SMS Hijack Attacks Raising Concerns Sending One-Time SMS Passcodes

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s recommendation to deprecate SMS one-time passcodes as a second factor of authentication takes a big leap forward with the help of Payfone. Payfone’s Instant Authentication for Mobile solution thwarts SMS Hijack and SMS-forwarding attacks. The company’s proprietary technology prevents these types of attacks by replacing easy-to-intercept OTPs…

Hot Poynt Smart Payment Terminal to Expand in Europe & Southeast Asia

Poynt has inked a strategic partnership with Wirecard to expand the availability of Poynt Terminals (the Poynt Smart Terminal and the Poynt 5) in Europe and Southeast Asia. The partnership will enable Wirecard to offer businesses of all sizes the most innovative payment solution on the market today. Poynt Terminals’ sleek design makes them easily…

Mastercard Gots the Goods w/Slew of New Payment APIs – Tool Box Now 40+

Mastercard has added API’s for Masterpass QR, Qkr! With Masterpass and chatbot solutions to its ever growing developer tool box to arm banks, retailers and digital providers with what they need to enable payments on new platforms. There are now more than 40 APIs focused on payments, data services and security available to developers. Mastercard…

Digital Businesses Cannot Compete w/o Local Payment Options

The First Data Local Payments solution is here providing digital businesses and their customers with access to 195 local payment options when fully implemented. With First Data’s Local Payments solution, a merchant can manage varying online payment methods through a single interface, using a single collection model. Now, a retailer can easily enable a customer…

Visa’s Major TSP Expansion Targets Embedding Things Paying for Things

Eight out of 10 Americans have a strong interest in using connected devices to make purchases, with a keen eye toward security and data concerns. Meanwhile, Visa confirms it has signed 13 new partners to participate in its token service provider (TSP) program, as the payments industry shifts from plastic to digital and broader access…

Fleet Card Leader WEX Adopts Aggregate Data via Custom APIs

Corporate payment solutions WEX inked a new agreement with Crawler2api. Crawler2api is a major provider of custom real-time APIs and transactional bots. The company aims to make data easily accessible for clients while eliminating the need for websites to maintain costly APIs or structured data feeds. Crawler2api’s proprietary crawling framework enables its clients to request data…

30K+ Attendees to Check-Out Mobile World Congress Americas in Sept

Mobile World Congress (MWC) Americas will debut September 12-14 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center and will be the premier mobile industry event for the Americas. Under the theme “The Tech Element”, Mobile World Congress Americas will be expecting 30,000 professionals from across the mobile industry and adjacent industry sectors to attend. The exhibition…

HACKATHONS + MEETUPS + PARTIES = Fintech Week & Summer in London

Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. Each day focuses on a different topic. There is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators. The main conference/exhibition takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, but other events take place across the City of London, Canary Wharf and…

Fiserv Q1: Revenue+ . . . Sales Growth+ . . . Free Cash Flow+

WI-based Fiserv gross revenue posted up mid single-digits year-on-year (YOY) in first quarter (1Q/17). However, net income declined, impacted by the previous sale of StoneRiver, and slightly rising expenses, according to CardData. Fiserv posted gross revenue of $1394 million for the first quarter, a 5.6% YOY gain, compared to $1431 million for the prior quarter,…

Free Chip and Swipe Card Reader for In-Person Selling in U.S. is Here

With Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) support, the new Chip and Swipe reader lets any Shopify merchant in the United States sell offline in a fast and secure way. The card reader was launched at Unite, Shopify’s annual partner and developer conference. Shopify makes every aspect of starting, running and growing a business easier. With…