First Data and ShopKeep Team for Clover POS

First Data and ShopKeep have expanded their partnership to First Data’s Clover platform. ShopKeep is a cloud-based technology solution that transforms an iPad into a smart, connected cash register. First Data will make ShopKeep’s POS software available through First Data’s vast distribution network including major bank partners, retail partners, and its network of independent sales…

Groovv mPOS Gizmo Hits the U.S. Payments Market

Total Merchant Services has unleashed Groovv mPOS, an omni-channel, mobile point of sale solution. The solution comes with a free EMV-compliant and NFC-enabled mobile payment device for in-person payments as well as an online payments suite enabling acceptance of “card not present” payments for phone, mail and online transactions. The Groovv mPOS handheld EMV/NFC payment…

Ford SYNC Applink Set to Literally Drive Future Mobile Payments

Ford Motor has inked deals with ExxonMobil, Samsung, DriverScore, Sygic and Dash Radio to enable consumers to pay for gas without leaving the car, project a navigation map from a smartphone to the in-car touch screen, and using a new app that could help lower vehicle insurance rates. Leveraging ExxonMobil’s Speedpass+, an automated payment system…

Blockchain Technology with Thales HSM Eliminates Cybertheft

Accenture unveiled a new solution that simplifies the ability of blockchain technology to integrate with the industrial-grade security systems that support sectors including financial services, healthcare and government. The solution creates a developer-friendly interface between emerging blockchain platforms and widely used hardware security technology. Accenture cooperated with Thales – whose hardware is currently used by…

WebJoint Payment Platform Blossoms to a Full Blown Cannabis Management Tool

CA-based PyroTree’s WebJoint platform, the only cannabis compliance software that includes a front-end e-commerce website builder/management tool offers the tools to help cannabis business owners comply with California’s Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (Act), which goes into effect early next year. In addition, WebJoint will be launching new cultivation software to California growers in the second…

PayPal Continues to Rock ’n Roll as Q4 PTX & TPV Top 20% YOY

PayPal continues to gain market share as total payment volume (TPV) soared 22% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/16). However, the transaction margin declined 340 basis points (bps) in the quarter, compared to 4Q/15, according to CardData. During 2016, PayPal added 18 million active accounts, reflecting double digit YOY growth. Transaction revenues for 4Q/16…