Payment processor ECommPay Opens an office in Singapore

On September 9, payment processor ECommPay celebrated the grand opening of its first Asian office, conveniently located in [Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore]. As a global commercial centre, Singapore is ideally situated at the heart of Asian e-Commerce, attracting companies and specialists from around the world. The Singapore branch office is yet another step in the company's targeted expansion, providing current and prospective clients... more Read more »

6 out 10 U.S. Consumers with Credit Cards are Not Ready for EMV

As retailers and banks prepare for the October 1 EMV liability shift—which moves fraud liability from issuing banks to merchants —many consumers have not yet received their new chip-enabled cards, or are simply in the dark about what EMV means, according to a new survey from ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW). Read more »

Starbucks announced the launch of Mobile Order & Pay on iOS and Android devices

Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq:SBUX) today announced the nationwide availability of Mobile Order & Pay on iOS and Android devices, a new feature of the popular Starbucks mobile app that allows customers to place and pay for their order in advance of their visit and pick it up at a participating Starbucks location. Read more »


Azimo, the digital money transfer service, today announced the launch of its mobile airtime service. Through a strategic partnership with TransferTo, a leading provider of international airtime remittance, the new service will enable Azimo’s customers to instantly send airtime to pre-paid mobile phones in over 100 countries: an addressable market of over 4.5 billion people. Read more »

Canadian Payments Association sets out modernisation vision

As part of its initiative to modernize Canada's core national clearing and settlement framework and infrastructure, the CPA is creating a shared vision for the future of payments in Canada based on research, a global perspective, and industry views. Research from the Canadian Payments Association (CPA) and the Bank of Canada released today supports this initiative by outlining the most critical issues the industry must investigate to improve the... more Read more »

Tipalti Launches First Ever W-8 Solution for Accounts Payable

 Tipalti (, provider of the leading global payments management platform, has fully integrated the first-ever intelligent Form W-8 collection solution into its platform.  The solution helps U.S. companies automate the accounts payable (AP) process by both paying suppliers who are nonresidents, foreign alien or entities while ensuring W-8 tax form compliance. Read more »

TransferTo Simplifies Mobile Money Remittance with Launch of Mobile Money Hub at Finovate Fall

TransferTo, a leading global mobile remittance hub, is making remittance faster, cheaper, simpler and more secure with the launch of its Mobile Money hub. Unveiled today at Finovate Fall in New York, the Mobile Money hub enables mobile operators and financial institutions to offer real-time money transfers to mobile money accounts. Read more »

Guestlink Chooses Kashing! To Provide Proper Payments Facilities For Its Micro-Merchants

Kashing! an all-in-one solution for payments everywhere, is proud to announce a new partnership with online booking and management provider Guestlink. The multi-year deal worth £50 million, provides Guestlink’s client base of Boutique Hotel and BnB managers with the ability to access all modes of payments including ecommerce, mcommerce, MOTO and face to face facilities. Read more »

ACI Worldwide’s UP Transaction Banking Achieves Industry Recognition

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of electronic payment and banking solutions, is spotlighting several new industry initiatives and achievements within its Transaction Bankingportfolio, which offers end-to-end processing for commercial treasury management and  Read more »

MasterCard Announces Partnership with NewsDeeply Ahead of SDG Summit

With the world’s attention turning to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda later this month, the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, in collaboration with News Deeply, today launched the Inclusion Hub, an innovative pop-up content portal featuring original reporting and educational content on advancing sustainable growth. Read more »

Paysera to partner with Alpha Payments Cloud

Paysera, a global payments system that enables real-time international payment acceptance, and Alpha Payments Cloud, connecting transaction, risk and commerce vendors with merchants and financial institutions on one platform, have today announced a new partnership. This partnership will see Paysera’s rapidly expanding payment services offered to users of the omni-channel AlphaHub platform, powering fast and easy real-time payment acceptance. Read more »

M&S Bank customers can access Apple Pay

Customers who have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Apple Watch will be able to add their M&S Debit and Credit Cards into Passbook, and use Apple Pay at contactless terminals in the same way they would use a contactless card. Read more »

Lloyds Banking Group launches Apple Pay to Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers

From today Lloyds Banking Group will offer its Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers access to Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. As Britain’s largest current account provider with three iconic brands on the high street reaching millions of customers, the launch today indicates another milestone in the adoption of new payment technologies. Read more »

Indonesia moves towards cashless society

Government efforts for a cashless society and improved banking infrastructure will drive electronic payments in Indonesia, finds a new report from Timetric.   Read more »

Chain Raises $30 Million from Financial Industry Leaders Partners with Visa, Nasdaq, Citi, Capital One, Fiserv and Orange

Chain, Inc., the leading provider of blockchain technology solutions to financial institutions, announced today that it has raised $30 million in equity funding from a syndicate of financial and payments industry leaders including Visa, Nasdaq, Citi Ventures, Capital One, Fiserv and Orange. Chain's newest partners will also join the company in forming a Blockchain Working Group to explore the application of the technology in various markets and... more Read more »


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