The Emerging Payments Association Launches The World’s First Dedicated Payments Incubator: The Catalyst

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) today announces the launch of its incubator for early stage payments companies, the Catalyst. The Catalyst provides access to investors, workspace, mentors and commercial partners in association with MasterCard and The Bancorp. The Catalyst beneficiaries – its ‘Rising Stars’ - are new entrants to the fintech industry, mostly founder-owned and with a combined investment and revenue between £0.5m and £2m in... more Read more »

Elliptic announces the Bitcoin Big Bang – A breakthrough in bitcoin anti-money laundering

 Elliptic, the bitcoin analytics and security firm, today announced a breakthrough in bitcoin transaction monitoring and compliance. In an industry first, the company has launched ‘The Bitcoin Big Bang’, an interactive visualisation that plots the emergence and interconnectivity of the key players in bitcoin since its genesis in 2009. Read more »

ICA Banken And Oberthur Technologies To Launch Dual Interface Payment Cards in Sweden

Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, and ICA Banken - the first Swedish bank to do so - announce the launch of the first Dual Interface payment cards in Sweden. This is a major breakthrough in the Swedish payment market as customers will be able to experience contactless payments with fast and secure transactions.  Read more »

ANZ Partners with CR2 to Accept UnionPay Bank Cards at its ATMs and Merchant Terminals

CR2 is delighted to announce that it has successfully completed a project with ANZ to enable the acceptance of UnionPay cards through the ANZ ATM and merchant terminal POS networks. ANZ is a leading super-regional bank represented in the key markets of Australia and New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific with more than 5 million customers and assets of over AUD$247 billion. UnionPay is the world’s fastest growing global payment network, operating in... more Read more »

Moneris and Powa Technologies join forces to offer merchants next-generation sales solution

Moneris Solutions Corporation (‘Moneris’), one of North America’s largest processors of debit and credit payments, announced today it will be entering into a relationship with Powa Technologies (‘Powa’) to be the preferred Canadian provider of PowaTag, a unique mobile solution that extends the world of online commerce to traditionally offline environments. Read more »

Paying Bills Should Be As Easy As Taking a Photo

 Virtusa, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, is meeting the rising demand for instant payment solutions amongst banking customers, with innovative apps such as its Mobile Photo Bill Pay tool. Read more »

Bank of Scotland To Use Polymer Banknotes

Bank of Scotland today announced that its next £5 and £10 banknotes will be printed on polymer, and the first of these will be issued this November to celebrate the bank’s partnership with BBC Children in Need. Polymer is a thin flexible plastic film, replacing the cotton paper used for notes currently in issue. The notes will be slightly smaller with the new £5 note measuring 125 x 65 mm compared to the current 135 x70mm. Read more »

Dinube Rolls Out First-of-its-Kind Digital Payments Network in Europe

Dinube, Europe’s first payment network that enables consumers to replace credit/debit cards with their smartphones, announces the latest rollout by the $1BN European supermarket chain BonPreu. Dinube’s groundbreaking new payment network uses tokenization, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and biometric fingerprint security to make card-based payments a thing of the past. Read more »

Nexo Survey Reveals Clear Benefits Of Common Card Payment Standards

nexo, the association set up to develop and promote open standards for card payments, has announced the findings of a study that explores the benefits of harmonising card payment acceptance for Europe’s leading retailers. Read more »

Chip & PIN Solutions selects TNS’ GWA

 Chip & PIN Solutions, a leading UK based terminal provider with over 10 years’ experience within the payment industry, has chosen TNS’ Global Wireless Access (GWA) Roaming SIM and MIS solutions to boost its future growth. The company, established in 2004, supplies thousands of mobile card payment terminals to a broad range of businesses, from sole traders to blue chip companies, with an impressive existing customer base including Virgin... more Read more »

Ingenico Payment Services joins Demandware LINK Partner Programme

Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346-ING), global leader in seamless payment, announced today that Ingenico Payment Services has become a Demandware LINK Partner to enable simple integration between its international payment platform and the Demandware Commerce Cloud. This partnership will give Demandware online merchants access to Ingenico’s end-to-end solution which includes a secure multi-channel payments solution offering a wide range of... more Read more »

xWare42 wins the Payments Dragons' Den prize at PayExpo 2015

xWare42 has been crowned the winner of the prestigious Payments Dragons’ Den prize 2015, an annual competition allowing innovative payments entrepreneurs the chance to showcase their work and ideas to a highly experienced panel of influential industry leaders and hundreds of payments professionals at PayExpo. Read more »

MANGOPAY processes more than €200 million of payments across the ‘sharing economy’

MANGOPAY, a white label payment solution for marketplaces and crowdfunding platforms, today announces it has handled €200 million per year worth of payments for 500 businesses across Europe. The success of the company comes just six months since the company opened a new office in London. MANGOPAY now boasts 50 British based clients, including, Crowd2fund,Banktothefuture, Liftshare, Farmdrop, Propertymoose, InvestUp and Read more »

John Bruggeman named 'Best CEO in the Financial Technology Industry 2015'

 Traxpay, pioneer in business-to-business (B2B) Dynamic Payments, today announced that its CEO, John Bruggeman, was awarded with the “Best CEO in the Financial Technology Industry” by the reputable quarterly magazine European CEO. With C-suite readers in over 28 European countries, the publication annually seeks out and awards exceptional chief executives who have “raised standards across their respective industries” and who are “setting... more Read more »

Global UnionPay Card Issuance Breaks Five Billion

The cumulative number of UnionPay cards issued globally has exceeded 5 billion and UnionPay has become Chinese residents' preferred payment brand, Ge Huayong, Chairman of China UnionPay, said at the opening ceremony of 2015 Shanghai City Campaign in Milano on June 10. Ge said secure, convenient, preferential and innovative payment services are able to make life more convenient, stimulate consumption, facilitate trade and connect to the world in... more Read more »


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