Bankrate is acquiring Wallaby Financial. Wallaby’s proprietary CardBase database includes more than 2,400 credit cards offered by over 500 financial institutions and is the ideal companion for every digital wallet solution.
Boston-based StreetSmart has unveiled the world’s smartest wallet which includes a built-in Bluetooth LE locator, USB sync cable and a backup battery station for charging on the go.
WorldRemit launches its global money transfer App for iPhones. WorldRemit for Android has been downloaded more than 10,000 times and entered the Top 20 Financial App charts in nine countries – more than any other money transfer service- in just the past few weeks. The company is confident it will see the same returns for the iOS solution. WorldRemit is also a leader in sending money to mobile devices. The addition of iOS and Android Apps further enhances WorldRemit’s mobile-to-mobile offering with smartphone users in one part of the world able to transfer instantly to Mobile Money accounts on the other side of the planet.
NFC was losing steam in last couple of years after initial hype. There were half hearted attempts but as soon as Apple announced iphones with NFC, the entire segment looks like as if it’s on steroids right now. The boardrooms are busy these days in any company connected to NFC terminals or payments.
Monitise is powering a new suite of mobile apps for Turkish Airlines. Monitise has worked with Turkish Airlines since 2009, and designed and developed the airline’s previous ‘Fly Turkish’ apps for iPhone, BlackBerry, Java and WAP.
Boston-based LoopPay says its new LoopPay Card and CardCase enable secure mobile payments at 40X more locations than Apple Pay. The new products are usable at more than 10 million merchant locations in the U.S.
Atlanta-based Parkmobile USA has inked an agreement to establish a joint venture with SP Plus. The joint venture will combine two parking transaction engines.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 card images today features the ANZ First Visa. The card is issued Australia/s ANZ Bank..
Of the initial 500 financial institutions that have signed-up for Apple Pay and the two-thirds majority of credit unions, an estimated 90 of PSCU’s credit union member-owners are at the sponsor level. PSCU says the future of credit union relevance depends on how well credit unions understand and participate in the Millennial Shift and the digital revolution.
MasterCard has launched the MasterCard Nearby App enabling on-the-go consumers to easily find the more than 220,000 merchants in the U.S. – including Subway, Toys R’ Us, Walgreens, Whole Foods Market and all Apple Store retail locations – that accept contactless payments.
Denver-based Connect POS announced the integration of its mobile point-of-sale app for iPad into the Intuit App Center. With this integration, iConnect POS becomes the first cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) system to be fully integrated with QuickBooks Online.
Market experts believe real-time ACH payments will become a reality in the U.S. within the next two years, based on a survey of 120 financial industry professionals. Momentum for faster payments has been accelerating with government call to action for the U.S. to adopt a real-time payment system within 10 years. The results of ACI’s latest survey highlight that the majority of industry professional respondents believe this vision can and will be achieved in far less time. ACI’s survey found 27% of respondents have not made a payment through their mobile device, somewhat surprising given that those surveyed are the same professionals pushing forward the ‘mobile revolution.’ Findings also show 70% believe real-time ACH payments will become a reality within the next one to two years and 92 percent within the next five years, 86% believe real-time ACH will add “significant” value to businesses and corporate bank clients and 34% rated social media’s importance to financial institutions as neutral to not important.