Giesecke & Devrient and Ericsson have partnered to deliver a commercial end-to-end subscription management solution. Via a highly secure process, the system will enable the remote provisioning and management of mobile operator SIM profiles and policies.
Djibouti-based East Africa Bank has unveiled its first co-branded MasterCard payment card in Djibouti, with the roll-out of 5,000 MasterCard debit cards.
The UK ‘tap & go’ limit for transactions on all contactless payments cards will increase from £20 to £30 on Sept 1 and it is expected to drive a surge in contactless payments.
The Visa Digital Enablement Program (VDEP) has been joined by Samsung. The program offers a commercial framework that makes it easier for issuers and technology companies to access the Visa Token Service.
Seamless’ mobile payment service SEQR, which this spring has become established as one of Europe’s leading mobile payment solutions, is continuing its rapid roll-out into new markets. Having been introduced in a number of European countries in the spring, a couple of weeks ago the service was launched in the US and now it’s the UK’s turn.
Global Payments (GPN) is rolling out the OptBlue program for American Express Card acceptance in Canada this week. OptBlue offers small business merchants a single source for payment processing, pricing, underwriting, risk management, settlement, reporting, support and a consolidated statement.
Visa announced a new program that connects financial institutions and technology companies to simplify and accelerate the roll-out of new payment and commerce services.
Samsung Electronics has buddied with France-based Oberthur Technologies to deploy Samsung Pay in Europe later this year. The Samsung Pay service will allow Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners to use their smartphone for contactless payments.
All Colruyt Group stores in Belgium have begun accepting the mobile payment service SEQR. This includes close to 500 stores at Colruyt, Okay, Bio-Planet, Cru, Dreamland and Dream Baby and affiliated independent Spar stores.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: MM HAYES (Quickcharge); BLUEPOINT (MDT); NEW MEDIA (funding); and HP (FireEye).
The five million members of the Fuel Rewards program can now link their loyalty, credit, debit and prepaid cards to their smartphones. These capabilities will be complemented by the May 2015 roll-out of the company’s next-generation card-linked offer (CLO) program, which allows members to link any debit or credit card to the loyalty program.
Etihad Airways has teamed with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), to launch of the new Etihad Guest card with walletplus, a reloadable multi-currency prepaid Visa account feature that lets travelers earn Etihad Guest Miles as they shop at Visa merchants worldwide, with the ability to choose from 11 currency options to lock-in rates before travel.