Special Breaking News Mentions in Today’s CardFlash

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Breaking News: DRA (licensing); PARKMOBILE (NYC); CARDFELLOW (Indigo); and THREATMETRIX (Fuji Soft). DRA – Canada-based Digital Retail Apps (DRA) will begin licensing its purchase verification technology to merchants and partners. As well, the company has earned an additional patent on its system and method of facilitating secure self-payment transactions of retail…

MOVO Hits Pay Dirt For Free Alternative Banking

MOVO Hits Pay Dirt For Free Alternative Banking

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MOVO has raised an initial $700K to finalize the development of its beta product, scheduled to launch this spring in the US. For MOVO, that means offering a free alternative banking platform with a first-of-its-kind P2P payments app for this neglected market. MOVO accounts are opened and loaded without a bank…

Blur PW Manager for Android Payment Systems to Rule

Blur PW Manager for Android Payment Systems to Rule

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Abine unveiled its new Blur password manager for Android (also available for iOS). Blur is the only password manager in the world that includes privacy protection and a digital wallet for fast, secure virtual (tokenized) e-commerce credit card payments.  The Blur App for Android devices enables anyone to create tough-to-crack passwords,…

Coin to Enable MasterCard Digital Enablement Service

Coin to Enable MasterCard Digital Enablement Service

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Coin announced a developer program for accelerating the integration of payments into wearables. The program will enable access to the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) to securely digitize MasterCard payment credentials and further reduce the barrier to entry for device manufacturers. The program, compatible with a range of wearables such as…

MasterPass Dominates 97% of M-Payment Conversations

MasterPass Dominates 97% of M-Payment Conversations

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Digital wallets including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay and MasterPass dominated – 97% – of total mobile payments conversations in 2015, centered on product launches, service improvements and how users are evaluating them. In 2015, consumers embraced the increasing choice of digital payments options available to them, moving beyond the…

GPN + Apple Pay + China UnionPay

GPN + Apple Pay + China UnionPay

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global Payments will offer merchants in China the ability to accept China UnionPay payments made with Apple Pay. Global Payments is fully enabled for Apple Pay acceptance, allowing merchants to offer their customers the convenience of paying quickly and easily with Apple Pay in-store. Security and privacy are at the core of…

Jo-Jo Stores Spike in Sales By Alipay and WeChat Mobile Payment

Jo-Jo Stores Spike in Sales By Alipay and WeChat Mobile Payment

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. (NASDAQ CM: CJJD) (the “Company” or “China Jo-Jo”), a leading China-based pharmacy with retail, wholesale and online distribution of pharmaceutical and health care products, today announced sequential Q3 Alipay mobile transactions grew 84% while sequential traditional payment transactions such as City Health Insurance payment transactions grew 27%…

Mobeewave Contactless Payments on Horizon

Mobeewave Contactless Payments on Horizon

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Mobeewave is unveiling its patented secure contactless payment-acceptance capability for mobile payment applications at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Integrated into a mobile wallet or mobile banking application, can provide a True Wallet Experience for consumers, by allowing them to receive as well as make electronic proximity payment via…

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FIS Cardless Cash Getting Ready to Roll with PayPal

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FIS and PayPal have buddied for FIS Cardless Cash, a capability that allows consumers with a mobile banking app to withdraw money from virtually any ATM. Launched in January 2015, Cardless Cash was the first mobile ATM solution on the market that avoids the plastic debit card. This technology provides banks…

Seamless Heads to South Africa MNO

Seamless Heads to South Africa MNO

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Seamless has inked a new order from a leading African mobile operator in the Ivory Coast for the installation of its transaction switch. The order is initially valued at approximately USD 2 million. Seamless transaction switch has been a key component for international telecom companies since the first installation some 15…

Oberthur Technologies Fuels MasterCard Aid Network

Oberthur Technologies Fuels MasterCard Aid Network

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Oberthur Technologies is supporting the MasterCard Aid Network by providing pre-loaded chip cards to give people in need access to basic necessities such as food, medicine and shelter. To address the challenge humanitarian organizations face providing aid in areas of political and economic unrest, MasterCard developed the MasterCard Aid Network, an…

VCN + Visa Net Poised to Kick Butt

VCN + Visa Net Poised to Kick Butt

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa has launched Visa Commerce Network, a new way for merchants to create online and in-app commerce experiences to acquire new customers, drive loyalty and increase sales with relevant offers. Visa Commerce Network is built on the world’s largest electronic payment network, VisaNet, and can be easily utilized by merchants through…