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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

Global V+MA Q1 PTX Up 10% Excluding V Europe

Global purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards, excluding Visa Europe, rose 10.1% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). Including Visa Europe PTX increased 28.1%, according to CardData. The two networks combined processed 51.0 billion purchase transactions in 1Q/17, compared to 53.0 billion for the fourth quarter and 39.8 billion one-year…

Details

Worldpay Quick Chip Technology Enters the U.S.

Worldpay has introduced the newest solution for chip card payment processing, Quick Chip technology – making it the first payment processor to offer the technology in the U.S. Reducing chip card terminal transaction times to approximately three seconds, Quick Chip technology delivers the speed of service today’s businesses and consumers expect. Quick Chip removes the…

Details