Braintree Merchants to Offer Masterpass and Visa Checkout

Braintree Merchants to Offer Masterpass and Visa Checkout

PayPal confirmed it is adding MasterCard’d Masterpass and Visa’s Visa Checkout as a payment option for Braintree merchants. Braintree powers payments for companies like Airbnb, Eventbrite, Pinterest and Uber, enabling merchants to accept a variety of payment options online, in app and in-stores. Under the expanded partnership with MasterCard, consumers and small businesses will be…

UnionPay Expands Rapidly in Europe

UnionPay Expands Rapidly in Europe

UnionPay International reports consumers can now pay with UnionPay cards at about two million merchants in Europe. In particular, over 70% of the merchants in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Spain, the six major tourist destinations, accept UnionPay, which satisfies tourists’ payments needs in Europe. UnionPay acceptance footprint also expands from duty free…

Boku Raises Funds to Expand Carrier Billing Connections

Boku Raises Funds to Expand Carrier Billing Connections

Boku has landed $13.75 million in further venture funding to expand carrier billing across numerous carrier connections in developed and emerging markets around the globe. Boku continues to grow in emerging economies, while simultaneously executing a strategy to penetrate and grow in developed markets. Several of Boku’s existing venture investors from Silicon Valley have followed…

Briefs: INGENICO; JCB; FAYSAL ; and OT

In Other News: INGENICO (Datacap); JCB (CSR); FAYSAL (MasterCard); and OT (Discover). INGENICO Ingenico and Datacap Systems, an integrated payments middleware provider, announced the installation of its Pay-at-the-Table solution at Uncle Oogie’s, a New Jersey and Philadelphia-based chain of pizzerias. Using Ingenico Group’s smart terminals, Datacap’s point of sale partner, PDQ Signature Systems was able…