Moneris Solutions Corporation announced it will be entering into a relationship with Powa Technologies to be the preferred Canadian provider of PowaTag, a unique mobile solution that extends the world of online commerce to traditionally offline environments.
SumUp has integrated Bitcoin into its mPOS solution through BitPay. The integration means that any bricks and mortar retailer can now easily accept Bitcoin payments. With SumUp’s streamlined checkout process, the customer simply confirms the amount with a single click on their smartphone after scanning a QR code or using NFC broadcast. For merchants, accepting Bitcoin payments means that issues with fraud concerns or credit card chargebacks are erased from the equation. After having launched a proprietary Chip & PIN terminal in its major European markets, SumUp is now building an open network by accepting different alternative payment options, such as Bitcoin and soon to follow Apple Pay.
Ryanair launched a new payment partnership with PayPal. Ryanair’s 86m customers now have the option to pay for their Ryanair flights using their PayPal account, ensuring even faster bookings on Europe’s biggest travel website. This is the latest in a long line of Ryanair customer improvements, including allocated seating, a second free cabin bag, a new website and app and a dedicated family service, with a tailored business product set to be unveiled in the coming weeks. This will help Ryanair develop its customer experience by making it even easier and quicker for travellers to book and pay for their flights online, expanded to the 152 million active Paypal accounts across the world,
JCB International announced Worldline e-payment and transactional services signed a License Agreement for building a JCB card acceptance network and to start JCB merchant acquiring operations. JCBI has been increasing its presence in Europe by expanding its merchant network. Currently, JCB cards are accepted at about 25 million merchants worldwide including several millions in Europe. This partnership will significantly increase the number of JCB merchants, which will improve the card acceptance for JCB cardmembers visiting Belgium. Worldline payment and transactional services is active in Merchant Services & Terminals, eMobility & eTransactional Services, and Financial Processing and delivers non-cash payment transactions via a wide range of payment solutions for POS, online and mPayments.
NCR Corporation has entered into an agreement with Auckland’s Vector Arena to implement an extensive suite of innovative NCR venue management solutions. The new solution at the 12,000-capacity arena will make every customer interaction an exceptional experience. NCR will deploy NCR Venue Manager, an advanced touchscreen POS and back office solution on 70 NCR POS terminals throughout the venue. NCR Venue Manager will provide managers with sales and inventory information to accurately report, analyze and forecast sales, reducing wastage and keeping costs under control. It offers customers exceptional venue experience with reduced queue time and faster delivery of food and beverages. The NCR advanced touchscreen POS terminal was selected because it can withstand Vector Arena’s punishing conditions and deliver faster service.
Onebip by Neomobile mpayments service and SingTel telecommunications announced the launch of Direct Carrier Billing for Onebip merchants. This will allow SingTel subscribers to charge purchases from Onebip merchants directly to their mobile phone bills. Onebip Merchants such as Game Publishers and App Developers, will benefit from a more advanced carrier billing technology, higher pricing flexibility, better commercial conditions, increased conversion rates and ultimately new and increased revenue streams. SingTel and Onebip by Neomobile will also support merchants wishing to enter or develop their presence in the Singaporean market, with local promotion and marketing activity.
Greggs launched its new ‘Greggs Rewards’ mobile payment app designed to reward its customers for their loyalty whilst making shopping across its 1,700 shops more convenient, quicker and easier. The new rewards app which went live nationally this week, is the first entirely digital loyalty scheme launched by a UK food-on-the go retailer that eliminates the need for customers to carry a separate loyalty card or their wallet when they shop. By registering for a Greggs Rewards account via the app or online at www.greggs.co.uk, customers can top up their accounts with any amount from £5-£50 using their debit/credit card or with the added safety and simplicity of PayPal, allowing them to pay securely in-store with their smartphone.
Tim Hortons announced new mpayment options, now available at participating restaurants throughout Canada and the United States guests using BlackBerry® 10 smartphones (including the BlackBerry® Q5, BlackBerry® Q10, BlackBerry®Z10 and BlackBerry® Z30 smartphones) will be able to register a Tim Card on the TimmyMe™ mobile app and use near field communication (NFC) tap-to-pay technology to complete their order. This is one of the first integrations of an NFC based stored value card solution with existing payment terminals. Future development plans will also see this platform expanded to Android 4.4 devices. Tim Hortons has also launched a barcode payment pilot program in the Niagara region in Canada and at select USA Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants. Tim Hortons has partnered with First Data to deliver tap and scan payments through their mobile gateway technology.
BankDhofar launched its mbanking service marking the start of an exciting new era of innovative banking services. The mobile banking app is available for free download to mobile users using Android and for Apple IOS users. Customer will be able to conduct their banking transaction using their mobile phones when and where they choose using BankDhofar’s mobile banking app. The bank ensured ease of use and navigation and richness of services launched. In addition, to accounts and cards enquiries and transactions, such as transfers between own accounts and third party transfers, statements viewing, and cheque book requisition, customers will also be able to make utility payments, and mobile top-ups.
PayLane systematically expands the list of banks in its portfolio. Customers can choose to make a transfer from such banks as Bank Millennium, mBank, Credit Agricole, Alior Bank, MultiBank, PKO BP, Deutsche Bank, Alior Sync, Inteligo, Bank BPH (GE Capital Group), ING, KB Kredyt Bank, BZ WBK, Getin Bank. This now includes Nordea Bank (Pay with Nordea), Idea Bank and postal money order. The large number of banks coupled with other payment methods such as credit and debit cards or PayPal, makes it possible for the e-shop customers to find their favourite way of issuing payments. As PayLane received the status of a Payment Institution in May 2013, it is subjected to the regulations of Polish Financial Supervision Authority. Both the merchants and their customers can be sure the wire transfers are secure.
Welcome Real-time innovative loyalty solutions announced that it is working with Aimia to deploy its Welcome XLS solution for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s(Commonwealth Bank) Awards credit card loyalty scheme. The technology is being hosted by Aimia, who works closely with the bank to develop the loyalty scheme. The Commonwealth Bank recently expanded its Awards credit card loyalty program so that the bank’s 1.3 million Awards members can redeem points instantly nationwide, at one of Australia’s favourite retail department stores, on the items of their choice from fashion to electronic, beauty and home products.
C-SAM secure mobile transactions technology and StarHub info-communication announced the newest update to the SmartWallet mobile app which will enable NFC and P2P mobile ticketing services. The mobile ticketing innovation is the world’s first NFC mobile wallet with P2P redemption of movie tickets. StarHub’s SmartWallet will allow customers to purchase Shaw Theatres movie tickets with their NFC-enabled mobile phones and then redeem these digitally stored entrance tickets with a single tap of the phone on a contactless reader at the cinema. This new capability reduces the time customers spend purchasing and redeeming tickets, creating a compelling and seamless customer experience for movie ticketing. Shaw Theatres, a leading theater group in Singapore, is the first company to deploy the NFC mobile ticketing service. SmartWallet offers three contactless payment card options: credit card, pre-paid card and an ePurse transit card.