Raiffeisen Bank Upgrades ATMs w/Advanced Bill Payment QR and NFC

Austria’s top financial Institution, Raiffeisen Bank, is beefing up the consumer experience with 1,200 new Diebold Nixdorf automated teller machines (ATMs) equipped with advanced bill payment and contactless functionalities such as quick response (QR) codes and near field communication (NFC) readers. With these technical enhancements, the Raiffeisen Group is aligning its self-service delivery channel to the…

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NCR’s Omni-Channel Self-Serve 90 Kiosk Powers Australia’s SkyBus

SkyBus, operators of Melbourne’s express CBD to airport transport service, has rolled out self-serve ticketing on its Melbourne routes with NCR Corporation, the global leader in omni-channel solutions. The roll out has enabled SkyBus to offer omni-channel and round-the-clock ticketing to its 3.5 million annual customers traveling on any of its three Melbourne Airport routes:…

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Global E-Commerce to Grow Double-Digits YOY by 2020

New research reveals alternative payment methods are set to replace card payments by 2020. Worldpay’s latest global overview of online payment habits, the Global Payments Report, predicts the global e-commerce market will grow 10.4% by 2020. The report, which compiled data from 30 countries, suggests China, the U.S. and the U.K. will continue leading the…

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280K Australian POS Terminals Now Accept UnionPay QuickPass

China UnionPay cards are now accepted in Australia by about 30,000 ATMs and over 600,000 POS terminals, covering 90% of the ATMs and about 70% of the local merchants, and more than half of these merchants accept UnionPay mobile QuickPass. The local UnionPay payment service system for students study abroad is improving continuously. Since July,…

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POS Installment Financing Now in the UK Following Romanian Pilot

Mastercard has inked a partnership with Verifone to roll out a new installment pay application at retailers across the UK. With a significant footprint of payment terminals at major retailers, Verifone will help Mastercard roll out the solution for UK cardholders. Mastercard Installments has been developed to bring a fresh payment option to the marketplace.…

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Ingenico Link/2500 M-POS Aimed at Small Merchants’ Payment Needs

Ingenico has launched its new Link/2500 mobile point-of-sale device designed to address small merchants’ payment needs in mobility. Available in two versions, companion or standalone, the Link/2500 was designed to address small merchants’ payment needs in mobility. The Link/2500 enables estate owners to offer their clients (micro and small merchants) a new generation mobile solution…

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Lending Tree Grows a President to Accelerate Branching Out

NC-based LendingTree has juggled two top executives. Neil Salvage, previously the company’s Chief Revenue Officer, has been promoted to the newly-created role of President, managing the day-to-day business operations. Nikul Patel, previously LendingTree’s Chief Operating Officer, will now be the company’s Chief Product and Strategy Officer, where he will lead product innovation, consumer experience and…

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UQUID’s Altcoin Debit Card Captures 40+ Cryptocurrencies

Altcoin fans can now use their favorite cryptocurrencies to load a virtual VISA card, thanks to UQUID. In a world’s first, users can spend over 40 different cryptocurrencies on mobile top ups, bill payments, pharmacy and food vouchers, transportation tickets, wi-fi recharges, and PIN-less calls. UQUID’s VISA debit card is also the first in the…

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Online Payment Card Holiday Fraud to Climb 12% YOY in the U.S.

ACI Worldwide says it expects a 12% growth in online fraudulent activity in the upcoming holiday season, compared with the same period last year—and lower ticket prices on fraudster-targeted gifts and products. ACI says following the U.S. adoption of EMV chip cards, which protects card data through encryption, fraud is shifting online as fraudsters are…

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MasterCard Harnesses AI for the 1st Time to Reduce False Declines

Mastercard unveiled Decision Intelligence solution utilizing artificial intelligence technology to help financial institutions increase the accuracy of real-time approvals of genuine transactions and reduce false declines.  This is the first use of AI being implemented on a global scale directly on the Mastercard network. Current decision-scoring products are focused primarily on risk assessment, working within…

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Concur & China Datacom Target Travel Expense Management Market

SAP’s Concur inked a strategic partnership with China DataCom (CDC), a joint venture between SAP and China Communications Services. Concur is the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, is the only travel and expense provider in China capable of supporting multinational companies. This supports Concur’s ongoing China Expansion Plan which places…

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