rely on connected devices to shop, pay and get paid.

Mobile Payments Today report shows consumers not ready to embrace change

This year's state-of-the-Industry report contains 50-plus pages of charts, comparison data and actionable advice.

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch.

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