Germany’s Wincor Nixdorf reports fiscal year net sales totaled €2,427 million, down 2% on the prior-year figure. Talks of a merger with U.S.-based Diebold also continue on track.
Germany’s Wirecard and Krones have teamed, a leading packaging and bottling machine manufacturer, in the development of its e-commerce strategy with integrated payment solutions. The B2B online shop for small and replacement parts, Krones.shop, started in Germany and is now available in a further eight countries.
Great Indian (GI) Retail Group, one of India’s and South East Asia’s leading electronic payment and retail-assisted e-commerce groups, has been acquired Germany’s Wirecard.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: PAYITSIMPLE (Splitit); TIMETRIC (Germany); GOODE (Biometrics); and NXT-ID (Fatone).
Germany is one of Europe’s largest payment cards markets, and is the third-largest in terms of annual card transaction value. It is still far from being recognized as a fully mature market, however, as the average number of monthly card transactions by consumers in Germany was 2.5 in 2014, much lower than France (9.4) and the UK (6.5).
In today’s CardFlash News Que: KEN RESEARCH (A/P); TIMTERIC (Germany); AMERICAN EXPRESS (survey); and TIMETRIC (Azerbaijan).
China’s UnionPay International and Germany’s CAISSA Touristic have teamed to conduct all-round cooperation in overseas travel of Chinese tourists, including incentives to overseas card use and naming tourism groups of popular travel routes.
Munich-based Wirecard has taken over the acquiring customer portfolio from Lufthansa AirPlus Servicekarten. Airplus is Germany’s top provider of payment and settlement solutions for business travel.
Germany’s Wirecard and Drillisch have inked a mobile payments strategic cooperation agreement to launch a mobile payment solution. The new boon payment system will be launched in August.
Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV), one of Europe’s largest transport associations, has sold five million tickets through its Cubic-developed mobile ticketing app.
Blackhawk Network’s German subsidiary, Retailo has teamed with Deutsche Kreditbank to enable DKB’s customers to digitally purchase gift cards for Facebook, Nintendo eShop and Spotify using their online bank accounts.
NCR nnounced announced ING-DiBa private consumer bank with over eight installed NCR Solidcore Suite for APTRA security software. Each of ING’s 1,300 ATMs has been equipped with this comprehensive protection that prohibits the introduction of unauthorized code on ATMs and protects them from insider attacks. NCR Solidcore Suite for APTRA proactively allows only authorized code to run, rather than reacting to known attacks as they arise. Specifically, Solidcore Suite for APTRA automatically creates and updates the inventory of authorized code and protects the system’s memory so that this code cannot be modified, deleted or hijacked – the process in which malicious code replaces authorised code with itself.