MasterCard, HERE to work on the connected car experience

MasterCard and HERE Technologies announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show an agreement to jointly create more connected experiences for people on the move in their vehicles, according to a press release. Under the agreement, the two companies will...

Report: Apple's QR code enhancements to help mobile coupon redemption

A study from Juniper Research has found that the number of QR code coupons redeemed via mobile will reach 5.3 billion by 2022, up from an estimated 1.3 billion in 2017. The research, Mobile & Online Coupons: Leading Vendors, Technologies...

Honda plans to make Alipay part of the connected car in China

Alipay will soon be a part of Honda's connected car experience in China as the auto manufacturer plans to develop a service that would enable drivers to make payments on the go from a vehicle, according to a report from...

Australia's Bankwest set to launch contactless payments ring

Customers at Australia's Bankwest now have the ability to join a waiting list to purchase the financial institution's contactless payments ring, according to local reports. The ring, which costs $39, is Bankwest's first foray into wearable payments. Bankwest tested wearable...

Study: UK consumers more likely to use proximity mobile payments than US counterparts

The future of mobile payments appears more bright in the U.K. than the U.S.

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...

Garmin Pay welcomes Visa cardholders

Garmin International and Fit Pay announced that the Garmin Pay contactless payment feature is now available for eligible Visa credit, debit and prepaid accounts from many of the network's major participating issuing banks, according to a press release. The new...

MasterCard helps Nairobi merchants with SMS-based micro-loans

MasterCard has unveiled a new platform called Kionect, a digital ordering system that enables small kiosk owners in Nairobi to order and pay for products from wholesalers via SMS, according to a press release. Orders submitted via a feature phone...

Apple Pay arrives for CaixaBank customers in Spain

Comercia Global Payments, a joint venture between U.S.-based Global Payments and Spain-based CaixaBank, announced that Apple Pay is available to its customers. Using the new CaixaBank Pay app, users can now add their Caixabank cards to Apple Wallet and use...

SumUp strikes mPOS deal with Chilean bank

Mobile point-of-sale provider SumUp and BancoEstado de Chile, the largest national bank of Chile, have launched a joint venture offering mobile card acceptance to small businesses, according to a press release. Through the newly formed joint venture, SumUp increases its...

Garmin Pay now live on Garmin vívoactive 3 smartwatch

Garmin International and Fit Pay, a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, have announced that the Garmin Pay contactless payment feature is now live on Garmin's vívoactive 3 smartwatch and available to cardholders of issuing banks supporting the new service, according...

Visa launches program to help transit agencies with contactless payments

Visa has launched Visa Global Transit Solutions, a program designed to accelerate the use of open-fare contactless systems for mass transit commuter worldwide, according to a press release. "Visa played an important role in partnering with Transport for London," Michael...

Visa helps to bring contactless wearables to upcoming Winter Olympics

Visa, the exclusive payment technology partner at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has introduced three commercially available wearable payment devices that fans and athletes will be able to use at venues during the Games in South Korea. "We are looking...

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...

USA Technologies set to acquire software provider for $85M

USA Technologies Inc., a payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the self-serve retail markets, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cantaloupe Systems Inc., a provider of cloud and mobile solutions for micro markets, vending...

KFC China location tests facial-recognition kiosk payments with Alipay assist

Yum China Holdings is testing self-serve kiosks with facial recognition at a store called KPRO in Hangzhou, according to Fox News. Yum China Holdings spun off from its former parent company, Yum Brands Inc., a year ago. Customers go to...

Rambus collaborates with Samsung Canada, Interac to deliver Samsung Pay in Canada

Rambus, a company that provides digital security, semiconductor and IP products and services, is teaming with Samsung Canada and Interac Association/Acxsys Corp., the organizations behind Canada's leading payment brand, to help enable Interac Debit on Samsung Pay in Canada. The...

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...

MasterCard works with India state to advance cashless society

MasterCard is working with the state government of Andhra Pradesh, India to make this particular region of the country a cashless society and a smart city, according to local reports. MasterCard and Andhra Pradesh signed a two-year memorandum of understanding...

Square brings contactless reader to Canadian merchants

Square’s contactless and chip reader is now available to local businesses across Canada, according to a press release. The device accepts contactless cards and Interac Flash, as well mobile wallets such as Apple Pay and Android Pay. "Businesses of all...

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