Upstream+pCloud Launch Secure Cloud Storage w/Micro-Payments via MNOs

Upstream, a mobile commerce accelerator in high growth markets, has launched Cloudeasy, a white-labelled cloud storage offering for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), in partnership with cloud storage experts, Cloudeasy is a secure, customized storage application that gives MNOs the ability to offer to their customers over 100GB of data storage, over cloud technology. The solution…

Layered Payment Security Comes to Resort Property Management

Shift4 and Resort Data Processing (RDP), provider of property management software, are now offering a joint EMV-certified solution for vacation rentals, timeshares, resorts, hotels, campgrounds and private residence clubs. The solution includes: Layered payment security: EMV helps prevent the fraudulent use of stolen card data in card-present environments. With Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET and…

Small Web Businesses Favor Ancillary Payment Service Providers

A new survey of web-based U.S. small businesses (between $500 thousand and $5 million annual sales) found a picture that is both reassuring and threatening to providers of payment services. The Mercator Advisory Group survey discovered small businesses deal primarily with one payments provider, on the other hand, ancillary payment service providers are joining the…

Raiffeisen Bank Upgrades ATMs w/Advanced Bill Payment QR and NFC

Austria’s top financial Institution, Raiffeisen Bank, is beefing up the consumer experience with 1,200 new Diebold Nixdorf automated teller machines (ATMs) equipped with advanced bill payment and contactless functionalities such as quick response (QR) codes and near field communication (NFC) readers. With these technical enhancements, the Raiffeisen Group is aligning its self-service delivery channel to the…

NCR’s Omni-Channel Self-Serve 90 Kiosk Powers Australia’s SkyBus

SkyBus, operators of Melbourne’s express CBD to airport transport service, has rolled out self-serve ticketing on its Melbourne routes with NCR Corporation, the global leader in omni-channel solutions. The roll out has enabled SkyBus to offer omni-channel and round-the-clock ticketing to its 3.5 million annual customers traveling on any of its three Melbourne Airport routes:…

Global E-Commerce to Grow Double-Digits YOY by 2020

New research reveals alternative payment methods are set to replace card payments by 2020. Worldpay’s latest global overview of online payment habits, the Global Payments Report, predicts the global e-commerce market will grow 10.4% by 2020. The report, which compiled data from 30 countries, suggests China, the U.S. and the U.K. will continue leading the…

280K Australian POS Terminals Now Accept UnionPay QuickPass

China UnionPay cards are now accepted in Australia by about 30,000 ATMs and over 600,000 POS terminals, covering 90% of the ATMs and about 70% of the local merchants, and more than half of these merchants accept UnionPay mobile QuickPass. The local UnionPay payment service system for students study abroad is improving continuously. Since July,…

POS Installment Financing Now in the UK Following Romanian Pilot

Mastercard has inked a partnership with Verifone to roll out a new installment pay application at retailers across the UK. With a significant footprint of payment terminals at major retailers, Verifone will help Mastercard roll out the solution for UK cardholders. Mastercard Installments has been developed to bring a fresh payment option to the marketplace.…

UQUID’s Altcoin Debit Card Captures 40+ Cryptocurrencies

Altcoin fans can now use their favorite cryptocurrencies to load a virtual VISA card, thanks to UQUID. In a world’s first, users can spend over 40 different cryptocurrencies on mobile top ups, bill payments, pharmacy and food vouchers, transportation tickets, wi-fi recharges, and PIN-less calls. UQUID’s VISA debit card is also the first in the…

Online Payment Card Holiday Fraud to Climb 12% YOY in the U.S.

ACI Worldwide says it expects a 12% growth in online fraudulent activity in the upcoming holiday season, compared with the same period last year—and lower ticket prices on fraudster-targeted gifts and products. ACI says following the U.S. adoption of EMV chip cards, which protects card data through encryption, fraud is shifting online as fraudsters are…