Another smartwatch, another 'Pay' as Garmin Pay debuts

A day after FitBit introduced a new smartwatch capable of making contactless payments, Garmin has introduced its own device with the same capability. The vivoactive 3 is a smartwatch featuring Garmin Pay, which supports Visa and MasterCard payment cards, according...

FitBit Pay arrives as 3 card networks provide support

American Express, MasterCard and Visa announced separate deals to bring contactless payments to Fitbit's new smartwatch that will feature an NFC chip. Fitbit started accepting pre-orders for the $300 Ionic on Monday. Over the past few years, each of the...

Alipay acceptance comes to Starbucks in Malaysia

Alipay is now available as a payment method for mainland Chinese tourists at all 242 Starbucks branches across Malaysia, according to a press release. Chinese tourists can find the nearest Starbucks location in Malaysia through the in-app Discovery platform, and...

Square opens showcase in Manhattan

Square has opened a showroom in Manhattan to enable perspective customers to test the company's products before purchase. "As we've grown from our original reader and POS software to an ecosystem of tools that help you run your business, we...

Barclaycard puts modern twist on classic treat with 'contactless' ice cream cones

Barclaycard has put a unique, modern twist on a classic summertime treat in the U.K.

Europe's SIX Payment Service touts trend toward cashless events

SIX Payment Services, one of Europe's largest card transaction processors, is assisting events organizers across Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands to go cashless this year. The trend toward cashless events is growing, and includes sporting competitions, music festivals, food and...

Juniper forecasts rapid rise in uptake of contactless payments

A new study from Juniper Research has found more than half (53 percent) of global transactions at the point of sale will be contactless within five years, compared with 15 percent this year. POS & mPOS Terminals: Vendor Strategies, Positioning...

Youtap launches QR codes

Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a white-label QR code product and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia, according to a press release. Youtap product enables customer-initiated or...

MagTek goes big on features with new Dynasty mPOS device

MagTek, a supplier of secure digital transaction technology and hardware, has launched Dynasty, the company's newest addition to its roster of mPOS offerings. Dynasty supports magnetic Stripe, chip card and contactless payments via a certified PIN entry device with a...

Mitek adds NFC capability to mobile verification product

Mitek, a provider of mobile capture and identity verification software product, has announced the addition of NFC capability to its Mobile Verify product, according to a press release. By adding NFC, Mobile Verify can now read the biometric data embedded...

Spanish winemaker mixes NFC with marketing campaign

Thin Film Electronics ASA, which specializes in NFC mobile marketing and smart products, has announced that Spanish winemaker Barbadillo has launched a consumer-focused marketing campaign using SpeedTap tags and brand analytics platform, according to a press release. The national campaign...

EMVCo releases QR code payment specs

EMVCo, the global technical body that manages EMV specifications, has released QR code payment specifications that support use cases for both merchant- and consumer-presented QR codes. The technical documents define QR code payments in a manner that simplifies the development...

BBVA intros Android Pay in Spain

BBVA and Google have announced the launch of Android Pay in Spain, according to a press release. Android Pay will be operational in the more than 1 million businesses in Spain with contactless technology, according to the announcement.

Crane Co. acquires payment solutions maker Microtronic AG for $18 million

Crane Co., parent company of Crane Payment Innovations and Crane Connectivity Solutions, has acquired Microtronic AG, a manufacturer of closed-site and mobile payment solutions, for approximately $18 million, according to a press release. With operations in Oensingen, Switzerland, Microtronic develops...

Payably partners with CardConnect to simplify mobile payments for small businesses

Payably, which calls itself a fintech platform offering one of the only mobile payments products to integrate data with QuickBooks Online in real-time, has announced its partnership with CardConnect, a payment processing and technology company. Payably will integrate CardConnect's payment...

ANZ now boasts 4 mobile wallet connections with Samsung Pay addition

ANZ bank announced its customers in Australia can now use Samsung Pay to make purchases wherever contactless payments are accepted, according to a press release. The introduction of Samsung Pay marks the fourth mobile payment service ANZ offers its Australian...

List your mobile wallet in our Mobile Payments Today comparison guide

Mobile Payments Today is preparing the 2017 edition of the Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide. If your company provides a mobile wallet, you're eligible for a free listing in this guide. Please note the guide is meant for mobile wallets that consumers can use in multiple locations and not limited to a single retailer.

MasterCard puts more stock into QR code mobile payments

MasterCard has outlined plans for greater choice in retail payments through the planned expansion of its QR-based programs, according to a press release. Beginning this month, the company will broaden its products to offer QR codes that can be scanned...

Subway tests self-order kiosks that include Apple Pay, Samsung Pay

Subway has formally announced its "fresh forward" design that includes self-order kiosks in 12 pilot locations, along with digital menu boards and Samsung Pay and Apple Pay options. "We've created a modern design that gives our guests choices – from...

European consumers to see benefits from Visa, PayPal partnership

Visa and PayPal are extending their strategic partnership to Europe to accelerate the adoption of secure and convenient online, in-app and in-store payments, according to a press release. The companies already were doing this in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region....

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