Samsung Rewards Takes Mobile Payments to a New Level in the U.S.

Samsung Pay unveiled a first-of-its-kind incentive program for a mobile payments platform in the U.S.: the “Samsung Rewards” program. For every transaction users conduct with Samsung Pay, enrollees in Samsung Rewards will earn points, which can eventually be redeemed for a variety of items, including gift cards to some of nation’s most popular retailers, prepaid Samsung…

Verifone & AITO Ink Payments Deal for Mexican Petroleum Retailers

Verifone and ATIO Group, a provider of retail fuel technology in Mexico and other Latin American markets, inked a deal to provide integrated payments technology to Mexico’s petroleum retailers. Mexico is the sixth largest consumer of motor gasoline and diesel with more than 11,000 filling stations across the country, and its energy market deregulation allows…

Vantiv to Suck Up Moneris USA Solutions for US$425 Million

OH-based Vantiv has inked an agreement to acquire Moneris Solutions from Moneris Solutions Corporation (Moneris) for $425 million. Schaumburg, IL-based Moneris USA is the U.S. subsidiary of Moneris, which is a joint investment between BMO Financial Group and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Upon closing of the transaction, Vantiv will begin servicing Moneris USA’s merchants…

MemberAssist Targets Martial Arts, Fitness and Health Businesses

PA-based Member Solutions, a provider of business management software and solutions including full-service membership billing, payment processing, and advisory services for Martial Arts, Fitness and Health-related businesses, has released MemberAssist, a new mobile application that helps businesses increase member engagement and maximize revenue. The Company says a large percentage of consumers now use smartphones or…

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…

Excentus Intros an Electronic Punch-Card Loyalty Program

Excentus, a provider of loyalty marketing and technology services, and Verifone have jointly developed a solution to enable merchants using Verifone Commander Site Controller to offer their customers an electronic punch-card loyalty program. It will work with a simple-to-use mobile application for Apple iOS and Android operating systems as part of the standard Commander offering.…

New Gateway Empowers OEM Pay Mobile Wallets Tokenization

Netherlands-based Rambus Bell ID has launched Token Gateway to enable issuing banks to manage tokenization activity for the ‘OEM Pay’ mobile wallets through a single software platform. This significantly simplifies and consolidates integration with the multiple token service providers (TSPs) operated by third parties, like international and domestic payment programs. With the Rambus Bell ID…