Payments

Fingerprints launches Biometric Software Platform for Payments

World-leading biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprints™) announces its Biometric Software Platform for payments, named FPC-BEP, targeting payment cards, wearables and USB dongles. The platform has been tailored to optimize the performance of its small and power-efficient biometric sensors for payments, which include the FPC1300-series and T-Shape™ module. Read more »

Galeries Lafayette Berlin counts on Concardis

With the help of full-service payment provider Concardis, Galeries Lafayette Berlin is simplifying its payment processes: for orders placed either by telephone or in writing, customers now receive an email with an integrated payment link so that they can settle their invoices. The link leads to a payment form, as is familiar from online shopping. Customers simply enter their payment information there and confirm the purchase. After the... more Read more »

BuySellHODL Unveils First of Its Kind Cryptocurrency Ratings & Price Targets

Newly launched cryptocurrency app BuySellHODL has announced the launch of its proprietary crypto ratings and price target feature, with Bitcoin as the initial coin rating launch. Read more »

Digital Debit Group Introduces Retail-Grade QR App Powered by PayPal Now Available on iOS

Ready to use upon download, without card swipers or terminal hardware, the Digital Debit app make its way to a ready marketplace. Newly-released in the Apple App Store, merchants and freelancers can now accept in-person payments for services rendered from millions of PayPal users.  While retail-grade in its functionality, the QR app with PayPal integration can also be used in a more casual way.  Family and friends can both pay and get paid with... more Read more »

Singapore Life to acquire teen pre-paid card business from Yolopay

Singapore’s leading fintech company and life insurer is stepping into the prepaid card space with the recent purchase of Canvas from local payments platform Yolopay.  In conjunction with the acquisition process, now completed, former Yolopay marketing director - Liam McCance - joins Singapore Life as chief marketing officer and head of its new fintech venture division. Read more »

BeQuant partners with ZagTrader to bring the sophistication of traditional finance tools to the cryptocurrency market

Today BeQuant – one of the world’s biggest institutional cryptocurrency trading platforms – has announced a strategic partnership with ZagTrader Read more »

Barclays accelerates growth of Pay by Bank app

Starting today, Barclaycard merchants now have the opportunity to accept mobile payments through Pay by Bank app, the new payment method created by Mastercard’s Vocalink business. In addition, a greater number of consumers will also be able to pay using the functionality; in 2020 Barclays will be rolling out Pay by Bank app, currently live on its Pingit app, on its Barclays Mobile Banking App. This means over 6m users will be able to benefit... more Read more »

TransferTo announces rebrand with the creation of two market defining companies: DT One and Thunes

Today, TransferTo, a cross-border mobile top-ups and payment solutions network provider has announced a full rebrand, effective immediately, with two separate company brands, logos and identities. TransferTo’s mobile top-up and rewards business, founded in 2005, has now changed its name to DT One and remains a leading global network for mobile top-up solutions and innovative mobile rewards.  Read more »

Wirecard Equips Segmüller With Mobile Payment Solution

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, has announced its collaboration with Segmüller, one of Germany's largest furniture retailers. Thanks to Wirecard, Segmüller offers its customers the opportunity to conveniently pay invoices with their mobile devices or credit cards when they receive their delivery. Wirecard not only provides the digital payment technology, but also handles the processing of payments. Read more »

Inflation and skills shortages push private sector pay expectations to a seven-year high

After six years stuck at 2%, basic pay award expectations in the private sector have increased to 2.5%. Meanwhile, basic pay award expectations in the public sector have fallen from 2% to 1.1%, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and the Adecco Group. The report highlights the effects of a tighter labour market on skills shortages as seven in ten (71%) of employers with vacancies report that at least some of them are... more Read more »

Oracle Blockchain Helps Czech Financial Firm, SDK.finance, Transform Payment Industry

SDK.finance is using Oracle Blockchain Platform to help the company transform the rapidly evolving payments industry. By integrating Oracle Blockchain Platform into its core payment platform for banks and financial institutions, SDK.finance provides a secure payment system that removes the need for intermediaries, such as correspondent banks and clearing houses. This helps facilitate faster, more cost effective and secure payments, and as a... more Read more »

Payments disruptor Paysend introduces money transfers to bank accounts in 34 European countries

More than 500,000 customers across Europe and beyond are able to transfer money to bank accounts in 34 European countries, thanks to a new service launched by payments disruptor Paysend. The new product, which has been added to the firms existing card-to-card Global Transfers, will make cross-border payments in euros as easy as national payments and will result in improved convenience and processing times for European consumers.  Read more »

Ant Financial Inks Acquisition Deal Worth $700 million

Ant Financial has finally managed to make its mark in a significant European first. The Chinese financial services giant has agreed to buy UK payments group WorldFirst in a deal worth around $700 million, and after WorldFirst was forced into a rapid fire sale of its US assets. Read more »

MineralTree reveals virtual card support for top 3 networks

MineralTree, the Accounts Payable and Payment Automation solution provider, has expanded its platform integration to include all major card providers—delivering new value to middle-market businesses by optimizing their entire Accounts Payable process.  Read more »

Mphasis appoints Andres Ricaurte as Global Head of Payments

Mphasis (BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS), an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, today announced the appointment of Andres Ricaurte as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Payments. Read more »

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