Messaging service Telegram adds chatbot payments

Telegram, a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app that touts its security, recently introduced payments for chatbots to its platform. The program, called Bot Payments, enables chatbot developers to accept payments through the addition of a pay button. "When you...

Keep the change: PayRange brings mobile payments to the laundromat

PayRange, maker of a mobile payment product for machines, has announced its availability for use in commercial laundries, according to a press release. The Portland, Oregon-based company said that existing machines can be upgraded within two minutes to accept payment...

Contactless retail payments to top $1T worldwide by 2019

New data from fintech analysts at Juniper Research forecasts that the global value of contactless transactions made via payment cards, mobile devices and wearables, will reach $1.3 trillion by 2019, more than doubling from an estimated $590 billion in 2017....

First Data Clover platform to support Android Pay smart tap NFC system

First Data has announced that its Clover platform will support Android Pay's new NFC-based smart tap messaging, making it available to developers, according to a press release. As part of the collaboration between First Data and Google, the Clover Customer...

DC taxis to feature Square payment system

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles in Washington, D.C. has announced the addition of new digital meter products in taxis, with payments powered by Square. The organization said in a press release that Square technology will support the shift to an...

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...

Youtap intros micro POS for mobile money transactions

Youtap has introduced what it calls an inexpensive retail enablement product to help mobile network operators, banks and payment providers boost transaction revenue. The solution allows Tier 2 and Tier 3 merchants to accept NFC and QR code-based mobile money...

US Bank adds Masterpass support for Android devices

U.S. Bank customers with an Android device now have access to the MasterCard Masterpass digital wallet when shopping in-store at participating merchants.

Samsung Pay officially arrives in the UK

Samsung Pay is officially live in the U.K. after a substantial delay from the originally planned launch, according to multiple media reports. The mobile wallet currently is limited to only three banks — customers MBNA, Nationwide and Santander can use the service. Samsung Pay comes to the U.K.

Survey: Consumers embrace biometric authentication

It's long-accepted wisdom that the American masses will resist biometric identification as an intrusion into their privacy. However, the uptake of Apple Touch ID and subsequent biometric technologies for unlocking mobile devices seems to have effectively won over those masses...

Visa makes it easier for issuers to enhance digital card experiences

Visa has announced that it will help its financial institution partners create customized digital card management experiences for their customers. The company said in a press release that as the Internet of Things grows, consumers are placing their card on...

Industry bodies want to standardize mobile transit ticketing

Industry association GlobalPlatform has published a technical document that details the service management process to deliver transport ticketing securely on mobile devices, according to a press release. Designed in collaboration with the Smart Ticketing Alliance and the GSMA, the document...

Verifone adds mPOS, unattended capabilities to UK payment service

Verifone has announced that it has extended its omnichannel payment as a aervice product in the U.K. to support mobile point of sale and unattended devices.

UAE company partners with Oberthur to launch 'wearable' contactless payments

UAE Exchange, a global remittance, foreign exchange and payment products brand has partnered with Oberthur Technologies to launch a prepaid account that's linked to a mini contactless card users can slip onto a watchband, keyring, or other, similar item. The...

Consumers love mobile browsing but mobile purchasing not so much

Delays in website load times are a prime reason today's mobile shoppers aren't purchasing via a mobile device as much as they are using the device for product search and browsing. In fact, while half of consumers tap smartphones for...

IDology aims to enhance security in mobile commerce

IDology, a company that specializes in multilayered identity verification and fraud prevention, has announced the addition of two digital authentication products, ExpectID Mobile Authentication and ExpectID Secure SMS, to its fully integrated platform, according to a press release. The company...

Bangladesh to launch nationwide mobile payments in 2018

The Bangladesh government plans to launch a nationwide mobile payments system by early 2018, according to report by GovInsider. The government of Bangladesh wants to use the system to bring the nation's unbanked citizens into the financial mainstream.

Satisfy a snack craving with Masterpass at vending machines

MasterCard has announced a partnership with PayRange, a company that provides a mobile payment product for vending machines, to enable consumers to buy beverages and snacks with Masterpass at vending machines across 300 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Using...

Big IoT adoption on horizon, claims new report

Seven in 10 retailers will be investing in Internet of Things technologies as a way to improve customer experience, according to the newly released 2017 Retail Vision Study from Zebra Technologies. The report claims nearly 70 percent of retail decision...

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...

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