V+MA 1Q/17 International CIF Up 7.7% YOY Driven by MA +9.9% YOY

International payment cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and MasterCard, excluding Visa Europe, increased 7.7% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). International debit card CIF rose 15.7% YOY, while international credit card CIF increased 33.6% YOY, according to CardData. The figures are skewed as Visa began reporting Europe data in the third quarter. With Visa Europe…

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Rambus & Google Buddy to Power Interac on Android Pay in Canada

Interac Debit on Android Pay in Canada is coming thanks to a partnership between Rambus, Google and Interac Association / Acxsys, the organizations behind Canada’s leading payment brand, Interac. Through the Interac Token Service Provider (TSP), which was developed in collaboration with Rambus, Interac debit cardholders can make secure mobile debit payments, now using Android…

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China UnionPay Expands its QuickPass via Apple Pay in Hong Kong

UnionPay is now offering its debit card cardholders of Bank of China (Hong Kong) and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) the ability to use Apple Pay. Eligible users can make purchases with Apple Pay at more than 10 million POS terminals supporting mobile QuickPass across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, etc. UnionPay brought…

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MONKEY Offers Seamless Native In-App Ordering & Payments

LevelUp and MonkeyMedia Software are co-developing a seamless bi-directional interface between MONKEY, a cloud-based software platform to support takeout, delivery and catering service channels, and LevelUp’s mobile loyalty and payment solution. The new interface will allow LevelUp customers’ mobile loyalty and payment accounts to be connected with their corresponding MONKEY ordering accounts. As part of…

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PayPal Exec Ankled to Head Customer Experience at TD Bank

TD Bank has landed Barry Baird, formerly with PayPal, as Head of Customer Experience. Baird joins was most recently PayPal’s Head of Business Operations, Project Management Operations, PayPal Credit Card Program. Barry’s accountabilities included end-to-end program management of all new PayPal credit initiatives and roadmap prioritization, including all major product and platform builds. He joined…

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Wirecard Nails Vistara V+MA Payments Processing Contract in India

India’s full service carrier Vistara, a joint-venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines has inked Wirecard for enabling payment processing for all ticket bookings made by credit card via BSP (Billing and Settlement Plan). The deal will help Vistara process international bookings quickly with a robust backend solutions framework, while keeping pace with the latest…

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