The Citi Mobile Challenge U.S. has landed a boat load of payment innovations for 2014. Citi is now partnering to produce more solutions from the EMEA in 2015.
CA-based MyECheck has named Jim Fancher as executive vice president to oversee the company’s growth plan, including the expansion of top and bottom line revenues.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payment industry movers and shakers today features Bharat Masrani, President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank Group.
Broadcom has integrated NFC into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) software development kit (SDK). This new offering enables Broadcom to support the need for NFC in a wider array of products and expands its range for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Stockholm-based Klarna has formed plans to invest at least $100 million in its U.S. expansion, and the establishment of operations in Columbus, Ohio. Klarna Checkout enables consumers to buy online by entering only top-of-mind information like an email address and zip code.
Amsterdam-based Coinzone’s Bitcoin payment gateway is now available for use by businesses in Europe. Through Coinzone, businesses will be able to eliminate the cumbersome and complicated payment structures associated with geographic boundaries and benefit from an easy-to-use and secure payment gateway.
Capital One announced a new credit card program agreement between Capital One, Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue, with the planned addition of the Lord & Taylor credit card program in June 2015.
VA-based Bella FSM, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider has added electronic signature capture. This software enhancement further streamlines business operations allowing for a true paperless process.
Catching payment card data breaches in advance is a daunting task. However, TX-based iScan Online unveiled the worldwide availability of Data Breach Analytics.
CardWeb.com’s CardData financial database projects among the four top U.S. payment networks Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) will rise 9% to $1123 billion in the fourth quarter. So far this year all the payment networks are rising in PDV at a rate not seen since 2009.
CellPoint Mobile announced a converged payments solution that securely and seamlessly processes passengers’ mobile payments and digital transactions, regardless of mobile device or the disparate array of underlying data sources and mobile payment technologies, including ApplePay, PayPal, MCX, credit-debit cards and others.
About six out of ten Americans plan to purchase gift cards – the top item on consumers’ shopping lists – this year, according to Accenture’s 2014 Holiday Shopping Survey. Boost Mobile Wallet and Sprint Money Express, powered by Wipit, provide consumers an easy way to make payments from their smartphone or prepaid Visa or MasterCard with no credit check or monthly fees.