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Contactless 22 May 2015 Victoria Conroy

BNZ deploys PayClip mPOS in New Zealand

Mint Payments has announced that its partnership with Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has resulted in the successful deployment and enhancement of BNZ’s PayClip mPOS payments product. Mint has partnered…

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Daily News 22 May 2015 Victoria Conroy

UK consumers ready to drop banks for mobile – Zapp

UK mobile payment provider Zapp has released research which shows that 21 million UK consumers are ready to switch banks to access mobile payments, 33% of these within a year. …

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Contactless 21 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Cash overtaken by ‘non-cash’ payments in 2014

Figures published today show that the total number of cash payments made by consumers, businesses and financial organisations in the UK fell to 48% last year (from 52% in 2013). This…

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Daily News 21 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Payments bodies to standardise ISO 20022 real-time payments

Global interoperability of real-time payments systems will require harmonisation of market practices and standards. A group of international clearing houses, banks, vendors, payments associations and other parties have proposed setting…

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Contracts 21 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

FIS Clear2Pay confirmed by VISA as CVES provider

FIS says that its FIS’ Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions group has been confirmed by Visa for Chip Vendor Enabled Service (CVES) to help streamline and support the deployment of EMV enabled…

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Daily News 20 May 2015 Victoria Conroy

MasterCard launches personal payments service

MasterCard has launched MasterCard Send, a service designed to make it seamless for businesses, governments and others to send money to consumers around the world. MasterCard has launched a personal…

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Daily News 20 May 2015 Victoria Conroy

BPCE pilots dynamic CVV code for online shopping

France’s Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne (BPCE) are piloting a payment card that replaces the three-figure CVV code on the rear of the card with a small screen display that…

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Contracts 20 May 2015 Victoria Conroy

E-commerce processor WePay raises $40 million

E-commerce payment processor WePay has raised $40 million in a Series D funding round led by FTV Capital and including Japan's Rakuten. WePay has secured new funding WePay will use the…

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Contactless 19 May 2015 Victoria Conroy

iZettle launches contactless dongle

mPOS specialist iZettle has launched a new hardware dongle that includes both chip and PIN and contactless payment functionality, along with support for Apple Pay. iZettle has launched a contactless…

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Contracts 19 May 2015 Victoria Conroy

WorldRemit launches in five new countries

Online money transfer service WorldRemit has launched in five countries in South America and Eastern Europe. WorldRemit has launched in five new countries WorldRemit customers can now send money transfers direct…

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Contracts 19 May 2015 Victoria Conroy

BancNet selects Gemalto to secure mobile banking

Global digital security specialist Gemalto has been selected by BancNet of the Philippines to secure its mobile banking services. BancNet’s network consists of 116 local and international banks, serving over…

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Contracts 19 May 2015 Victoria Conroy

Ripple reaps $28 million funding round

Digital currency specialist Ripple Labs has secured a $28 million Series A funding round. IDG Capital Partners and the venture arms of CME Group and global data storage company Seagate…

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Daily News 18 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

MasterCard face EU Antitrust complaint over fees

MasterCard is reportedly poised to receive an antitrust complaint from European Union watchdogs probing card-payment fees, according to three people with knowledge of the case. Regulators may send a statement of…

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Contactless 18 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Samsung partners for Samsung Pay launch in Europe

Oberthur Technologies (OT) has announced its partnership with Samsung for the deployment of Samsung Pay in Europe later this year. The Samsung Pay service will allow Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners…

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Contactless 18 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Samsung Wallet discontinued as LoopPay transaction revealed

Samsung Wallet will no longer be available for users beginning on June 30, 2015, according to an email sent to users as the handset giant preps Samsung Pay. Back in February…

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Contactless 18 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Mobile proximity payments

In a new report, Aite Group details how the installation of NFC-capable payment terminals, prevalence of NFC-capable smartphones, and emergence of tokenization and biometrics have created a great deal of…

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Daily News 18 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Axis Bank deal with WhatsApp for P2P mobile payments

According to recent press reports, Axis Bank of India is set to introduce a P2P mobile payments system which will let the customers send money to anyone through WhatsAPP, Twitter, Facebook…

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Daily News 18 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Retail banks must change to face realities of digital world

Retail banks are facing the toughest of trading conditions, claims a new report from Oracle which says that three quarters lack suitable technology to complete the path to a digital…

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Daily News 15 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

PayPal to List on Nasdaq

According to web rumours, EBay payments unit PayPal plans to trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market when the two companies split later this year. PayPal said it would use the ticket symbol “PYPL,”…

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Daily News 15 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Global smartphone sales of $96bn set a new Q1 record

In the first quarter of 2015, global smartphone unit demand increased +7%, compared to the same period last year. Sales reached 310m units, with growth down from +19% year-on-year in…

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Daily News 15 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

What do millennials want from an ATM

Millennials are the biggest population group since the baby boomers and they couldn't be more different from that post-war generation. Most obviously, because they've grown up behind a screen - computer, game…

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Contactless 14 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Apple Pay ready for China mobile payments launch

Apple CEO Tim Cook has strengthened speculation about the next destination for its mobile payment service Apple Pay with comments to Xinhua on a visit to China. “We very much want…

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Daily News 14 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Fujitsu iris-recognition technology

Iris-scanning technology promises to kill the password with the launch of a new smartphone that looks into users’ eyes to unlock it. The new smartphone made by Fujitsu and sold by…

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Daily News 14 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Powa Technologies to revolutionise advertising

Rai Advertising, the exclusive advertising group for Rai, Italy’s largest broadcaster, has signed a strategic partnership with mobile technology leader Powa Technologies Limited to introduce its innovative PowaTag mobile commerce…

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Daily News 13 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Banks rethink business models as PSD2 comes into effect

According to the PSD2 and XS2A – regulation or opportunity report, Europe's banks are engaged in a do-or-die effort to prepare for the 2016 introduction of new payments regulations that are expected to…

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Daily News 13 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

The fall and rise of Tokenization

Apple Pay has breathed new life into tokenization and the use of tokenization has seen a revival due to new technology approaches that remove associated operational risks and complexities and…

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Daily News 13 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Bit by Bitcoin: Decrypting the crypto-currency phenomenon

Such is the fervour around virtual currencies that barely a day goes by without some form of news or announcement about the growth and threat of digital currencies but what…

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Daily News 13 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Starbucks mobile app hacked - a "Venti" problem

News has reached us that credit card hackers are targeting Starbucks gift card and mobile payment users and stealing from consumers' credit cards. This new scam is so ingenious, the cyber…

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Daily News 12 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Over €100 million of payments initiated via MyBank

PRETA S.A.S. announced today that the growing take-up of MyBank by consumers and businesses has started to translate into a significant pick-up of the value of transactions initiated via MyBank. In…

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Daily News 12 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

ACI commits to expansion of UK Faster Payments

ACI has signed a Letter of Commitment in support of the UK Faster Payments Scheme’s New Access Model, to operate as both ‘single tenant’ and ‘multi-tenanted’ aggregator. Launched in December 2014, the…

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Contactless 11 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Orange Cash rolls out in Spain

The mobile payment service Orange Cash is to be rolled out in Spain. As part of the strategic alliance with the mobile operator Orange, Wirecard will provide the Orange Cash rolls…

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Contracts 11 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Visa Inc offers $20 billion for Visa Europe

Visa Inc is rumoured to be in early-stage talks to buy its former European subsidiary in a deal that could be worth as much as $20bn, people familiar with the matter…

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Daily News 08 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

New European payments processor Nuapay launches

According to press reports, Irish payments group Sentenia has launched a service called Nuapay that will offer businesses a non-bank alternative for payment processing. This follows legislation introduced by the European Commission…

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Contactless 08 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Shipments of secure elements jump by over 12% in 2014

Eurosmart has released the 2014 figures for the worldwide secure elements shipments and the smart secure contactless markets as well as the corresponding 2015 forecast. The data provided by Eurosmart consist…

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Contactless 08 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

HPS partners with Gemalto for tokenization

HPS announced a new global partnership with Gemalto for tokenization. Tokenization is the process by which payment account information is replaced by an HPS partners with Gemalto for tokenization alternate value called…

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Contactless 07 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Denmark proposes cashless country

The Danish government, as part of a pre-election package of economic measures put forward by the government, has proposed getting rid of the obligation for selected retailers to accept payment…

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Daily News 07 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Credit card fraud rising in Germany

New analysis shows that credit card fraud increased last year in Germany. In a sample of 7.5 million active cards issued in Germany, FICO found that losses due to fraud increased…

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Contactless 06 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

02 acquires Weve

O2 is rumoured to have acquired the Weve mobile commerce and advertising consortium saying the business will be run as a standalone subsidiary. In a statement, the former joint venture states: "We wanted…

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Contactless 06 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

3.4 billion EMV chip payment cards in global circulation

Official figures for Q4 2014 released by the global technical body EMVCo show that significant advances are being made globally in the adoption of EMV chip technology. By the end…

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Daily News 06 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

European Commission agree on Payments Services Directive

Back in 2013, the European Commission set out proposals for a Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD2) in an effort to improve cross-border payments, tackling what it says is still a…

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Contactless 06 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Consumer payments: behaviors & perceptions

In August 2014, approximately 1 out of every 5 banked consumers in the U.S. said they would be comfortable using their smartphone to initiate all of their payments transactions, according…

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Daily News 05 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

27% of global online transactions now on mobile - Mobile…

Online payments made using mobile devices continues to rise globally - according to the quarterly Mobile Payments Index (MPI), which tracks mobile payment data from web-based transactions - now accounting for 27.2%…

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Daily News 05 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Visa announces widespread UK launch of V.me

Visa Europe has confirmed that it has secured commitment from 55% of the UK’s issuance base, which accounts for more than 60 million card holders, and thousands of the UK’s retailers,…

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Daily News 05 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Millennials: how banks can capitalize

Personal Financial Management (PFM) tools offering consumers budgeting tools and enhanced visibility into their spending behavior are becoming more widely available. And while not all customers are interested in these…

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Daily News 05 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Visa Europe Collab international innovation hub

Visa Europe has announces the launch of Visa Europe Collab, its new international innovation hub. Working with a network of partners from across the digital and fintech ecosystem, Visa Europe Collab…

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Contactless 01 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Mobile payments in the US 2015

Apple, Starbucks and Disney are all strong brands with loyal followings, but they also have something else in common: They're early leaders in the ever-evolving mobile payments market. Some analysts predict…

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Contactless 01 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

CurrentC announces launch date

Finally, some good news for CurrentC! As the new CEO, Brian Mooney, formerly CEO of Bank of America Merchant Services, one of the largest US merchant payment acquirers, Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a…

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Daily News 01 May 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Payment Card Tokenization

Tokenization is a technology that allows for more secure payments by substituting sensitive consumer account data for a random number that is unique to each transaction – a digital token. This…

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Daily News 30 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

PayPal launches One Touch payments

PayPal says it has launched one touch payments in a move to simplify and accelerate their payment service and deal with the large number of incomplete transactions. The payment service, called One Touch for…

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Daily News 30 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Malawi takes key step to advance digital payments

Malawi says it has taken a significant step towards creating a digital payments ecosystem in order to address poverty and drive inclusive growth. An event organized by the Government of Malawi with…

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Daily News 30 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Coinbase opens exchange in UK

Coinbase, the world’s most well-funded bitcoin company, has opened its exchange and online wallet in the UK, targeting British enthusiasm for the digital currency as it eyes international expansion. The San…

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Daily News 29 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Cyber security is the EU's digital frontier

Cyber security is a precondition to promoting innovation also in the area of payments. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is a centre of expertise for…

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Daily News 29 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Instant Payments – the future retail payments market - an…

Should payments be as quick as emails or messaging with smartphone apps? Should funds be transferred instantly from sender to receiver around the clock? Many actors are paying more attention…

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Daily News 29 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

London identity theft rates three times higher

London is the country’s identity theft capital, with significantly higher rates than anywhere else in the UK. The statistics are based on the number of fraudulent applications across financial products including: current…

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Mobile Banking 29 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Deutsche Bank ramps up digital bank capabilities

Deutsche bank has announced plans to shutter 200 branches and invest an additional €1 billion over the next three-to-five years to create "a more digital bank". As part of a massive…

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Contactless 28 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Discover enables Apple Pay for card holders

Discover has announced an agreement with Apple that will allow Discover card holders in the US to make contactless payments in participating stores through Apple Pay. In addition to paying in stores with iPhone…

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Contactless 28 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

MCX crushed as Best Buy moves ahead with Apple Pay

In more bad news for MCX, Best Buy customers can now use Apple Pay to buy electronics online, with the physical stores to follow later this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook…

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Daily News 28 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Only one in eight Brits will switch to digital-only bank

Digital-only banks will struggle with UK banking customers when they launch this year, with only one in eight (13%) consumers claiming that they plan to switch to an account with a digital-only…

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Contactless 27 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Payments technology and fraud prevention top list of investments for…

A new payments survey of more than 1,100 executives representing leading banks, retailers and billing organizations across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA revealed that although 80% of them understand they…

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Daily News 24 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

A new competitor for Bitcoin

The total value of the digital currency Bitcoin is now approximately $3.4 billion, and many companies and investors are working to prove that the technology can make financial services cheaper…

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Daily News 23 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Visa and MasterCard shares surge as China ends card monopoly

Shares in Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. climbed the most since October after China’s government indicated it plans to end a monopoly in bank-card clearing. Visa gained 4.1% to close…

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Daily News 23 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

The changing landscape of real-time retail payments systems

A new research paper by SWIFT assesses the global real-time retail payments systems (RT-RPS) landscape, provides analysis on the key drivers and trends, and identifies the different approaches, barriers to…

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Daily News 23 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

US readiness for EMV at a low point

With a crucial deadline looming in 2015, the US payments industry will have only partially converted to the Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) chip card standard by the end of that year. Indeed,…

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Contactless 22 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

World Retail Banking Report 2015

For the second year in a row, improvement in global retail bank customer experience levels has stalled with a decline of less than 1% leaving banks challenged to drive top-line growth,…

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Daily News 22 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

New POS malware family named Punkey

In conjunction with a US Secret Service investigation, Trustwave SpiderLabs researchers have unearthed a new family of POS malware. POS malware is a sinister and often difficult-to-detect threat that preys on retailers running …

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Daily News 21 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Can you turn regulatory and payment scheme compliance into a…

Regulatory compliance has long been viewed as a mandatory component and a ‘cost’ of doing business as a financial services provider, whether you are an issuer, programme manager or payment…

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Contactless 21 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Apple Pay outperforming PayPal in mobile payments

A new survey from 451 Research finds Apple Pay gaining momentum in the mobile payments space, primarily at the expense of PayPal. “Our latest survey shows planned use of Apple Pay…

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Contracts 21 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Verifone selects Thales to protect card holder data

Thales says that Verifone now uses Thales nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) for its end-to-end payment encryption solution – VeriShield Total Protect – to provide robust, high speed, scalable crypto to…

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Daily News 20 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

£12.8 billion a week set to be sent through digital…

The number of mobile banking users is set to almost double from 17.8 million to 32.6 million by 2020, whilst the number of UK adults using online banking will increase…

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Daily News 20 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Consumers want part in protecting their payment cards from fraud

A survey conducted in the US, Canada and the UK by FICO shows that fraud is top-of-mind for consumers in the wake of high-profile data breaches. Respondents’ primary concern about payment fraud…

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