Mastercard Europe Softens Up as PDV Slips but PTX & CIF Solid

Mastercard’s European region posted sluggish year-on-year (YOY) gains for the third quarter (3Q/16), according to CardData.com. While, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), cash dollar volume (CDV) jumped more than 22% YOY, purchase dollar volume (PDV) declined more than 2% and gross dollar volume (GDV) increase a mere 5.4%. Europe is Mastercard’s second largest international…

Diebold Nixdorf’s New Extreme Self-Checkout Concept is 1.5X the Width of a Dollar Bill

Diebold Nixdorf’s new Extreme Self-Checkout offers the ability to serve as an automated teller machine (ATM), point-of-sale (POS) terminal and a self-checkout unit. The concept enables an unprecedented level of consumer convenience by connecting the physical and digital worlds of shopping to create a seamless end-to-end experience.  By accepting cash, card and contactless payments, the…

Gemalto Protects BNP Paribas Wa! Mobile Wallet in France

BNP Paribas is deploying Gemalto’s Mobile Protector, a highly secure solution to protect Wa!, a multi-brand, omni-channel mobile wallet that combines payments, shopping coupons and loyalty programs. Gemalto’s Mobile Protector encompasses an SDK (Software Development Kit), and both a customer enrollment and an authentication server. The solution delivers comprehensive security for all mobile payments made…

Personal + Mobile + Seamless + Secure = Unified Commerce for Retailers

Unified commerce goes beyond omni-channel, putting the customer experience first, breaking down the walls between internal channel silos and leveraging a common commerce platform. Retailers are moving in this direction with 71% planning to have a unified commerce platform within three years. According to a new report from Boston Retail Partners (BRP), the mobilization of…

Verifone Expands its Engage Family with New Advanced Multilane Payment Device

Verifone has pulled up the curtain on its sleekest, the most advanced and intuitive multilane payment device ever. Verifone designed the new M400 to enable this for its department store, specialty retailer, grocery store, hotel, quick service restaurants and convenience store clients. Verifone says multilane merchants need a platform capable of supporting their vision for…

Cargo Volume Data Points to a Very Strong Holiday Shopping Season

Dovetailing with recent consumer spending and consumer debt statistics, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase during the industry’s busy holiday season. Global Port Tracker says retailers don’t import merchandise unless they think they can sell it. Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.64 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units in…

GPN Heartland Merger Expense Synergies Pays-Off Big Time in Fourth Quarter

Atlanta-based Global Payments (GPN) reported fourth calendar quarter (4Q/16) [fiscal second quarter ending 11/30/16] gross revenues grew 30.4% year-on-year (YOY), while net income declined 37.2% YOY. Revenues for North America increased 16.1% YOY. GPN says the particularly strong performance was driven by the integrated payments businesses, OpenEdge and Ezidebit, and from its software led solutions…

Wix Integrates with Square for mPay and ePay POS Options and Online Management

Wix, a major cloud-based web development platform with more than 97 million registered users worldwide, is integrating with Square to give Wix merchants and entrepreneurs in North America a new way to accept online and in-person credit card payments. Wix’s Square integration improves payment processing and allows both online and in-person payments, via mobile device…

Payments Software Leaders to Unveil the Latest POS Stuff at the NYC Big Show

Star Micronics is teaming up with seven top payments related software partners at National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show to show-off their latest cool payments products. Partners include: Star Cloud Services, Itemize, Dôr, MoZONE, Thirdshelf, nClose and e-Nabler. Star Micronics has designated a portfolio of printing, secure cash management, and customer engagement solutions for any…