Oberthur Technologies (OT) is beefing up its portfolio for the Austrian debit market by providing rechargeable debit cards integrating the Quick Electronic Purse loaded on OT’s latest contact and contactless cards.
ParkHub.com,has inked Blue Star Payment Solutions as a preferred processing partner within its PRIME mobile point-of-sale (POS) platform. PRIME, which stands for Parking Revenue Inventory Management Enterprise, is purpose built for the unique needs of parking lot attendants and operators.
Bank of America announced a series of improvements to mobile and online banking to better meet customers’ changing needs and make it easier for users to manage their finances digitally.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: INGENICO (Intel); BANKRATE (Quizzle); POWA (Worldpay); and DICARO (ATMs).
Ingenico Group unveiled its new comprehensive global offer,Telium Tetra, creating a fully integrated commerce ecosystem around the Point of Sale.
Beijing-based Alibaba announced its online travel business, Taobao Travel will become an independent business and brand named “Alitrip.” Alitrip currently has over 10,000 merchants on its platform providing airplane tickets, vacation packages, hotel booking services, visa application services and tour guide services.
With the entry of high end smart watches from Google, Apple, Sony, and LG, it is likely there will be 100 million smart watches in use worldwide by 2019. The market will accelerate as new capabilities, such as GPS and NFC take hold.
Oberthur Technologies extended its partnership with SIX Payment Services card processor, whereby it will develop debit and bank cards for the bank from 2016 to 2020. SIX Payment Services releases a new chip specification on behalf of the Swiss debit card issuers every four years, followed by the evaluation of two suppliers. OT was selected in 2010 to develop and supply EMVI’12 chips from 2012 to 2016. The new product generation, called EMVI’16, will be issued from 2016 till 2020 and will be based on the specifications of EMVCo CPA (Common Payment Application), MasterCard PayPass and VCPS (Visa Contactless Payment Specification). EMVI’16 will enable the Swiss banks as well as international issuing processing customers of SIX Payment Services to offer Contactless payments on top of standard debit, credit and e-commerce functionality for MasterCard and Visa brands.
Spindle mobile commerce solutions announced its Developer Integration Tools to its customer base and resellers. The expanded API toolset, which leverages Spindle’s “instant acceptance” merchant boarding process, is accessible through Spindle’s website at:developers.spindle.com. The site will also include tools from Spindle partners such as Slim CD, a payment processing gateway provider based in Coral Springs, Florida. The launch of this platform advances Spindle’s mobile commerce portfolio into fast-growing market segments where developers are looking to combine payment capabilities with the simplicity of instant boarding for their customers and users.This adds transaction processing capabilities to online, mobile and brick-and-mortar merchant software solutions.
RBC introduces Express Mobile for business customers to view balances and/or transactions for their business deposit accounts; transfer funds between accounts; approve payments and transfers made by other users; and find an RBC Royal Bank branch or ATM.
Spindle announced the availability of Yowza!! POS cloud-based, comprehensive POS and retail management platform.The new solution is a component of Yowza!! Merchant, a suite of tools that allow merchants to conduct and manage a full range of business functions, including inventory management, order processing, workforce management, payment functionalities, marketing and other core business operations from an iOS and Android device. Yowza!! POS serves as a cloud-based central management console for small, medium, and larger merchants, giving them instant visibility into a number of mission-critical operations, including inventory across multiple locations, scheduling, and accounting functions. Yowza!! POS is latest offering from Spindle’s line of advanced mobile commerce solutions, which includes mobile marketing solutions for merchants and consumers, as well as advanced and secure mobile payment processing capabilities.
Swift launched launched Bankers World Online directory online query tool which has been significantly upgraded to provide more data coverage, a wider breadth of financial information (including data from Reuters, Dun & Bradstreet, and Moody’s), and new intuitive features and functionalities. The service is part of the SWIFTRef portfolio, an industry-wide platform for global payments reference data. The new Bankers World Online service includes essential reference data, such as Business Identification Codes (BIC), International Bank Account Numbers (IBAN), Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI), national bank codes and more that are used to facilitate international payments and to fulfil new reporting requirements. It also includes important financial information from market data vendors and credit rating agencies, including credit ratings, shareholder information, balance sheet information, cash flows, and many more data sets about customers, suppliers and service providers.