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...

Russia's Yandex Money adds Apple Watch support

Yandex Money, which is considered the equivalent of PayPal in Russia, announced that it has released an app for its service for the Apple Watch. Consumers can use the app to top up their mobile phone minutes or transfer funds to other Yandex users, according to a press release.

Starbucks' China customers join the mobile fun

Starbucks this week brought its popular mobile-payment system to China as more than 2,200 stores nationwide are now equipped to handle such transactions, according to a press release from the coffee giant. "Our customers in China have a very high...

Samsung Pay is live in Puerto Rico

Samsung Electronics today announced that it is bringing Samsung Pay to Puerto Rico. Starting today, Samsung Pay will support eligible credit cards from Banco Popular, Puerto Rico’s largest bank, and will be available on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Claro networks...

EMVCo, FIDO Alliance collaborate on mobile payment authentication

EMVCo, the global payment specification body, and the FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium tasked with developing open, interoperable authentication standards, have announced that they will work together to determine how FIDO authentication standards can support EMV payment use cases. A...

Sionic Mobile adds free iBeacons to loyalty program

Sionic Mobile today announced the addition of complimentary iBeacons to its ION Loyalty small business merchants, according to a company press release. The ION Loyalty merchant app has been enhanced to monitor the iBeacon with little or no impact on...

Apple Pay coming to Orange Cash customers in France

French-based telcom Orange has announced its support for Apple Pay as part of the expansion of the Apple mobile payments service into France later this year. The telecom said it will make Apple Pay available to Orange Cash customers, who...

French city hopes contactless wristbands ease transit congestion for soccer matches

Gemalto has announced the world's first commercial rollout of a contactless transport ticket wristband in cooperation with Keolis Lille, the public transit operator in the French city of Lille. Transpole, the transport network operated by Keolis Lille, is expecting a...

Malauzai wants remote deposit capture to have a say in mobile payments

Malauzai Software has announced that its latest small business offering, Mox Pay, has become the first app to market remote deposit capture as a payment method, according to a company press release. The product was officially introduced at FinovateSpring in...

Visa to help banks break into mobile payments

Visa has introduced the Visa Digital Commerce App, an issuer-branded mobile commerce product that enables financial institutions to offer their own mobile app to customers. Card management features in the app can help an FI to expand and strengthen its...

Beacons and dinner: Allrecipes, Verifone aim to make food shopping easier

Allrecipes, which dubs itself as the world's largest digital food brand with more than 1.3 billion visits annually, has introduced in-store beacon triggered experiences in Marc's stores to provide shoppers with personalized meal recommendations through the Allrecipes Dinner Spinner app....

Put a ring on it: Visa offering contactless option to Rio Olympians

Visa has introduced a contactless ring that Team Visa athletes can use at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to make purchases at venues with contactless payment terminals, according to a press release. Visa said the wearable ring is the first...

Fortumo expands reach in Asia with Indonesia partnership

Fortumo and PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia, owner of the GSM provider 3 ("Tri"), have announced the launch of direct carrier billing in Indonesia. The partnership will allow 55.5 million Tri subscribers to make online purchases and have them charged to...

Inside Secure touts Visa-approved HCE product

Paris-based Inside Secure, which provides software security products for mobile and connected devices, announced in a press release that financial institutions can now select its MatrixHCE, a VisaReady, approved mobile banking and payment product, to roll out mobile wallet applications...

MasterPass-enabled robot to invade Pizza Hut Asia

MasterCard today unveiled the first commerce application for SoftBank Robotics' humanoid robot, Pepper. MasterPass, which is MasterCard's digital wallet service, will power the application, according to a press release. Pizza Hut Restaurants Asia P/L will be the inaugural launch partner...

Kiosk provider brings more payment options to US SMBs

PayPal and Bouncepad, a kiosk provider, have extended their mobile point-of-sale partnership in the U.K. to the U.S., according to a press release. Bouncepad and PayPal partnered in August 2015 to bring the PayPal Here mPOS device to SMBs in the U.K.

Run and pay? Fitbit acquires wearable payments assets from Coin

Fitbit announced it has acquired the wearable payment assets of Coin, a Silicon Valley consumer electronics and financial technology company. The deal includes key personnel and intellectual property specific to Coin's wearables payment platform, according to a press release. While...

KCB Bank and GoSwiff roll out mobile payments in Rwanda

KCB Bank and GoSwiff, a global payment acceptance products provider, are rolling out a mobile point-of-sale service for Rwandan merchants that is intended to drive financial inclusion and digital payments in the country, accoiding to a press release from GoSwiff....

UK consumers place high value on mobile banking

A consumer survey conducted by Juniper Research has found near universal satisfaction among U.K. mobile banking users, with 98 percent of those surveyed saying that they were "very happy" or "quite happy" with their service, according to a press release...

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...

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