San Diego-based iWallet has linked up with NEXT Biometrics Group ASA to introduce a turnkey biometric identification solution, iWallet Password, based on NEXT Biometrics’ NB-3010-U ergonomic USB desktop fingerprint reader, a ready-to-use peripheral with USB interface designed to entirely replace passwords when logging into notebooks and tablets.
China’s UnionPay International and Thailand Bankers Association signed a Chip Card Standard License Agreement in Bangkok this week. According to the agreement, the chip card standard of UnionPay will be introduced to the local banks as the standard of Thailand’s banking industry.
Japan’s GMO Payment Gateway has invested US $1 million via the GMO Global Payment Fund to enhance its capital and business alliance with Neweb Technologies a major online payment service provider in Taiwan.
American Express has launched Serve Cash Back, a new prepaid debit Account option that will earn Accountholders 1% cash back on purchases. Consumers who spend in line with the 2012 – 2013 U.S. Department of Labor national averages for gas, groceries, dining out, clothing, transportation and entertainment using the Serve Cash Back Card could potentially earn more than $400 annually2 when earning 1% cash back.
New research confirms the in-store experience is important in all major purchase decisions, with an overwhelming majority of shoppers buying in person. At the same time, shoppers continue to carefully research major purchases of $500 or more, including financing options.
PayVerifi is nailing the card not present headache. Business owners have had trouble processing a credit card with just the number and no card being present. There’s a certain risk that goes with accepting payments this way.
Worldpay reports Britain’s bookies have kicked off this year’s Barclays Premier League with a bang. Following a quiet two months , the opening weekend of the new season provided a timely reminder of how much love the nation and punters have for the ‘best football league in the world’.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Charles Koo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Iris ID Systems.
The NFC Forum announced new Associate, Implementer, and Non-Profit members from around the world. Representing industries as diverse as automotive electronics, digital imaging, microelectronics, and asset management, the 19 new members include organizations based in Austria, Belarus, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.
CO-based North American Bancard has inked a joint product and marketing relationship between its front-end gateway, NAB Velocity, and PA-based Future POS, an award-winning point-of-sale (POS) software for restaurants.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Fingerprint Cards AB.
CardWeb.com’s CardData Reports today features the”How European Issuers Can Thrive in an Ecosystem Defined by Tokenization-Enabled TNFC Payments” white paper from TSYS.