Payments Transformation at Every Level – PayX Industry News – Issue 37

Payments Transformation at Every Level – PayX Industry News – Issue 37

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Top Stories

Alaric and Digital Insight acquisitions by NCR signal Transformational Change

Bitcoin called to testify before Senate committee

Merchant360 offers plug-in that lets retailers deliver coupons to any NFC phone

Payments News

Digital Banking Could Put 35 Percent of Traditional Banks’ Market Share Up for Grabs by 2020 in North America, According to Accenture Research

Barclays makes sending mobile payments easy with launch of ‘send a payment’

PKO Bank Polski Enters into strategic Alliance with EVO Payments International

M-commerce start-up Zapp vows to take on Visa and MasterCard

Westpac lays out five-year plan for core platform refresh

ECB publishes second SEPA migration report

RBA announces Proposed Establishment of an Australian Payments Council

New Fiserv White Paper Recommends Financial Institutions Follow a Phased Roadmap to Offer More Robust Mobile Alerts

Orange and Visa Europe join forces to launch Orange Cash

First Data Merchant Solutions Achieves UK Payment Institution Status

FIME Accredited by Visa to Deliver VMPA Testing

Mobey Forum Calls for Banks to Gen Up as MPOS Market Grows Claws

ASB CEO warns on the threat from non-traditional competitors such as Google

Far-reaching new survey of nearly 200,000 consumers in 27 countries finds the world is “banked out”

Digital Payments News

Hewlett-Packard expands its activities in Mobile Payments and Banking, through a global agreement with Accumulate

Bitcoins: The Second Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History

The Fair Price of a Bitcoin is Zero

Tracking 96,000 stolen Bitcoin in realtime

First Bitcoin ATM gets 348 transactions in first 8 days

From Treasure To Trash: Man Tosses Out Bitcoin Wallet On Hard Drive Worth $9 Million

PC Financial and TD announce UgoTM, Canada’s first open mobile wallet

payleven launches mobile payment in France

Moneris launches PAYD PRO, Canada’s first debit-enabled mobile payment service

Brazil: mobile payments adoption on the rise -report

Mobile Embrace launches m-Payments in the USA

Introducing the new Google Wallet Card

ECB launches public consultation on Recommendations for the security of mobile payments

Isis® Introduces Alliance Program to Support Merchant Technology Partners

hyperWALLET to Integrate with PayNearMe to Offer Cash-Payment Acceptance Options

Payments Infrastructure

ACI Worldwide Completes Acquisition of Official Payments

ACI Worldwide Recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Providers of Financial Technology

ACI Worldwide and VocaLink Extend Relationship to 2021, Powering 24,000 ATMs in the UK

Alaric merges with NCR, one of the best known Financial Services technology companies in the world and the global leader in consumer transactions technologies

Latest Release of Authentic™ From Alaric Supports DB2 and Microsoft SQL

BPC Banking Technologies shares vision for the future of payments with leading financial institutions

Slovenská sporiteľňa pilots innovative card management capabilities powered by SmartVista

Clear2Pay receives OSCar Validation for Host Test Solution

Nadra Bank launches Internet banking built on TranzWare Internet Banking from Compass Plus

Compass Plus implements innovative fraud service for Intervale Group of Companies

ACLEDA Bank Plc. Upgrades to ECS’ electra iTx Series – Doubles Customer Base

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited Goes Live on ElectraCard Platform in Record Time

Ria Money Transfer Introduces Money Transfers to India Bank Accounts Within Two Hours

Three Years in a Row: FIS Tops FinTech 100 Ranking of Financial Services Technology Providers

FIS Study Shows Mobility and Convenience Key to Engaging Consumers in Real-time Payments Solution from FIS to Power India’s First Women-focused Bank

Hewlett-Packard selects HPS’s PowerCARD as a strategic technology for its Processing Centers

Tieto and OTP Bank have implemented a high availability payment card authorization system

IKEA Group relies on Wincor Nixdorf IT solutions at all furniture checkouts

Wincor World 2014: Innovation, know-how and interaction for banks and retail companies

Wincor Nixdorf showcases innovative cashless payment solutions and new consumer experiences at CARTES 2013 in Paris

Company Announcements

Australian Banking First: Commonwealth Bank Launches Online Checkout with MasterPass by MasterCard

NTT DOCOMO and MasterCard to Launch iD/PayPass™-branded Payments in Over 50 Countries

Barclaycard signs new agreement to process card payments in Europe for Digital River World Payments

PayPal Startup Blueprint Program waives processing fees for start-ups

U.S. Bank Partners with Mitek to Launch Mobile Photo Balance Transfer™ to Customers in November

Ingenico expands its presence in Middle East and Africa with EMP

EVO Payments International and Banco Popular Finalize Merchant Acquiring Joint Venture in Spain

Pivotal Payments launches m-payments solution

Sprint and Vantiv Launch Tablet-Based Point-of-Sale

Macatawa Bank Launches Mobile Payment Solution SpotPay

Ingenico and Standard Bank for an innovative business model in South Africa

EMT, Top Estonian Banks and Tallinna Kaubamaja Group Launch “Bank Payment Card in Mobile” Public Pilot Project

First Data Certified to Process Maestro EMV ATM Transactions

MasterCard and First Data Merchant Solutions Launch Pogo>™ Mobile Point-of-Sale System with The Prudential Assurance Company Limited in Hong Kong

DirectCash Payments Inc. Completes Acquisition of Threshold Financial Technologies Inc.

U.S. Bank Launches Automated Travel Payment Tool; First Payment Provider in North America to Deliver Seamless Solution

Valimo digitally signs Mobile ID contract with Iceland’s national identity provider

Bluefin Payment Systems Partners with Medtask to Provide Integrated Payment Processing

Temenos enhances leading microfinance cloud offering with new global partnership

First Data Merchant Solutions acquiring services now offer the Discover Global Network

MasterCard Tap & Go Contactless Technology Paves the Way for Mobile Payments in Canada

Fiserv Selects iovation to Support Multilayered Security Strategy

Ingenico Launching mobile payment Services in 8 Countries

Miura set to revolutionise retail payment market with the new, M007 mobile Chip & PIN device

Isis Mobile Wallet® Available Nationwide

YESpay and PMC Announce Strategic Partnership

All holds barred: Square obliterates deposit limits

Byblos Bank deploys Gemalto bio-sourced EMV payment card in Lebanon, leading the first green banking initiative of its kind in the Middle East

Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) releases Best Practice on NFC Mobile Payment

Nationwide first in the UK to launch V.ME by Visa Digital Wallet

MasterCard Expands Geographical Presence in South Asia

NXP Enables NFC and Secure Internet Payment for Consumers

Bank of China selects NCR to support new ATM software application development

Vivo implements NFC technology in Brazil with Gemalto solution by Visa launches across Europe

Metro Bank launches NEW Personal Internet Banking Platform

OneClickSafe by PAY.ON: Comprehensive protection against fraud and chargebacks for acquirers, PSPs and ISOs at the click of a mouse

Ogone to Deploy MasterPass Across Six European Countries

ReD and Transact Connect partner to deliver payment solutions in Africa

Online payment method paysafecard launches in Bulgaria

U.S. Bank and American Express Announce Card-Issuing Agreement

First Data and Oberthur Technologies Sign Long-term Strategic Technology and Commercial Partnership

New FICO Technology Correlates Locations of Mobile Phone and Card Transaction to Crack Down on Fraud

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