Alipay acceptance comes to US via industry partnerships

First Data and Verifone each announced separate deals this past week to bring the Alipay mobile-payment system to U.S. merchants. Merchants that use First Data's Clover Mini POS system will be able to accept Alipay payments. "There are more than...

Elavon, Poynt partner on smart terminal distribution for small merchants

U.S. Bancorp subsidiary Elavon and California-based Poynt have announced a partnership to offer small to mid-sized businesses in the U.S.

First Data intros new, smaller Clover Go POS

First Data is adding an updated version of Clover Go to its Clover point-of-sale product line. The standalone device accepts EMV, mag stripe and contactless transactions, which includes NFC-enabled mobile payments. The device processes EMV transactions in less than 3.5...

Park and forget it: Autonomous parking payment service arrives in Calgary

Motorists in Calgary now have the opportunity to pay for parking using a fully autonomous payment service thanks to technology from PayBySky. PayBySky uses a small in-vehicle device called a 'Skymeter' to pinpoint a vehicle's exact location so it can...

Vodafone updates mobile wallet with support for PayPal NFC payments

Vodafone and PayPal have joined forces to enable U.K. customers to make contactless payments in shops, restaurants and on transport services with their Android smartphones, funded from their PayPal accounts, according to a press release about the announcement. From today,...

Staples adds Apple Pay to mobile site

Staples has announced the availability of Apple Pay on its mobile website, m.staples.com, according to a company press release. Apple Pay introduced Apple Pay Safari browser payments last month. "Staples' customers demand seamless check-out when making purchases on the go,...

Company's new beacon a boost for mobile payments at vending machines

Netclearance, a smart beacon technology provider, has announced the launch of its latest beacon: the mBeaconVend. The new mobile-agnostic beacon technology enables vending machines to accept payments directly from a smartphone's mobile wallet, according to a press release. "The vending...

Ripple acquires $55 million in bank investments

Ripple, a blockchain startup backed by Google, has acquired $55 million in investments from some big banks. Banks such as Santander Innventures, SCB Digital Ventures and Accenture Ventures contributed to the investments, according to a report by CNBC. Ripple has raised $93 million in total since it began its investments push.

Toast Restaurant POS to enhance dining experience with Samsung Pay

Toast Restaurant POS, a mobile restaurant technology company, has announced compatibility with Samsung Pay to enable table side payments using tablet POS devices. "Toast is committed to empowering restaurants with innovative technology," said Chris Comparato, CEO of Toast. "This partnership...

Bango brings direct carrier billing to Microsoft Windows Store

Bango announced that it has expanded the availability of direct carrier billing for Microsoft Windows Store. For the first time, users in Finland, Norway and Hungary can make purchases from any Windows 10 device, including their Xbox One consoles, using...

Carrefour payment cards go mobile in Spain

Carrefour, a French multinational retailer, has chosen Gemalto to deploy a mobile-payment product for its banking card in Spain, according to a press release. Market Pay is part of a multichannel strategy that is intended to leverage connected technologies to...

Report: Venmo to add NFC capability for in-store payments in 2017

You can now add Venmo to the growing list of in-store payment options available to consumers as PayPal plans to add NFC-based payments to the popular person-to-person app in the near future, according to a report from Quartz. A PayPal...

Android Pay adds more banks, Uber loyalty relationship

Chase today became the latest financial institution to make its cards eligible for Android Pay. Chase said in a press release that cardholders will maintain all of the rewards, benefits and services they have come to expect when using their...

Chinese handset manufacturer launches mobile-payment system

China-based handset manufacturer Xiami is the latest company to introduce an NFC-based mobile-payment scheme as Mi Pay debuted in the country last week. Some 20 banks support Mi Pay, which also has the support of China UnionPay. Xiami also said...

Oberthur makes wearables more flexible for payments

Oberthur Technologies, a global provider of embedded security software products and services, has introduced a new line of wearables that can consumers can use to make contactless payments on the go, according to a press release about the announcement. The...

Jersey shore pizza chain adds pay-at-the-table from Ingenico

Ingenico Group and Datacap Systems, an integrated payments middleware provider, have announced the installation of its pay-at-the-table product at Uncle Oogie's, a New Jersey and Philadelphia-based chain of pizzerias. Using Ingenico's smart terminals, Datacap's point-of-sale partner, PDQ Signature Systems, was...

Ring bling: Company launches contactless wearable

NFCRing Inc. has introduced what it claims is the world's first EMVCo-compliant payment ring.

Walgreens adds rewards integration to Android Pay

Walgreens Balance Rewards members can now apply their loyalty account at checkout through Android Pay, according to a press release about the announcement. This latest integration gives the more than 85 million active Balance Rewards members, many of whom use...

BluePay partners with CardFlight to offer EMV mobile processing

BluePay, a merchant account provider dedicated to delivering secure payment technology, has announced the availability of EMV mobile processing using Cardflight's point-of-sale product, SwipeSimple. SwipeSimple is an out-of-the-box mobile processing platform with a cloud-based inventory and item-tracking, and a reporting...

Taiwanese banks set to launch HCE mobile payments from Mozido

Mozido, a global provider of digital commerce and payment products, has announced 14 banks within the Taiwan Mobile Payment Co consortium have adopted its HCE technology products. Two banks will immediately launch the product and the 12 remaining banks will...

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