CardFlight upgrades thousands of EMV mPOS readers to Quick Chip tech

Mobile point-of-sale provider CardFlight has implemented EMV Quick Chip technology across multiple card reader types, including an over-the-air upgrade to tens of thousands of SwipeSimple Eclipse A200 EMV card readers in use by merchants nationwide since 2015. Quick Chip technology...

Smartwatches poised to get their moment with consumers

Worldwide shipments of wearable devices is on track to grow 15.1 percent in 2018, totaling 132.9 million units over the course of the year, according to an IDC report. The overall market is also expected to deliver a compound annual...

Macy's revamps mobile app with in-store checkout, augmented reality features

Macy's is prepping a nationwide rollout of new features in its mobile app starting with an augmented reality furniture shopping experience that will be available to consumers in April, according to a press release. Mobile Checkout, powered by the Macy’s...

The Church of England enables contactless payments through partnerships with iZettle, SumUp

The Church of England is making contactless, virtual terminal and SMS mobile payments available throughout England to make transactions easier for its congregations, according to a press release. Through partnerships with iZettle and SumUp, the Church of England will offer...

Card4Vend installs Germany's 1st unattended contactless-only card readers

Card4Vend GmbH, working with acquiring partner Six Payment Services, has installed Germany's first unattended contactless-only payment modules, according to a press release. In December, Card4Vend equipped a new self-service laundry at the Schlachtensee student village in Berlin for acceptance of international debit and credit cards.

TouchBistro links with WePay to launch pay-at-the-table device

TouchBistro, a provider of iPad POS software and WePay, a Chase company, are teaming up to deliver TouchBistro Payments — an instant payment processing and integrated mobile payment device that enables customers to pay at the table via contactless payment,...

Motion Pay brings Alipay acceptance to Canadian merchants

Alipay has announced that its partnership with Motion Pay Technology Inc. has resulted in a significant number of merchants across Canada enabling Alipay acceptance at point-of-sale, according to a press release.

MasterCard launches Masterpass QR Facebook bot for Nigerian merchants

MasterCard will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia in an attempt to drive affordable acceptance of electronic and mobile payments, according to a press release. The company made the announcement at the annual...

First Data brings Clover smart terminals to Austria and Germany

First Data last week announced the launch of its smart terminals, the Clover Mini and Clover Flex, in Germany and Austria, according to a press release. Clover Mini and Clover Flex provide businesses with custom hardware and software, plus girocard...

Japan's top banks unite on new mobile payments system

Three of Japan's largest banks are coming together to push a new mobile payment system that will depend on QR codes, according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Mizuho Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui...

Barclaycard's contactless index reveals rise in mobile, wearable payments

Barclaycard's latest Contactless Spending Index reveals mobile and wearable payments are surging in popularity, seeing the highest growth rates of any form of 'touch-and-go' payment technology, according to press release. The amount spent using Barclaycard's Android Contactless Mobile facility has...

MasterCard partners with Russian MNO for mobile virtual payment cards

A partnership between MasterCard and Russia's MegaFon will enable the subscribers of the mobile network operator to link their mobile phone account to Apple Pay or Samsung Pay by creating a virtual MasterCard card and tokenizing it via the Mastercard...

14 companies join Visa's Ready for Transit program

Visa has signed 14 new technology companies, from across 10 countries, as part of its Visa Ready for Transit program, according to a press release. The program works with companies whose technology products are accelerating commuting with contactless payments, which...

Fit Pay intros unique spin on bitcoin retail payments

Fit Pay Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID Inc., is now accepting preorders for Flip, a new contactless payment device that enables cryptocurrency holders to use the value of their currency to make purchases at millions of retail locations,...

Mobeewave extends mPOS product to Samsung devices

Montreal-based Mobeewave has signed a global partnership agreement with Samsung Electronics that will enable Mobeewave to offer its patented in-person contactless payment acceptance product on Samsung devices, according to a press release. Mobeewave offers this technology to banks as a...

Paytronix brings Apple Pay with NFC loyalty ID to restaurants

Paytronix Systems announced that its Apple Pay with Loyalty ID products for restaurants is now live in two fast casual restaurant locations, according to a press release. The Newton, Massachusetts-based company said that the integration of Apple Pay with the...

US Payments Forum provides merchants, issuers guidance on digital wallets

The U.S. Payments Forum has released a new white paper meant to help merchants and issuers understand the key factors and considerations for developing a mobile or digital wallet strategy, according to a press release on the paper. "For merchants...

NYC Asian American grocery chain to accept Alipay

New York City-based iFresh, an Asian American grocery supermarket chain and online grocer, announced that its customers will soon be able to pay for items using Alipay's mobile wallet, according to a press release. Once available, iFresh will provide Alipay...

WeChat Pay preps virtual red envelopes for Chinese Lunar New Year

WeChat Pay, the mobile payment unit of China's most popular social app, WeChat, has launched a series of promotions in cooperation with internationally renowned merchants in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, according...

8 Hong Kong banks to deploy QR code-based mobile payment app

A company called Joint Electronic Teller Services Ltd., or Jetco, in Hong Kong has brought together eight banks to deploy a QR code-based mobile payments app consumers can use to make purchases in-store and online, according to a press release....

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