Southeast Asia Driving e-Commerce Globally

Southeast Asia Driving e-Commerce Globally

The world’s fastest-growing region for e-commerce revenues, exceeding US$25 billion by 2020 is Southeast Asia. In 2015, the market earned US$11 billion despite several acquisitions, market exits, and many online retailers struggling to achieve profitability. While significant challenges persist, Frost & Sullivan remains optimistic about the growth potential of e-commerce in Southeast Asia. Analysis of…

UnionPay Card Acceptance Become Ubiquitous in th USA

UnionPay Card Acceptance Become Ubiquitous in the USA

Nearly all the ATMs in the US accept UnionPay cards for cash withdrawal and over 80% of the local merchants accept UnionPay credit cards. In tourists’ favorite destinations such as New York, Hawaii, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orlando and Chicago, UnionPay’s acceptance coverage in well-known shopping centers and Outlets has exceeded 90%. With one UnionPay…

Briefs: BLUEFIN; SHIFT4; LEVEL 3; and USAT

In Other News: BLUEFIN (P2PE); SHIFT4 (EMV); LEVEL 3 (PCIDSS); and USAT (VendPro) BLUEFIN – Bluefin Payment Systems, the leading provider of PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail, healthcare and education, announced the availability of the PCI PTS-approved P2PE POI PAX S300 & S500 devices for stand-alone and semi-integrated applications with EMV on the…

WISeID 6.0 App Connects Vertical Platform w/BlockChain

WISeID 6.0 App Connects Vertical Platform w/BlockChain

WISeKey has unveiled WISeID 6 app, an enhanced edition of the famous WISeID app integrating BlockChain technology. The Personal data and Identity protection platform sits on the top of a BlockChain that stores, protects and verifies the user’s identity using WISeKey military grade Root of Trust and public/private key encryption with multiple keys, face recognition, finger print biometrics…

Hellenic Banks Deploys Gemalto Optelio Wristbands

Hellenic Banks Deploys Gemalto Optelio Wristbands

Gemalto has supplied Hellenic Bank, a major Cypriot financial institution, with its Optelio contactless EMV Payment wristbands. These water-resistant NFC wristbands that are marketed as PayBand to Cyprus consumers will ensure that Hellenic Bank customers no longer have to worry about carrying cash or cards. Gemalto has worked alongside its local partner Mellon Cyprus to…

Wirecard and airberlin topbonus Team to Launch a MasterCard

Wirecard and airberlin topbonus Team to Launch a MasterCard

Wirecard is now collaborating with topbonus, the frequent flyer program of airberlin. The deal includes a MasterCard credit card for topbonus participants in Austria. With the airberlin & NIKI MasterCard, customers can collect one award and status mile for each Euro spent on the credit card. Users can easily redeem these miles for flights with…

Wirecard Ödeme Ve Elektronik Turkey to Power Otelz.com

Wirecard Ödeme Ve Elektronik Turkey to Power Otelz.com

The Wirecard Group with its Turkish subsidiary Wirecard Ödeme Ve Elektronik Para Hizmetleri inked a deal to work together with one of the biggest booking platforms in the Turkish domestic market that offers worldwide travels to its customers, Otelz.com. This cooperation includes that Wirecard processes all credit card payments via the online platform and acquires…