EMVCo Advances Testing Programme to Enhance Global Interoperability for EMV® Contactless Payments

EMVCo has advanced its testing programme to streamline the deployment and acceptance of contactless payment technologies worldwide. The work addresses emerging interoperability needs between EMV® acceptance devices and increasingly diverse contactless payment form factors, such as smartphones and wearables. Read more »

How disposable technology will re-define the payments value chain?

Tribe Payments, a team of industry experts dedicated to delivering the future of payments, has published a study on the effect of disposable technology on payments. The paper looks at the common use of modular technology by fintechs, and how legacy players without it are struggling to keep pace. Read more »

CryptoCompare Publishes June Exchange Review

CryptoCompare, the leading provider of cryptocurrency data and indices, today released its June 2019 Exchange Review, offering investors, analysts and regulators analysis of key developments in the cryptocurrency exchange market.  Charles Hayter, CEO and Co-Founder of CryptoCompare, said: Read more »

Ingenico TravelHub opens up new payments routes for travel companies

Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), the global leader in seamless payment, has launched TravelHub, a solution built to connect travel companies with Ingenico’s global end-to-end payment processing capabilities and regional gateways across Asia, Latin America and Europe. Read more »

Thales launches its new Gemalto Digital ID Wallet – an identity revolution in your smartphone

With Thales’s new Gemalto Digital ID Wallet, governments will issue a secure digital version of official documents including identity cards, health cards and dri Read more »

Visa card vulnerability can bypass contactless limits

Positive Technologies has today announced that researchers Leigh-Anne Galloway and Timur Yunusov have discovered flaws that allow hackers to bypass the payment limits on Visa contactless cards. Positive Technologies tested the attack with five major UK banks, successfully bypassing the UK contactless verification limit of £30 on all tested Visa cards, irrespective of the card terminal. The researchers also found that this attack is possible with... more Read more »

Sberbank clients get ‘personalised’ ATMs

Sberbank has personalised the menu of its ATMs. Now, after a client enters their PIN code they will see a main screen that features the options they have used the most in the past, as well as relevant personal offers from the bank. In particular, the system suggests the amount the client should withdraw based on their past cash withdrawals and even wishes them a happy birthday and offers a present. This new feature is available on 44,000... more Read more »

BCB Group and Bitstamp announce partnership to enable GBP transfers

Bitstamp, Europe’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, and BCB Group, one of the world’s leading global digital asset prime brokers, today announced a new partnership that will enable investors from the UK to transfer GBP directly to and from their Bitstamp accounts. Through this partnership, Bitstamp will be able to support deposits and withdrawals directly in GBP, providing increased efficiency and reduced costs for clients. The new GBP service... more Read more »

ACI Worldwide Readies European Payments Businesses for Strong Customer Authentication

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced a number of tools and solution updates to ready payment service providers (PSPs), acquirers, issuers and merchants for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and exemptions. Read more »

Newcastle United Goes to Crypto with StormGain

StormGain, the crypto trading platform with zero commissions and user-friendly user interface and features, like the purchase of Bitcoin for 1% of its value, is now the official sponsor for Newcastle United, The English Premier League FC. Read more »

Worldline is official partner of the EU-funded project HELIOS and contributes to designing a new-generation social network

Worldline, the European market leader in payment and transaction services, has been selected as a partner of the European Union-funded project HELIOS. By providing its expertise in the areas of system and privacy security and rewarding functionalities, Worldline is in the core of what is expected to become a truly European social network.  Read more »

SWIFT MT format: valantic FinCASE supports ISO 20022

In November 2021, the SWIFT migration starts with replacing SWIFT MT formats and introducing XML formats in the field of large-value payment transactions. As of November this year, banks already have to support certain processes for complaints of SEPA payments. valantic’s FinCASE is a proven solution for processing exceptions and investigations and the software already supports  ISO 20022-based complaints. Up to now, SEPA, SWIFT MT as well as... more Read more »

Paysend appoints Abhishek Triphati as new Head of Global Account

London based fintech company Paysend Group is announcing the appointment of Abhishek Tripathi as its new head of Global Account where he will be responsible for the launch of the company's breakthrough product Paysend Global Account, the the acceleration of digital payments, product development, go-to-market strategy and strategic partnerships.  Read more »

Mastercard and SumUp announced partnership to give small businesses a boost

 Mastercard and SumUp today announced a new partnership that will increase the number of electronic payment acceptance locations across 27 European countries.  Over the next five years, Mastercard and SumUp will bring card acceptance to several million micro, small and medium-sized companies (MSMEs) across Europe. Read more »

Cheers Paytech chooses Mambu as core banking system

Cheers Paytech, the Singapore-based fintech, has partnered with Mambu to provide the core banking technology for all wallet accounts to fuel growth. The partnership will facilitate the backend movement of funds within the Cheers Wallet Engine.  Mambu’s rapid deployment capability and API-first architecture will allow the team to integrate quickly and without the need for complex coding or underlying infrastructure maintenance. Read more »


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