Wirecard brings more wearable payment options to Europe via Mastercard deal

Wirecard and Mastercard are expanding an existing strategic cooperation with the aim of making digital, contactless payments via wearables accessible to more consumers. As a result, boon from Wirecard will be available in Germany via Garmin Pay, according to a...

Cellum helps bring contactless wristbands to Hungary music festivals

Cellum, a Hungary-based mobile payments technology provider, is working with Festipay to bring contactless-enabled wristbands to music festival patrons to use as a ticket and payment device, according to a press release. Patrons can use the wristband in conjunction with...

BBVA tests facial recognition payments

BBVA is testing a facial recognition program with its employees that enables them to use the technology to pay for food at the company's cafeterias and restaurants throughout a seven-building complex, according to a report from BankingTech. Employees who dine...

Visa touts contactless payments at World Cup venues

Approximately one in every five (17 percent) purchases with Visa cards at World Cup soccer matches in Russia used contactless payment technology, including smartphones, bracelets and rings, according to a press release from the card network. Within the stadiums the...

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...

Bank Customer Experience Awards accepting entries through June 15

Through Friday, June 15, Networld Media Group is accepting entries for the annual Bank Customer Experience Awards competition. The awards honor financial institutions and fintech providers whose unique strategies and technologies are heightening the consumer experience in four categories: Best...

ABN Amro touts success with wearable payments test

ABN Amro might be on to something with its recent wearables pilot. The bank launched a pilot earlier this year in which 500 clients were asked to make payments using wearables. Of these clients, 78 percent of users now prefer...

Ingenico achieves Google Mobile Services certification for Axium D7 POS terminal

Ingenico Group has announced that its Axium D7 ECR-POS has achieved Google Mobile Services certification, making it the world's first secure POS terminal to meet GMS requirements and properly run applications by Google. Ingenico said the certification demonstrates that a...

Walmart tests new mobile checkout at lawn and garden centers

Walmart is piloting a new "Check Out With Me" service in lawn and garden centers at more than 350 store locations nationwide. The service, according to a press release, is aimed at helping customers save time by having associates use...

Coinstar kiosks now double as Amazon Cash top up location

Amazon Cash users can now add funds to their account balance at selecte Coinstar kiosks. There are no fees for adding cash, Coinstar said on its website.

Square serves up custom POS system for restaurants

Square is getting more involved in the restaurant space with a new point-of-sale system meant specifically for that segment. Square for Restaurants is the company's first product built to serve full-service restaurants, bars, lounges and similar establishments, according to a...

Westpac enables voice banking on Amazon's Echo Spot

Westpac customers can now access the Westpac Banking Skill offered via Amazon Alexa on Echo Spot, Amazon's latest voice-enabled and touchscreen device, according to a press release. The Westpac Banking Skill on the Echo Spot gives customers the option to...

Google adds P2P function to voice-powered assistant

Google has added a payments function to its voice assistant that enables users to send or request money from family and friends via Google Pay, according to a company blog post. The feature first will be available through Google Assistant...

Smartwatches poised to get their moment with consumers

Worldwide shipments of wearable devices is on track to grow 15.1 percent in 2018, totaling 132.9 million units over the course of the year, according to an IDC report. The overall market is also expected to deliver a compound annual...

Study: Consumers seek self-service kiosks at fast casual, QSR chains

Self-serve kiosks are catching on with customers, according to Tillster's Self-Service Kiosk Index. In the last three months, 18 percent of fast casual and QSR customers surveyed have used a self-service ordering kiosk, but 60 percent said they would visit...

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...

Barclaycard's contactless index reveals rise in mobile, wearable payments

Barclaycard's latest Contactless Spending Index reveals mobile and wearable payments are surging in popularity, seeing the highest growth rates of any form of 'touch-and-go' payment technology, according to press release. The amount spent using Barclaycard's Android Contactless Mobile facility has...

Fit Pay intros unique spin on bitcoin retail payments

Fit Pay Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID Inc., is now accepting preorders for Flip, a new contactless payment device that enables cryptocurrency holders to use the value of their currency to make purchases at millions of retail locations,...

Grab, Samsung to push mobile payments as part of financial inclusion plan in Southeast Asia

Grab, the on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, and Samsung Electronics announced that they have signed a multi-year memorandum of understanding to drive digital inclusion in the region, according to a press release. Grab and Samsung will...

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