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President Obama Wants Government Credit Cards to Go Chip-and-Pin

October 17, 2014 by

President Obama visited the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today. and in doing so, revealed his plans to heighten security in government provided payments.

Apple Pay to Debut October 20th

October 17, 2014 by

Apple has announced that starting Monday (October 20), iPhone 6 early adopters will be able to use Apple Pay, Apple’s very own NFC-based mobile payments service.

CardBlanc Aims to Make Mobile Commerce Social

October 17, 2014 by

CardBlanc is the first all-inclusive shopping, payment, and social app, and it has just launched in hopes of charming the increasingly mobile consumer.

Consumer Confidence Reaches 10 Year High in Asia Pacific

October 16, 2014 by

The MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence finds that consumers are optimistic about the state of their economy.

World Wide Web Consortium Launches New Payments Initiative

October 16, 2014 by

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced a new Payments Interest Group—an initiative that seeks to integrate payments seamlessly into the Open…

Affordable Mobile Phones Act as Financial, Social Liberator in Emerging Economies

October 16, 2014 by

Omlis gives us its perspective on why cheaper handsets and the growth of telecommunications infrastructure can be a major boon to the underbanked and…

Cardtronics Merges Cash with Digital Rewards through ALLTM

October 15, 2014 by

Retail ATM owner/operator Cardtronics goes beyond connecting consumers with their cash with the launch of the ALLTM Network, which makes money-saving deals and discounts instantly available at participating stores.

Intel Brings P2P Encryption Standard to Payments and Beyond

October 15, 2014 by

With the proliferation of data breaches hitting merchants hard and stressing a need for better security at the point of sale, Intel and NCR have devised a new solution to protect retailers and consumers.

Payvision and ControlScan Partner for World Class PCI Validation Service

October 15, 2014 by

Payvision and ControlScan have announced a partnership designed to help PSPs and ISOs with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) compliance faster and more efficiently.

Powa Technologies and Datacap Systems Partner to Facilitate Payments Integration

October 14, 2014 by

International commerce specialist Powa Technologies has completed its integration with Datacap Systems’ IPTran LT Mobile and PaymentsDrawer product suite for mobile point of sale (POS).


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