CA-based Flint has added two new features to its mobile payment service. The new Team Accounts feature allows multiple users within an organization to use a single Flint account to securely accept card payments, create invoices and send Apple Passbook coupons from their smartphone. The company also introduced its application update for iOS8.
ID Tech secure payment solutions, mpayments and digital signage announced the UniPay msolution is now included in the Visa Ready Program. UniPay is a compact MagStripe and EMV Smart Card mobile reader that can transform any mobile device into a POS system by connecting through the audio jack port.
The Estonia-based mobile payments company Fortumo has introduced a Software Development Kit (SDK) developer program for app developers to help them acquire additional users for their apps. Fortumo in-app payments enable customers to charge digital goods purchases to their mobile operator bill.
Miami-based Net Element is integrating Apple services into its point-of-sale payment acceptance hardware and software. Net Element also announced the official completion of a debt exchange transaction.
Dallas-based global mobile payments technology specialist and processor, Calpian is set to support Apple Pay and provide merchants with access to Apple’s new mobile payments ecosystem. Calpian will integrate Apple services into its point-of-sale payment hardware and software, and provide its merchant clients with the tools and support they need accept payments over Apple’s NFC-based payment solution.
CA-based Green Dot, a major prepaid card specialist, is acquiring Santa Barbara Tax Products (TPG), the nation’s largest consumer tax refund transaction processor. The move will greatly expand Green Dot’s financial services for low and moderate income consumers.
Visa is looking to unload its investment in Monitise a UK-based mobile payment developer and processor. Visa says it will be lessening its dependence on external mobile development resources. J.P. Morgan Securities is handling the process. The news sent Monitise stock price south by more than 30%.
Boston-based Abine’s Mask Me service is garnering growing interest in the wake of major retail payment card data breaches. The firm is currently offering a promotional rate of $29.25 per year (normally $39.95) for its payment card masking service.
NJ-based Heartland Payment Systems has introduced a mobile and online ordering solution for restaurants of all sizes. Heartland Mobile and Online Ordering, in partnership with ToGoTechnologies, provides restaurateurs and consumers alike a convenient ordering experience that has previously been enjoyed only by large restaurant brands and their customers.
The NFC Forum has added Analog testing as part of its Near Field Communication (NFC) technology Certification Program. It is the world’s first detailed evaluation of the Radio Frequency (RF) performance of an NFC device.
Expedia has teamed with Citibank to launch a new travel cobranded credit card program to accelerate earning Expedia+ rewards bonus points. The program includes two new chip-enabled credit cards, the Expedia+ Card and the Expedia+ Voyager Card from Citi which run on the MasterCard network.
Atlanta-based ControlScan, a specialist in security and compliance solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), has released its annual Mobile Payment Acceptance Survey helps ISOs, acquirers and other merchant service providers (MSPs) gauge mobile technology usage and requirements among the SMBs they serve.