WeChat & WU

Tencent’s WeChat has become the first social communication application to provide a technology platform to support person-to-person cross-border money transfer capabilities to more than 200 countries and territories. WeChat U.S.users can now access Western Union’s WU Connect platform.

OmnyPay

San Francisco-based OmnyPay has launched its first integrated mobile loyalty, rewards and payment system designed specifically for retailers. OmnyPay enters the mobile payments market with major competitive advantages: a clear focus on a long-standing retailer problem, a proven management team, and a first-of-its kind solution to solve the “last inch” of the mobile payments process.

Verifone Engage

Verifone Engage has become the next generation family of payment devices that globally redefines what’s expected of point-of-sale (POS) hardware and software. Verifone Engage is the company’s first-ever, fully-integrated, Linux-based product family, encompassing a complete range of payment solutions for merchants, acquirers, and service providers.

Citi Payment Exchange

Citi has launched Citi Payment Exchange, its integrated and highly flexible institutional payment-processing solution, in Canada. This follows the successful launch of the service in the U.S. in 2012. Unlike other bank offerings available in the Canadian market, clients can utilize Citi Payment Exchange to migrate from paper-based instruments to electronic payments.