The Ingenico Companion Mobile Payment (iCMP) MPOS, a turnkey mobile point-of-sale solution offering full debit and credit EMV and contactless payment acceptance to Canadian merchants is now available via Global Payments.
The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, will open in New York in July 2015. The program will provide the opportunity for ten companies to participate in thirteen weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, aimed at supporting breakthrough financial technology innovations.
Fortumo mpayments signed partnerships with global smartphone manufacturers Oppo Electronics and Gionee. Fortumo’s direct carrier billing solution will be implemented for payments in the manufacturers’ app stores and Fortumo’s app catalogue becomes available for device preloads.
Seamless, and its mobile payment service SEQR, has nailed a big fish. Clas Ohlson, one of Sweden’s largest retail chains, has inked a deal to offer SEQR payment option.
Paytoo Mobile Wallet enhances its bill payment functionality on a nationwide coverage to the under or unbanked customers. This new bill payment feature provides fast, secured and convenient online bill payment solutions, giving access to an easier way to pay their bills and will be able to manage their entire bill payment process online, from anywhere and at anytime.The bill payment function with over 10,000 local and national billers is now available with the PAYTOO Mobile Wallet™ and offers anyone the possibility to pay a bill from his or her cell phone. The PAYTOO system is now fully completed offering services from direct deposit to bill payment, and in between, a full range of services to include top ups, virtual cards, gift cards, prepaid cards and more.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation today announced its Retail Services business, which manages more than 130 private label and co-brand credit programs, has signed a multi-year agreement to provide private label credit card services in the U.S. for three brands of JD Williams (www.jdwilliams.co.uk), the U.K’s largest multi-channel home shopping retailer. The brands include women’s apparel brands Marisota (www.marisota.com), Simply Be (www.simplybe.com) and men’s apparel brand Jacamo (www.jacamo.com).
Boku direct operator billing mobile payments partnered Deezer global music service with more than 10 million monthly users around the world to bring a new and easier way to subscribe to Deezer’s music streaming service. This partnership appeals to subscribers on all mobile operators in Germany. With this partnership, Deezer offers music fans in Germany the ability to subscribe to Deezer’s Premium and Premium+ offer using their mobile phone. Subscribers will then be charged on a recurring monthly basis directly on their mobile phone bill.
mopay payment solutions is providing a new mobile payment option for Germany-based maxdome video-on-demand platform. This offers customers a payment option available for every user who has an active subscription with any mobile carrier in Germany, and the full maxdome content catalogue can be ordered and paid with mopay. New users of the platform who do not want to fully register beforehand are offered the additional option, “pay by SMS,” when choosing a film. Opting for this version simply requires consumers to text a short code to initiate the order and payment process. If successful, the movie starts automatically and is available for 48 hours with unlimited reruns. There is no need to register and share any personal data to use this payment option. The amount will be billed directly to the respective mobile phone account.
ABI Research projects the mobile app market will value at $27 billion in 2013, as mobile apps continue to be a critical factor in the battle between the mobile OS. BlackBerry and Windows are slowly augmenting their apps catalogue as they compete for the 3rd ecosystem, but are still far behind Apple and Android. An interesting aspect of the mobile app market is revenues generated by smartphone versus tablets. App revenues generated from smartphones have significantly dwarfed app revenues from tablets. However, tablet revenues are quickly catching up and it is projected tablet app revenues will overtake smartphones by 2017. The inclination for tablet users to pay more for apps than their smartphones because of the larger screen size and better user experience for gaming and reading are the primary drivers.
PayLane.com online payments has been registered on Visa Europe Merchant Agents List. Visa decreased doubts and help control the risk in online payments with its Merchant Agents List. The Merchant Agent list is a catalogue of different companies that provide payment-related services such as Payment Gateways, Payment Service Providers, Internet Payment Service Providers etc. In order to be listed in the catalogue, the company has to be compliant with PCI DSS and approved by Visa as a as a company that provides full protection to their customers.
MasterCard announced a multi-year U.S. agreement with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) naming MasterCard as the exclusive co-branded card for IHG’s hotel loyalty rewards consumer credit card portfolio. This further strengthens the relationship between IHG and MasterCard that includes a successful Priority Club World MasterCard co-branded card program. IHG’s Priority Club® Rewards is the hotel industry’s fastest growing and largest guest loyalty program, reaching more than 4,500 hotels across seven global IHG brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotel & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® as well as the Holiday Inn Resort® and InterContinental® Alliance Resorts brands in North America.
SYSPRO enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization launched its POS retailing solution, offering a variety of retailing management and market capabilities. The SYSPRO Point of Sale- built on single source code under-pinning SYSPRO’s powerful enterprise resource planning (ERP) software- contains more than a dozen new features/functions useful for managing everything from ordering, through inventory management and transit and on the front-end the transactions, daily/period cash-outs and card-based customer loyalty programs. SYSPRO Point of Sale is an ideal match for SYSPRO ERP companies that are improving their margins by cutting reliance on intermediary companies and managing the end-to-end manufacturing/distribution/retailing chain independently. It embeds intelligence into this complete cycle for retail oriented manufacturers and distributors for order entry; inventory management; and shipping/transit.