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.

Mobile ticketing provider Masabi raises $12M in funding round

This latest round, including corporate partners for the first time, marks a step change in Masabi's growth and speed to market.

Swatch, Visa team on contactless wristwatch

Swatch Bellamy is named after American writer Edward Bellamy, who in 1888 wrote a book about a future where 'bank cards' replaced cash.

Cardtek partners with MasterCard processor for HCE mobile payments

The collaboration will enable MasterCard Payment Transaction Services to provide managed services to its banking customers for NFC payments on smartphones.

Visa Inc. to acquire Visa Europe

The companies say the deal will position them to pursue $3.3 trillion in European payments currently transacted with cash.

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