China UnionPay this week held the Conference on Regional Cooperation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Senior managers of dozens of major institutions in the region participated in the conference, including heads of People’s Savings Bank of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Commercial Bank, Kazakhstan Central Bank and Russian Agricultural Bank.
Velocity Mobile has acquired Tab Payments, a mobile payments app for tastemaker diners in Canada accepted at over 100 restaurants in Toronto and Montreal. The acquisition further expands Velocity’s reach, which now connects premier restaurants with global diners in six major cities in the US, UK, and Canada.
According to new research 60% of Americans created or used an online account with a retailer in the last 12 months, which suggests convenience ranks top-of-mind for U.S. shoppers. In fact, 47% said they create online accounts because it is quicker and easier to shop.
Wirecard’s Checkout Portal has been launched in Eastern Europe and will be offering payment solutions in combination with Google services. In a first step, the product was launched in Poland, for which Wirecard was able to involve Google’s Premier SMB Partner Verseo.
Telkomsel Indonesia the largest mobile network operator (MNO) in South East Asia has hooked up with Verifone Mobile Money and Finnet Indonesia to introduce TCash Tap to merchants across Indonesia, allowing Telkomsel’s more than 140 million subscribers to tap and pay using their mobile device.
New stunning research shows the average estimated price for stolen credit and debit cards: $5 to $30 in the United States; $20 to $35 in the United Kingdom; $20 to $40 in Canada; $21 to $40 in Australia; and $25 to $45 in the European Union. Also, bank login credentials for a $2,200 balance bank account selling for $190.