UK Lands First Contactless Loyalty Card Program

Thames Card Technology and Tesco have launched the UK’s first contactless loyalty card program. With 66% of global shoppers enrolled in loyalty programs and cardholders spending between 12-18% more than other customers, loyalty schemes are a key differentiator for UK retailers. The completely redesigned card increases security and value for customers, and gives Tesco greater…

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Verifone Gives Up on 2017 as Profits Sour in Q2 — Building for Fiscal 2018

The slowdown in EMV for the second fiscal quarter, (ended 4/30/17), (2Q/17) continues to drag on Verifone’s (VF) performance, as year-on-year (YOY) net income plummeted by more than 500%. The Company notes it continues divesting non-strategic businesses and allocating resources and capital to ensure the timely delivery of our new products, with a bright 2018…

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AXP Enhanced BTA Sets a New Standard in Business Travel Management Tools

The beefed-up American Express Business Travel Account (BTA), now gives companies greater control and more visibility into their business travel expenses. The addition of Virtual Account Numbers in the refreshed product centralizes more types of business travel spending into a single account. The virtual account feature works with the existing booking processes of Travel Management…

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Risks of Same Day ACH Debit Payments to Faster Payments Ecosystem Significant

A new report finds same day ACH debits create new opportunities for fraudsters to use the shortened settlement windows to bypass existing fraud prevention tools and defraud financial institutions, payment processors, and their customers. Also, legacy account validation processes — including prenotes and trial deposits — will be ineffective at identifying and preventing fraudulent debits,…

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P2P Messenger Telegraf.Money Set to Release Debit Cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency market is heating up as Telegraf is issuing DEBIT Coin on the Ethereum blockchain. The currency is compatible with the ERC-20 standard so that it can be transferred through any Etherium wallet that supports this standard. The total volume of the issuance of the crypto-currency amounted to 1 billion tokens. DEBIT Coin is…

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Monetha DTRS Mirrors Paypal and Trustpilot Running on Ethereum Blockchain

A combination of PayPal and Trustpilot, run on the Ethereum blockchain will commence on the August 22nd. Ethereum blockchain based mobile payment processing company Monetha, is powered by smart contracts with a decentralized trust and reputation system. Monetha’s decentralized trust and reputation system (DTRS) uses smart contracts integrating flawlessly with the payment processor. It is…

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Share&Charge Delivers P2P EV Charging Network w/Blockchain Payments

California residential and commercial owners of electric vehicle charging stations enabled with eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet smart-grid charging technology will have the opportunity to rent out charging time on their stations to EV drivers participating in a new peer to peer (P2P) network powered by MotionWerk’s Share&Charge open platform. Share&Charge was founded by the innogy Innovation Hub…

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Futuristic Payment Technologies and Currencies Well Supported

Electronic payments have become commonplace today, with nearly 51% of people reporting that they are paid electronically via direct deposit, and an increasing comfort level with these paperless transactions appears significant in driving consumers’ interest in even more sophisticated forms of electronic payment. Consumers are unenthusiastic about traditional paper checks, as one-third of them think…

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