Google rebrands payments programs as Google Pay

Google has brought all of its payments platforms under one umbrella with a new name: Google Pay. "With Google Pay, it'll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google Account, so you can speed through...

Cubic to provide Los Angeles area with regional smart card transit platform

Cubic Corporation's Cubic Transportation Systems business division has been awarded a contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deliver an integrated mobile app in support of the regional contactless fare system in that area, according to a...

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.

Wirecard helps Orange Bank launch new mobile banking, payment product

Financial technology company Wirecard is the provider behind Orange Bank's all-in-one mobile banking and payment product, according to a press release. France-based Orange Bank will provide customers with a bank account, a debit card, overdraft protection and an interest-bearing savings...

Study: Consumers not keen on facial ID for payments

A new survey by Juniper Research has found that more than 40 percent of iOS users in the U.S. consider themselves unlikely to use facial recognition as a payment security technology, according to a press release. Contactless payment users consider...

Canada and Taiwan welcome Android Pay

Android Pay is now live in Canada and Taiwan as the mobile payment service continues to expand worldwide. "Over the next several days, Android Pay is rolling out with support from eligible Visa and MasterCard credit cards from BMO Bank...

Cellum helps Telenor Hungary with NFC mobile payments

Telenor Hungary has announced the launch of new tap-and-pay functionality in its Telenor Wallet application, according to a press release. Telenor said in the announcement that its wallet is the first telco-offered converged wallet with fifteen remote and proximity payment...

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.

CardFlight launches 2 new mPOS devices

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale provider, is launching the Swift B200 and Swift B250, a new series of mobile card readers that use Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to enable merchants nationwide to accept secure EMV and NFC contactless payments on Android...

Partnership to let Wells Fargo customers make mobile payments via PayPal

Wells Fargo & Co. has announced that its retail customers soon will be able to use PayPal to make purchases with their NFC-enabled Android device at participating merchants whose payment terminals are set up to accept NFC payments. "We're looking...

PayPal now a payment method within Android Pay

PayPal has extended its relationship with Google to enable PayPal as a payment method within Android Pay wherever Android Pay is accepted, in-store, in-app and online, the company wrote in a blog post. U.S.

Report: Mobile contactless users to reach 150M in 2017

The number of OEM-Pay contactless users, including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay, will exceed 100 million for the first time during the first half of 2017 before surpassing 150 million by the end of this year, according to...

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...

New Zealand bank intros new Android Pay onboarding process

BNZ has announced that it is the first bank in the Asia-Pacific region to launch a new, easier way to set up cards in Android Pay. The new "push provisioning" capability is now available to all BNZ customers who have...

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...

Play ball: FIS works to modernize payments at minor league stadiums

FIS has announced an agreement with MiLB Enterprises LLC for FIS to be the official provider of financial business solutions to Minor League Baseball. The agreement enables FIS to provide advanced products to MiLB and its clubs in three key...

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...

Inside Secure touts card network-certified HCE product

Inside Secure has announced that it is the first host card emulation software platform provider to obtain both functional and security accreditation from MasterCard and Visa, according to a press release. Inside Secure said that its URPay platform (previously known...

Study: Consumers show affinity for mobile rewards

New data from the Auriemma Consulting Group Mobile Pay Tracker survey suggests that transaction-based incentives may provide the nudge needed to get higher frequency and spend through mobile payments, according to a press release. The online survey of 1,505 U.S....

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

Mobile Payments Today is seeking editorial content in 2017 from industry thought leaders in the form of contributed articles and blog posts. We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch. Submissions should be between...

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