The first company that accepts payments to a smartphone made with a credit or debit card using 100% Mexican technology is here. Sr. Pago, announced start-up of operations with American Express, making it possible for the first time to pay with the credit card at any establishment that has a Sr. Pago reader.
TSYS’ ProPay has rolled-out a suite of services designed to simplify and enable payment facilitators with aggregation and traditional payment processing services. The new ProFac Express product offers
online application/boarding; underwriting services/risk management; and processing capabilities.
MI-based North American Bancard (NAB) has swallowed up Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX) for an disclosed amount. NAB is among the nation’s top payment services companies and the leading provider of the PayAnywhere suite of mobile point of sale solutions. EPX is a global, full-service credit card, debit card, stored value, and electronic check payment transaction processor.
Ingenico Payment Services partners Seamless prepaid systems provider, to integrate Seamless’s SEQR app into Ingenico Payment Services’ online payment platform. The partnership will enable Colruyt Group – a leading Belgian food distribution group and a client of Ingenico Payment Services (formerly Ogone) since 2008 – to offer its customers an alternative online payment method using smartphones. Shoppers at three of the Colruyt Group’s e-commerce sites – are able to pay for online purchases using their smartphones no matter which banks they use. This new mobile payment method will become available in the Group’s physical stores in 2015. This new payment method offers consumers improved online shopping speed and convenience.
Ingenico Roam Mobile Solutions partnered First Data to launch its mPOS solution. Leveraging ROAM’s mobile solution and Ingenico’s global EMV expertise, First Data India has launched its own fully branded chip and PIN mPOS solution. This new mPOS offering enables merchants in India to accept payments on the go, while incorporating the unmatched flexibility, best-in-breed security, and user friendliness of ROAM’s RP750x cloud-based chip and PIN mPOS card reader. ROAM’s white label solution allows mPOS players to reduce time to market with their own custom-branded payment solutions.
Danish payment management company Pensio is undertaking a major relaunch and rebranding exercise and highlighting the evolution with a move to new offices in Copenhagen. Founded in 2008, the company has seen continuous growth with its breakthrough payment solutions. The new name of AltaPay is to underline the company’s new global ambitions.
Experts across the retail, restaurant, payments and digital marketing industries will come together at CashStar’s 2013 Retailer Roundtable to discuss the near- and long-term impact mobile technology and the convergence of offers, payments, and loyalty will have on their businesses. More than 20 major brands will attend, along with CashStar partners, including Bridge2 Solutions, First Data Corporation, and RewardsNOW. Discussion will include the transformation of gift cards into mobile, reloadable payment cards that foster increased engagement and spending; the transformation of retailer apps into mobile wallets, driven by consumers’ desire for convenience and smartphone adoption; and the transformation of gift cards – as well as coupons, offers, and loyalty points – into different forms of Branded Currency, and the implications of their convergence on consumer purchase behavior.
SafetyPay, a secure payment facilitator and clearinghouse benefiting online shoppers, online merchants and banks worldwide, announced that it has secured its first patent for intellectual property protection from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent (No. 3,696,981) relates to electronic payment and financial clearinghouse services allowing individual and corporation shoppers to make online purchases…
SafetyPay partnered HSBC Bank Brazil ($72 billion in assets), extending online payment services to the bank’s 5.5 million account holders and 400,000 small and midsize business clients. The bank serves 564 municipalities in Brazil with 893 branches and more than 24,000 employees. With assets equaling $72 billion, HSBC is the sixth largest bank in Brazil. SafetyPay has partnered with and integrated 23 financial institutions and 2,000 merchants worldwide.
Michael Burtscher and Rolf Visser have recently joined the Payvision international payment solutions as the Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Global Marketing, respectively. Burtscher has been actively focused on all operations involving international acquiring for Payvision’s partners and merchants while Rolf Visser has been strategically coordinating a global marketing plan to expand Payvision’s forefront position in the industry. Michael Burtscher will be working closely with the Payvision management team to help develop the payment processing capabilities and robust network in order to assert Payvision’s relevance throughout the European marketplace. Burtscher brings almost a decade of experience and expertise in the international acquiring arena while Visser brings 22 years of experience in sales and marketing to the Payvision table, having worked for GlobalCollect payment service provider as Head of Global Online marketing.
SafetyPay secure payment facilitator and clearinghouse benefiting online shoppers, online merchants and banks worldwide has been granted a license as a Payment Institute through the Payment Services Directive (PSD), which enables the company to offer cross border payments throughout Europe. SafetyPay has earned one of only 15 licenses issued throughout Europe, affording it validity in all European Union countries. The PSD provides requirements regarding payment services and a detailed list of rights and obligations for both Payment Service Providers and users in the European Union. SafetyPay must adhere to a vast array of compliance regulations set forth by the PSD in order to ensure secure transactions.
SmartSoft, Turkcell and Plastkart introduced its MNO (Mobile Network Operator) Trusted Service Manager (TSM) mobile solution for NFC Payments. Approved by MasterCard, the MNO will help accelerate interest and deployment of NFC payment systems in Europe and the Americas, regions in which SmartSoft continues to strengthen its product and technology development and sales and marketing channels. This makes Turkcell the first top mobile operator to successfully launch and commercialize an approved TSM solution by MasterCard. It ensures a secure, fast way to shop using their mobile phones.