Walmart Upgrades to MoneyGram's MTaaS platform

Walmart Upgrades to MoneyGram’s MTaaS platform

MoneyGram and Walmart have beefed-up their online money transfer platform with the new MTaaS platform powered by MoneyGram. The new platform offers customers new features and a streamlined experience when sending money through Walmart.moneygram.com.  The upgraded Walmart.Moneygram.com site is built on MoneyGram’s MTaaS platform (Money Transfer as a Service).   MTaaS extends the same innovative and convenient…

Essential Systems Solutions and MobileBytes Partner

Essential Systems Solutions and MobileBytes Partner

Frederick, MD-based Essential Systems Solutions has budded with MobileBytes, an EMV capable iPad POS technology company. Partnering with MobileBytes will give ESS the unique opportunity to offer a full featured, cloud based, POS system for iPad. The high quality MobileBytes solution is designed for a variety of food & beverage environments. From bars & nightclubs,…

New MasterCard IR Exec Takes Over from Barbara Gasper

New MasterCard IR Exec Takes Over from Barbara Gasper

Mastercard has ankled Warren Kneeshaw as executive vice president of investor relations, effective November 1, 2016. This appointment comes as Barbara Gasper announced she will retire from MasterCard at the end of the year. Kneeshaw joined MasterCard on September 6 from Qualcomm, where he was vice president of investor relations, serving as the company’s primary…

Braintree Merchants to Offer Masterpass and Visa Checkout

Braintree Merchants to Offer Masterpass and Visa Checkout

PayPal confirmed it is adding MasterCard’d Masterpass and Visa’s Visa Checkout as a payment option for Braintree merchants. Braintree powers payments for companies like Airbnb, Eventbrite, Pinterest and Uber, enabling merchants to accept a variety of payment options online, in app and in-stores. Under the expanded partnership with MasterCard, consumers and small businesses will be…

UnionPay Expands Rapidly in Europe

UnionPay Expands Rapidly in Europe

UnionPay International reports consumers can now pay with UnionPay cards at about two million merchants in Europe. In particular, over 70% of the merchants in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Spain, the six major tourist destinations, accept UnionPay, which satisfies tourists’ payments needs in Europe. UnionPay acceptance footprint also expands from duty free…

Hellenic Banks Deploys Gemalto Optelio Wristbands

Hellenic Banks Deploys Gemalto Optelio Wristbands

Gemalto has supplied Hellenic Bank, a major Cypriot financial institution, with its Optelio contactless EMV Payment wristbands. These water-resistant NFC wristbands that are marketed as PayBand to Cyprus consumers will ensure that Hellenic Bank customers no longer have to worry about carrying cash or cards. Gemalto has worked alongside its local partner Mellon Cyprus to…

Blackhawk Network to Acquire Grass Roots Group

Blackhawk Network to Acquire Grass Roots Group

Blackhawk Network has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Grass Roots), a provider of employee and customer engagement solutions. The closing of the transaction is subject to completion of certain filings with and approval by Germany’s Bundeskartellamt. Grass Roots is headquartered in the county of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, with offices in Europe, the Americas and…

CoreCard Software Beefs-Up its Prepaid Products

CoreCard Software Beefs-Up its Prepaid Products

CoreCard Software has added three new features designed to increase the ease of use and marketability for clients providing prepaid solutions to community banks and credit unions. The features include: multiple card sales with receipt, reseller hierarchy and floating teller/user support across multiple bank branches. CoreCard’s processing solution now includes the following features and benefits.…