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...

Play ball: FIS works to modernize payments at minor league stadiums

FIS has announced an agreement with MiLB Enterprises LLC for FIS to be the official provider of financial business solutions to Minor League Baseball. The agreement enables FIS to provide advanced products to MiLB and its clubs in three key...

Samsung puts focus on contactless payments with new platform

Samsung Electronics has launched something it calls the Contactless Companion Platform, which will have a focus making contactless payments a reality using a smart card, wristband, key fob, or even a mechanical watch or a smart ring. Samsung has partnered...

ING Poland customers welcome new mobile payment service

ING Poland customers can now pay for goods or services using their Android smartphones following the launch this month of a new app that's capable of HCE mobile payments. ING teams in Poland, the Netherlands and Spain developed the Moje...

California company launches electronic fare collection system

California-based Delerrok Inc. has announced the launch of TouchPass, cloud-based electronic fare collection offered as a subscription service that uses either smart cards, a mobile app or barcode tickets. The Rogue Valley Transportation District in Medford, Oregon deployed the service...

LG Pay set to debut in South Korea

LG Pay is set to make its debut in June, but the new mobile payment system will only be available to consumers in South Korea, according to multiple media reports. LG will use a technology from the company Dynamics called...

Starbucks touts recent mobile success

Starbucks executives recently addressed the company's worldwide digital strategy, which includes its popular mobile app. CTO Gerri Martin-Flickinger and China digital VP Molly Liu said during the company's 25th annual shareholders meeting that Starbucks offers the largest and most robust...

U.S. Bank 1st to offer mobile payments for Visa commercial cards

U.S. Bank Corporate Travel Card clients will soon have the convenience of making expenditures via mobile with Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay, according to a press release. This new functionality enables commercial cardholders to conveniently and securely pay on the go with compatible devices.

Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 to include facial recognition for mobile payments

Samsung will incorporate facial-recognition technology for mobile payments as a new feature in the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, according to a report from Bloomberg. Bloomberg said that the updated Galaxy will combine fingerprint authentication with iris and facial recognition to...

Industry bodies align to standardize on-device NFC service management

ETSI, GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum have detailed a standardized approach to implementing and managing NFC services across all technologies and platforms, according to a press release. The shared work initiative explains how to ensure that NFC services successfully coexist...

Chase agrees to purchase MCX technology

JPMorgan Chase intends to acquire MCX payments technology to help expand Chase Pay, the FI's mobile and digital wallet, according to a press release. MCX, a network of America's largest merchants, was the premier launch partner for Chase Pay in...

Smart Card Alliance reveals new name and focus

The Smart Card Alliance, a nonprofit long known for its advocacy of smart card technology, is expanding its charter to include a broader range of security and privacy-enhancing technologies. Reflecting its expanded mission, the Smart Card Alliance is changing its...

New smartwatch collection to include Android Pay

Movado has announced a partnership with Google to launch Movado Connect, a smartwatch collection powered by Android Wear 2.0. The watches will include Android Pay and will launch this fall with five men's styles at a starting price of $495.

Samsung Pay debuts in Sweden with beta

Nordea Bank AB customers in Sweden can now use Samsung Pay, according to a press release from the financial institution. Sweden is the first Nordic market for Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay is available to all Nordea Swedish customers with an...

Inside Secure touts card network-certified HCE product

Inside Secure has announced that it is the first host card emulation software platform provider to obtain both functional and security accreditation from MasterCard and Visa, according to a press release. Inside Secure said that its URPay platform (previously known...

Study: Consumers show affinity for mobile rewards

New data from the Auriemma Consulting Group Mobile Pay Tracker survey suggests that transaction-based incentives may provide the nudge needed to get higher frequency and spend through mobile payments, according to a press release. The online survey of 1,505 U.S....

Apple Pay debuts in Ireland

Apple Pay is now live in Ireland, almost three years after the service first debuted in the United States. Ulster Bank and KBC are the only two banks in Ireland that support Apple Pay, but the Boon digital prepaid MasterCard...

China UnionPay expands QuickPass acceptance

China UnionPay has announced an agreement with Chinese commercial property developer Wanda Group to expand its contactless QuickPass system to Wanda partner merchants, according to local media reports. China UnionPay said it will work with Wanda to develop a cardholder...

PayPal, Starbucks top consumers' mobile payments preferences, study says

New mobile research from Parks Associates shows that nearly 20 percent of U.S. smartphone users have used a mobile payment app at a retail location, according to a press release about the report. The report, 360 View: Mobility and the...

Samsung Pay preps for India

Samsung has begun accepting registrations for early access to Samsung Pay in India, according to several media reports. Potential users must have a Samsung Pay-eligible device and an account with Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Cards or Standard...

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