The use of facial recognition technology to help combat card fraud in stores is being explored in the payments industry. “PED Cam” (Pin Entry Device Camera) uses an upward-facing camera, embedded into a standard card terminal to take a picture of the card-user whenever they enter their PIN.
Harbortouch is offering a free NFC and EMV capable PIN pad with its Echo POS systems for eligible merchants. Harbortouch Echo is a built-for-purpose POS system that combines the performance and functionality of a traditional system with the simplicity and sleek design of a tablet, without any up-front costs to merchants.
Alert Management Systems and Volatile Studios are enabling consumers to make a credit card payment right from a smart phone or tablet while signing for a rental contract or delivery.
AutoManager has integrated with TSYS’ ProPay to deliver fully integrated electronic auto loan payments for auto dealers. DeskManager, AutoManager’s DMS software, will now allow borrowers to pay auto loans by debit card, credit card or bank account.
NY-based CardFlight reports its suite of mobile solutions has been certified by First Data to accept EMV “chip card” payments.
Boston-based Flywire, f/k/a peerTransfer, has acquired UK tuition processor Uni-Pay. Uni-Pay offers tuition payment services to students attending 60 educational institutions in the UK, the second leading destination for foreign students studying abroad.
Moneris Solutions has expanded its portfolio of EMV-capable solutions for merchants to accept EMV payments in the United States. Moneris’ EMV-capable product lineup features integrated and standalone solutions for merchants seeking net-new EMV payment solutions or terminal upgrades for existing point-of-sale (POS) systems.
Eight financial institutions reported that 30% of their U.S. consumer credit and debit cards contain EMV chips as of June 30. These issuers represent approximately 50%of U.S. payment card volume.
Verifone has been approved by JCB to support J/Speedy v1.3 “making Verifone’s merchant clients the first to be able to accept this latest version of the contactless EMV payment program used by JCB cardholders.
Allstar, UK’s leading fuel card provider, has picked Rrance-based Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, to support the migration of their fuel cards from magnetic stripe to EMV chip cards.
Heartland Payment Systems announced the availability of Heartland SecureSubmit, a data protection solution e-commerce merchants use to protect sensitive consumer cardholder data entered via a consumer’s browser.
FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance board member NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s market leading mobile network operator (MNO), intends to expand FIDO authentication for its country-wide network with new FIDO Certified™ devices, and by extending FIDO authentication through DOCOMO ID to carrier billing services partners.