NCR achieves certification for contactless EMV outdoor terminal

NCR has received certification with the largest independent payment processor in the U.S. for EMV contactless payments on its outdoor payment terminal, NCR OPTIC, that is targeted specifically for convenience and fuel retail, according to a press release. EMV contact payments on the NCR OPTIC terminal were certified in 2017.

EMVCo adds 14 companies to associates program

Global technical body EMVCo has welcomed 14 associate organizations to its program of cross-industry collaboration for the development of EMV specifications. The EMVCo Associates Program allows global payment industry stakeholders including card or terminal manufacturers, processors, banks, payment systems, mobile...

Stripe debuts mPOS product

Stripe has unveiled Stripe Terminal, a mPOS product that enables online businesses and platforms to accept in-person payments with Stripe, according to a press release. Stripe Terminal consists of three components: A set of SDKs and APIs for creating a...

TableSafe nabs First Data EMV certification for pay-at-the-table device

TableSafe Inc., which provides pay-at-the-table technology for table service restaurants, has announced the EMV certification of its Rail payment platform with First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC), according to a press release. TableSafe's platform can now be used to process transactions...

Visa notes progress with US EMV transition

Visa released June EMV statistics showing that the network continues to make progress on EMV migration in the U.S. According to a Visa press release: Card counterfeit fraud losses have been reduced 75 percent at EMV-enabled merchant locations since the...

Worldnet launches EMV product for virtual merchants

Worldnet, a payments product provider, has introduced GoChipNow, a plug-and-play product for virtual terminal merchants who want to upgrade to EMV, according to a press release. The company said GoChipNow makes it simple for anyone who previously purchased any magnetic...

GlobalOnePay launches EMV-ready mPOS product

GlobalOnePay, a division of Pivotal Payments offering global omnichannel payment processing technologies and merchant services, announced the release of its EMV-ready, mobile point-of-sale product, according to a press release. GlobalOnePay Mobile is intended to deliver an enhanced experience for accepting...

Study: mPOS devices to account for almost 25% of POS transactions by 2023

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the adoption of mPOS devices connecting wirelessly or via mobile devices, such as those from iZettle and Square, will drive annual mPOS transactions to over 87 billion by 2023. This will...

EMV card issuance, transactions topple 50 percent worldwide

By the end of 2017, 54.6 percent of all cards issued globally were EMV-enabled, and the number of EMV payment cards in circulation worldwide stood at 7.1 billion — an increase of 1 billion year over year, according to data...

Clearent launches Cloud EMV product with Quick Chip tech

Clearent has announced the launch of Cloud EMV, its cloud-based integrated payments product, according to a press release. The St. Louis-based company said it launched Cloud EMV following successful integrations conducted by several of its independent software vendor partners.

Private equity firm acquires Verifone for $3.4B

Verifone Systems Inc. and Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, have entered into a definitive agreement under which an investor group led by Francisco Partners, and including British Columbia Investment Management Corp., will acquire Verifone for $23.04 per share...

Ingenico upgrades KFC's payments acceptance to include contactless, EMV

Ingenico Group recently announced that KFC has migrated its payments system in the U.S. to Ingenico's Telium Semi-Integrated product to help simplify its path to EMV card acceptance and to reduce PCI compliance scope, according to a press release. As...

2 Los Angeles-area restaurants roll out TableSafe's Rail platform

TableSafe announced two restaurants have become the first in the greater Los Angeles area to provide EMV-secured pay-at-the-table devices to guests in the form of TableSafe's Rail payment platform. "When it comes to the payment process, restaurants have been stalled...

CardFlight upgrades thousands of EMV mPOS readers to Quick Chip tech

Mobile point-of-sale provider CardFlight has implemented EMV Quick Chip technology across multiple card reader types, including an over-the-air upgrade to tens of thousands of SwipeSimple Eclipse A200 EMV card readers in use by merchants nationwide since 2015. Quick Chip technology...

The Church of England enables contactless payments through partnerships with iZettle, SumUp

The Church of England is making contactless, virtual terminal and SMS mobile payments available throughout England to make transactions easier for its congregations, according to a press release. Through partnerships with iZettle and SumUp, the Church of England will offer...

TouchBistro links with WePay to launch pay-at-the-table device

TouchBistro, a provider of iPad POS software and WePay, a Chase company, are teaming up to deliver TouchBistro Payments — an instant payment processing and integrated mobile payment device that enables customers to pay at the table via contactless payment,...

First Data brings Clover smart terminals to Austria and Germany

First Data last week announced the launch of its smart terminals, the Clover Mini and Clover Flex, in Germany and Austria, according to a press release. Clover Mini and Clover Flex provide businesses with custom hardware and software, plus girocard...

Visa numbers show major EMV inroads

Visa has published EMV chip card statistics for December, and they show that the technology has made major inroads since the company's first liability shift went into effect in October 2015. Between September 2015, one month before the shift, and...

Ingenico set to bring PIN on Glass product to small merchants

Ingenico Group has developed a payment product for micro merchants based on a technology generally called PIN on Glass (PoG) or PIN on Mobile (PoM), according to a press release. The product will enable consumers to insert their cards in...

Study: Identity fraud rises as criminals move online from brick-and-mortar retailers

The number of identity fraud victims has increased by 8 percent (rising to 16.7 million U.S. consumers) over the last year, a record high since Javelin Strategy & Research began tracking identity fraud in 2003, according to a press release...

ShopKeep grows First Data partnership with Clover Mini integration

ShopKeep has launched the Clover Mini, an all-in-one point-of-sale device that accepts EMV and mobile wallet transactions and includes a receipt printer. The announcement is the next step in the strategic relationship between ShopKeep and First Data since announcing an expansion to their partnership in February.

2 banks begin testing Visa's biometric EMV card

Visa has initiated pilots with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus of a new EMV dual-interface payment card, making these the first commercial pilots to test an on-card biometric for contactless payments, according to a press release. "The...

Visa, Dynamics aim to provide a more "intelligent" payment card

Visa and Dynamics have unveiled the Dynamics Wallet Card, which the companies describe as a connected payment card that has the ability to access multiple card accounts, and has a programmable on-card display that enables account information, such as alerts...

Gemalto to help power biometric contactless EMV card in Cyprus

The Bank of Cyprus has selected Gemalto to supply what the firms are calling the world's first EMV biometric dual interface payment card for both chip and contactless payments, according to a press release. Using fingerprint recognition instead of a...

Sweden's iZettle raises $47M to expand mPOS business

Sweden-based mobile point-of-sale company iZettle has raised some $47 million in new funding as the firm ponders a future IPO. The round is led by early backer venture capital firm Dawn and The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund and is...

Discover axes signatures for credit, debit purchases

Beginning in April 2018, Discover will no longer require signatures at the point of sale for credit and debit transactions on the Discover Global Network in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The card network said in a press...

Bluewater Grill to enable pay-at-the-table with TableSafe

TableSafe Inc., maker of a pay-at-the-table platform for full-service restaurants, announced Bluewater Grill Restaurants will adopt the Rail payment platform throughout its family of restaurants, according to a press release. Using Rail, guests at Bluewater Grill's seven restaurants in Southern...

Nets Group brings JCB's EMV contactless standard to Denmark

The Nets Group and JCB International Co. Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co.

NCR partners with Samsung on POS device

NCR, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America Inc., has launched NCR Silver Quantum, an all-in-one point-of-sale commerce station featuring an integrated payment device with mobile wallet acceptance capability, customer display, loyalty scanner and Samsung Galaxy tablet. The Silver Quantum commerce...

Beyond to offer merchants CardFlight's mPOS device

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale technology provider and Beyond, a financial technology company that provides business tools and services, has announced Beyond will offer CardFlight's SwipeSimple mobile point-of-sale to small and medium-sized business, according to a press release. This partnership extends...

EMVCo enhances EMV 3-D secure specification

Technical body EMVCo has publicly released EMV 3-D Secure, protocol and core functions specification v2.1.0, according to a press release. The updated document follows the release of version 2.0.0 in October 2016, and includes additional functionality and enhancements to promote...

First Data expands availability of Clover via Apple retail stores

First Data has announced new initiatives with Apple designed to broaden the distribution of First Data's Clover devices and accelerate the expansion and digital transformation of Apple Pay, according to a press release. First Data's Clover Go device, an EMV...

Elavon brings Poynt mPOS to Canada

Elavon and California-based Poynt are bringing Poynt's Smart to businesses across Canada, according to a press release. Poynt is a wireless, dual touchscreen, smart terminal that debuted in 2013. "Poynt makes the payment experience easy and engaging for customers, which...

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...

Payroc launches iOS and Android mPOS product

Payroc LLC, a merchant services and payment processing organization, has launched iTransact Mobile Merchant. The iTransact Mobile Merchant app, a mobile point-of-sale product for iOS and Android devices, is available to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play....

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...

Central Pay to offer merchants CardFlight mobile POS product

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale technology provider and Central Payment, a merchant service provider that offers payment, loyalty and marketing services to businesses, have announced CPAY is offering CardFlight's SwipeSimple mobile POS product, enabling merchants to accept EMV chip card payments...

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.

Study: Retailers set to lose $71B in CNP fraud in next 5 years

New Juniper Research data reveals retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent card-not-present transactions over the next five years, according to a press release. The research found that a number of factors, such as the U.S. shift to...

EMV cards in circulation worldwide top 6B

Official figures from aggregated data published by technical body EMVCo show that, by the end of 2016, the number of EMV payment cards in global circulation increased 1.3 billion year over year to a new total of 6.1 billion, according...

Cayan preps new mPOS device, the Genius Mini

Cayan, a Boston-based payment technology company, has introduced a smaller version of its Genius line of point-of-sale devices called the Genius Mini. Cayan said in a press release that the Genius Mini supports the growing trend of retailers and restaurants...

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...

Verifone to add MasterCard faster EMV tech to POS terminals

MasterCard is joining forces with payments industry players such as Verifone to enhance and expedite the consumer checkout experience leveraging the company's M/Chip Fast technology. M/Chip Fast prioritizes the elements of a transaction that are critical to security in order...

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...

MasterCard tests biometric EMV card

MasterCard has unveiled what it is calling the "next generation biometric card," combining chip technology with biometrics to verify the cardholder's identity for in-store purchases. South Africa is the first market to test the technology, with two separate trials recently...

Experian: US e-commerce fraud increases as EMV acceptance grows

Delaware, Oregon, and Florida were the top-ranked states for billing and shipping e-commerce fraud in 2016, according to a new report from Experian. Both Oregon and Delaware saw an increase in e-commerce billing fraud attacks of more than 200 percent....

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...

Apriva, OTI partner on new EMV device for unattended payments

Apriva, a provider of omnichannel payment products and secure mobile communications, and On Track Innovations Ltd., a global provider of NFC, cashless payment and fuel management products, have announced a partnership to bring a new end-to-end EMV product to markets...

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...

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...

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

Mobile Payments Today is seeking editorial content in 2017 from industry thought leaders in the form of contributed articles and blog posts. We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch. Submissions should be between...

Cayan gives merchants more payments flexibility with new device

Payment technology company Cayan has introduced their new Genius Handheld, a first-of-its-kind, semi-integrated, EMV-enabled mobile payment device in the U.S., according to a press release. Cayan said Genius Handheld enables sales associates to get out from behind the counter and...

Mobile Payments Today publishes new mobile app guide

One of the bigger trends to emerge in 2016 was how payments became a larger focus for retailers as they attempt to keep customers within their app for the entire shopping experience. To that end, Mobile Payments Today is proud...

Vantiv partners with CardFlight to offer EMV mPOS

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale technology provider, and Vantiv, a provider of payment processing services and related technology products for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced Vantiv will offer the CardFlight SwipeSimple mobile POS product to its merchants. SwipeSimple...

Visa-branded chip card total tops 408M in 2016

The number of Visa chip cards issued as of the end of 2016 grew 92 percent over year-end 2015, to a total of 408.1 million, according to a company blog post this week. The San Francisco-based company also said that...

42 pct. of card-present transactions worldwide now EMV-compliant

EMVCo, the technical body that manages EMV specifications, has published transaction data detailing year-over-year growth in the volume of card-present payments using EMV chip technology. The data shows that from July 2015 to June 2016, 42.4 percent of transactions globally...

AmEx chimes in with EMV delay at US fuel pumps

Visa, MasterCard, Discover … and now American Express has announced it will extend the effective date of its EMV fraud liability shift for U.S. fuel merchants by three years to October 2020. According to a press release from the company, "The extension will give U.S.

First Data's Clover devices arrive in the UK

First Data has announced the expansion of its Clover platform with the official launch of Clover Mini and Clover Mobile in the U.K., according to a press release. "We have been impressed with the popularity of both Clover Mobile and...

Card networks bump liability shift date for fuel dispensers, leave ATM deadline unchanged

MasterCard and Visa announced on Thursday that they will move their EMV fraud liability shift dates for automated fuel dispensers from October 2017 to October 2020. Visa released a press release outlining the reasons that prompted the three-year delay: The...

Verifone brings emerging payments options to Japan

Verifone has partnered with Vesca, a Japan-based payment and marketing product provider, to offer enhanced and secure payment services and products to merchants in the country, according to a press release. Verifone said in the announcement that the partnership will...

Shipments of NFC-ready POS terminals to surpass 16M in 2016

The market for NFC-ready POS terminals continues to show strong momentum in 2016 with annual shipments anticipated to reach an estimated 16.1 million units worldwide, according to a new report from analyst firm Berg Insight. The attach rate for NFC...

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...

Oberthur intros multipayment dual-interface card meeting MasterCard, Visa specs

Oberthur Technologies, a provider of embedded security software products and services, has released a new multipayment dual-interface card. Cosmo Fly v5.8 is the first MasterCard M/Chip Advance v1.2-certified product to meet multi-application requirements. It also conforms to the VISA 2.8.1g...

Discover completes the quartet in EMV speed fight

The card network quartet is now complete as Discover has become the final brand to announce its intentions to speed up EMV transactions at the point of sale. Discover said in a press release Quick Chip will reduce the time...

Report: mPOS market hits a snag

The mobile point-of-sale industry, estimated at $95.7 billion in 2015, has fallen short of meeting investors expectations regarding market penetration and revenue since its evolution, according to a new report from Timetric. Most mPOS providers, including the biggest global player,...

Payworks expands partnership with Stripe for EMV, mobile transactions

Point-of-sale company Payworks has announced an expansion of its POS payment integration with online payments company Stripe, according to a press release. Stripe users in Finland, France and the U.S. can now accept card payments at the physical point of sale via chip-and-PIN card readers.

Fime accredited by JCB for EMV migration, certification support

Fime has become the first testing provider accredited by JCB to support issuing banks with their JCB EMV migration and certification projects. A company press release said that card issuers can now work with Fime to confirm that the bank's...

AmEx latest card network trying to make EMV transactions quick

American Express is the latest card network putting its best foot forward to try and reduce U.S. EMV transaction times with a software update at the physical point of sale. AmEx Quick Chip is available to merchant processors, who can deploy the service to interested U.S.

Creditcall chalks up five EMV processing certifications

Creditcall, an omnichannel payment gateway and EMV kernel provider, has added TSYS and Heartland to its roster of U.S. processors that have certified the company for EMV transactions. According to a press release, the company's other EMV certifications include First...

Wal-Mart sues Visa in chip-and-signature spat

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has filed suit against Visa USA Inc in a complaint alleging that the retailer is being pushed to use chip-and-signature rather than chip-and-PIN transactions so that Visa can route transactions over its own networks and reap the...

AnywhereCommerce EMV mPOS devices certified by First Data

AnywhereCommerce, an mPOS solutions provider, has announced that its Walker chip-and-signature and Nomad chip-and-PIN acceptance devices have achieved end-to-end certification with the First Data Rapid Connect program. The devices are also EMVCo-certified, a press release said. The certification covers the...

Appetize chooses FreedomPay for EMV and P2PE

Point-of-sale solutions provider Appetize has selected FreedomPay Commerce Platform to enable EMV and PCI validated point-to-point encryption to its tablet devices. FreedomPay is designed to provide security validation for a variety of industries, according to a company press release. Appetize has 11,000 business units across the U.S.

Discover taps FIME for terminal certification

Discover is engaging payment consultancy FIME to provide approval services for terminal end-to-end certification of its Discover Network and Diners Club international acceptance system using D-Payment Application Specifications. The services allow acquirers to integrate new EMV chip terminals into Discover...

UL type approval program for mobile devices gets EMVCo OK

UL has announced that it is now able to provide official certification of mobile devices under new EMVCo requirements, according to a press release. The EMVCo Mobile Type Approval phase two qualification program represents an evolution of the existing test...

MasterCard joins Visa in effort to speed up EMV transactions

MasterCard has unveiled M/Chip Fast, an application based on the company's existing technology and intended to help speed EMV transactions and shoppers through checkout lines, according to a press release. The move comes a week after Visa announced its own...

Moneris, talech partner on mPOS product distribution

As part of the partnership, talech's mobile point-of-sale product will be offered to merchants exclusively via Moneris bank channels.

Visa aims to make EMV transactions faster

The company is upgrading software on chip cards to make this happen.

Ingenico's SDK to 'help mobile developers integrate EMV payment acceptance'

The SDK's semi-integrated approach handles all the payment logic and enables ISVs and developers to bypass the EMV certification process and reduce their PCI scope.

FIME test tools selected to support mobile payments in China

The Shanghai Integrated Circuit Technology & Industry Promotion Center will use FIME's RF Test Bench and Global Device test tool to support local mobile vendors with the evaluation of EMV and trusted execution environment products.

Apriva, iPayment extend partnership on EMV mPOS

The companies said that this extension of iPayment's point-of-sale products brings EMV functionality to customers using the iPayment MobilePay application.

TouchBistro, iZettle partner on restaurant payment services

With iZettle integration, bills totaled by TouchBistro are automatically processed using the iZettle iPad chip-and-PIN or contactless card readers.

MasterCard reports continued progress for U.S. EMV Adoption

With industry-wide cooperation, the company says, the US might reduce fraud by as much as 80 percent as other EMV-adopting nations have done.

Square expands payments processing service with new APIs

Build with Square enables merchants and software developers to add payment acceptance options either at the register or online.

Study turns up lackluster stats on EMV in the US

A study by CardHub finds that more than half of consumers do not understand the difference between card security standards and don't care whether a retailer's POS terminal is enabled for EMV.

POS provider Lavu join forces with PayPal

PayPal will bring payment processing of EMV or traditional swipe credit and debit card payments to restaurants, bars, food trucks, and other food and beverage businesses nationwide.

Mobile POS provider iZettle releases Pro device in more countries

Merchants in Denmark, The Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Norway and France can now buy the chip-and-PIN reader.

Smart Card Alliance opens Washington, DC-area training center

The National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security in Crystal City, Virginia, will be a permanent facility for live educational activities hosted by SCA.

EMV solution by CreditCall, ID Tech promises time, money savings

ID Tech card readers will be supported by the Creditcall EMV software development kit, ChipDNA for Windows and Linux, which can be integrated by developers.

Elo expands retail self-service efforts with integrated EMV and NFC-enabled product

The company is using Verifone's e355 for its all-in-one tablet products.

Mobile Payments Today report shows consumers not ready to embrace change

This year's state-of-the-Industry report contains 50-plus pages of charts, comparison data and actionable advice.

Ingenico targets unattended kiosks for EMV and contactless payments

The Ingenico Group Unattended Partner Program is designed for kiosk providers, value-added solution providers, system integrators and gateway providers.

First Data expands Clover line with mPOS dongle

The EMV-enabled card reader works with a Wi-Fi or cellular connection, enabling businesses of all sizes to accept payments outside of a traditional brick-and-mortar setting.

Adyen intros POS system in the US

The company's service is meant to help merchants connect their physical point-of-sale, online and mobile purchases in a single, EMV-compliant payments product.

Verifone to supply EMV-ready product to Microsoft Dynamics customers

The new service is built on Verifone's Secure Commerce Architecture, which connects payment terminals directly to the company's payment gateway.

Creditcall EMV-ready mPOS device gains First Data certification

Creditcall is now integrated with NCR Silver, making NCR Silver one of the first EMV-certified mobile point-of-sale systems.

FreedomPay brings new pay-at-the-table device to Firebirds

The company's new offering is PCI-validated with point-to-point encryption and supports EMV and contactless payments.

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch.

Verifone launches new mPOS product

The Verifone e265 is intended to give independent and micro merchants the flexibility to accept all major payment types and integrate with smart devices for value-added commerce capabilities.

New study follows trends in use of EMV cards

The report reflects actual use for 'top of the wallet cards,' not for EMV cards that are issued only to lie forgotten in a desk drawer, CardFlight says.

Infinite Peripherals intros new EMV mPOS products

The Infinea mPOS and Infinea mPOS Flat are all-in-one mPOS products for the iPhone 5 and the iPod touch 5th and 6th generations.

TMG: Digital payment booms over Thanksgiving weekend

The Members Group has seen a steady rise in card-not-present transactions as a portion of purchases over the holiday weekend — from 15 percent in 2013 to 25 percent in 2015.

CardFlight receives mPOS certification from TSYS

The company also has received approval from the four major card brands.

Shoppers irked by EMV transaction times

A recent study shows that consumers are four times more likely to fret about speed than about security.

Heartland brings EMV to fuel chain in Idaho

The processor partnered with The Pinnacle Corp. to launch what the companies said is the first integrated, EMV-compliant point-of-sale system for petroleum retailers.

Payworks releases SDK for white label mPOS product

ConCardis will be the first provider to release the new product to its clients.

Verifone launches new line of connected of payment devices

The company will demonstrate Verifone Engage products next week at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas.

Poynt touts certifications for mPOS device; raises $28 million

The company's hardware and software platform have received PCI PTS, PCI-DSS, PA-DSS and EMV-certification.

The 'Rashomon'-ization of EMV

As in the Japanese film 'Rashomon,' ABA and NACS Wednesday presented pictures of EMV migration so divergent, it seems possible that they weren't describing the same thing at all.

Survey: Vast majority of consumers want retailers to boost data security

Following major retailer data breaches, consumers want merchants to upgrade security controls and install EMV card readers to stop fraud.

Cloud-based POS provider talech launches EMV product

Customers using talech's cloud-based POS can connect to Ingenico Group's payment terminals.

CardFlight raises $4.2 million to aid mPOS business

CardFlight said the funding will enable it to continue to grow its engineering team and accelerate the rollout of their EMV-approved mobile payment acceptance products in the U.S.

PayPal debuts EMV mPOS in the US

PayPal first introduced the particular device in Australia and the U.K.

98 percent of US cards forecast to be EMV-enabled by end of 2017

By the end of 2015, 60 percent of cards will have chips, compared with 30 percent in June, the Payments Security Task Force says.

The EMV merchant liability shift: A last-minute look

One week out from the Oct. 1 deadline, consumer awareness of and about EMV remains low, an ACI Worldwide survey finds.

Most consumers unaware of EMV shift

Lower-income survey respondents were less likely to know about EMV cards than those in higher income brackets, according to merchant services provider Habortouch.

ShopKeep offers free EMV readers to qualifying merchants

The offer comes in advance of the October 1 deadline for the EMV liability shift.

FIME expands in US to provide contactless testing services

The company plans to add capacity for end-to-end consulting and certification testing for EMV-ready mobile and contactless solutions.

ID Tech updates POS device for EMV, contactless acceptance

The Vivopay Vendi is intended for vending machines, drive-thrus, and other unattended systems.

Survey participants wanted for 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report

Mobile Payments Today has released its latest survey for the upcoming 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report.

All-in-one Android smartphone mPOS device on its way

Hong Kong-based BBPOS announced it is set to launch its new WisePOS, which features full Android smartphone functionality.

Moneris certifies Verifone's payment devices for EMV

Verifone's UX Solutions are a series of customizable and versatile unattended payment devices for use in all types of self-service environments.

North American Bancard mPOS device to debut in Apple stores

The device will retail for $39.95 and North American Bancard is also offering merchants $5,000 in free Apple Pay transaction processing.

Eval 4dev sends EMV Level 2 kernel testing to the cloud

Fime says its new solution allows development teams to check their work step by step, reducing the risk of failure in certification testing.

Global Payments to deploy EMV-ready, Apriva mPOS devices

The agreement enables Global Payments to provide white-labeled mobile payment products to its U.S. clients through Apriva's mobile payments solution, AprivaPay Plus.

Industry groups launch EMV consumer education initiative

The program provides messages and materials for industry stakeholders to use in educating consumers about the use and benefits of chip cards.

EMV migration slows even as deadline looms

The reasons for the slowdown — and its longer-term implications — are the subject of a new research note by Mercator.

ABnote and MeaWallet partner to deliver open-loop mobile wallet products

ABNote said the MeaWallet platform will provide an advanced interface layer for its wallet products that allows customers the ability to enable payment services as well as other services, such as loyalty, coupons and more, in a mobile wallet

Oberthur launches EMV blog for US financial services providers

'Chip Cards Insider' will address reader concerns leading up to the retail liability shift in October — and beyond.

Chile processing network to deploy Verifone mPOS device

Verifone's VX 520 3G includes an integrated color screen, PCI 3.0 compliance and the ability to accept EMV, NFC and all other forms of payment.

Moneris makes EMV mPOS line available in US

PAYD Pro and PAYD are two smartphone-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) products.

Small businesses lag in EMV preparedness

Wells Fargo study finds just 31 percent of the merchants it surveyed have POS terminals to accept chip cards.

Nearly half of smart cards shipped bound for US, China

Of 2.1 billion cards shipped, 903 million will end up in the wallets of Chinese and American cardholders, an ABI study finds.

Payleven links prepaid debit with mPOS offering

The provider has teamed with Visa to enable Brazilian merchants to receive their funds from mPOS transactions directly to an account associated with the card.

ShopKeep raises $60 million in Series D funding

The company plans to launch international operations in the U.K. this month.

Missing EMV liability shift date NBD, IT execs say

In a recent survey, 42 percent of IT pros said their company was making no apparent progress on EMV; 58 percent didn't think missing the deadline would affect the bottom line.

EMVCo qualifies FIME contactless terminal RF test tool

FIME says that its test tool is the first to achieve EMVCo qualification for Level 1 PCD analog testing on contactless terminals.

Apriva's deal with Globalcom brings EMV to unattended markets

EMV hardware will be integrated into segments such as parking, kiosks, car washes, banking, gaming, airline kiosks, vending and retail.

PAI, CardFlight partner on white-label mPOS device

Payment Alliance will offer CardFlight's EMV mPOS acceptance products to its market partner distribution network and merchant customers nationwide.

MeaWallet preps mobile payments in the Philippines

ValueCard and MeaWallet have agreed to a strategic partnership to deliver open and closed loop mobile payment services to bank, retailers and MNOs.

Study: Most smart card holders clueless about EMV

A new study by Javelin reveals that EMV card distribution does not necessarily equate to EMV cardholder awareness.

Westpac to deploy Verifone's handheld terminal in Australia

The VX 690 can accept contactless payments, including NFC-based mobile wallet and EMV cards.

BofA begins offering merchants First Data's new Clover Mini POS system

Clover Mini is intended to replace the single-use terminal with an "all-in-one" business management system.

Apriva, Miura Systems partner to deliver mPOS products to US

The integration will certify Miura's M010 hardware to Apriva's AprivaPay Plus mPOS application.

Study: EMV a $35B 'money pit' for merchants

A new report from research firm IHL says that an "EMV tax" imposes an unrealistic burden on retailers — and creates a mess for consumers.

New document aims to clarify fraud liability under EMV

A new document from the EMV Migration Forum answers common questions about who is liable for what — and when — under pending fraud liability shifts.

Mobile POS provider iZettle launches new device to accept mobile payments

The company's new hardware will support contactless payments in addition to chip-and-PIN transactions.

FIS works with industry groups on EMV migration for merchants

FIS said its Clear2Pay open test solutions played an important role in creating the U.S. EMV VAR Qualification Program.

Harbortouch selects Verifone for contactless EMV terminals

Harbortouch will use Verifone's VX 520 countertop payment terminal in combination with the VX 805 PIN pad to accommodate EMV and contactless NFC payments.

Industry organizations work to simplify EMV transition

Payments Security Task Force, PCI Security Standards Council and the EMV Migration Forum have launched educational and prequalification tools for resellers and software vendors.

Heartland partners with PAX for EMV-enabled terminals

Heartland will also equip the devices with its end-to-end encryption and tokenization services.

Ingenico preps merchants for EMV migration with new products

The point-of-sale provider announced two new additions to its line of products to help retailers and restaurants ease into chip card acceptance.

TableSafe brings EMV-ready mPOS to restaurants

Company teamed with Creditcall, which is an EMV payment gateway provider.

MasterCard qualifies firms' PVT product for EMV and NFC

The test tool is intended to help issuers, card manufacturers and personalization bureaus speed up certification and launch of contact and contactless EMV card and NFC payments projects.

Card issuers reluctant to leapfrog merchants on EMV migration

Banks hesitate to put chip cards in customers' hands if retailers haven't upgraded their terminals to process them.

Contactless payments, US EMV migration power sharp increase in smart card growth

The US accounted for 185 million smart cards shipped in 2014, compared with just 30 million in 2013, the Smart Payment Association says.

Vend adds iZettle's EMV card reader to Register iPad app

The companies are announced a limited promotion for customers who sign up in January and February to receive a free chip and PIN card reader and free transactions for their entire first month.

UL to assist First Data with EMV migration for merchants

The companies introduced a product intended to give large and mid-size merchants with integrated POS systems a one-stop EMV migration and certification solution for all major payment networks.

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