MasterCard tests contactless ticketing in Australia

Mastercard and Transport for NSW in Australia has launched a trial for contactless ticketing payment to Sydney Ferries on the F1 Manly to Circular Quay service, according to a press release. In an Australian first, commuters can use their MasterCard...

Citi Pay arrives in the US

Citi MasterCard credit customers in the U.S. can now begin using Citi Pay, the mobile tap-and-pay service the bank first announced in November. Citi Pay launched in Singapore, Australia and Mexico in 2016. Customers with an Android device will have the ability to make in-store purchases via NFC at contactless point-of-sale terminals.

Visa turns to QR codes in Taiwan for mobile payments

Visa plans to introduce a new QR code-based mobile payments system in Taiwan, according to local reports. The company said that it is using QR codes in the hope that the universal platform will attract larger numbers of users than more limited platforms offered by Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

Tesco adds contactless tech to loyalty card program

U.K.-based Tesco has added contactless functionality to its loyalty card that enables users to collect points with a tap at the point of sale, according to a press release. The retailer has also made what it calls significant improvements to...

CanPay expands marijuana mobile payments to Oregon

CanPay, which calls itself the first legitimate debit payment product for the cannabis industry, has announced its availability to dispensary owners, customers and patients in Oregon's recreational and medical cannabis marketplaces, according to a press release. Dispensaries in the state...

Study: Nearly 1 in 3 merchants can't identify international transactions

While merchants have made a lot of progress when it comes to mobile security, they have a long way to go in order to minimize fraud risk, with 28 percent of merchants still not able to identify whether a mobile...

TouchBistro extends Square integration to the UK

TouchBistro announced that it has extended its integration with Square to restaurants in the U.K., according to a press release. Restaurants of all sizes in the U.K. using the TouchBistro iPad mobile point-of-sale product will now be able to process payments using Square. "The integration with Square U.K.

Canadian Amex users can add cards to Android Pay

American Express has announced the availability of Android Pay for its Canadian card holders, according to a press release. Android Pay is available for eligible Canadian consumer, small business and corporate cards issued by Amex Bank of Canada and is...

Discover finally catches on with Samsung Pay

Discover cardholders can now make payments in the U.S. using Samsung Pay on the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones and wearables, according to a press release. "The ability to use Samsung Pay provides Discover cardmembers with yet another innovative and convenient...

American Green introduces biometric verification for dispensing age-restricted products

American Green has introduced a vending system that enables the vending of controlled or age-restricted products using biometric verification, according to a press release. The biometric verification portion of the system is used by the U.S. military and large corporations...

Punchh brings restaurant loyalty to Apple Wallet

Punchh, a cloud-based technology platform that builds engagement, loyalty and superior, customized experiences in the restaurant industry, has announced that Apple Pay users visiting participating restaurants will soon be able to not only pay for their purchases, but earn and...

Dutch bank tests wearable payments

ABN Amro in the Netherlands is testing wearables technology that would enable its customers to make payments directly from their current accounts using such devices, according to a press release. A select group of users is currently testing various wearables,...

PNC enables mobile payments for Visa commercial cardholders

PNC Bank has announced a new mobile payment option enabling Visa commercial cardholders to use a smartphone or mobile device to make corporate purchases via Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, according to a press release. PNC said it...

Australian payments provider brings Samsung Pay to 38 FIs

Australian-based payments provider Cuscal has struck a deal with Samsung to help link 38 financial institutions with Samsung Pay, according to multiple local media reports. Banks such as Credit Union Australia, Teachers Mutual Bank, People's Choice Credit Union and Bank...

Diebold, Samsung demo mobile-based biometric ID for cardless ATM transactions

Diebold Nixdorf and Samsung SDS America have partnered to demonstrate how integrating advanced mobile technology — such as facial recognition and the self-service channel can lead to enhanced security and an improved consumer experience. The mobile-based transaction uses Samsung SDS...

Visa kicks cash to the curb at FIFA event

Visa is implementing 1,600 point-of-sale terminals and deploying 120 mobile concessionaires throughout the stadium concourses that are hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup, according to a press release. Visa is also collaborating with Russia-based Alfa-Bank, the official European Bank of the...

DotDashPay integrates mobile payments and loyalty with ID Tech VivoPay devices

DotDashPay, a San Francisco-based payment software technology company, announced that it has completed certification and integration with the ID Tech suite of contactless readers including the Kiosk III and VivoPay 4880 series, according to a press release. DotDashPay said its...

Visa expands global network of providers to drive IoT payments

Visa has signed 13 new partners to participate in its token service provider program, according to a press release. The company said that it has built out a global network of partners to offer secure, digital payment token services and...

Cardtek, NXP to power new mobile wallet in UAE

Cardtek, a global payment technologies provider, is collaborating with NXP Semiconductors to deliver the first nationally sanctioned mobile wallet product for the United Arab Emirates, according to a press release. Emcredit, a fully owned subsidiary of the Dubai economy, will...

Interac Debit on Android Pay arrives in Canada

Interac has announced the launch of Interac Debit on Android Pay. As part of Google's rolling deployment, consumers with debit cards issued by BMO Financial Group, CIBC, Desjardins and Scotiabank will be able to pay using Android Pay as of...

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