MoneyGram is teaming up with PicomoPay to allow its consumers in the U.S. to send money transfers via PicomoPay’s Facebook application to more than 336,000 MoneyGram agent locations in more than 200 countries. The social media service will be available to consumers in May. PicomoPay is a social and mobile payments platform integrated within Facebook. Its primary business is to allow consumers to conduct person-to-person payments funded by their PicomoPay Digital Wallet, and to buy and send virtual gift cards on Facebook.Details
China UnionPay (CUP) transaction volume continues to explode racking up a stunning 48% increase in 2013, following a solid gain of 37% in 2012. Last year, CUP’s bankcard interbank transaction volume hit 32.3 trillion yuan (US$ 5.18 trillion). The five-year CAGR is 32.3%, according to CardData. During 2013, the number of CUP merchants rose 58% to more than 11 million. The number of POS terminals connected to the CUP network soared 49% surpassing the 10 million milestone.Details
Techcombank and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI) have officially announced the launch of Techcombank JCB Dreamcard.Product launching ceremony was held on the same day with the participation of more than 2,000 people. Techcombank JCB Dreamcard is designed with suitable benefits for customers with average monthly income from 4 million VND. Techcombank JCB Dreamcard allows cardmembers to withdraw cash at all Techcombank ATMs nationwide, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and to make purchase at over 24 million JCB merchants worldwide including Vietnam.Details
Globe Telecom recently introduced an innovative solution earmarked to boost retail activity and set new standards of mobile commerce and retail payments among small and medium business (SMB) owners, providing customers operating start-up and small scale-stores, bazaars as well as retail outlets across the Philippines an alternative channel for payment transactions using a smartphone or a tablet. Globe Charge, a flagship product of Globe myBusiness, the business segment of Globe Telecom catering to SMBs and their communication needs, integrates a smartphone and an innovative mobile card reader into a convenient mobile point-of-sale (POS) payment device, eliminating the need for traditional and more expensive card terminals.Details
EyeVerify, San Jose, California, Finovate start-up and TSWG (The System Works Group) from Brisbane, Australia announces that TSWG NetTeller Mobile Money will integrate with EyeVerify’s Eyeprint Verification across iOS and Android devices.
TSWG is a leading provider of secure and agile digital banking technology, and will integrate the patented Eyeprint Verification technology; which is available only from EyeVerify and provides a highly accurate, user friendly biometric authentication stack.
Danish payment management company Pensio is undertaking a major relaunch and rebranding exercise and highlighting the evolution with a move to new offices in Copenhagen. Founded in 2008, the company has seen continuous growth with its breakthrough payment solutions. The new name of AltaPay is to underline the company’s new global ambitions.Details
NCR begun modernizing the ATM network of VTB24 with its SelfServ cash recycling functionality. The modular self-service systems help to improve the quality and reliability of service and make everyday financial transactions more convenient for customers.A cash recycling ATM dispenses cash deposited by one customer to the next customer withdrawing money. The cash recycling feature has been approved by the Russian Central Bank in early 2013. Since then, VTB24 has upgraded 65 of the existing intelligent deposit ATMs within its network to recycling functionality in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Cash recycling allows VTB24 to free up their bank tellers to provide superior customer service and engage new clients.Details
PPRO Group, end-to-end solution provider for international electronic payment, announced that it is expanding its international reach and has added new members to its team to drive this process.Since the start of 2014, three experts with vast, hands-on experience have been heading up sales, strategy and marketing activities. Director International Sales, Frank Breuss (38) is responsible for customer acquisition and for customer and partner relationship management. As Chief Strategy Officer, Ralf Ohlhausen (52) will be driving global expansion and Elke Woessner (39) will be looking after corporate communications as Head of PR andDetails
Payments volume for Diners Club International declined 2% year-on-year and 4% sequentially in the first quarter. After peaking at $7.2 billion in Q4/2012, the international card issued by Discover Financial Services, has experienced a softening in quarterly purchase volume by 9%. Acquired by Discover Financial Services in July 2008, the international payment card has consistently hovered between $6.5 billion and $7.0 billion in quarterly payments volume.Details
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa announced financial results for the Company’s fiscal second quarter 2014. Net income for the quarter was $1.6 billion, an increase of 26% over the prior year, or $2.52 per share, an increase of 31% over the prior year. These results include a tax benefit of $218 million of which $201…Details
WEX Inc. today announced that WEX Europe Limited has entered into an international agreement with Conferma, an expert provider of Virtual Card Number (VCN) technology for corporate travel and expense. The agreement builds on the virtual card technology and expertise of WEX Europe and will provide Conferma and its clients with business benefits internationally, building on WEX’s strengths in Virtual Credit, Debit and Prepaid payment solutions. The relationship brings a unique prepaid virtual product into Conferma’s suite of payment options for the first time, enabling Conferma’s partners to optimize payments by selecting the payment method that is most appropriate for each transaction type.Details
IndiSoft and Bluefin Payment Systems partnered to offer a fully integrated payment and security solution for IndiSoft clients. IndiSoft clients using the company’s RxOffice platform will have access to Bluefin’s PayConexTM payment processing platform which includes tokenization and transparent redirect security features, as well as Bluefin’s PayConexTM point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solution. Bluefin specializes in integrated cloud-based payment and security solutions for independent software vendors (ISVs) and SaaS providers. Bluefin recently introduced the first, and to date only, PCI-validated solution for P2PE in North America. PayConex P2PE encrypts credit and debit card data in a secure point of entry device, ensuring that clear-text cardholder data does not reach the merchant’s POS systems and networks where it could be exposed to malware.Details