Briefs: INGENICO; GEMALTO; WEX; and APRIVA

In Other News: INGENICO (Nera); GEMALTO (Coesys); WEX (Ypsilon); and APRIVA (ITC). INGENICO – Ingenico has completed its acquisition of Nera Payment Solutions, a subsidiary of Nera Telecommunications, a company listed on the Singapore stock exchange. GEMALTO – Gemalto has won a major contract to supply Posten Norge, Norway’s national post and logistics service, with…

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Visa University Opens in Singapore

Visa University Opens in Singapore

Visa announced the opening of the first international campus of Visa University at its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.  The purpose-built facility in Singapore features flexible classroom space, breakout rooms for small-group learning and lounge space for informal networking. It also boasts cutting edge video conferencing technology, which extends the reach of Visa University Singapore…

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Wirecard Develops Scan Alipay for Ant Financial

Wirecard Develops Scan Alipay for Ant Financial

Wirecard has developed a new app for Alipay acceptance on mobile devices without POS integration. Mobile App ‘Scan Alipay’ is available for every retailer after registration Simple QR code scanning procedure Aschheim (Munich). The payment service provider Wirecard will collaborate with Alipay – a company of the Ant Financial Services Group, which is an affiliate…

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Walmart Upgrades to MoneyGram's MTaaS platform

Walmart Upgrades to MoneyGram’s MTaaS platform

MoneyGram and Walmart have beefed-up their online money transfer platform with the new MTaaS platform powered by MoneyGram. The new platform offers customers new features and a streamlined experience when sending money through Walmart.moneygram.com.  The upgraded Walmart.Moneygram.com site is built on MoneyGram’s MTaaS platform (Money Transfer as a Service).   MTaaS extends the same innovative and convenient…

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Essential Systems Solutions and MobileBytes Partner

Essential Systems Solutions and MobileBytes Partner

Frederick, MD-based Essential Systems Solutions has budded with MobileBytes, an EMV capable iPad POS technology company. Partnering with MobileBytes will give ESS the unique opportunity to offer a full featured, cloud based, POS system for iPad. The high quality MobileBytes solution is designed for a variety of food & beverage environments. From bars & nightclubs,…

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New MasterCard IR Exec Takes Over from Barbara Gasper

New MasterCard IR Exec Takes Over from Barbara Gasper

Mastercard has ankled Warren Kneeshaw as executive vice president of investor relations, effective November 1, 2016. This appointment comes as Barbara Gasper announced she will retire from MasterCard at the end of the year. Kneeshaw joined MasterCard on September 6 from Qualcomm, where he was vice president of investor relations, serving as the company’s primary…

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Braintree Merchants to Offer Masterpass and Visa Checkout

Braintree Merchants to Offer Masterpass and Visa Checkout

PayPal confirmed it is adding MasterCard’d Masterpass and Visa’s Visa Checkout as a payment option for Braintree merchants. Braintree powers payments for companies like Airbnb, Eventbrite, Pinterest and Uber, enabling merchants to accept a variety of payment options online, in app and in-stores. Under the expanded partnership with MasterCard, consumers and small businesses will be…

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UnionPay Expands Rapidly in Europe

UnionPay Expands Rapidly in Europe

UnionPay International reports consumers can now pay with UnionPay cards at about two million merchants in Europe. In particular, over 70% of the merchants in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Spain, the six major tourist destinations, accept UnionPay, which satisfies tourists’ payments needs in Europe. UnionPay acceptance footprint also expands from duty free…

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