POS Installment Financing Now in the UK Following Romanian Pilot

Mastercard has inked a partnership with Verifone to roll out a new installment pay application at retailers across the UK. With a significant footprint of payment terminals at major retailers, Verifone will help Mastercard roll out the solution for UK cardholders. Mastercard Installments has been developed to bring a fresh payment option to the marketplace.…

Lending Tree Grows a President to Accelerate Branching Out

NC-based LendingTree has juggled two top executives. Neil Salvage, previously the company’s Chief Revenue Officer, has been promoted to the newly-created role of President, managing the day-to-day business operations. Nikul Patel, previously LendingTree’s Chief Operating Officer, will now be the company’s Chief Product and Strategy Officer, where he will lead product innovation, consumer experience and…

NerdWallet Ankles a Big-Time Exec as First Chief Product Officer

NerdWallet has ankled Tapan Bhat, veteran technology leader and former Realtor.com Chief Product Officer (CPO), as its first CPO. NerdWallet provides free tools and clear, unbiased advice to help consumers choose the best credit cards, mortgages, banks, insurance and other financial options for their lives. Bhat will report directly to co-founder and CEO Tim Chen.…

Briefs: INGENICO; GEMALTO; WEX; and APRIVA

In Other News: INGENICO (Nera); GEMALTO (Coesys); WEX (Ypsilon); and APRIVA (ITC). INGENICO – Ingenico has completed its acquisition of Nera Payment Solutions, a subsidiary of Nera Telecommunications, a company listed on the Singapore stock exchange. GEMALTO – Gemalto has won a major contract to supply Posten Norge, Norway’s national post and logistics service, with…