NFC and EMV Come Together for Standards in Public Transportation eTicketing

The NFC Forum has issued a new update of its Certification Program and white paper providing the Public Transport industry and device makers with the information and the assurance they need to deploy NFC-enabled smartphone eTicketing services with confidence. The publication of the NFC-enabled e-Ticketing in Public Transport: Clearing the Route to Interoperability white paper…

Branded Mobile Payments Apps Will Enter the Stratosphere in 2017

Hundreds of new payments apps will flood the market by 2018. The flurry of apps is expected to confuse the consumer struggling to find a convenient mobile payment solution for purchases online, in-app, and in-store. Javelin Strategy indicates mobile proximity payments will reach $92 billion by 2019. As a result merchants and card issuers are…

OT + Visa payWave + Heritage Bank = Inamo CURL Wearable AU Deployment

Oberthur Technologies has inked an agreement to provide its digital payment enablement technology to Inamo’s wearable solutions, starting with the CURL which is being launched in Australia this month. The CURL is a multi-functional wearable that will initially enable consumers to make payments by simply tapping their device to any point of sale terminal where…

First Data’s EMV/NFC Clover Devices Invade the UK Merchant Market

First Data has expanded its Clover platform with the official launch of Clover Mini and Clover Mobile in the U.K. The “all-in-one” business management solutions has broad adoption in the U.S. since they were introduced last year. The Clover Mini and Clover Mobile devices utilize unique cutting-edge technology that allows consumers to enter their PIN…

Popular iXpenselt App Beefed-Up for New Breed of iPhones and iPads

The popular iXpenselt personal finance app has been optimized for the current-generation iPhone/iPad. iXpenseIt was one of the first 500 apps to be approved for the App Store back in 2008. The iXpenselt app puts financial information and, most importantly, financial control, right at users’ fingertips. At its core is a comprehensive dashboard that provides…

Western Union Invests in Walletron to Advance its M-Tech Capabilities

The Western Union has taken a stake in Walletron, a pioneer in mobile wallet bill presentment and payment capabilities. The investment supports Western Union’s strategic direction to bring smart and convenient payment experiences to its customers via smartphones. Walletron automates brands’ presence in mobile wallets like Apple Wallet and Android Pay, powering digital engagement and…

Ingenico Link/2500 M-POS Aimed at Small Merchants’ Payment Needs

Ingenico has launched its new Link/2500 mobile point-of-sale device designed to address small merchants’ payment needs in mobility. Available in two versions, companion or standalone, the Link/2500 was designed to address small merchants’ payment needs in mobility. The Link/2500 enables estate owners to offer their clients (micro and small merchants) a new generation mobile solution…

Google’s Android Pay Partners with Visa Checkout for Payments

Visa Checkout is opening its platform to partners – allowing them to integrate the easy and secure payment service into digital wallets for online payments. Google’s Android Pay will take advantage of this new open platform by offering Visa Checkout to their consumers for online purchases. Issuers, digital wallets and payment app providers will have…

Verifone’s V400m Offers Hand-Held Advanced Commerce Capabilities

Verifone has unveiled the world’s smallest, full-functioning, portable payment device. The new V400m is intuitive, connected, and commerce-enabled, bringing experiences to the customer wherever they are. A part of the fully-integrated, Linux-based Verifone Engage family, the V400m is a result of the strategy at Verifone to offer new value at the POS by increasing loyalty…