CommBank adds online checkout for mobile devices

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has launched an online checkout service using MasterCard's MasterPass. The solution lets consumers use their mobile devices to make online purchases at MasterPass-enabled retailers, including more than 200 in Australia, the bank said. That list includes...

UK pharmacy chain goes contactless

Boots UK, which sells pharmaceuticals and beauty supplies (but not boots), has gone completely contactless. The U.K.-based company, working with Visa Europe and WorldPay, has installed contactless readers in all of its nearly 2,500 locations. U.K.

Citibank rolls out NFC-based mobile wallet in Hong Kong

Smartphone users in Hong Kong now have another mobile wallet option with the introduction of 3 Citi Wallet. The NFC-enabled solution is a collaboration between 3 Hong Kong, the mobile arm of Hutchison Telecommunications Holdings Ltd., and Citibank Hong Kong. The solution enables contactless payments for amounts up to HK$1,000 per transaction.

Canadians can now use AmEx to pay via Square

Canadian businesses using the Square reader can now accept American Express payments to go along with Visa and MasterCard. Canada has more than 1 million small businesses, Square said in a news release, and 2.7 million people who are self-employed....

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 V.me 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.

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