MasterCard has extended its long-standing UEFA Champions League sponsorship for the next three seasons through to 2018. The renewal includes sponsorship of the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Women’s Champions League final and the UEFA Youth League finals.
Transactions via UnionPay cards in European markets has witnessed an increase of over 50%, countries like Italy, German and France are favored by Chinese tourists.
Toronto-based BitGold has launched its payments platform in the US and US territories. US residents can sign up on the BitGold platform and buy, sell, or redeem gold using BitGold’s Aurum payment and settlement technology.
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.
The Direct Operator Billing solution from Gemalto sets new standards for convenience on Milan’s public transport network. Instead of fumbling for notes and coins, travelers in Italy’s second largest city can simply send a text to a standard short code number, with the Netsize system charging the fare directly to the customer’s regular mobile phone bill.
The cumulative number of UnionPay cards issued globally has exceeded 5 billion and UnionPay has become Chinese residents’ preferred payment brand. Its online and mobile payment users have surpassed 200 million to date. In overseas markets, innovative UnionPay products and services are increasingly being used, with 10 million online merchants outside the Chinese mainland currently accepting payment with UnionPay cards.
Cubic Transportation Systems, Transport for London (TfL) and Barclaycard have received another major honor for London’s contactless bankcard payment system, after winning the prestigious ‘Operational and Technical Excellence’ award at the 2015 UITP (International Association of Public Transport) closing award ceremony in Milan.
Powa Technologies has gone to bed with S-Cubism Technologies to become the first Japanese-based POS software provider to complete integration with its PowaPOS tablet-based hardware. The full-featured solution will use its EC-Orange POS for iPad and Windows, and is available from Billing System Corporation, a leading payment gateway and reseller.
Men’s fashion brand 2(X)IST via “Virtual Stores” has partnered with innovative mobile platform PowaTag to transform the way people shop.
Millions of passersby in December will be able to browse and purchase the latest 2(X)IST underwear ranges by using their phone to scan tags on virtual storefronts across key locations in the heart of the city making ordinary street corners a virtual marketplace for 2(X)IST.
Didier Lamouche is the CEO of Oberthur Technologies, a firm that offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields.
BPC Banking Technologies, Multiservice Payment System (payment service brand “PayHD”) and Visa are delighted to announce the launch of an innovative service which enables customers to make customs payments with Visa cards. The service is already in operation at all the customs points in Moscow’s airports and will be rolled out to cover the entire customs network of Russian Federation.
SIA and Orange Business Services have signed a collaboration agreement that will enable European and extra-EU banks and merchants to manage payments via mobile point of sale (POS) terminals. Orange Business Services will provide a managed M2M solution with global roaming services enabling remote terminals to automatically transmit data to the SIA technology infrastructure. The agreement will allow SIA to take a significant step forward in the creation of a single operating network at the European level which will collect payments traffic generated by wireless POS terminals and other channels of merchants and then deliver it securely and reliably to the authorization systems of banks, terminal operators and other acquirers. SIA has enabled almost 5,000 mobile POS terminals and plans to reach around 60,000 terminals by the end of the year. These devices can manage transactions coming mainly from European countries (including France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom) and extra-EU countries, such as South Africa.