JetPay Corporation Announces CollectorSolutions Merger

JetPay – JetPay® Corporation (“JetPay” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: “JTPY”), a leading provider of ecommerce debit and credit card processing, payroll and human capital management, and prepaid card services, today announced the signing of a »

No comment 25.02.16

JPMorgan tests blockchain for dollar transfers; strikes Starbucks deal

Finextra – 2/23/16: JPMorgan Chase is testing the use of distributed ledger technology to move US dollars between London and Tokyo, working with about 2200 clients on the trial ahead of possible live transactions later »

No comment 24.02.16

Retailers falling short of earlier predictions on EMV readiness

SC Magazine – 2/22/16: A new survey of U.S. payment service providers revealed that approximately 37 percent of retailers were ready to process EMV payments by Feb. 1, 2016 — four months after the official deadline »

No comment 23.02.16

Visa expands Visa Ready Program to wider range of connected devices

NFC World – 2/22/16: Visa is expanding its Visa Ready certification program to include Internet of Things (IoT) companies such as manufacturers of wearables, automobiles, appliances and clothing so that secure payments can be added to a wider »

No comment 22.02.16

Most Stores Still Aren’t Using New ‘Dip’ Credit Card Machines

NBC News – 2/19/16: By now, most Americans have gotten letters from their banks and credit card companies containing new “chip cards.” Touted as a feature to help improve security, the new technology might reassure »

No comment 19.02.16

Merchant EMV Migration Slower Than Anticipated: Report

PaymentsSource – 2/18/16: Only 37% of U.S. merchant locations are fully equipped for EMV card acceptance, narrowly missing a projected 40% rate of deployment predicted by management consulting firm Strawhecker Group, according to research it »

No comment 18.02.16

Survey: Adoption of chip-enabled credit cards falls behind

USA Today – 2/17/16: Businesses are falling behind schedule when it comes to being able to accept chip-enabled credit cards, a new survey finds. Despite an October milestone that largely shifted the burden of liability to »

No comment 17.02.16

Apple Pay Heading To China This Week

Nasdaq – 2/16/16: Apple Inc.’s electronic payment service Apple Pay will be launching in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market, on February 18 at 5 a.m. local time. Social media posts from China Guangfa Bank »

No comment 16.02.16

LG drops MWC debut for mobile payments

Mobile World Live – 2/15/16: LG Electronics scrapped the launch of its anticipated LG Pay service at next week’s Mobile World Congress, because it could distract attention from G5, its new flagship smartphone. Holding back »

No comment 15.02.16

Visa discloses 9.99 percent stake in Dorsey-led Square

CBS News – 2/12/16: Visa is now a major shareholder in Square (SQ), the mobile payment services company co-founded and led by Jack Dorsey. Shares of Square rose more than 9 percent, to $9.37, in »

No comment 12.02.16

PayPal Commerce Matches Stripe With PayPal’s Own Native Shopping Toolkit For Apps

TechCrunch – 2/11/16: PayPal’s first acquisition after it separated from eBay in 2015 was of a young startup called Modest, which had built a platform for small businesses to integrate buy buttons across third-party apps. Now, PayPal is taking the wraps »

No comment 11.02.16

ANZ launches mobile payments service for Android smartphones

Finextra – 2/10/16: ANZ has followed in the footsteps of compatriot NAB with the launch of a new mobile payment service for Android smartphones, ANZ Mobile Pay, as the country’s biggest banks continue their boycott »

No comment 10.02.16

Heartland Acquires Beanstalk Data

BusinessWire – 2/9/16:Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation’s largest payment processors, today announced it has acquired privately held Beanstalk Data, a leading provider of customer engagement platforms for restaurants in the United States. The »

No comment 09.02.16

This Pebble Time strap will let you pay for things just like the Apple Watch

The Verge – 2/8/15: It took some time, but we’re starting to see a few promising smartstraps that add new features to the Pebble Time smartwatch. There’s one with a built-in heart rate monitor and wireless »

No comment 08.02.16

House of Representatives Votes to End Obama’s ‘Operation Choke Point’

The Hill - ‎2/4/16: The House passed a bill Thursday that would make it harder for bank regulators to order banks to close certain accounts. The legislation, which passed by a vote of 265 to 159, is »

No comment 05.02.16

Mercury and Element Are Now Vantiv Integrated Payments

Nasdaq – 2/4/16: Vantiv, Inc. announced today that Mercury Payment Systems, a leading provider of payments technology and services for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and Element Payment Services, a recognized leader in PCI compliant payment processing »

No comment 04.02.16

D+H applies distributed ledger tech to payments services hub

Finextra – 2/3/16: DH Corporation (“D+H”) (TSX: DH), a leading provider of technology solutions to financial institutions globally, today announced that it has successfully integrated blockchain distributed ledger technology into its global payments services hub. »

No comment 03.02.16

Visa Launches Commerce Network to Drive Merchant Sales and Deliver New Cardholder Benefits

BusinessWire – 1/29/16: Visa Inc. today announced the launch of Visa Commerce Network, a new way for merchants to create online and in-app commerce experiences to acquire new customers, drive loyalty and increase sales with »

No comment 01.02.16

Apple Pay and Android Pay are coming to ATMs in the US this year

The Verge – 1/28/16: Contactless ATMs have been available in countries like Spain and Canada for some time, but they haven’t made their way to the US. That will soon change, thanks to the proliferation »

No comment 29.01.16

Venmo is taking on Apple Pay with in-app purchases

The Verge - 1/27/16: Venmo, the PayPal-owned app that lets you send money with your smartphone, is expanding from peer-to-peer payments to in-app purchases in a direct challenge to Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. The company today »

No comment 28.01.16