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...

Mobifone, Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play

Vietnamese mobile operator Mobifone and mobile payments company Fortumo have launched carrier billing on Google Play, according to a press release. More than 25 million Mobifone subscribers can now purchase apps and in-app content from the app store and charge...

Apriva, OTI partner on new EMV device for unattended payments

Apriva, a provider of omnichannel payment products and secure mobile communications, and On Track Innovations Ltd., a global provider of NFC, cashless payment and fuel management products, have announced a partnership to bring a new end-to-end EMV product to markets...

Demise of Softcard affected NFC SIM shipments in 2016

While the global NFC picture presents an expanding ecosystem, consumer uptake of SIM-based mobile payments has been lower in recent years than expected, according to a new report from the SIMalliance on 2016 global SIM shipments. The organization said that...

IoT and its promise to change the customer journey faces one big hurdle

The Internet of Things boasts big potential for the customer experience, the customer journey, digital commerce and companies striving to better understand their customers. But security issues remain a big obstacle when it comes to IoT delivering on all its...

Samsung, Visa connection opens door for more remote payments

Samsung last week announced a new partnership with Visa that will enable Samsung Pay transactions at thousands of online merchants who already accept Visa Checkout. "Users with fingerprint authentication-enabled Samsung devices will be able to click the Visa Checkout/Samsung Pay...

Study: Cellular IoT device growth will hit 530M by 2022

New Berg Insight research predicts cellular Internet of Things device shipments will hit 530.1 million by 2022, with an annual growth rate of 22.7 percent. That's a healthy jump from 155.6 million units shipped in 2016, noted a press release...

Australian banks lose decision on Apple Pay

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a determination denying authorization to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corp., National Australia Bank, and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to collectively bargain with Apple and collectively boycott Apple Pay, according...

MasterCard acquires NuData Security

MasterCard this week announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire NuData Security, a global technology company that helps businesses prevent online and mobile fraud using session and biometric indicators, according to a press release. MasterCard will build on...

Square arrives in the UK

Square has announced its launch in the U.K., marking the fifth country where it is available, along with existing markets Australia, Canada, Japan and the U.S. "We founded Square to empower small businesses with tools to accept all forms of...

Samsung puts focus on contactless payments with new platform

Samsung Electronics has launched something it calls the Contactless Companion Platform, which will have a focus making contactless payments a reality using a smart card, wristband, key fob, or even a mechanical watch or a smart ring. Samsung has partnered...

LG Pay set to debut in South Korea

LG Pay is set to make its debut in June, but the new mobile payment system will only be available to consumers in South Korea, according to multiple media reports. LG will use a technology from the company Dynamics called...

Industry bodies align to standardize on-device NFC service management

ETSI, GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum have detailed a standardized approach to implementing and managing NFC services across all technologies and platforms, according to a press release. The shared work initiative explains how to ensure that NFC services successfully coexist...

'Alexa, what's in my checking account?'

D3 Banking, a provider of digital solutions to replace online and mobile banking products, has introduced intelligent voice banking using Amazon's virtual personal assistant, Alexa. A high level of precision, combined with consumers' desire for convenience, gives voice-activated digital the...

New smartwatch collection to include Android Pay

Movado has announced a partnership with Google to launch Movado Connect, a smartwatch collection powered by Android Wear 2.0. The watches will include Android Pay and will launch this fall with five men's styles at a starting price of $495.

Samsung Pay preps for India

Samsung has begun accepting registrations for early access to Samsung Pay in India, according to several media reports. Potential users must have a Samsung Pay-eligible device and an account with Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Cards or Standard...

G&D, Caixabank outfit Mobile World Congress visitors with payment wristbands

Giesecke & Devrient, in collaboration with CaixaBank, is giving out contactless payment wristbands to Mobile World Congress 2017 attendees. The G&D-manufactured wristband is lightweight, submersible and ergonomically designed, according to a press release. The device, which operates much like a...

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