NFC Takes Further Hold in 1Q & Replace Plastic by 2030

NFC Takes Further Hold in 1Q & Replace Plastic by 2030

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Near Field Communication (NFC) continued to hit stride in the first quarter with new developments across the globe. Recent research predicts plastic cards gone by 2030 as NFC penetration explodes globally. A recent survey shows among all respondents, 73% have heard of Apple Pay, while awareness jumps up to 84% for…

BRIEFS: TNS; MONERIS; I3; and NFG

In Other News: TNS (Bluefin); MONERIS (talech); I3 (acquisitions); and NFG (EMV). TNS – Transaction Network Services is partnering with Bluefin Payment Systems to provide Bluefin’s Decryptx PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution within its Managed POS Encryption suite. MONERIS – Moneris Solutions and talech have formed a strategic partnership and referral agreement. As part of…

Samsung Corrals POS Manufacturers to Take mPay to Next Level

Samsung Corrals POS Manufacturers to Take mPay to Next Level

Samsung has inked partnerships with the top point-of-sale (POS) manufacturers, including Verifone, Ingenico, First Data Clover, PAX Technology, Equinox, ID TECH, MagTek, USA ePay and OTI Global. Samsung wants to accelerate mobile payment adoption by ensuring the best possible user experience at merchants’ POS systems during checkout. Samsung Pay is the only contactless payment solution…

RIEFS – CUBIC; CHARGENT; RAPIDVALUE; and BKASH

In Other News: CUBIC (Sydney); CHARGENT (linked2pay); RAPIDVALUE (Zervant); and BKASH (Bangladesh). CUBIC – Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) reports a customer open payments trial will begin in Sydney, Australia in 2017, enabling Sydney to have London-style open payments ticketing technology. The trial would be a first for the southern hemisphere, providing a valuable test case…

Accion Invests in Aire to Accelerate Thin File Lending

Accion Invests in Aire to Accelerate Thin File Lending

UK-based financial inclusion specialist Accion has inked an investment deal with Aire, a UK-based credit scoring startup. Aire uses a proprietary artificial intelligence process to ultimately help banks lend to new, qualified borrowers. During an online interview, the company’s collects and validates applicant-provided data to evaluate profession, education, and financial knowledge. Accion made the investment…

MC Intros First m-Wallet Service in Japan with JACCS Card

MC Intros First m-Wallet Service in Japan with JACCS Card

MasterCard now has its first mobile wallet service in Japan. The new JACCS Card is powered by MasterCard contactless technology. MasterCard is enabling secure, convenient mobile payments for Japanese cardholders with NFC-equipped smartphones issued by NTT DOCOMO, KDDI and SoftBank. Starting this month, cardholders can sign up with JACCS MasterCard Contactless Mobile at the JACCS…

CPI; PROPAY; NAB; and SIONIC

In Other News: CPI (ICMA); PROPAY (Samsung Pay); NAB (exec); and SIONIC (ION). CPI – CPI Card Group, a global specialist in financial and EMV chip card production and related services, announced 24 employees have recently passed the International Card Manufacturers Association’s (ICMA) Advanced Card Education Manufacturing (ACE-M) accreditation and/or the Advanced Card Education Personalization…

Malauzai’s Takes SmartApps to Next Level with MOX

Malauzai’s Takes SmartApps to Next Level with MOX

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Malauzai Software takes its SmartApps for community financial institutions to the next level as part of its Mobile Only Experience (MOX) created to deliver consistency across all screens for consumers, businesses and branch employees. The latest enhancements include an updated design and user experience with expanded navigational tools, dynamic personalization and advanced…