Ingenico upgrades KFC's payments acceptance to include contactless, EMV

Ingenico Group recently announced that KFC has migrated its payments system in the U.S. to Ingenico's Telium Semi-Integrated product to help simplify its path to EMV card acceptance and to reduce PCI compliance scope, according to a press release. As...

TouchBistro links with WePay to launch pay-at-the-table device

TouchBistro, a provider of iPad POS software and WePay, a Chase company, are teaming up to deliver TouchBistro Payments — an instant payment processing and integrated mobile payment device that enables customers to pay at the table via contactless payment,...

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...

Mobile Payments Today publishes new mobile app guide

One of the bigger trends to emerge in 2016 was how payments became a larger focus for retailers as they attempt to keep customers within their app for the entire shopping experience. To that end, Mobile Payments Today is proud...

Amex Pay now live for Canadian Android users

American Express has announced the launch of AmEx Pay in Canada as part of an update to its Android mobile app, according to a press release. AmEx Pay is available exclusively through the AmEx app for eligible consumer, small business...

Shipments of NFC-ready POS terminals to surpass 16M in 2016

The market for NFC-ready POS terminals continues to show strong momentum in 2016 with annual shipments anticipated to reach an estimated 16.1 million units worldwide, according to a new report from analyst firm Berg Insight. The attach rate for NFC...

Android Pay arrives in Poland

Android Pay is now live in Poland as consumers there can use the mobile wallet at some 400,000 locations that accept contactless payments, according to a blog post from Google. Alior Bank, Bank Zachodni WBK and T-Mobile Banking Services are the first financial institutions to support Android Pay in Poland.

US Payments Forum broadens focus on mobile payments

The U.S. Payments Forum has formed a Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee to explore the opportunities and challenges, identify possible approaches, and develop practical implementation guidance and best practices for the variety of mobile and contactless payments product being...

SimplyTapp bundles instant funds access, automatic couponing, tap-and-pay in an app

SimplyTapp, a provider of mobile proximity payments technology, has launched Gane, a mobile payments app to offer instant access to funds; tap-and-pay POS functionality for both Android and iOS, and automatically collect and apply discount offers in one mobile experience....

Android Pay lands in Hong Kong

Google is launching Android Pay in Hong Kong, making it the third market in Asia-Pacific region to feature the mobile payment service.

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...

Europeans embrace mobile payments

The number of European consumers regularly using a mobile device — whether a smartphone, tablet or wearable — to make payments has tripled in the past year, according to Visa's 2016 Digital Payments Study. Some 54 percent of consumers surveyed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mobile Payments Today releases new Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide

Choosing the right mobile wallet can be tricky and time consuming, but we've done the research for you! The 2016 Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide gathers in one spot a compendium of the industry's top mobile wallets, compiling their differing capabilities...

Welcome to Miami: Mobile payments coming to area's transit system

Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced it was awarded a $33 million contract from the Miami-Dade County's Department of Transportation and Public Works to modernize the Cubic-supplied EASY Card and will include the system's acceptance of...

Plutus raises more than $1M for contactless bitcoin payments

Plutus Tap & Pay has officially raised more than $1 million in a crowdfunding campaign for bitcoin and Ethereum contactless payments. The company plans to launch an Android app that will make these NFC payments a reality, according to a...

Total Merchant Services finds its Groovv with new POS models

Total Merchant Services today announced the Groovv POS, a point-of-sale product that is EMV compliant with NFC capabilities and comes with a software suite that includes inventory management and integrated marketing tools, according to a company press release. Total Merchant...

Cellum plans to add NFC-based payments to mobile wallet

European-based mobile wallet provider Cellum announced it will soon include NFC-based contactless payments using Host Card Emulation technology, according to a company press release. "Until recently, Cellum focused on remote payments, though the company is no stranger to NFC, as...

Trade group to focus on all emerging payments in US

The EMV Migration Forum this week announced that it will change some of its focus in the payments industry and will now be known as the U.S. Payments Forum, according to a press release from the trade association. The U.S.

Cubic to replicate London's mobile transit acceptance worldwide

Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation, has announced a technology licensing agreement with Transport for London to license EMV contactless chip card and mobile device payment acceptance and account-based systems to other transit agencies worldwide, according to...

Prairie Cloudware brings regional bank live with mobile payments

Prairie Cloudware, which provides digital payments services, has announced that its Digital Payments Guardian mobile wallet is live with a multibillion dollar regional bank to facilitate tap-and-pay transactions, according to a company press release. Prairie Cloudware did not reveal the...

Visa to help banks break into mobile payments

Visa has introduced the Visa Digital Commerce App, an issuer-branded mobile commerce product that enables financial institutions to offer their own mobile app to customers. Card management features in the app can help an FI to expand and strengthen its...

Here comes Wells Fargo Wallet

Wells Fargo is throwing itself into the mobile wallet fracas with plans to introduce the Wells Fargo Wallet later this summer, according to a press release. The bank will integrate Wells Fargo Wallet into its existing Wells Fargo mobile app...

Barclays launches alternative to Android Pay

Barclays is not waiting for Android Pay to launch in the U.K. and has introduced its own alternative, Barclays Contactless Mobile. The service is similar to Android Pay in that Barclays customers register their credit and debit cards using the bank's Android app.

Russia's Yandex Money adds NFC mobile payments

Users will receive a virtual MasterCard that they can link to their current account.

Bulgarian bank launches region's first HCE-enabled mobile wallet

The bank said is using MasterCard's certified Host Card Emulation technology to enable contactless payments through its current mobile banking app.

Ingenico's SDK to 'help mobile developers integrate EMV payment acceptance'

The SDK's semi-integrated approach handles all the payment logic and enables ISVs and developers to bypass the EMV certification process and reduce their PCI scope.

Giesecke & Devrient's CloudPay integrates Visa Token Service for bank wallets

The Visa Token Service helps provide provisioning and life-cycle management services for payment applications on Host Card Emulation-enabled mobile devices.

ICICI Bank set to launch mobile payments in India

Bank employees are currently testing the app.

FIDO Bank launches HCE-enabled mobile payments app

PriNum has developed mobile contactless payments system for FIDO Bank, the first among the Ukrainian banks.

TD Bank adopts Visa tokenisation tech for Android mobile app

This tokenization technology provides TD customers with enhanced security by substituting sensitive account information with encrypted "tokens" during mobile payment transactions.

Android Pay reportedly set to debut in the UK

Google's mobile wallet is expected to debut in late March.

Gemalto partners with Latin American processor to bring mobile payments to Mexico

Prosa has operations in eight Latin American countries and will provide mobile payment services to its customers, who comprise 95 percent of credit, debit and prepaid card issuers in Mexico.

Giesecke & Devrient works with MasterCard on secure mobile payments

G&D said it becomes the first third-party company to offer MasterCard's tokenization services to issuing banks.

Bell ID to support Android Pay

Bell ID customers can use its Token Service Provider software to enable and secure NFC payments functionality on Android phones.

Oberthur Technologies to support Android Pay in Australia

Oberthur will support financial institutions offering the new service by enrolling their customers' payment cards into Android Pay.

Visa Europe expands tokenization service

The move enables financial institutions and others to integrate the security measure into a variety of payment methods.

Mobile POS provider iZettle releases Pro device in more countries

Merchants in Denmark, The Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Norway and France can now buy the chip-and-PIN reader.

HCE company to use Inside Secure's tech in the UK and India

HCE Service is a company with operations in two countries.

Global Payments, Mobeewave intro new mPOS product

The product is designed to enable transactions using a contactless credit card or NFC-enabled mobile wallet directly on an NFC-enabled mobile device without additional hardware such as a card reader or dongle.

Dutch MNO, bank partner for NFC mobile payments

RoboWallet is compatible with any smartphone that runs on Android version 4.4 or higher.

Mobile Payments Today report shows consumers not ready to embrace change

This year's state-of-the-Industry report contains 50-plus pages of charts, comparison data and actionable advice.

First Data expands Clover line with mPOS dongle

The EMV-enabled card reader works with a Wi-Fi or cellular connection, enabling businesses of all sizes to accept payments outside of a traditional brick-and-mortar setting.

Adyen intros POS system in the US

The company's service is meant to help merchants connect their physical point-of-sale, online and mobile purchases in a single, EMV-compliant payments product.

Verifone to supply EMV-ready product to Microsoft Dynamics customers

The new service is built on Verifone's Secure Commerce Architecture, which connects payment terminals directly to the company's payment gateway.

Taiwanese bank intros HCE mobile payments

E.Sun Bank is now offering its customers a mobile banking app that includes a payments feature.

FreedomPay brings new pay-at-the-table device to Firebirds

The company's new offering is PCI-validated with point-to-point encryption and supports EMV and contactless payments.

ABNote, MeaWallet expand partnership for mobile wallets

The companies are working with partners in Mexico, Central America and South America.

Montreal tests transit mobile payments

Suretap, a mobile wallet provider, is a partner in the pilot.

London startup develops NFC-enabled bitcoin mobile app

Plutus has announced the development of a new app that will enable users to send bitcoin payments to more than 32 million merchants worldwide.

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

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Verifone launches new mPOS product

The Verifone e265 is intended to give independent and micro merchants the flexibility to accept all major payment types and integrate with smart devices for value-added commerce capabilities.

Infinite Peripherals intros new EMV mPOS products

The Infinea mPOS and Infinea mPOS Flat are all-in-one mPOS products for the iPhone 5 and the iPod touch 5th and 6th generations.

ING debuts mobile payments in the Netherlands

The bank's Android banking app is now capable of making contactless payments at more than 100,000 retailers throughout the country.

CardFlight receives mPOS certification from TSYS

The company also has received approval from the four major card brands.

Cardtek partners with MasterCard processor for HCE mobile payments

The collaboration will enable MasterCard Payment Transaction Services to provide managed services to its banking customers for NFC payments on smartphones.

Mozido powers Deutsche Telekom's new mobile wallet

MyWallet 2.0 enables consumers to pay merchants using their NFC smartphones with credit and debit cards registered in the app.

Sequent intends to provision more cards for smartphones

Sequent has licensed NXP's MIFARE DESFire and MIFARE4Mobile V1.01 and integrated them into the Sequent Platform, enabling consumers to access potentially millions of credentials for use in real-world environments with their mobile devices.

Verifone launches new line of connected of payment devices

The company will demonstrate Verifone Engage products next week at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas.

Seamless to add HCE-based mobile payments to SEQR wallet

Seamless will work with MeaWallet, a provider of cloud-based payment services.

Poynt touts certifications for mPOS device; raises $28 million

The company's hardware and software platform have received PCI PTS, PCI-DSS, PA-DSS and EMV-certification.

Partners debut secure ATM-based card loading for mobile wallet

Xpression SafeLoad uses 'inherently secure' ATM network architecture to ensure fraud-free onboarding of payment cards to a mobile wallet.

Capital One adds NFC mobile payments to Android app

The bank said it used Mastercard's Digital Enablement Service to add the feature.

VTB Bank intros cloud-based mobile payments in Georgia

The app, Mobile Pay, is for NFC-enabled Android devices.

Report: Shift from physical to digital spurs payments innovation and growth

The report goes on to note that banks are still in a strong position to develop innovations that improve the customer experience despite the rise of other competitive payment providers.

Visa helps bring mobile payments to Chevron gas pumps

The companies will launch the the program later this fall at select Chevron stations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Barclaycard sidesteps Apple Pay, Android Pay with its own mobile payments app

The bank will introduce new features to its Android app in November that will allow NFC-enabled payments and real-time replacement of lost cards.

ShopKeep offers free EMV readers to qualifying merchants

The offer comes in advance of the October 1 deadline for the EMV liability shift.

Android Pay officially arrives

Expect in-app payments support from Android Pay to roll out by the end of the year.

Study: Mobile wallets using contactless tech set to explode

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of mobile wallets using contactless technology is expected to reach 200 million by the end of 2016.

Kyiv brings open-loop contactless payments to subway system

MasterCard said more than 20,000 subway rides have been paid using contactless cards and devices in the Kyiv subway system to date.

ID Tech updates POS device for EMV, contactless acceptance

The Vivopay Vendi is intended for vending machines, drive-thrus, and other unattended systems.

Survey participants wanted for 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report

Mobile Payments Today has released its latest survey for the upcoming 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report.

Moneris certifies Verifone's payment devices for EMV

Verifone's UX Solutions are a series of customizable and versatile unattended payment devices for use in all types of self-service environments.

North American Bancard mPOS device to debut in Apple stores

The device will retail for $39.95 and North American Bancard is also offering merchants $5,000 in free Apple Pay transaction processing.

Global Payments to deploy EMV-ready, Apriva mPOS devices

The agreement enables Global Payments to provide white-labeled mobile payment products to its U.S. clients through Apriva's mobile payments solution, AprivaPay Plus.

Report: NFC-based mobile payments gain ground in Germany

Increases in mobile penetration and the availability of the availability of 3G and 4G connectivity are supposedly driving growth.

ABnote and MeaWallet partner to deliver open-loop mobile wallet products

ABNote said the MeaWallet platform will provide an advanced interface layer for its wallet products that allows customers the ability to enable payment services as well as other services, such as loyalty, coupons and more, in a mobile wallet

Rite Aid decides to support Apple Pay, Android Pay

The pharmacy chain is the latest MCX member to to announce support for NFC-based mobile payment systems.

Moneris makes EMV mPOS line available in US

PAYD Pro and PAYD are two smartphone-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) products.

ShopKeep raises $60 million in Series D funding

The company plans to launch international operations in the U.K. this month.

EMVCo qualifies FIME contactless terminal RF test tool

FIME says that its test tool is the first to achieve EMVCo qualification for Level 1 PCD analog testing on contactless terminals.

Sequent plans to make HCE mobile payments safer

The company has entered a strategic partnership with Arxan Technologies to fortify security efforts.

PAI, CardFlight partner on white-label mPOS device

Payment Alliance will offer CardFlight's EMV mPOS acceptance products to its market partner distribution network and merchant customers nationwide.

MeaWallet preps mobile payments in the Philippines

ValueCard and MeaWallet have agreed to a strategic partnership to deliver open and closed loop mobile payment services to bank, retailers and MNOs.

Westpac to deploy Verifone's handheld terminal in Australia

The VX 690 can accept contactless payments, including NFC-based mobile wallet and EMV cards.

BofA begins offering merchants First Data's new Clover Mini POS system

Clover Mini is intended to replace the single-use terminal with an "all-in-one" business management system.

MasterCard announces tokenization support for private-label cards

BJ's Wholesale Club, Kohl's and JCPenney will be among the first retailers to bring mobile payments to their private label cardholders later this year.

Ericsson, Verifone announce global partnership

The Verifone mobile money retail enablement software suite will be integrated with Ericsson Wallet platform to expand payment options, including in emerging markets.

MeaWallet to bring mobile open-loop prepaid cards to European banks

A partnership between MeaWallet and The Bancorp will provide existing and new Bancorp customers the ability to add branded mobile wallets and cloud-based digital mobile prepaid cards to their portfolio of card products.

Survey: In mobile payments, enthusiasm outpaces adoption

The financial services industry tends to align its outlook with the potential of a technology rather than consumer expectations, Compass Plus survey shows.

Global Payments works with merchants in Canada on mobile payments, loyalty

Through its relationship with Virtual Next, Global Payments said it will offer a unique product designed to leverage Passbook and Google Wallet.

Study: UK mobile payments projected to hit over £1.2 billion a week by 2020

Visa Europe predicts that 6 in 10 Britons (60 percent) will expect to use their mobile devices for payments at least once a week by 2020.

SimplyTapp leads charge in Asia for HCE mobile payments

SimplyTapp, PromptNow and TIS have created the Asian Payments Cloud initiative to bring the first end-to-end, cloud-based payments products to the banking and financial services community in the APAC region.

Visa launches new commercial standard for mobile payments

The Digital Enablement Program is meant to connect banks and technology companies in order to simplify and accelerate the rollout of new payment and commerce services.

Mobey Forum seeks to help FIs understand mobile options

A white paper by the forum analyzes the impact of the secure element and the role of third parties, as well as current acceptance status and business models.

Danish bank teams with Powa to enhance mobile payment features

Powa says that its PowaTag platform adds a new level of engagement to MobilePay, creating a way for Danske Bank to enable instant purchases through a variety of different triggers.

USA Technologies to equip M&M's Sales vending machine fleet for mobile payments

M&M operates 25 full-service vending routes servicing approximately 4,000 vending machines and single-cup coffee brewers, as well as a growing number of micromarket locations.

Mobile POS provider iZettle launches new device to accept mobile payments

The company's new hardware will support contactless payments in addition to chip-and-PIN transactions.

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