Why Use Mobile Payments?

Technological developments are often greeted with a mixture of excitement and cynicism. Mobile payments are no different. Amongst all the hype and bluster, however, a fundamental question seems to be largely overlooked – why use mobile payments? Here are just a few reasons to leave your cash and card at home, and pay with your

Apex Introduces Cashless Self-Service Shopping Solutions for Retail

Apex Supply Chain Technologies introduces Self-Service Cashless Shopping solutions for retail- a single, easy-to-integrate, secure payment-processing platform. Apex Cashless Shopping includes both card and mobile payment options that increase sales, lower operating costs and improve profitability. It integrates seamlessly with Apex AnyWhere™ and Apex, EMIS™ self-serve, Cloud-based, automated shopping devices. “Our technology is making it

MasterCard and Poste Italiane Announce The World’s First Integrated Online Donation Platform For Everyday Payments

MasterCard, World Food Programme and Poste Italiane have announced the launch of the world’s first integrated online donation platform helping Italians do good every day.   The new platform will allow all Poste Italiane MasterCard cardholders to automatically fund micro-donations in aid of World Food Programme every time they use their card. The project presented

MasterCard Collaborates with FNB to Offer Multi-currency Cash Passport

MasterCard’s subsidiary, Access Prepaid Worldwide, in collaboration with First National Bank (FNB) introduced the MasterCard Multi-currency Cash PassportTM to customers, providing them with a safer and more convenient alternative to foreign currency notes when travelling. The Chip and PIN protected travel payment card is secure and easy to use and can be loaded with up

Bell ID Launches Tokenization Manager

Payment credential management specialist, Bell ID, has launched its Tokenization Manager software. The solution will be used by card issuers and merchants to enhance security and limit fraud by facilitating tokenized payments. EMV payment tokenization is the process of replacing a personal account number (PAN) with a unique identifier, known as a ‘payment token’. The

Apple Pay Available to Citi Cardmembers

Citi cardmembers will have a new way to checkout that feels more like shopping in the express lane. Citi cardmembers will be able to pay with a simple touch within apps and at more than 200,000 stores by adding a participating Citi credit or debit card to Apple Pay. Apple Pay offers important new security

Crystal Clear Payments Announces Strategic Alliance With Elan Financial Services

Crystal Clear Payments, a leader in payment products for community financial institutions nationwide, announced  a new strategic alliance with Elan Financial Services, a leader in EFT processing, to provide ATM and card processing for Crystal Clear Payments’ community financial institution customers. Crystal Clear Payments is leveraging Elan’s size and long-standing investment in ATM processing technology,

Brazilian Domestic Card Labels Hit 10% Market Share

Brazil’s card market is expanding rapidly and domestic card labels are now growing faster than the established international labels. During the first three months of 2014, the Brazilian card market grew by 17% to a total volume of 223 billion Real (US$ 100 billion). While Visa and MasterCard are still predominant, local brands such as

Citi Joins With Concur to Offer a New, Enhanced Reporting Solution

Citi, the largest global issuer of self-owned and managed corporate cards is the first commercial card issuer to offer an exclusive suite of global, enhanced travel reports via Concur’s TravelTrax platform through a recent agreement with Concur, the leading provider of spend management solutions and services. With this new arrangement, the two industry leaders will