Briefs: MYC; CLEARENT; BLUEFIN; and YAPSTONE

In Other News: MYC (webinar); CLEARENT (exec); BLUEFIN (P2PE); and YAPSTONE (exec). MYC – Master Your Card (MYC) sponsored by Mastercard, announced a new webinar series on card acceptance, developed in partnership with the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC). The webinars are based on input and feedback from small business owners on how to…

eBay’s GittiGidiyor Selects Gravity R&D for its Platform

eBay’s GittiGidiyor Selects Gravity R&D for its Platform

eBay’s GittiGidiyor has selected Gravity R&D as its personalization platform provider. During an intensive test against eBay Turkey’s in-house solution and global competitors, Gravity demonstrated the best performance in all categories. Acquired by eBay in 2011, GittiGidiyor has evolved into one of the leading players in the rapidly growing, Turkish e-commerce market. In 2015, GittiGidiyor…

While Ready - Consumer Embrace of Biometrics is Cautious

While Ready – Consumer Embrace of Biometrics is Cautious

Securing card and mobile wallet transactions while meeting customer’s demands for streamlined experiences requires a variety of solutions that reach beyond what happens at the payment terminal. Today Javelin Strategy & Research released The Future of Cardholder Verification Methods: Beyond Chip and Signature, which explores an array of authentication solutions for point-of-sale incorporating rich customer…

Brazil Banks to Rethink Digital Strategy

Brazil Banks to Rethink Digital Strategy

Brazilian banks face the challenge of competing with companies that are different from their traditional and sometimes rigid business models. To reinforce their footprints on the space, some banks have acquired or created partnership, incorporating local commercial banks that have moved to digital banking and online payments in recent years. Brazil’s large banks will have…

NCR Launches the Innovation Experience Room

NCR Launches the Innovation Experience Room

The new NCR Innovation Experience Room, an experiential “playground” gives financial institutions the opportunity to build digital literacy among employees and customers, enabling them to seize current megatrends in ways that are mutually beneficial to the business and their customers. Volksbank eG Schwarzwald Baar Hegau, one of the largest cooperative banks in Germany, is the…

Pakistan’s UBL Offers MasterCard QR Payment Service

Pakistan’s UBL Offers MasterCard QR Payment Service

Pakistan’s United Bank Limited (UBL) has launched the Masterpass QR digital payment service in partnership with Mastercard. As the country’s first interoperable digital payment service, Masterpass QR allows consumers to use their mobile banking app to pay for in-store, bill payments (invoices) and for delivery with one secure account. The service is expected to benefit a…

Retailers Seek Seamless M-Wallet Experience for Consumers

Retailers Seek Seamless M-Wallet Experience for Consumers

About 40% of the U.S. population have used a mobile wallet for their retail purchases. App-based payment solutions, mobile payments and the Internet of Things are resulting in consumers developing different expectations of their shopping experience, moving towards online and app-based payment solutions. Article – About 40% of the U.S. population have used a mobile…