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...

ExxonMobil SpeedpassPlus app updates include connected car, Apple Watch payments

ExxonMobil is rolling out updates to its SpeedpassPlus app that will allow mobile payment from an Apple Watch or a Ford vehicle equipped with SYNC 3. The new features are enabled for Synergy fuel and car wash purchases at approximately...

ACI Worldwide expands relationship with Alipay

ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking products, has expanded its relationship with Alipay to enable merchants across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to accept Alipay payments from Chinese shoppers. "The Alipay platform has a...

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...

Consumers eager to use electronic pay options

A new study reveals more than a third of Americans and Europeans are happy to trade cash for electronic payment options and 20 percent have already made the switch. The insight, from a eZonomics survey conducted by Ipsos, also notes...

Global Payments brings Apple Pay support to Taiwanese merchants

Atlanta-based Global Payments Inc., a provider of payment technology services, is offering merchants in Taiwan the ability to accept Apple Pay payments in-store and in-app, according to a press release. "Given the widespread mobile device adoption across Taiwan, extending our...

VocaLink Pay By Bank adds another FI

Pay by Bank, a service powered by VocaLink and supported by U.K. banks and acquirers, has announced a partnership with Starling Bank that will launch the company's mobile payments technology to Starling Bank customers. Starling Bank is the first challenger...

Social network payments reach $3T in China

A new UN study reveals that Alipay and WeChat Pay enabled $2.9 trillion in Chinese digital payments in 2016, representing a twentyfold increase in the past four years. The data shows that digital payments, using existing platforms and networks, provide...

Roger that: Comdata intros mobile payments for truckers

Comdata has introduced Comchek Mobile, a digital platform designed to enhance the simplicity, speed and security of funds transfers between companies and individuals in the trucking industry, according to a press release. Through the Comdata Proprietary Network, Comchek Mobile users...

PayToo gets into the selfie game

PayToo Merchant Services Corp., a division of PayToo, has unveiled its new payment technology, PayToo SmileandPay. The service uses facial recognition and QR codes to verify payments, according to a press release. First-time users download the PayToo assistant app and enter their ID, payment card and selfie.

Dutch banks join forces for European payment service Payconiq

Six Dutch banks have come together to announce a joint initiative to launch the Payconiq payment app in the Netherlands this summer, according to a press release. Payconiq is a mobile payment service that enables online, on-the-go and one-on-one payments....

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...

Wirecard, National Bank of Greece partner to intro Alipay

Wirecard is collaborating with National Bank of Greece on a project to integrate Alipay into the technical infrastructure of the bank. Adding China's popular third-party payment platform to the systems of the largest financial institution in Greece will accommodate the...

Adyen revenues skyrocket in 2016

Adyen, a global payment processor, has announced that its 2016 revenue surpassed $700 million, up from $365 million in 2015, according to a press release. The news follows Adyen's previous disclosure that it processed $90 billion in transactions in 2016,...

Chicago’s Metra Electric Line to remove cash-only ticket kiosks

Chicago's Metra Electric Line is getting rid of the last of its cash-only ticket kiosks as more passengers choose credit card machines or the Ventra app to buy tickets, according to dnainfo.com. The Metra Electric Line, the last line to...

Visa Checkout reaches milestone

Visa recently announced that Visa Checkout has reached more than 20 million enrolled accounts, according to a press release. In the same release, the card network announced that it is continuing to expand to new markets in 2017 with planned...

Apple Pay support comes to Western Union mobile money transfers

Western Union Company announced this week that U.S. customers using its mobile app can now pay with Apple Pay when sending money transfers, including domestic bill payments, from the U.S. to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Western Union said in a press release that the capability will be available to consumers in the U.K.

ACI Worldwide helps MENA region merchants with mobile checkout

ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking products, has announced that HyperPay, a payment service provider in the Middle East and North Africa region, now offers merchants a mobile checkout product with the ACI Mobile Commerce...

Visa, PayPal extend partnership to APAC region

PayPal and Visa have announced an extension of their U.S. partnership in the Asia-Pacific region that will see them work collaboratively to accelerate the adoption of secure, reliable and convenient digital and mobile payments for consumers and merchants in markets...

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