Global Biometrics

The global biometric authentication and identification systems market is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 17% from 2015 to 2020 and generate over $25 billion by 2020. While the majority of the demand is sourced out of APAC and Middle East, countries such as the U.S. and the U.K. continue to be the leading revenue generating countries in the biometrics market.

Revel Systems Revved

San Francisco-based Revel Systems has landed $13.5 Million from ROTH Capital Partners, a relationship-driven investment bank with close connections to Revel. This was Revel’s C-3 investment round, a follow-up to the Series C-1 round led by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in November 2014 and Series C-2 round led by Intuit in December 2014.

CCV NCR Authentic

Netherlands-based European payments provider CCV is now using Authentic, an intelligent payments platform from NCR’s Alaric. CCV plans to implement Authentic across Europe to support a new state-of-the-art payments processing solution it has developed for its customers, due to go live in December 2015.

NFC Xmas 2015

The pioneering technology-led international courier ParcelHero says SMEs and start-ups must keep on top of changing trends to ensure they are not left behind in the build-up to Christmas. Apple Pay is well-established in the US and already a hit in the UK following its July launch; Google’s Android Pay is imminent and Samsung’s new Pay App arrives in the US in September and will have its European launch first in the UK.

BlazePays Visa

Capital Prepaid Services has made loading checks more convenient with the availability of mobile check cashing for the program it manages, the BlazePays Visa Prepaid Card. The new feature allows cardholders to cash checks to their BlazePays Prepaid Card easily from virtually anywhere.