Starbucks extends gifting platform to Twitter

Starbucks today launched a new way for customers to gift coffee — the tweet-a-coffee program. U.S.

Israeli company gets MasterCard OK for NFC add-on

On Track Innovations Ltd., a provider of cashless payment solutions based on contactless transactions and near-field communication, announced it has received official certification to use MasterCard's PayPass technology in OTI Wave, the company's new NFC add-on for smartphones, tablets and...

Oberthur joins MasterCard mobile money program to aid underbanked

MoreMagic, an Oberthur Technologies company, has joined the MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program, which is designed to help more than 2.5 billion financially underserved consumers use mobile phones to access mainstream financial services. Oberthur Technologies is a provider of security...

MasterCard to acquire Turkish mobile payments processing provider

MasterCard today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Provus Bilisim Hizmetleri A. S., an independent payment solution and processing provider in Turkey.

Australia's eftpos turns to FIS to help compete in online, mobile payments

One of Australia's largest payment networks is enlisting U.S.-based payment technology giant FIS to help it compete with debit cards powered by MasterCard and Visa. IT News reports that eftpos Payments Australia will implement a central hub to replace a...

Capital One bails on Isis

In February, Isis, the NFC joint venture between AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA, announced that Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard had signed up to offer NFC mobile payments capabilities through the group's mobile wallet service. More recently, American...

MasterCard testing in-stadium mobile pay app

If you've ever craved another hot dog and beverage during a college football game but didn't have the heart to fight your way to the concourse, MasterCard may have an answer. The company said it is testing, with Legends Hospitality, an expansion of its QkR app that will let consumers order and pay for food without leaving their stadium seat.

Monitise and IBM partner to broaden mobile banking for Visa Europe

U.K.-based mobile payments provider Monitise and IBM have teamed up to boost Visa Europe's ability to provide member banks with cloud-based mobile banking, payment and commerce services. IBM will help Monitise extend and scale the adoption of the services with...

Discover is latest payment network to join EMVCo

The Discover Financial Services payment network has joined EMVCo, the EMV standards body, and will work alongside EMVCo's existing members to manage and evolve the contact and contactless EMV industry specifications to facilitate worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure chip...

Dutch banks will test mobile payments

Banks in the Netherlands are set to begin a three-month trial of mobile payments. ABN, Amro, ING and Rabobank, in collaboration with the MasterCard, mobile operator KPN, and the city of Leiden, will include 1,000 consumers and 150 businesses in...

MasterCard chief payments officer discusses overseas opportunities (Video)

In Indonesia and Thailand, more than half of e-commerce transactions are now executed from a mobile device. In South Africa, more than 10 million consumers receive government benefits on a mobile device. Such factoids are hardly breaking news anymore —...

New Israel-based credit card will include mobile wallet

The mobile carrier Partner Communications Ltd. and credit card provider Isracard Ltd.

Chase finds room in the Isis mobile wallet

Chase cardholders will be soon be able to make mobile payments through the Isis mobile wallet. In a Monday statement, Chase said that later this year, Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire, Chase Slate and JP Morgan Palladium cardholders will be able...

American Express Serve will find a new home in the Isis mobile wallet

American Express Serve will be introduced to the Isis mobile wallet, the companies announced today. The new co-branded account will be offered in every Isis mobile wallet as a part of a nationwide launch later this year, enabling millions of...

Clarks shoes will add Visa digital wallet in UK, Ireland

Clarks, the U.K.-based shoe retailer, will allow customers to make online purchases using the by Visa digital wallet service, Visa Europe and WorldPay announced. Visa Europe is a payments technology business owned and operated by member banks and other...

Visa Ready approves iZettle's mPOS solutions

Swedish social payments provider iZettle's chip-and-PIN and chip-and-signature mobile payments solutions have been approved by the Visa Ready program, iZettle announced today. The approval applies to Visa Inc.

With UK adoption, MasterCard says MasterPass mobile wallet now accepted at 20K merchants worldwide

MasterCard's "Morning Brew" social media blog includes a couple of interesting tidbits about its MasterPass digital wallet, gleaned from the company's second quarter earnings call. The service, which collects a user's payment details, loyalty and store cards and shipping and...

First NFC-enabled iPhone prepaid mobile wallet launches in Europe

Kalixa Group, DeviceFidelity and MasterCard announced the U.K. launch of the NFC moneto prepaid wallet, according to a release.

MasterCard shows developers some love with Simplify Commerce

Developers are finally getting some well-deserved attention in payments, with a number of payment gateways — from venerable old PayPal to young upstarts like Braintree and Square — doing their darnedest to make payments simple and easy for app developers....

Gemalto providing prepaid cards to Brazilian mobile payment service

Digital security provider Gemalto will supply prepaid EMV payment cards to Mobile Financial Services, the new joint venture formed by Telefónica and MasterCard Worldwide. The news comes as a part of the launch a new payment service called Zuum offered...

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