Bank of Mongolia (BOM) and JCB have inked a system network agreement for T-Card JCB credit and debit card issuing. Mongolia’s economy is growing fast and the country is seeing an increase in overseas travel for both business and leisure. In 2013 about 1.35 million Mongolian people traveled to nearby Japan, China, Korea and Russia, where JCB has a strong presence.
Visa and Stripe have inked a strategic partnership to support new technologies and online payment experiences for merchants, developers and consumers worldwide. Through this relationship, Stripe will accelerate its international expansion, particularly in emerging markets, accessing Visa’s global footprint through its acquiring and issuing partners. To support this growth and joint long-term initiatives, Visa has also made a strategic investment in Stripe.
Transact24, a Hong Kong-based payment services provider, has opened a new US office in Frederick, MD. Transact24’s focus on the US market has increased in recent years as a direct result of the growth of their ACH payment processing and credit/debit card acquiring business lines.
Americans’ debt has increased over the past three decades, due particularly to home mortgages and student loans, with important implications for long-term economic mobility. A full 80% of Americans hold at least some form of debt, and nearly 7 in 10 say debt is a necessity in their lives, even though they would prefer not to have it.
MasterCard announced that more travelers around the world will be able to check out quickly and securely now that several new transit and travel retailers are offering MasterPass. Accepted in 24 countries, MasterPass enables consumers to pay for the things they want with the security they demand, anywhere online or in-app, using any device.
The ING Netherlands app can now make voice-activated payments leveraging voice biometrics technology from Nuance Communications. A smart alternative to PINs and passwords, voice biometrics makes mobile banking easier in the ING Netherlands mobile banking app.