Youtap intros micro POS for mobile money transactions

Youtap has introduced what it calls an inexpensive retail enablement product to help mobile network operators, banks and payment providers boost transaction revenue. The solution allows Tier 2 and Tier 3 merchants to accept NFC and QR code-based mobile money...

US Bank adds Masterpass support for Android devices

U.S. Bank customers with an Android device now have access to the MasterCard Masterpass digital wallet when shopping in-store at participating merchants.

Samsung Pay officially arrives in the UK

Samsung Pay is officially live in the U.K. after a substantial delay from the originally planned launch, according to multiple media reports. The mobile wallet currently is limited to only three banks — customers MBNA, Nationwide and Santander can use the service. Samsung Pay comes to the U.K.

Ziosk intros enhanced payments-enabled tablet for restaurants

Ziosk, which bills itself as the maker of the world's first tablet for restaurant ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table functions, has launched a next-generation tablet called Ziosk Aurizon. Designed to meet current and evolving requirements in payment technology, the Ziosk...

Standardized mobile QR codes streamline Thailand's quest to go cashless

MasterCard, UnionPay International and Visa have introduced a standardized quick response code for payments in Thailand, accelerating the country's transition to a cashless society. The Standardized QR Code supports the Bank of Thailand’s cashless agenda to drive innovation, interoperability, and...

First Data expands Alipay acceptance in North America

First Data and Alipay have announced that North American businesses will be able to accept Alipay mobile payments, expanding that company's already significant business base. First Data will implement Alipay at the point of sale for its 4 million U.S. business clients.

Canadian bank pulls payments-only app in favor of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay

CIBC in Canada has bucked a recent banking trend and pulled its mobile-payment app from the Google Play Store because third-party mobile wallets have become more popular. CIBC continues to offer its mobile banking app, however. "Our recent launches of...

CardFlight launches 2 new mPOS devices

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale provider, is launching the Swift B200 and Swift B250, a new series of mobile card readers that use Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to enable merchants nationwide to accept secure EMV and NFC contactless payments on Android...

Consumers eager to use electronic pay options

A new study reveals more than a third of Americans and Europeans are happy to trade cash for electronic payment options and 20 percent have already made the switch. The insight, from a eZonomics survey conducted by Ipsos, also notes...

UAE company partners with Oberthur to launch 'wearable' contactless payments

UAE Exchange, a global remittance, foreign exchange and payment products brand has partnered with Oberthur Technologies to launch a prepaid account that's linked to a mini contactless card users can slip onto a watchband, keyring, or other, similar item. The...

Partnership to let Wells Fargo customers make mobile payments via PayPal

Wells Fargo & Co. has announced that its retail customers soon will be able to use PayPal to make purchases with their NFC-enabled Android device at participating merchants whose payment terminals are set up to accept NFC payments. "We're looking...

PayPal now a payment method within Android Pay

PayPal has extended its relationship with Google to enable PayPal as a payment method within Android Pay wherever Android Pay is accepted, in-store, in-app and online, the company wrote in a blog post. U.S.

Report: Mobile contactless users to reach 150M in 2017

The number of OEM-Pay contactless users, including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay, will exceed 100 million for the first time during the first half of 2017 before surpassing 150 million by the end of this year, according to...

Infinite Peripherals secures First Data approval for EMV device

Infinite Peripherals has been certified by First Data to accept mobile EMV payments via its integrated payment framework, according to a press release. The InfineaPay mobile EMV payment application and InfineaEngine semi-integrated payment framework are intended to help customers across...

Adyen revenues skyrocket in 2016

Adyen, a global payment processor, has announced that its 2016 revenue surpassed $700 million, up from $365 million in 2015, according to a press release. The news follows Adyen's previous disclosure that it processed $90 billion in transactions in 2016,...

New Zealand bank intros new Android Pay onboarding process

BNZ has announced that it is the first bank in the Asia-Pacific region to launch a new, easier way to set up cards in Android Pay. The new "push provisioning" capability is now available to all BNZ customers who have...

Demise of Softcard affected NFC SIM shipments in 2016

While the global NFC picture presents an expanding ecosystem, consumer uptake of SIM-based mobile payments has been lower in recent years than expected, according to a new report from the SIMalliance on 2016 global SIM shipments. The organization said that...

Visa, PayPal extend partnership to APAC region

PayPal and Visa have announced an extension of their U.S. partnership in the Asia-Pacific region that will see them work collaboratively to accelerate the adoption of secure, reliable and convenient digital and mobile payments for consumers and merchants in markets...

Australian banks lose decision on Apple Pay

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a determination denying authorization to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corp., National Australia Bank, and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to collectively bargain with Apple and collectively boycott Apple Pay, according...

Square arrives in the UK

Square has announced its launch in the U.K., marking the fifth country where it is available, along with existing markets Australia, Canada, Japan and the U.S. "We founded Square to empower small businesses with tools to accept all forms of...

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