This week PaymentEye attended the Payments Knowledge Forum, which celebrated its 30th year. The two-day conference explored the current hot topics within the payments industry and included speakers from KPMG, PayPal and Vodacom. *|MC:SUBJECT|*
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9th October 2015
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This week PaymentEye attended the Payments Knowledge Forum, which celebrated its 30th year. The two-day conference explored the current hot topics within the payments industry and included speakers from KPMG, PayPal and Vodacom.

Payments Knowledge Forum 2015 round-up
 
New Products & Technology

Following the recent launch of Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay service across 7,400 stores across the US, the coffee chain is continuing to expand its mobile payment services with new product launches in Canada, the UK, and a new partnership with Apple Pay.

Starbucks launches new mobile payment services in the UK and Canada, and partners with Apple Pay
 

China’s central bank has introduced a new cross-border payment system to allow yuan-based clearing transactions. The system is part of the country’s strategy to boost the international use of the currency and challenge the dollar’s international hegemony.

China launches yuan-based global payment system
 
Partnerships

Cross-border payments service provider Earthport has been selected by Japan Post Bank to provide international transaction services for its consumer base.

Japan Post Bank customers set to benefit from Earthport partnership
 
VC

Mobile point of sale (POS) specialist CardFlight has gained over $4m in a Series A funding round, as it looks to grow its engineering team and launch its EMV mobile acceptance solutions in the United States.

CardFlight clinches $4.2m investment to accelerate EMV rollout
 
Career Moves

Visa has hired former Acting US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis from Square as senior vice president, Global Government Relations.

Visa hires senior VP from Square
 
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