Germany-based Wirecard unveiled boon, a new payment solution for Android smartphones operating in four European countries. The app is now available via the Google Play Store in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium with more to come.
USAA Technologies has landed a big upgraded contract with Southern Refreshment Services. The latest agreement builds on an already successful, 10-year relationship between the two companies.
Apple’s current business model follows a cooperative approach, with almost all major card networks, issuers and acquirers supporting the launch of Apple Pay. EMV migration in the US plays a pivotal role in Apple Pay’s adoption.
Delhaize America has picked Verifone’s multi-media, EMV and NFC-capable MX 925 payment terminals to enhance consumer engagement at the POS across all of Delhaize America’s U.S. locations.
On Track Innovations NFC and cashless payment solutions, has expanded the capabilities of the 84 transit ticket vending machines operated by its electronic ticket systems subsidiary, ASEC S.A. Integrated oti NFC contactless card readers now allow travelers and commuters to easily use any NFC-enabled credit/debit card or mobile device to recharge their pre-paid phone cards issued by Mobile Network Operators (MNO) in Poland. Currently supported pre-paid cards include those issued by T-Mobile, Heyah, Play, Plus, Orange, NJU Mobile and Lycamobile. The machines accept traditional credit/debit card and cash payments and will also support oti’s new WAVE device that makes any mobile device NFC-capable. The ASEC automated ticketing network has enabled more than 62 million trips on the Mazovia Railway. Revenues generated from this new capability for refilling pre-paid phone cards are included in the estimated $4.7 million transaction fees revenues for the Mazovia Railway System over five years as was announced by oti in April 2013.
TransFirst® announces in conjunction with VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) that it now offers its merchant customers the EMV- and NFC-capable VX 680 wireless terminal from VeriFone. The VeriFone VX 680 offers the portability and processing power to fit the needs of any small business. Its wireless, 3G connectivity feature enables merchants to accept credit and debit card payments anywhere in just seconds, while easy-to-use touch-screen technology and a bright, 3.5-inch color screen make the terminal simple to use.
TransFirst, a leading provider of transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies, announces in conjunction with VeriFone Systems (PAY) that it now offers its merchant customers the EMV- and NFC-capable VX 520 countertop payment solution and VX 805 contactless PIN pad from VeriFone. TransFirst has added the two payment systems to its portfolio of supported systems after recently completing compatibility certification. VeriFone’s VX 520 is a reliable, rugged countertop device with a powerful processor and expandable memory designed to handle processing of card payments at lightning speeds. The VX 805 is a convenient payment device that allows merchants to process a range of transactions through multiple connectivity options and is ready for NFC mobile commerce and EMV.
3V Transaction Services payment technology launched their “Moneybutton” white label mobile money service and now is offering a full service solution to mobile operators and other verticals intending to bring mobile financial services to market quickly. Moneybutton is an instant-issue virtual Visa or MasterCard account created after in-app (Apple, Android, Blackberry or Windows) or online registration. The Visa or MasterCard debit account can be funded by bank transfer, payment cards, cash at over 350,000 retail locations, or by charging to a customer’s mobile bill. Money can also be sent to anyone in the world in real time; if the recipient does not already have a Moneybutton account one will be created for them instantly and their balance credited.
The NFC-capable smartphone from Samsung has deployed the MobiCore protected area on its application processor in which security-sensitive applications can be securely run and downloaded dynamically. The MobiCore platform will provide a secure execution environment for mobile payments authentication, emails or corporate VPN access. The first application installed in the Mobicore-protected area on the Samsung GALAXY S III is a digital rights management (DRM) application which provides digital content with effective protection against misuse. G&D’s Trusted Service Management (TSM) solution will also enable organizations such as network operators and banks to install and customize additional security-critical apps in the protected area of the smartphone.
VeriFone Systems announced an agreement with Isis, the joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, to integrate the Isis Mobile Commerce Application in current and future NFC-enabled product lines. The companies have also agreed that their sales, marketing and implementation teams will collaborate to target large retail and petroleum/convenience merchants in previously announced Isis launch markets of Salt Lake City and Austin. VeriFone’s leading market share of U.S. retailers, NFC-ready product portfolio and “payment-as-a-service” delivery model will help accelerate the wide scale introduction and the adoption of mobile commerce.
Leading technology group Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is supplying NFC-capable SIM cards to Nòverca, an MVNO, for Italy’s very first pilot project for mobile payments launched by Banca Intesa Sanpaolo. Six hundred employees and customers of Banca Intesa Sanpaolo can now use their mobile phones to make contactless payments in the northern Italian cities of…
By 2016, it is projected consumers will no longer use traditional leather wallets, paying for most of their shopping over their handset, impact from which retailers need weigh as they build out their loyalty programs. Loyalty 360 will present a complimentary one-hour webinar that will explore this issue. In Aite Group’s “The POS Gateway: The Evolving Mobile Shopping Experience and its Impact on the POS,” addressed will be how digital wallets are poised to help increase the demand of near field communication-enabled point of sale devices in the U.S. Participants will examine the mobile shopping experience and it’s connection to the digital wallet and mobile payments; the expected rollout of NFC-capable POS devices in the United States; current transaction-routing-infrastructure limitations that continue to inhibit migration to a fully mobile-enabled environment, even in an NFC-enabled environment; and strategies for overcoming these limitations.