The Direct Operator Billing solution from Gemalto sets new standards for convenience on Milan’s public transport network. Instead of fumbling for notes and coins, travelers in Italy’s second largest city can simply send a text to a standard short code number, with the Netsize system charging the fare directly to the customer’s regular mobile phone bill.
Bank of America Merchant Services launched Clover Mini, the EMV-ready payment system developed by First Data. Clover Mini is an extension of the successful Clover Station, which launched in 2013 and has since received positive feedback from business owners.
TX-based Pivotal Payments has completed certification for point-to-point encryption (P2PE) for its FlexPoint integration platform, further bolstering security at the point of sale by adding the highest level of cardholder data protection available.
DB Card Services in the Netherlands has issued the 1.3 millionth Card Issued by Prepaid Financial Services. The DB Card is a Euro Prepaid MasterCard launched in 2013 by PFS and DB Cardservice, an innovative payment provider and distributor based in Netherlands.
Bank of America Merchant Services inks its participation in the American Express’ OptBlue program. OptBlue provides simplified sign-up and management of American Express card-related processing for small businesses.
Nearly one-half of smartphone bankers are banking from their mobile phones in the bedroom. Additional findings show 30% bank while in the bathroom and 13% while driving. Among online smartphone shoppers, 4% of them are shopping on their mobile phones while crossing the street or standing in line (18%).
Cubic Transportation Systems, Transport for London (TfL) and Barclaycard have received another major honor for London’s contactless bankcard payment system, after winning the prestigious ‘Operational and Technical Excellence’ award at the 2015 UITP (International Association of Public Transport) closing award ceremony in Milan.
AiryHair, one of the largest online suppliers of human hair extensions and accessories has replaced wire transfer payments with Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin cryptocurrencies. By accepting these three new forms of digital currency, AiryHair is the first hair extension wholesaler to do so.
U.S. Bank and Fiserv have expanded their relationship of 15 years. U.S. Bank, the fifth largest bank in the United States, inked a five-year renewal for the CheckFree RXP electronic billing and payment, Popmoney personal payment and TransferNow account-to-account transfer solutions.
CA-based Blackhawk Network inked a definitive agreement to acquire Achievers Corp. Achievers is a leading provider of employee recognition and rewards solutions designed to help companies increase employee engagement. The acquisition will broaden the reach of Blackhawk’s already extensive incentive and engagement business.
SEQR released its new feature MyShop, making it possible for every user to sell goods via their mobile, whether it is a garage sale or opening their own mobile e-shop. The goods can conveniently be marketed in social media channels of choice, classified sites, or printed and posted.
The cumulative number of UnionPay cards issued globally has exceeded 5 billion and UnionPay has become Chinese residents’ preferred payment brand. Its online and mobile payment users have surpassed 200 million to date. In overseas markets, innovative UnionPay products and services are increasingly being used, with 10 million online merchants outside the Chinese mainland currently accepting payment with UnionPay cards.