Ingenico Mobile Solutions has unveiled the industry’s first audio-jack based NFC/contactless mobile card acceptance solution with support for Apple Pay, MasterCard contactless and Visa payWave. Ingenico was the first to develop combined EMV and NFC features in smart terminals in the US and globally.
China UnionPay (CUP) and China Construction Bank (CCB) have entered Russia with two UnionPay CCB debit cards.The new debit cards issued take Ruble and US dollar as the settlement currency, respectively.
Samsung Pay will be a reality this summer following the launch of the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones on April 10th. Visa and MasterCard are fully supportive of Apple Pay’s newest and most formidable competitor.
New research, based on social media, finds that the confusion and concern over safety and security of mobile payments has been replaced with conversations about tokenization and biometrics.
Last year Visa, Chase and Bharti Airtel launched the Airtel Money Visa Card in Kenya and this year are taking their partnership into seven new African markets. New Delhi-based Airtel is a global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Dennis Byrnes, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of ACI Worldwide.
With more than 700 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) globally, all with different billing systems, it should come as no surprise that even the most ambitious app stores have not yet achieved 100 MNO activations.
A proof-of-concept connected car to test mobile and online purchases on the go is the works. Visa, Pizza Hut and Accenture have teamed to develop a connected car for commerce a reality.
Barclaycard US and Bank of Hawaii have teamed with Hawaiian Airlines to launch two new co-branded MasterCards. Both cards offer a sign-up or activation bonus of 35,000 miles and a one-time 50% discount on a coach roundtrip companion airfare between Hawai’i and North America on Hawaiian Airlines.
FIME and Thales are making a joint offering for the host card emulation (HCE) mobile services market. The partners have combined expertise to provide near field communication (NFC) service providers and issuing banks with a complete three-phase portfolio of functional and security consultancy and testing services.
Linkable Networks has snagged $11.7 million in funding along with three key executive team hires. Since 2011 Linkable has been building a scalable platform that provides brands and retailers the ability to engage, reward and incent their consumers directly and across any channel – online, mobile and in-store.
TrialPay, a privately held company with an offers platform that connects merchants with millions of consumers through targeted promotions is being acquired by Visa.