Western Union Q3/15

Western Union reported Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) constant currency third quarter revenues increased 3%, while reported revenues declined 3%. Consumer-to-Business (C2B) revenues grew 6% in the quarter, or 10% constant currency, driven by the Argentina walk-in and the U.S. electronic bill payments businesses.

Heartland Q3/15

NJ-based Heartland Payment Systems (HPS) reported Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise (SME) Q3 transaction processing volume set a new quarterly record $24.5 billion, up 13.1% year-on-year (YOY). HPS also acquired privately held Digital Dining, a provider of restaurant point-of-sale (POS) and management systems throughout the USA.

Ecwid & Square

San Diego-based Ecwid has collaborated with Square to offer retailers the ability to sell anywhere online and keep all channels in sync. Ecwid is available directly or through trusted partners and has over 900,000 registered merchants in 175 countries with support for 45 languages.

Monet mPOS

Monet, the largest mPOS (Mobile POS) service provider in Pakistan, and China’s UnionPay jointly announced the launch of a mPOS acquiring service in Pakistan. The UnionPay mPOS solution is to be launched at fast food restaurants, express companies and in hospitals and on taxies.

MasterCard Hackathon

MasterCard will kick off its Masters of Code competition via a London hackathon on November 14-15. London is the last of 12 global hackathons with 3,000 of the world’s best developers battling for USD 100,000 worth of prize money if they can come up with an innovation that uses MasterCard’s payments platform and benefits city dwellers.

MCX & Chase Pay

The MCX CEO said the agreement with Chase will link MCX’s extensive network of owner-merchants – which collectively process over a trillion dollars annually in transactions at more than 110,000 retail locations across the United States – with Chase, which is number one in total U.S. credit and debit payment volume.