American Express is upping the ante for its Premier Rewards Gold Cardholders with new dining and travel benefits. Now offering double Membership Rewards points at U.S. restaurants and a $100 airline fee credit at one airline for incidental charges such as baggage fees.
Bitcoin payments for TAR Airlines, a regional Airline from Mexico, is now enabled thanks to Openpay. TAR Airlines is the first merchant to accept bitcoin payments through Openpay’s platform and the first airline from Latin America to accept bitcoin.
China UnionPay (CUP) inked a deal with Deutsche Bank and its ATM service provider EVO to enable UnionPay card acceptance by all the ATMs under Deutsche Bank in Germany.
With a maximum of 40 transaction processing servers running on inexpensive commodity hardware, NuoDB’s performance was seven times higher as compared to its previous version — processing more than one million transactions per minute.
NCR announced Dunkin’ Donuts has opened its first site in Brazil using NCR restaurant technology and cloud solutions. NCR’s solutions will help the Brazilian location, which is operated by OLH Group.
IL-based Infinite Peripherals has developed an iOS application that enables basic scanning into other iOS applications using a keyboard extension.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Stuart Taylor,
Vice President of Payment Solutions of Equinox Payments.
Self-serve sales continued to increase as USA Technologies’ (USAT) ePort terminals reports average annual cashless sales are up from $2,719 as of May 2014 to $3,477 as of May 2015 (28%). Consumers are spending, on an average, 32 percent more when they pay with a card versus cash.
Synchrony inked a multi-year extension of its private label credit card financing program with ABC Warehouse, a leading consumer electronics, appliance, furniture, and mattress retailer.
Revel Systems introduced the proprietary Revel Ethernet Connect cabled solution providing wired Ethernet connectivity, allowing enterprises to utilize a wired, always-on Ethernet connection to power their Revel iPad POS systems and achieve more secure and robust networking as an alternative to WiFi.
Patents disclosing a multi-purpose, multi-card reader with storage, display, and transmission capabilities, available from inventor Adrian Gluck, PhD are going up for sale.
Chase has added Touch ID authentication for iPhones (5s, 6 and 6 plus), becoming one of the first U.S. banks to offer the feature. Chase also plans to offer a fingerprint authentication for the Chase Mobile App for Android later this year.