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…

Boku Raises Funds to Expand Carrier Billing Connections

Boku Raises Funds to Expand Carrier Billing Connections

Boku has landed $13.75 million in further venture funding to expand carrier billing across numerous carrier connections in developed and emerging markets around the globe. Boku continues to grow in emerging economies, while simultaneously executing a strategy to penetrate and grow in developed markets. Several of Boku’s existing venture investors from Silicon Valley have followed…

Briefs: INGENICO; JCB; FAYSAL ; and OT

In Other News: INGENICO (Datacap); JCB (CSR); FAYSAL (MasterCard); and OT (Discover). INGENICO Ingenico and Datacap Systems, an integrated payments middleware provider, announced the installation of its Pay-at-the-Table solution at Uncle Oogie’s, a New Jersey and Philadelphia-based chain of pizzerias. Using Ingenico Group’s smart terminals, Datacap’s point of sale partner, PDQ Signature Systems was able…

Briefs: ATOM; UNIONPAY; PARKMOBILE; and ACI

In Other News: ATOM (tickets); UNIONPAY (c-store); PARKMOBILE (CT); and ACI (FL). ATOM – Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind mobile movie ticketing platform, expands its service to moviegoers in more than 70 major metros across the U.S., including: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Baltimore in collaboration with leading exhibitors AMC Theatres,…

Gemalto & RioCard Implement Contactless Ticket Wristbands

Gemalto & RioCard Implement Contactless Ticket Wristbands

Gemalto has teamed with RioCard, Rio de Janeiro’s public transportation ticketing operator, to implement contactless transport ticket wristbands. When fully implemented, the solution will simplify secure payments and improve convenience ensuring smoother travel in any mode of transportation (bus, ferry, subway and train) for more than 10 million residents and visitors to Brazil’s second largest…