A pilot of Mastercard’s biometric security protocol showed a 98 per cent success rate, combining fingerprint and voice recognition. read more ..
Amazon is working with Bango to bring a carrier billing option to users of “certain Amazon mobile applications running on Telefonica devices in Germany.” read more ..
Mahindra Comviva has announced a partnership with First Data to roll out an mPOS solution aimed at driving transaction volumes for Indian businesses.
Coinjar has created Australia’s first bitcoin debit card in an attempt to ‘demystify’ the crypto-currency. Customers taking part in a trial will be able to withdraw from their bitcoin account, converted to Australian dollars, at any ATM or purchase items at any retail outlet.
Rabobank is using Vasco Data Security technology to create a new QR code security system for banking transactions.
US bitcoin merchants like BitPay have followed the example of card companies by avoiding marijuana businesses, but the decision by Canada’s Mega Chill to offer bitcoin payments could open up new opportunities by reducing industry frictions, according to Coin Desk.
Consumers will be able to charge their bus tickets to their mobile bill thanks to a new partnership between Corethree, an m-ticketing technology firm, and Boku, a direct carrier-billing based mobile payments provider.
Shares in Monitise plummeted 28 per cent in early trade as Visa announced an ‘assessment’ of its 5.5 per cent stake in the company. Visa is planning to reduce its dependence on external resources for the development of its mobile payments services.
Commerce platform Lightspeed has announced plans to incorporate a payment platform into their service for merchants after closing $35 million in new funding.
A German court has overturned a temporary country-wide ban against taxi-app Uber, stating that the ‘urgent’ injunction submitted by Taxi Deutschland had been requested too late.
Soon Bank of Africa and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money, pay for goods and services and purchase airtime credit on their mobile, thanks to a new partnership allowing users of both services to transfer money from Orange to BOA – and vice versa – on the go.
Amazon will be shutting down its free Webpay peer-to-peer payments system from mid-October, having made a low impact in the competitive online payments market.
Slyce, the visual product search platform acquired BuyCode, the Israeli company that developed the Pounce image recognition-based shopping app for a total consideration of $5 million in shares, cash and earn-out incentives.
Bangladesh’s central bank has issued a statement against bitcoin – threatening people with a twelve year jail sentence if they are caught using the crypto-currency.
Panasonic is launching NFC-enabled payments and data recognition to create personalized in-flight entertainment.
To launch bPay, its latest contactless payment venture, Barclaycard is giving away 10,000 of the wearable devices to London commuters.
PayPal has signed a contract with international payment service provider PayGate that will allow merchants in South Africa to accept online payment via the PayPal service.