MasterCard announces tokenization support for private-label cards

BJ's Wholesale Club, Kohl's and JCPenney will be among the first retailers to bring mobile payments to their private label cardholders later this year.

MeaWallet to bring mobile open-loop prepaid cards to European banks

A partnership between MeaWallet and The Bancorp will provide existing and new Bancorp customers the ability to add branded mobile wallets and cloud-based digital mobile prepaid cards to their portfolio of card products.

Issuers believe shift to chip cards will be almost complete by 2017

Eight financial institutions, representing approximately 50 percent of the total U.S. payment card volume, estimate that 63 percent of their credit and debit cards will contain EMV chips by the end of this year, expanding to 98 percent by the end of 2017.

'A minimal portion of the actual damages incurred'

Through their court-appointed lead counsel, FIs are lambasting the proposed $19 million settlement agreed upon by MasterCard and Target.

Discover gives cardholders new fraud prevention tool

Freeze It that acts like an on/off switch to stop new purchases from being made with a cardholder's account.

More banks to offer cloud-based mobile payments with Visa

BBVA and Cuscal have already launched, while Banco do Brasil, PNC and US Bank intend to launch supported apps in the near future.

Visa to eliminate 16-digit account number for remote purchases

The move expands the company's Visa Token Service, which is intended to protect sensitive card information.

Mobile Payments Today publishes wallet comparison guide

The 61-page document details the capabilities of 151 leading mobile wallets.

Contactless payments, US EMV migration power sharp increase in smart card growth

The US accounted for 185 million smart cards shipped in 2014, compared with just 30 million in 2013, the Smart Payment Association says.

More retailers to accept MasterPass

Blue Nile, Neiman Marcus, Office Depot and Rue La La among the latest merchants who plan to offer MasterCard's digital wallet service at checkout.

Polish banks confirm plans to launch HCE mobile payments

The FIs will use Visa's cloud-based payment specifications for their apps.

Australian telco reveals SIM-based mobile payments

SingTel-Optus has partnered with Visa and Heritage Bank for the new mobile wallet that's funded with a prepaid card.

Trade association set to host mobile payments session in DC

The Merchants Payments Coalition wants to educate Congress members and their staffs about upcoming innovations in payments.

Mahindra Comviva debuts mobile money service in Zimbabwe

The company says its connectMoney Service Manager creates an industry benchmark for mobile money by connecting financial open systems powered by MasterCard and other card networks.

It's November — peak season for card fraud

Criminals Christmas-shop, too. Data analysts at Feedzai say last November was big for fraud, but this November will be bigger yet.

MasterCard, Zwipe team up to roll out first-ever biometric contactless payment card

Biometric authentication replaces PIN entry, enabling cardholders to make contactless payments in any amount, unlike current NFC-enabled payment solutions.

Mobile Payments Today publishes State of the Industry report

MobilePaymentsToday.com surveyed consumers in the U.S., U.K., India and Brazil to discover how they are adapting to the growing mobile payments industry. Our fourth edition is available in five versions.

Apple snags Visa Europe mobile director

Mary Carol Harris, the former director of mobile at Visa Europe, has joined Apple as the tech company continues to push Apple Pay throughout Europe, according to multiple reports. Harris worked for mobile network operator Telefonica as the head of...

FIME secures MasterCard accreditation in Japan

FIME's Japanese operation has been accredited as a MasterCard test laboratory for mobile handsets, according to a press release. The testing focuses on confirming the compliance and interoperability with the EMVCo contactless approval process.

Visa explores options to sell stake in Monitise

Card network first invested in the company in 2009, says this sale is consistent with past investment practices.

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