Mastercard Gots the Goods w/Slew of New Payment APIs – Tool Box Now 40+

Mastercard has added API’s for Masterpass QR, Qkr! With Masterpass and chatbot solutions to its ever growing developer tool box to arm banks, retailers and digital providers with what they need to enable payments on new platforms. There are now more than 40 APIs focused on payments, data services and security available to developers. Mastercard…

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V + MA Q1 International CTX Flat YOY Skewed by Visa EU

International cash transactions (CTX) for Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards grew by 18.8% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17), adjusted there was no YOY growth. International CTX for credit cards increased 21.3% YOY while international CTX for debit cards rose 18.6% YOY in 1Q/17, according to CardData. All the YOY figures are…

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Retailers in Search of World-Class eCommerce – Head to Boston in Aug

Since 1999, eTail East is where the top 900+ minds at America’s most successful retailers meet and learn. With the most disruptive content and focus on technology, eTail designed to help you optimize the profits from your business. No commercials. No egos. eTail cuts out the bullshit to give you hundreds of strategic takeaways. eTail…

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NFC Wearables Key Driver in Global PoS Payments Accessories Vertical

The latest trend gaining momentum in the payments market is NFC in smart devices and PoS systems. The global PoS accessories market is witnessing a major shift in technology with the increasing adoption of NFC in wearable devices, such as smartwatches, smart wristbands, and smartphones. Till 2011, the contactless payment option was available for NFC-enabled…

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Digital Businesses Cannot Compete w/o Local Payment Options

The First Data Local Payments solution is here providing digital businesses and their customers with access to 195 local payment options when fully implemented. With First Data’s Local Payments solution, a merchant can manage varying online payment methods through a single interface, using a single collection model. Now, a retailer can easily enable a customer…

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Artificial Intelligence – Secret Imbedded Tool Within Omnichannel ePOS Suite

Smart algorithms and data analyses are creating sustainable performance benefits across all levels of the retail supply chain. With its Omnichannel ePOS Suite, Wirecard is the first payment provider to offer a fully integrated solution for self-learning analyses based on payment data in combination with other data sources. The evaluations substantially support e-commerce and high-street retail…

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Future of Payments Key: Unlocking the Socio-Economic Ecosystem

The socio-economic ecosystem that empowers people to share accommodation, transportation, buying or selling of goods, on-demand professional services and sharing or renting of goods is experiencing an extraordinary level of growth, transforming the fundamental way industries operate and people experience a variety of things. A new Mastercard white paper identified three inter-related themes around which…

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