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The last year has witnessed the rise of the buy button. Social media sites and search engines have attempted to hold on to traffic and increase ad revenue by allowing consumers to buy products directly from ads. read more ..
New York’s top financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky warned that that the US banking industry was behind the times when it came to payments innovation in a speech announcing revisions to proposed bitcoin regulations. read more ..
The Brixton Pound, a hyperlocal currency used in the South London district of Brixton, is to roll out contactless terminals throughout the area.
The mobile commerce space has seen another end of year deal between cloud platform mobile payments provider Mozido and CorFire, a mobile commerce start-up that is particularly strong on point of sale payments.
Royal Bank of Canada has added HCE to their mobile app, allowing customers with an NFC-enabled Android phone to pay for items in-store via mobile.
Interesting working relationships have popped up over the last year. At the same time, some existing ones have dissolved, corporations are splitting up for better or worse, and some competitors continue to antagonise one another.
For Cubic, taking payments is a military operation. The transportation, defence and payments specialists power fare collections for some of the biggest transport infrastructure networks in the world. Now it’s looking to bring the internet to the battlefield.
EU negotiators have reached on initial deal on capping fees for debit and credit card payments across the European Union.
Payments start-up cashcloud has completed a third financing round with new investors, raising an undisclosed amount in the area of 'several million Swiss francs' to develop and distribute the its mobile cashcloud eWallet.
Payments made using NFC-enabled handsets will account for $130 billion of worldwide consumer retail spending by 2020.
Google is rumoured to be in talks with retailers to add a ‘buy’ button to its Google Shopping feature, in a more direct challenge to e-commerce giant Amazon.
MasterCard has publicly spoken out against bitcoin in Australia, but in Canada is being forced to play nice. A site called YesToBitcoins allows Canadians to pay their credit card bills – including for Visa, American Express and MasterCard – using bitcoin.
Samsung is in discussions over a possible deal with payments start-up LoopPay that might see the smartphone maker launch its own mobile payments system to challenge Apple Pay in 2015.
International payments start-up Adyen has raised its largest round of funding yet. The company has capitalized on the fast-growing popularity of its global payments platform to land a $250 million investment.
The prototype of Barclaycard’s latest contactless creation, the payment glove, is now being tested out in UK stores.
A free webinar, being held on 16th January by FC Business Intelligence, will provide valuable advice on how to improve customer interaction for anyone working in the financial services sector.
When it comes to the safety of their financial information, consumers still show a considerable distrust of technology companies and online retailers.