Australia’s Westpac Banking will be the first bank in Asia Pacific to deploy Verfone’s new handheld EMV and NFC-enabled terminal solution that is fully supported with payment services.
Hanoi-based VietinBank and JCB have launched the JCB Hello Kitty Card in Vietnam. Hello Kitty is a very popular character not only in the Japan market where she was born, but also in international markets including Vietnam.
NCR Corporation announced that Tesco Stores Sdn Bhd has selected NCR self-checkout technology to bring a faster and more convenient checkout option for its customers in Malaysia. Customers will now have the freedom to scan, bag and pay for goods themselves, without having to wait in long queues.
Global Payments (GPN) is rolling out the OptBlue program for American Express Card acceptance in Canada this week. OptBlue offers small business merchants a single source for payment processing, pricing, underwriting, risk management, settlement, reporting, support and a consolidated statement.
POS SuperStore is pleased to announce they have become a strategic reseller for Quetzal POS for the U.S. market. Together with the Card Connect Payment Gateway, POS Superstore now provides its customers a fully integrated payment system with the Quetzal POS Apple iPad/IBM Cloud solution. This reseller agreement will enhance POS Superstore’s offering to small and medium sized shoe and clothing retailers with a seamless integrated solution for managing retail operations, staffing, inventory, and payment processing.
America First Credit Union recently donated $2,000 in scholarships to two students during the American Legion Utah Boys State summer youth camp at Weber State University. Recipients Tyler Evans from Duchesne High School and Carter Whitby from the Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (NUAMES) each received $1,000 in scholarship funds for use at a Utah college or university of their choice.
The ATM Industry Association has published a new study on recent global cash demand which shows that cash demand is increasing more than three times faster than worldwide economic growth rates. The study looked at year-on-year growth in currency in circulation in a range of 30 countries in advanced and developing economies over a 5 year period from 2009-2013.
Diners in New York City will now be able to use their smartphones to pay their bill at restaurants throughout the city, as Zapper launches their mobile payments app and marketing service at local establishments this month.
The artwork of high school students Traeveon Reese and Martha Estrada will soon appear in the wallets of thousands of debit cardholders in north Texas. The aspiring artists’ designs are being featured on the new Spirit Debit Reward cards, offered by Texas Trust Credit Union.
Bitcoin payment processor Snapcard Inc. announced its partnership with São Paulo-based payment gateway AZPay, allowing hundreds of merchants worldwide to accept bitcoin payments and receive instant settlements in the digital currency. Merchants using AZPay’s payment gateway platform can now accept bitcoin with a simple click of a button.
MasterCard announced the appointment of two Co-Presidents for the Asia/Pacific region – Ling Hai and Ari Sarker; as well the creation of two sub-regions – North East Asia and Australasia (NEAA) and South East Asia and South Asia (SEASA). The new sub-regions are in recognition of the growing importance of Asia/Pacific as a whole as it houses two of the region’s biggest markets – China and India – and reflects a more focused approach for these diverse markets.
For the first time in Latin America, MasterCard rolled out in Chile a digital payment and shopping technology present in world-class stadiums. Called Qkr!, the app is available for Android and iOS devices and was developed by the company internationally under the “quicker” concept to make online shopping faster. This technology provides customers with faster, more convenient and secure transactions at places such as sports stadiums so customers can skip lines altogether.