SMEs Targeted for NFC-Enabled EMV-Compliant Groovv POS Flex

Samsung Electronics America and Total Merchant Services unveiled Groovv POS Flex, a comprehensive and easy to use point-of-sale (POS) solution designed specifically for small- to mid-sized businesses. Groovv POS Flex features a Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6” Tablet and an EMV-compliant and NFC-enabled payment processing device, which are pre-programmed with a full suite of software…

Gemalto Protects BNP Paribas Wa! Mobile Wallet in France

BNP Paribas is deploying Gemalto’s Mobile Protector, a highly secure solution to protect Wa!, a multi-brand, omni-channel mobile wallet that combines payments, shopping coupons and loyalty programs. Gemalto’s Mobile Protector encompasses an SDK (Software Development Kit), and both a customer enrollment and an authentication server. The solution delivers comprehensive security for all mobile payments made…

Personal + Mobile + Seamless + Secure = Unified Commerce for Retailers

Unified commerce goes beyond omni-channel, putting the customer experience first, breaking down the walls between internal channel silos and leveraging a common commerce platform. Retailers are moving in this direction with 71% planning to have a unified commerce platform within three years. According to a new report from Boston Retail Partners (BRP), the mobilization of…

Payfone Lands More Investment as TNS Joins AXP in Latest Funding Round

Payfone, a specialist in mobile identity authentication for digital channels, has nailed another funding round of $23.5 million. Among new investors is Transaction Network Services. American Express Ventures remains an initial investor. BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Andrew Prozes led the round with new investors Strauss Zelnick, Maclab Development Group and Transaction Network Services, and with participation from current investors…

UBA Masterpass QR MSME Merchant App to Alter African Payment Landscape

United Bank Africa (UBA) introduced its first merchant-focused app in Africa with the aim of creating a SMART (secure, mobile, accessible, reliable, transparent) network of 100,000 micro merchants and driving financial inclusion. The merchant app will include Masterpass QR, a mobile payment solution powered by Mastercard, and is immediately available for download to any feature…

mPayments Tiny Sliver of Connected Vehicle Technology w/Potential

Connected vehicles are set to go with the introduction of the Chrysler Portal concept offering more than 20 technologies to engage, inform and connect users including e-payment options securely transacted from the vehicle while in transit.  The Chrysler Portal concept is user experience designed with bring your own device (BYOD) in mind, seamlessly connecting with…

3-D Secure 2.0 Answer to Growing mCommerce & eCommerce CNP Fraud

EMV security standard by both card issuers and merchants is expanding rapidly in the U.S., making counterfeit card fraud at the physical point of sale much more difficult to perpetrate. These two market changes are causing fraud to shift to the card-not-present environment. Mercator Advisory Group’s new research note, Debit and 3-D Secure 2.0, provides…

First Data’s Clover Go Reader Among Top Innovative Products of 2016

Among this year biggest payments innovations and product introductions is First Data’s new Clover Go “All-In-One” reader. It is the first fully integrated payment card reader that accepts payments via card swipes, EMV and NFC transactions (including Apple Pay, Android Pay & Samsung Pay) all through a single device.   Beyond its convenient all-in-one functionality,…