WorldPay Contactless Card Tins & Thyngs Styckers & Poppy Appeal

Worldpay, Thyngs and NatWest have partnered with The Royal British Legion to make it easier to donate to the Poppy Appeal by using the latest payment technology, in a trial taking place across 13 NatWest branches. With many people no longer carrying cash, two new collection tins have been adapted to allow people to pickup…

Lane Crawford Perks-Up China UnionPay Platinum & Diamond Cards

UnionPay International inked a deal with Lane Crawford, a renowned upmarket department store, in offering exclusive privileges for UnionPay platinum and diamond cards at the Lane Crawford physical stores and online flagship store. It is the first time that Lane Crawford offers long-term privileges for bankcards of a specific brand. So far, more than 5.8…

Small Business Debit Usage is an Untapped Gold Mine for Issuers

A new report found nearly half of small businesses use business debit, creating both a strong user base and an opportunity to grow for debit issuers. However, use of personal demand deposit accounts (DDAs) and debit products persists, even among larger small businesses. Converting additional businesses to debit may be harder than it should be.…

CardTek CEO Wins Female Executive of the Year/Business Products

Ayşe Nil Sarıgöllü, CEO of Cardtek, was selected as the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year, Business Products, 11-2,500 Employees category in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Ayşe Sarıgöllü was honored for her strategic leadership at Cardtek, the fastest growing technology company in EMEA,…

RBL Bank Integrates MasterPass QR into its OnGo Digital Wallet

RBL Bank Integrates MasterPass QR into OnGo Digital Wallet Masterpass Quick Response (QR) mobile payments solution has come to India. Masterpass QR enables mobile banking users to safely pay for face-to-face purchases using their smartphone or feature phone. Ratnakar Bank Limited (RBL Bank) is the first bank in India to integrate the Masterpass QR service…

Unified Transportation Payment Card Comes to Unbanked Filipinos

Oberthur Technologies has buddied with AF Payments to provide multi-purpose smart cards in the Philippines to allow end-users to have one single card to commute and pay in Manila. There is a significant number of unbanked consumers in The Philippines. In order to allow them to easily use transportation in Manila and in the same…

TransferTo Ankles Key Exec to Lead East African Expansion

Singapore-based TransferTo has ankled Sandra Hua Yao to lead its business operations in East Africa as Vice President, Business Development. The appointment is part of the company’s continued geographic expansion to support its global strategy and grow in emerging markets. Sandra Hua Yao joins TransferTo from the National Bank of Kenya where she led the…

eUICC = Ingenico + Oberthur Technologies + Vodafone

Ingenico, Oberthur Technologies, and Vodafone have been collaborating to define a disruptive connectivity management solution based on embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC). This partnership brings together the best of their know-how to revolutionize payment terminal connectivity in an agile way. By joining forces, Ingenico, Vodafone and OT will make the remote management of payment terminals’…

Accenture Deal Provides Integrated Customer Experiences Globally

Accenture has acquired, one of the UK’s largest independent agencies renowned for blending creativity, digital and data to develop campaigns that help brands better engage with consumers. The Karmarama acquisition strengthens the ability of Accenture Interactive, part of Accenture Digital, to create and deliver integrated customer experiences to brands in the UK and beyond. Based…

CanPay Takes Cannabis Payments to a New High

CanPay, the first debit payment solution for the cannabis industry, confirmed its availability to retailers and consumers in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. On the heels of eight states legalizing recreational or medicinal cannabis last week, CanPay is the only legitimate and stable debit payment solution for merchants in newly legalized and established cannabis markets, operating…