In Other News: BAMS (Europe); WU (EDGE); EVERCOMPLIANT (MerchantView); and BLACKHAWK (acquisition). BAMS – Banc of America Merchant Services is expanding to Europe and create a new London-headquartered unit, BofA Merrill Lynch Merchant Services (Europe) Limited (BofAML Merchant Services). WU – Western Union Business Solutions is launching WU EDGE, its ground-breaking digital platform which will…

Special Breaking News Mentions in Today’s CardFlash Beaking News: WISEKEY (Kaspersky); COMPASS (FreedomPay); WU (award); and HCENTIVE (Mashable). WISEKEY – WISeKey and Kaspersky Lab are developing technology that will deeply integrate authentication and data encryption into new wearable devices, enabling them to safely connect, communicate and exchange financial data. Under the new partnership, Kaspersky Lab’s secure software development kit for mobile…

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.

WU & Kroger

Western Union (WU) and Kroger have renewed their vows to give customers the ability to send and receive Western Union Money Transfer transactions across the globe to more than 200 countries and territories. Customers can purchase money orders and pay their bills at more than 2,300 Kroger Family of Store locations across 34 states.