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...

SumUp, payleven merge mPOS operations

Two of Europe's leading mobile point-of-sale providers, SumUp and payleven, have announced a merger agreement that will combine the companies under the SumUp brand. The shareholders of both companies have approved the transaction and will continue to support the merger....

Microtronic, oti partner on NFC payments for vending machines

On Track Innovations Ltd, commonly known as oti, has formed a strategic partnership with Swiss-based Microtronic, a European provider of closed-loop cashless payment systems for vending and office coffee services. The companies will introduce a product that integrates Microtronic's e-vending...

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.

Samsung to work with major POS providers

The company wants consumers to have the best possible experience when using Samsung Pay.

Bulgarian bank launches region's first HCE-enabled mobile wallet

The bank said is using MasterCard's certified Host Card Emulation technology to enable contactless payments through its current mobile banking app.

Report: Mobile ticket purchases expected to double by 2020

Juniper said with a number of transport agencies enhancing app capabilities and integrating payment services such as Apple Pay, the past 12 months have witnessed an increase in mobile ticketing users using apps for payments, as well as ticket delivery and validation.

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.

Giesecke & Devrient's CloudPay integrates Visa Token Service for bank wallets

The Visa Token Service helps provide provisioning and life-cycle management services for payment applications on Host Card Emulation-enabled mobile devices.

Outfront Media makes strategic investment in digital payments startup

Waltz is said to be developing a mobile-focused transit fare payment system to provide a secure, fast, and efficient transaction between any smartphone and turnstiles, buses or platform validators.

AnywhereCommerce, Bluefin form payment, security pact

AnywhereCommerce can now offer Bluefin Payment Systems' PCI-validated P2PE product suite through its current platform using the Nomad mobile device paired with a smartphone or tablet.

Sensibill brings digital receipts to Canada with UGO partnership

Sensibill Receipts will enable UGO customers to store, access and manage digital versions of their receipts from UGO's existing mobile wallet application.

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