Cubic Transportation Systems Pilot Trial of NextAgent Underway

Cubic Transportation Systems Pilot Trial of NextAgent Underway

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Cubic Transportation Systems announced the pilot trial of NextAgent, an innovative hybrid between a virtual walk-up ticket office and a ticket vending machine with a video-linked call center, at the central station in Essen, Germany in cooperation with Essener Verkehrs-AG (EVAG). Essen will be the first German city to field trial…

MC CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index

MC CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Eight countries from the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region have ranked among the top ten destinations in the global Muslim travel market. The MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2016, which covers 130 destinations, saw the UAE moving up one spot to second place on the list of Organization of…

The PCI SSC and ECPA have a Strategic Regional Partner

The PCI SSC and ECPA have a Strategic Regional Partner

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the European Card Payment Association (ECPA) is now a strategic regional member of the PCI Council. Supporting the shared goal of a single, globally unified data security standard, ECPA will collaborate on future versions of the global PCI Data Security Standard…

Curb Takes NYC Taxis to a New Level w/Advance Booking

Curb Takes NYC Taxis to a New Level w/Advance Booking

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Verifone’s Curb, the national taxi-hailing app that will be the first to introduce advance booking for traditional, licensed taxi rides in New York. Using Curb to book a cab will be as simple as: opening the app, setting the pick-up location, and selecting to hail a cab for now or reserve…

Middle East Payment Services Inks a Big Deal with UnionPay

Middle East Payment Services Inks a Big Deal with UnionPay

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] UnionPay and MEPS (Middle East Payment Services), the second largest acquirer in Jordan signed a cooperation agreement, according to which all POS terminals of MEPS will be able to accept UnionPay cards by the end of this year. Then, UnionPay cards will be accepted at all ATMs and merchants in Jordan,…

3dcart Finally Does the Deed with PayPal’s Braintree

3dcart Finally Does the Deed with PayPal’s Braintree

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] 3dcart is offering seamless payment processing from PayPal’s Braintree to make it easier for small and medium-sized retailers to succeed at selling online. 3dcart’s 17k merchants will gain access to an end-to-end payment solution that will allow them to start accepting payments with a single click, without needing to go through…

PCI SSC and the ECPA Finally Hook Up

PCI SSC and the ECPA Finally Hook Up

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the European Card Payment Association (ECPA) is now a strategic regional member of the PCI Council. Supporting the shared goal of a single, globally unified data security standard, ECPA will collaborate on future versions of the global PCI Data Security Standard…

Alternative Payment Methods are Rocketing in 2016

Alternative Payment Methods are Rocketing in 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Alternative online payment methods are popular in many emerging markets and as these markets’ share of global B2C E-Commerce is rising, the share of alternative online payments will rise. Credit card remained the leading online payment method on a global scale in 2015, according to the research findings cited in a…

NCR Gets EMV Certification from First Data for Epsilon

NCR Gets EMV Certification from First Data for Epsilon

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] NCR has received EMV certification from First Data for its Epsilon payments application. Deployed by small and large operators, NCR Epsilon is a reliable, fast, secure site-based payment processing application that has been providing multi-host online/offline payment processing for the retail industry since 1999.  The certification enables Epsilon to process credit…

Europe Commercial Payments Cards - They Miss the Message - Dah!

Europe Commercial Payments Cards – They Miss the Message – Dah!

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Europe has not been a wholesale adopter of the commercial cards model, but expectations for growth of virtual payments are positive, especially in mid-to-large markets. Commercial credit cards include corporate cards, purchasing cards, lodged cards, and recently virtual cards (also known as single-use account, or SUA). Europe has not been a…

SelfScore Unveils International Students MasterCard

SelfScore Unveils International Students MasterCard

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Silicon Valley Fintech startup SelfScore has unveiled the first dedicated MasterCard credit card designed for international students in the U.S. By utilizing unique analytics and robust data sets including a borrower’s education, source of funding, and career prospects, SelfScore identifies creditworthy international students who are otherwise labeled as “thin-file” or “no-file”…

MasterCard & CB Bank Team EasiTravel Prepaid Contactless

MasterCard & CB Bank Team EasiTravel Prepaid Contactless

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard has buddied with Co-operative Bank (CB Bank) to launch the CB EasiTravel Prepaid MasterCard Contactless card. ARTICLE: MasterCard has buddied with Co-operative Bank (CB Bank) to launch the CB EasiTravel Prepaid MasterCard Contactless card. The latest of MasterCard’s efforts to better serve the people of Myanmar, the CB EasiTravel Prepaid…