MasterCard takes the lead in the second quarter for International gross dollar volume with a 12.3% year-on-year gain, compared to Visa’s 3.7%, American Express’ 6.3% gain and Discover with no gain.
Didier Lamouche is the CEO of Oberthur Technologies, a firm that offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields.
CardWeb’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 card images today features the WalMart MasterCard. The Walmart MasterCard is issued Synchrony Bank.
Visa is going all out to encourage Americans to enroll for its new single log-in online shopping payment service, Visa Checkout. Visa and Pizza Hut are offering one million free pizzas for users of Visa Checkout.
The pay-at-the-table technology company Viableware has changed its name to TableSafe. the Company says the name change is effective immediately and will help to more accurately reflect the benefits of the company’s multi-functional payment platform.
Florida-based EverBank has partnered with FIS to provide FIS People Pay to its customers. The P2P payment service eliminates funding risks as all transactions instantly debit funds from a sender’s account.
Phishing attacks against the users of Bitcoin sites, notably wallet service Blockchain and the exchange site Coinbase rose in Q2/14. Payoneer’s prepaid MasterCard debit cards have also been heavily attacked.
Google Wallet adds prepaid card functionality by teaming with Blackhawk. Google Wallet users will be able to take a picture of their prepaid cards using their phone’s camera.
The CurrentC Network is a software-based solution that works with most existing point-of-sale and payment terminals. CurrentC will utilize a secure paycode and will not require additional hardware from most customers or merchants.
Mobile banking just got easier for millions of customers with today’s debut of the redesigned Chase Mobile App for Android, the latest round of innovation to enhance and personalize banking for Chase customers. More than 17 million customers use the Chase Mobile App, up 23% from a year ago and 60% from two years ago. The app enhancements for Android customers will make mobile banking with a more streamlined login, a new design that helps customers locate key information and offer enhanced design elements and functionality that make navigation easier and more intuitive. The enhanced Chase Mobile App for Android has a similar look and feel to the updated Chase Mobile App for iPhone, which Chase released earlier this year.
Paypal now lets Samsung Galaxy S5 and Tab S users swipe their fingerprint to log in to pay with PayPal at millions of businesses. We also made it really easy for people to pay at local stores right from their Gear 2 and Gear Fit smart watches. Instead of pulling out a wallet (or a phone for that matter), shoppers pay right from their wrist. By giving more people the option to login with their fingerprint to pay with PayPal, they expand efforts with the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance to move more of the industry beyond passwords. You’ll find these experiences globally across the latest smartphones and a new generation of wearables.
A UK concern is bringing cloud-based POS to North America. Cybertill will integrate the MercuryPay payment processing platform to achieve its goal.