Other News: GREENDOT; M-PAYMENTS; OBS; and ZOOZ

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] In Other News: GREENDOT (award); M-PAYMENTS (forecast); OBS (KFCU); and ZOOZ (Android). GREEN DOT – Green Dot announced its GoBank mobile checking account was honored at the 2016 PYMNTS Innovator Awards in the Best Check Innovation category. Announced at a live ceremony and awards dinner on March 17th, GoBank was presented…

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Flywire Inks a Sponsorship Agreement with USCIPP

Flywire Inks a Sponsorship Agreement with USCIPP

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Flywire, f/k/a peerTransfer, announced a new sponsorship agreement with USCIPP, the U.S. Cooperative for International Patient Programs. USCIPP is the premier non-profit organization dedicated to expanding global access to U.S. expertise in high-quality healthcare. The agreement comes on the heels of Flywire’s entry into the $40B international patient care industry, announced…

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Faux Omni-Channel is the Reality

Faux Omni-Channel is the Reality

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Many retailers have taken the “just get something done” approach over the last few years to attempt to deliver a cross-channel customer experience. According to a new special report from Boston Retail Partners (BRP), retailers recognize the need for a holistic customer experience that transcends channels, but most attempts are falling…

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Cubic Transportation Systems Pilot Trial of NextAgent Underway

Cubic Transportation Systems Pilot Trial of NextAgent Underway

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Cubic Transportation Systems announced the pilot trial of NextAgent, an innovative hybrid between a virtual walk-up ticket office and a ticket vending machine with a video-linked call center, at the central station in Essen, Germany in cooperation with Essener Verkehrs-AG (EVAG). Essen will be the first German city to field trial…

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MC CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index

MC CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Eight countries from the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region have ranked among the top ten destinations in the global Muslim travel market. The MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2016, which covers 130 destinations, saw the UAE moving up one spot to second place on the list of Organization of…

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The PCI SSC and ECPA have a Strategic Regional Partner

The PCI SSC and ECPA have a Strategic Regional Partner

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the European Card Payment Association (ECPA) is now a strategic regional member of the PCI Council. Supporting the shared goal of a single, globally unified data security standard, ECPA will collaborate on future versions of the global PCI Data Security Standard…

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Curb Takes NYC Taxis to a New Level w/Advance Booking

Curb Takes NYC Taxis to a New Level w/Advance Booking

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Verifone’s Curb, the national taxi-hailing app that will be the first to introduce advance booking for traditional, licensed taxi rides in New York. Using Curb to book a cab will be as simple as: opening the app, setting the pick-up location, and selecting to hail a cab for now or reserve…

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Edge mPOS Solution is Disruptive in South Africa Market

Edge mPOS Solution is Disruptive in South Africa Market

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] To increase the uptake of mobile POS (mPOS) among small and medium sized merchants, solution providers in South Africa are offering terminals at lower costs. One of the latest being the introduction of the Edge mPOS solution in July 2014 by South Africa-based technology provider Emerge Mobile. It costs US$92.1 (ZAR1,000),…

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Android Pay w/MasterCard Assaults the British Market

Android Pay w/MasterCard Assaults the British Market

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Millions of MasterCard cardholders and Android device owners in the UK will soon have additional safe and secure ways to make mobile payments and purchases, as Google will launch Android Pay. HSBC, Lloyds, MBNA and M&S Bank will be the first banks to support Android Pay in the UK, following Android…

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PAIDYET (update); FUTUREPAY (award); EPX (award); and FISERV (award)

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] In Other News: PAIDYET (update); FUTUREPAY (award); EPX (award); and FISERV (award). PAIDYET – The new version includes several new features, including giving consumers the freedom to add multiple payment methods to their eWallet, the ability for merchants to link multiple merchant accounts to a single user account, and the addition…

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Middle East Payment Services Inks a Big Deal with UnionPay

Middle East Payment Services Inks a Big Deal with UnionPay

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] UnionPay and MEPS (Middle East Payment Services), the second largest acquirer in Jordan signed a cooperation agreement, according to which all POS terminals of MEPS will be able to accept UnionPay cards by the end of this year. Then, UnionPay cards will be accepted at all ATMs and merchants in Jordan,…

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