Macy's notifies customers about credit card data breach

A small number of Macy's.com and Bloomingdales.com customer data was breached between late April and mid June. Customers were informed of the data breach via a letter, according to USA Today. The retailer did not specify how many customers were...

Wirecard brings more wearable payment options to Europe via Mastercard deal

Wirecard and Mastercard are expanding an existing strategic cooperation with the aim of making digital, contactless payments via wearables accessible to more consumers. As a result, boon from Wirecard will be available in Germany via Garmin Pay, according to a...

Study: Walmart shoppers more likely to chose Apple Pay over Walmart Pay

Walmart shoppers who use Apple Pay, and have a mobile payment preference, are twice as likely to choose Apple Pay over Walmart Pay, according to research from Auriemma Consulting Group's Mobile Pay Tracker. Auriemma noted in a press release that...

Worldpay to bring MasterCard's Pay by Bank to UK merchants in 2019

Payment processor Worldpay has entered an agreement with MasterCard to offer the MasterCard Pay by Bank mobile and online payment application to Worldpay's U.K. merchants in early 2019, according to a press release. Pay by Bank allows customers of U.K.

Kount to review fraud survey results in exclusive webinar

Kount's Fraud Prevention Industry Benchmarks survey was launched to assess how those involved in card-not-present fraud prevention rank when it comes to chargebacks, manual reviews, and false positives. Results from the survey unearth insights from industry peers about performance related...

Report: NFC-ready POS terminals reached 24.7M in 2017

The market for NFC-ready point-of-sale terminals continues to show strong momentum with annual shipment in 2017 reaching an estimated 24.7 million units worldwide, according to a report from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight. The attach rate for NFC was highest...

Yoyo links with Preoday on mobile order ahead feature for UK retailers, caterers

Yoyo, a Europe-based mobile payment, loyalty and marketing platform, is partnering with digital ordering platform Preoday to create an integrated way for retailers and caterers to affordably provide pre-ordering services to customers across the U.K., according to a press release....

BJ's adds PayPal checkout services to website

BJ's Wholesale Club announced an integration on BJs.com with PayPal, PayPal Credit and PayPal One Touch, according to a press release. "We're committed to making shopping easier and more convenient for our members, which is why we're excited to partner...

Bluefin, NCR expand POS payment security

Bluefin and NCR are working together to improve NCR's clients' experience by providing Bluefin's PCI-validated point-to-point encryption security product to merchants and retailers using NCR's Counterpoint Retail product to process payments through NCR Secure Pay. The companies said in a...

Grab brings popular mobile wallet to Malaysia

Singapore-based Grab has launched its popular mobile wallet in Malaysia thanks largely to a partnership with Maybank, according to a press release. "What's stopping many in Malaysia from adopting cashless is the perceived lack of safety and convenience," Ooi Huey...

99 Ranch Market to accept Alipay at North American stores

99 Ranch Market, one of the largest Asian supermarket chains in the U.S., has announced a partnership with Alipay that will enable customers to pay for items using Alipay's mobile wallet in-store, according to a press release. Beginning July 1,...

UnionPay brings QR code mobile payments to North America

UnionPay International is partnering with Bank of China (Canada) to enable all Foodymart stores in Canada to accept UnionPay QR code payment, according to a press release. Some food and beverage merchants in California, have recently started accepting UnionPay QR...

Nuggets teams up with QFPay in China

Nuggets, a blockchain e-commerce payments and ID platform, has entered into a partnership with QFPay, one of the largest Chinese mobile payment product providers and which is used by Asian e-commerce giants Alipay and WeChat Pay, according to a press...

National Bank launches mPOS product in Montreal

Montreal-based National Bank's SME clients can now use National Bank Easy Pay, a mobile point-of-sale product powered by Montreal fintech Mobeewave. National Bank also is partnering with Global Payments on Easy Pay, according to a press release. With Easy Pay,...

PayPal rolls on with another acquisition, this time for Simility

PayPal is acquiring Simility, a fraud prevention and risk management platform, for a purchase price of $120 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. PayPal said the acquisition will enhance its ability to deliver fraud prevention and risk management solutions...

Study: Banks, billers, merchants see benefits to real-time payments

Eighty-six percent of banks, 82 percent of billing organizations and 78 percent of merchants expect to see improvements in their customer service as a result of real-time payments, according to a new report, 2018 Global Payments Insight Survey: Cross-Vertical. The...

PayPal acquires yet another company with $400M Hyperwallet deal

PayPal this week agreed to acquire Hyperwallet, a global payout platform, in a deal worth $400 million in cash. PayPal said in a press release the acquisition of Hyperwallet enhances its payout capabilities, improving the company's ability to provide an...

Nets forms pacts with Finland's Pivo mobile wallet

OP Financial Group's Pivo Wallet Oy and Nets are joining forces to pilot mobile payments in Finland, according to a press release. The two companies have signed a letter of intent to make Pivo available for Finnish Nets merchants, both...

Study: mPOS devices to account for almost 25% of POS transactions by 2023

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the adoption of mPOS devices connecting wirelessly or via mobile devices, such as those from iZettle and Square, will drive annual mPOS transactions to over 87 billion by 2023. This will...

Rakuten scoops up mobile order-ahead specialist Curbside

Rakuten Inc. has reached across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to acquire Curbside, a California-based company that specializes in mobile order-ahead technology for retailers and restaurants, according to a press release. The companies did not disclose details of the deal....

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