US Payments Forum broadens focus on mobile payments

The U.S. Payments Forum has formed a Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee to explore the opportunities and challenges, identify possible approaches, and develop practical implementation guidance and best practices for the variety of mobile and contactless payments product being...

Wine on the go: CardFlight partners with Traveling Vineyard for mPOS service

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale technology provider, has announced that Traveling Vineyard, a direct marketer of wines through in-home wine tasting events, will use its services to enable Traveling Vineyard distributors to accept payments from chip cards and mobile devices, according...

CardFlight, Security Card Services enter mPOS partnership

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale technology provider, and Security Card Services, a bank-focused merchant services provider based in the Southeast, have announced their partnership to offer CardFlight SwipeSimple to Security Card Services merchant customers, enabling them to accept EMV payments on...

FIDO Alliance links with EMVCo to develop new security standards for mobile payments

FIDO Alliance, the industry consortium developing open, interoperable authentication standards, announced this past week that it will work with EMVCo to add convenience and security to in-store and in-app EMV-compliant mobile payments, according to a press release. The FIDO Alliance...

Study: Mobile payments awareness grows, cash use declines

Sixty percent of consumers in North America use cash at least weekly to make purchases at a merchant location, down seven percentage points from 2015 – the most significant decline in use of traditional payment methods over the past year,...

First Data intros new, smaller Clover Go POS

First Data is adding an updated version of Clover Go to its Clover point-of-sale product line. The standalone device accepts EMV, mag stripe and contactless transactions, which includes NFC-enabled mobile payments. The device processes EMV transactions in less than 3.5...

US Payments Forum sums up EMV migration progress, resources

The U.S. Payments Forum has released its fall 2016 market snapshot of the status of U.S.

Court allows merchants to proceed with EMV case against card networks

District Court Judge William H. Alsup has denied the credit card networks' motions to dismiss B & R Supermarket, Inc., et al.

NFC the 'next evolution' in payments, report says

A new report by Aite Group predicts that, as EMV becomes the standard, NFC will rise up as the next evolution in global payments. view larger The report, "EMV and NFC: U.S. Merchant Implementation Status, 2016," seeks to quantify merchant implementation of EMV after the U.S.

Non-EMV merchants see 77 percent rise in fraud cost, study says

MasterCard has published data updating its progress on chip implementation in the U.S. and its impact on issuers, merchants and consumers. According to a company press release, 88 percent of MasterCard U.S.

No iPhone audio jack? No problem as CardFlight intros Bluetooth-based mPOS

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale technology provider, is launching the Bold B550 and Bold B500, a new family of mobile card readers that communicate with iOS and Android devices by Bluetooth technology, according to a company press release. The launch follows...

QikServe, FreedomPay address EMV challenge in hospitality

QikServe, a mobile order and payment company, has announced its technology has been certified on the FreedomPay Commerce Platform, according to a press release. QikServe said the integration will enable it to offer its hospitality customers a powerful and secure...

Jersey shore pizza chain adds pay-at-the-table from Ingenico

Ingenico Group and Datacap Systems, an integrated payments middleware provider, have announced the installation of its pay-at-the-table product at Uncle Oogie's, a New Jersey and Philadelphia-based chain of pizzerias. Using Ingenico's smart terminals, Datacap's point-of-sale partner, PDQ Signature Systems, was...

BluePay partners with CardFlight to offer EMV mobile processing

BluePay, a merchant account provider dedicated to delivering secure payment technology, has announced the availability of EMV mobile processing using Cardflight's point-of-sale product, SwipeSimple. SwipeSimple is an out-of-the-box mobile processing platform with a cloud-based inventory and item-tracking, and a reporting...

US Payments Forum publishes update for EMV chip deployment

To help merchants and acquirers develop their strategies for implementation, payment network members of the U.S. Payments Forum (formerly the EMV Migration Forum) have updated the guide outlining their minimum requirements for chip deployment, including changes to incorporate requirements for...

Mobile Payments Today releases new Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide

Choosing the right mobile wallet can be tricky and time consuming, but we've done the research for you! The 2016 Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide gathers in one spot a compendium of the industry's top mobile wallets, compiling their differing capabilities...

Total Merchant Services finds its Groovv with new POS models

Total Merchant Services today announced the Groovv POS, a point-of-sale product that is EMV compliant with NFC capabilities and comes with a software suite that includes inventory management and integrated marketing tools, according to a company press release. Total Merchant...

Visa chip card issuance gathering momentum in US

Visa has released its latest report benchmarking progress in the U.S. migration to EMV chip-enabled cards and payments. According to the card network's published statistics: Visa chip cards outnumber U.S.

Trade group to focus on all emerging payments in US

The EMV Migration Forum this week announced that it will change some of its focus in the payments industry and will now be known as the U.S. Payments Forum, according to a press release from the trade association. The U.S.

Cubic to replicate London's mobile transit acceptance worldwide

Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation, has announced a technology licensing agreement with Transport for London to license EMV contactless chip card and mobile device payment acceptance and account-based systems to other transit agencies worldwide, according to...

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