Brazil’s CAIXA, the largest public bank in Latin America, and TIM have introduced a prepaid mobile money account that will enable the over one million TIM subscribers to pay bills, transfer money and top up phones using their own mobile phones, in addition to making purchases using a MasterCard card.
Australia’s Kounta, a cloud based POS system with customers throughout Asia and the Pacific, Europe, South Africa and America, has inked a strategic partnership with US-based beaconized payments platform, Pay With Drop.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the BBVA Compass NBA American Express Card.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: STRAWHECKER (Branding); Fiserv (Tokenization); USAEPAY (Sage Payments); and Zchex (High Risk).
Montreal-based DebitWay is making the way for medicinal marijuana payments with a partnership with medpotnow.com. The Canadian alternative payment service provider (PSP) has partnered with numerous electronic “high risk” merchants over the years, from a diverse number of industry types.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Angela Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moneris Solutions.
Bitnet and CardinalCommerce are teaming to make immediately available the ability for merchants to accept online payments using bitcoin. One Connection to Cardinal’s patented platform allows merchants to accept payments from dozens of digital wallets and alternative payment brands.
NY-based CardFlight is shipping its new EMV-ready chip card readers to resellers for its SwipeSimple mobile point of sale solution. The Company also announced POS Portal will be a launch partner in distributing CardFlight’s EMV-ready solutions.
Citibank unloads another international unit including its credit card business in Nicaragua. Grupo Financiero Ficohsa (GFF) is buying 100% of Banco Citibank de Nicaragua.
The world’s biggest taxi solution for consumers and businesses, currently available in more than 30 countries across four continents is running a prefer Visa campaign. Easy Taxi says Singapore has seen the second highest daily number of cashless transactions via Visa, just behind Brazil, where Easy Taxi is operational in almost 100 cities.
Dublin-based Realex Payments is being gobbled up by Global Payments in a deal valued at €115 million (US$126 million). Realex is one of Europe’s largest and fastest growing payment gateways.
The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives, also known as “One Belt, One Road,” aims to create Eurasian marketplace. In China this week, MasterCard’s CEO says the Chinese initiative can be a success, not only regionally, but also globally.