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24 OCTOBER 2017
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1. Cathedrals trial contactless collections
(Card & Payments World | News/Contactless)
Cathedrals trial contactless collections Pilot targets increase in donations Twelve Church of England cathedrals are to trial donation boxes that accept money via contactless bank cards. The trial ...
Monday, 23 October 2017
2. Spar starts payments and loyalty app rollout
(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
Spar starts payments and loyalty app rollout Brand buying data to enable more targeted campaigns Convenience store Spar is launching an all-in-one mobile payment, loyalty and vouchering app. The ...
Monday, 23 October 2017
3. Mastercard opens up blockchain API access
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Mastercard opens up blockchain API access Tech to be used for B2B and cross-border payments Mastercard is opening up access access to its blockchain-based transaction technology for partner banks ...
Monday, 23 October 2017
4. GPS boss tops Payments Power 10
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
GPS boss tops Payments Power 10 Rankings of industry innovators and game changers Suresh Vaghjiani, has been voted top of the annual Payments Power 10 ranking of leaders, innovators and game changers ...
Friday, 20 October 2017
Less than half global financial services firms have a fintech strategy FIs continue to lack an overall vision In a new global report from KPMG, 57% of financial institutions say fintech is the greatest ...
Thursday, 19 October 2017
6. Fintechs hit out at bank data sharing practices
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Fintechs hit out at bank data sharing practices Even regulated entities struggling for access, claims Monese CEO Payment services providers (PSPs) and fintechs have criticised banks for their practices ...
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
7. Hackers switch focus from banks to cryptocurrencies
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Hackers switch focus from banks to cryptocurrencies Sate-sponsored attacks on infrastructure n increasing threat to FIs Hackers are moving their efforts from banks to the cryptocurrency industry ...
Friday, 13 October 2017
8. Amazon targets voice payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Amazon targets voice payments New Alexa devices take step forward with voice recognition Amazon has made improvements to its Alexa voice-activated personal assistant technology that further enable ...
Thursday, 12 October 2017
9. Business payments network raises US$100m
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Funding: Business payments network raises US$100m Money to be used to drive paper-free payments US business payments network Bill.com it has secured US$100m in financing with the goal of finally eliminating ...
Thursday, 12 October 2017
10. Danske Bank terminates Norway m-payments scheme
(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
Danske Bank terminates Norway m-payments scheme Bank now in talks with rival platform Danske Bank is to end its MobilePay service in Norway, and is in talks with rival Vipps Norwegian m-payment ...
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
11. Former UK PM takes role at First Data
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Former UK PM takes role at First Data Appointment to international advisory board Payments processor First Data has appointed former UK Prime Minister David Cameron to its international advisory ...
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
12. EC investigates bank data sharing practices
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
EC investigates bank data sharing practices Raids in Poland and Netherlands The European Commission has carried out a number of unannounced inspections into whether banks are blocking access to ...
Monday, 09 October 2017
13. Banks from nine countries to join EU instant payment system
(Card & Payments World | News/Financial Services)
Banks from nine countries to join EU instant payment system November launch for pan-European infrastructure solution EBA CLEARING says that banks from nine countries are preparing to join its RT1 ...
Monday, 09 October 2017
14. Faster Payments seeks bidders for infrastructure
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
Faster Payments seeks bidders for infrastructure Renewal will migrate service to ISO20022 international standard The Faster Payments Scheme is seeking Expressions of Interest for the renewal and ...
Monday, 09 October 2017
15. Emerging economies lead mature ones in digital payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
Emerging economies lead mature ones in digital payments China and India to increase Asian lead Digital payments volumes generated by emerging economies will grow by 19.6% by 2020, three-times the ...
Monday, 09 October 2017
16. Adyen extends Alipay merchant partnership
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Adyen extends Alipay merchant partnership 400m Chinese tourists targeted during Golden Week Adyen has expanded its partnership with mobile and online payment platform Alipay to enable retailers worldwide ...
Friday, 06 October 2017
17. Singapore claims blockchain payments breakthrough
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Singapore claims blockchain payments breakthrough MAS and FI consortium develops inter-bank payments software  The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and a consortium of bank partners say that ...
Friday, 06 October 2017
PayPal uses partnerships to build multichannel power 24 separate deals in 18 months expand customer offering both online and in-store Faced with growing digital payments competition from rivals such ...
Thursday, 05 October 2017
19. FCA takes aim at Amazon over streamlined payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
FCA takes aim at Amazon over streamlined payments Concern about checkout-free transactions The Financial Conduct Authority has warned that some of the streamlined checkout methods used by Amazon ...
Thursday, 05 October 2017
20. Dubai to develop sovereign cryptocurrency for payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Dubai to develop sovereign cryptocurrency for payments Systems will use NFC phones Dubai is developing a new sovereign cryptocurrency called emCash. It is one of the largest governments to date ...
Thursday, 05 October 2017
21. SMEs fail mobile-friendly test
(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
SMEs fail mobile-friendly test Number of mobile-enabled commerce sites up just 1% in a year Only 18% of British small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have a mobile friendly website and are poorly placed ...
Wednesday, 04 October 2017
22. Equifax breach worse than suspected
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Equifax breach worse than suspected US numbers increased, Canadians downgraded Credit reporting company Equifax now says that the data of 145.5 million US citizens was compromised in the breach ...
Tuesday, 03 October 2017
23. Merchant payments fintech plans ICO
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
Merchant payments fintech plans ICO Offering to support transfer of platform to blockchain Hong Kong-based fintech OCTO3 is staging an initial coin offering (ICO) to support the global rollout ...
Monday, 02 October 2017
24. EC urged to ban screen scraping
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
EC urged to ban screen scraping Authentication group sets out key problems Industry authentication group the FIDO Alliance has called on the European Commission to outlaw the practice of screen ...
Monday, 02 October 2017
25. New payment systems operator names CEO
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
New payment systems operator names CEO Former Nationwide man takes over The new UK payment systems operator (NPSO) has appointed former Nationwide Building Society executive Paul Horlock as its ...
Friday, 29 September 2017
26. HSBC pilots Open Banking
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
HSBC pilots Open Banking Customers can see accounts from 21 banks HSBC is piloting a mobile app that lets customers see all their accounts on one screen, regardless of which bank is providing them. ...
Friday, 29 September 2017
27. Singapore payments fintech sets up in Lithuania
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Singapore payments fintech sets up in Lithuania New base part of plans for Europe expansion Singapore payments start-up Instarem has started operations in fintech-friendly Lithuania after receiving ...
Thursday, 28 September 2017
28. Alipay integrated at Austrian luxury retailer
(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
Alipay integrated at Austrian luxury retailer Rollout to appeal to brand-conscious Chinese tourists German digital fintech Wirecard has won luxury retailer Swarovski Crystal Worlds as a new customer ...
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
29. Tesco revamps payments and loyalty app
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Tesco revamps payments and loyalty app Relaunched system offers extra Clubcard points Tesco has rebranded its PayQwiq mobile payments and loyalty app as Tesco Pay+. Tesco launched the IoS and ...
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
30. Equifax CEO steps down
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Equifax CEO steps down Company initiates search for new boss after massive data breach Richard Smith has left his role as chairman and CEO of Equifax after 12 years following the massive data breach ...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
31. Woolworths integrates rewards with Apple wallet
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Woolworths integrates rewards with Apple wallet 10 million members can earn and redeem rewards at POS Woolworths has partnered with Apple to enable customers to use their iPhones to collect and ...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
32. Mastercard and Swarovski launch VR shopping app
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Mastercard and Swarovski launch VR shopping app Consumers purchase by focusing gaze on Masterpass logo Retailer Swarovski has partners with Mastercard to launch a virtual reality (VR) shopping ...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
33. Facial ID unpopular as verification method
(Card & Payments World | News/Identity)
Facial ID unpopular as verification method Phone users prefer voice recognition for payments Over 40% of iOS users in the US say they are unlikely to use facial recognition as a payment security ...
Monday, 25 September 2017
34. US$5.3bn offer for Nets
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
US$5.3bn offer for Nets Payments industry consolidation set to accelerate The board of Nets has recommended that shareholders accept a US$5.3bn offer from US private equity company Hellman & Friedman. ...
Monday, 25 September 2017
35. Data breaches rocket by 164%
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
Data breaches rocket by 164% ID theft and poor internal security practices blamed There were 918 data breaches worldwide in the first half of 2017, leading to 1.9 billion data records being compromised. ...
Friday, 22 September 2017
36. Payments Power 10 shortlist announced
(Card & Payments World | News/Financial Services)
Payments Power 10 shortlist announced 35 in running to reach final list Thirty-five prime movers in the payments industry have been shortlisted for the annual Payments Power 10. The Payments Power ...
Friday, 22 September 2017
37. Alpha launches new corporate ID
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Alpha launches new corporate ID Irish payments firm also introduces centralised fintech vendor database Alpha Payments Cloud has unveiled its comprehensive rebranding and new corporate identity ...
Thursday, 21 September 2017
38. Co-op supermarket uses loyalty rewards to restore business
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Co-op supermarket uses loyalty rewards to restore business CEO does not rule out creating a new bank The UK Co-operative supermarket CEO Steve Murrells said this morning that doubling loyalty rewards ...
Thursday, 21 September 2017
39. Air Canada seeks new credit card partner
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Air Canada seeks new credit card partner Move part of plans for US$2bn in-house loyalty programme after Aimia break-up  Air Canada has put out a request for banks to become its new co-branded credit ...
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
40. GoCardless raises US$22.5m
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
GoCardless raises US$22.5m New countries to be added to business payments network UK direct debit network GoCardless has raised US$22.5m in funding from Accel, Balderton Capital, Notion Capital ...
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
41. Digital charity box accepts donations via Apple Pay
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Digital charity box accepts donations via Apple Pay 45m donations collected in last seven years Digital charity box Pennies is now accepting in-app donations with Apple Pay. The UK fintech charity ...
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
42. Google launches India m-payments app
(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
Google launches India m-payments app Link with UPI platform enables bank-to-bank transfers Google is launching the Tez mobile app enabling IoS and Android device users to make online and offline ...
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
43. PSR sets out how it will enforce PSD2 access rules
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
PSR sets out how it will enforce PSD2 access rules Regulations come into UK law from 13 January next year The UK Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has outlined how they will monitor and enforce the ...
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
44. Equifax latest: Criminal investigation into breach
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Equifax latest: Criminal investigation into breach Senators propose new data law following revelations The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the sale of shares ...
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
45. Equifax security chiefs depart after breach
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Equifax security chiefs depart after breach Patch failure helped enable intrusion UK customer data compromised due to process failure Equinox says its chief security officer and chief information ...
Monday, 18 September 2017
46. ‘200,000 card details’ stolen in Equifax breach
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
200,000 card details stolen in Equifax breach Networks send alerts to banks The details of over 200,000 credit cards were stolen in the recent security breach at credit bureau Equinox. Visa and ...
Friday, 15 September 2017
47. ATM numbers decline in western Europe for first time
(Card & Payments World | News/ATMs)
ATM numbers decline in western Europe for first time Overall global market continues to grow For the first time since their introduction 50 years ago, the number of ATMs in western Europe has fallen, ...
Friday, 15 September 2017
48. Bank branches plummet as digital payments take off
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
Bank branches plummet as digital payments take off More than 9,000 branches closed in EU The fall in staff numbers and branches in the European banking sector continued in 2016 as customers increasingly ...
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
49. Is bitcoin “a fraud”?
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Is bitcoin a fraud? Bank CEO says he would dismiss any trader dealing in it Some interesting comments this week from JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who says bitcoin is a fraud and that he would ...
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
50. EMEA merchants plan increase in new payments acceptance
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
EMEA merchants plan increase in new payments acceptance Security and compliance are main barriers to further expansion in region Over half (55%) of retailers and merchants in the EMEA region are ...
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
51. Analysing the Equifax breach
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Analysing the Equifax breach 143 million Americans and 44 million Brits have details stolen A data security breach is bad news for any company, but when it happened to Equifax, which makes its living by ...
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
52. Collinson Group buys into card-linked offers
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Collinson Group buys into card-linked offers The Collinson Group, which has ICLP and Priority Pass among its suite of companies, has acquired a number of assets from a US based card-linked offers company. ...
Monday, 11 September 2017
53. PCI security failures stick at 50%
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
PCI security failures stick at 50% No compliant company has ever suffered a data breach Despite stringent Payment Card Industry (PCI) rules, nearly half of companies recently assessed are failing to ...
Thursday, 31 August 2017
54. Amex faces major fines for mal-practice and discrimination
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Amex faces major fines for mal-practice and discrimination Inferior terms offered to customers in Puerto Rico and US Territories The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken action against ...
Thursday, 31 August 2017
55. Grant for payments start-up
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Grant for payments start-up Funds to enhance technology A London based payments start-up has received a grant of nearly three quarters of a million pounds to enhance its technology. Paybase has received ...
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
56. US judge throws out action against payments processors
(Card & Payments World | News/Card networks)
US judge throws out action against payments processors Court rules memory aids unacceptable A US judge has thrown out a long running case against payment processors, because the organisation  bring the ...
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
57. Estonia plans its own digital currency
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Estonia plans its own digital currency System could be used to pay for public and private services Estonia is considering plans to launch its own digital currency to be available to both its own ...
Friday, 25 August 2017
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Thursday, 24 August 2017
59. Exclusive interview: Grab sets out plans for southeast Asia expansion
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Exclusive interview: Grab sets out plans for Southeast Asia expansion Wallet provider targets massive payments and loyalty market across region  Ride hailing service Grab announced earlier this ...
Thursday, 24 August 2017
60. Concardis buys 100% of payments provider
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Concardis buys 100% of payments provider Move further ambition to be international German payment champion Concardis has increased its stake in fellow German payments provider Cardtech Card ...
Thursday, 24 August 2017
61. BofA uses AI for payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
BofA uses AI for payments Intelligent receivables solution to help firms streamline incoming transactions Bank of America Merrill Lynch is using Artificial Intelligence technology to streamline the ...
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
62. Provident Financial in freefall
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Provident Financial in freefall CEO Peter Crook resigns as shares lose two thirds of value Subsidiary faces credit card investigation UK sub-prime lender Provident Financial has lost two thirds ...
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
63. Contactless to account for over half global POS payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
Contactless to account for over half global POS payments Dramatic rise in US adoption predicted More than half (53%) of global POS transactions will be contactless within 5 years, compared to just ...
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
64. GrabPay rewards scheme expands to over 150 merchants
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
GrabPay rewards scheme expands to over 150 merchants Southeast Asia ride hailing programme and payments platform now operates in seven countries The GrabRewards transport loyalty scheme has expanded ...
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
65. Fiserv buys instant payments provider
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Fiserv buys instant payments provider Tech will enable links with EU and US schemes US payments fintech Fiserv has moved into the rapidly expanding instant payments sector with the acquisition of ...
Monday, 21 August 2017
66. Bank rolls out Siri Pay in UK
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Bank rolls out Siri Pay in UK Payments can be made via voice commands Barclays has launched payments using Apples virtual assistant Siri, enabling UK customers to make payments using their voice. ...
Monday, 21 August 2017
67. Nigeria bank partners for crossborder payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Financial Services)
Nigeria bank partners for crossborder payments Service for diaspora Access Bank has partnered with transactions network Earthport to provide delivery of cross-border payment services into Nigeria. ...
Friday, 18 August 2017
68. Australia to regulate digital currencies
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
Australia to regulate digital currencies Regulator to be given increased powers Australias coalition government has announced plans to regulate digital currencies for the first time. The action ...
Friday, 18 August 2017
69. Payment brands cut support for hate groups
(Card & Payments World | News/Card networks)
Payment brands cut support for hate groups Major players stop processing transactions in wake of Virginia death Most of the major payment brands have stopped conducting transactions for white supremacist ...
Thursday, 17 August 2017
70. Cardless cash withdrawal and forex functionality at London ATMs
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Cardless cash withdrawal and forex functionality at London ATMs Companies partner on 1,000 machines in capital CashDash, a provider of multi-currency digital wallet technology, and ATM operator ...
Thursday, 17 August 2017
71. M-payments up by 336% this year
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
M-payments up by 336% this year Overall UK contactless spending reaches £9bn in H1 Mobile contactless transactions topped £370m in the first six months of 2017, a 336% year on year rise in value, ...
Thursday, 17 August 2017
72. DPO completes African payments group acquisition
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
DPO completes African payments group acquisition Series of takeovers to create leading PSP in the continent Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has bought Virtual Card Services (VCS) South Africa. Cloud ...
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
73. Payments fraud outsourcing model from ai
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Payments fraud outsourcing model from ai Tech firm will be fully liable for any fraud losses Fraud and risk management company ai Corporation (ai) has today launched its outcome-based fraud service ...
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
74. Alipay links with Yelp
(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
Alipay links with Yelp Partnership to open up US local businesses to travellers Chinese digital payments platform Alipay has partnered with Yelp, the US website and mobile app providing information ...
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
75. Apple locked out of Beijing transit app
(Card & Payments World | News/Transit)
Apple locked out of Beijing transit app Android rivals all feature Apples refusal to give third party access to the NFC functionality on iPhones means it is not being included as a payment option ...
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
76. Singapore sets up payments council
(Card & Payments World | News/Financial Services)
Singapore sets up new payments council 20 industry stakeholders take part The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has set up a new council of payments providers and users to drive the vision of ...
Monday, 14 August 2017
77. NCPI boss Hota steps down
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
NCPI boss Hota steps down COO takes over as acting CEO Indian retail payments supervisory body the National Payments Corporation of India (NCPI) has appointed Dilip Asbe as its acting chief executive, ...
Monday, 14 August 2017
78. Chinese m-payment firms forced to share data
(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
Chinese m-payment firms forced to share data Government sets up central clearing house New rules being introduced by the Peoples Bank of China will force mobile payments platforms such as Alipay ...
Monday, 14 August 2017
79. PayPal buys SME lender
(Card & Payments World | News/Financial Services)
PayPal buys SME lender Acquisition builds on existing Working Capital offering PayPal has agreed to acquire Swift Financial, a provider of working capital solutions to small and medium enterprises ...
Friday, 11 August 2017
80. Visa takes on UnionPay in home market
(Card & Payments World | News/Card networks)
Visa takes on UnionPay in home market Move follows market deregulation Visa has become the first western payment network to apply for bank card clearing operation in China. The move follows deregulation ...
Friday, 11 August 2017
81. Oanda starts money transfer service in Germany
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Oanda starts money transfer service in Germany Expansion after partnership with Western Union Oanda, which provides online foreign exchange solutions to individuals and corporations, has expanded ...
Friday, 11 August 2017
82. Millennials reject cards for alternative loans
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
Millennials reject cards for alternative loans Nearly half 18-24 year-olds have never had a card Fifty per cent of 1635 year olds have had loans with alternative providers, versus just 26% of those ...
Thursday, 10 August 2017
83. Partnership to tackle application fraud
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Partnership to tackle application fraud Companies link technologies to fight escalating problem Risk mitigation provider LexisNexis Risk Solutions has joined forces with behavioural biometrics ...
Thursday, 10 August 2017
84. Ten years on, what have we learned?
(Features/Regulation)
Ten years on, what have we learned? The financial crash was caused by creative thinking and therefore could happen again Hindsight is a great thing, but looking back to 2007 would we really have been ...
Thursday, 10 August 2017
85. Predictive analytics ID verification firm raises US$13.9m
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Predictive analytics ID verification firm raises US$13.9m Platform uses AI and machine learning techniques ID verification company Socure has closed a $13.9m Series B funding round. New York-based ...
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
86. UK card payments up 12% in a year
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
UK card payments up 12% in a year Online and contactless drives increase The number of card payments in the UK in June totalled just under 1.4 billion, a monthly record and a 12% rise in the last ...
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
87. Worldpay and Vantiv merger creates US$1.5 trillion giant
(Card & Payments World | News/Acquiring)
Worldpay and Vantiv merger creates US$1.5 trillion giant Boards finalise agreement with combined operation to be based in US Worldpay and Vantiv have confirmed they have finalised their agreement ...
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
88. Worldpay CEO departs ahead of merger
(Card & Payments World | News/Acquiring)
Worldpay CEO departs ahead of merger Takeover of processor is expected to be confirmed today The CEO of the UK operation of payments processor Worldpay is joining Paddy Power Betfair as its new chief ...
Tuesday, 08 August 2017
89. Fintech buys Harrods Bank
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Fintech buys Harrods Bank Deal includes £80m capital plus banking licence Money management app Tandem is buying Harrods Bank to enable it to regain a UK banking licence. Tandem lost its licence ...
Tuesday, 08 August 2017
90. Value of AIM listed tech stocks grows
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Value of AIM listed tech stocks grows 21.3% increase from start of year despite Brexit The average enterprise value of technology companies on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market ...
Tuesday, 08 August 2017
91. Russia accelerates domestic payments scheme
(Card & Payments World | News/Card networks)
Russia accelerates domestic payments scheme Move in response to latest US sanctions Russia is speeding up the development of its Mir domestic payments network in response to new US sanctions ...
Monday, 07 August 2017
92. Class action against processor
(Card & Payments World | News/Acquiring)
Class action against processor Lawsuit claims merchants have been over-billed US law firm Webb, Klase & Lemond has filed two class action lawsuits against payment processor and acquirer EVO ...
Monday, 07 August 2017
93. Chair named for New Payment System Operator
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Chair named for New Payment System Operator Former City Minister to take up role in September Melanie Johnson has been appointed as the independent non-executive chair of the UKs New Payment System ...
Monday, 07 August 2017
94. Press release menu
(Press releases/Press releases)
Innovative Comarch campaign management implemented by Prudential Vietnam Prudential Vietnam is implementing a new campaign management platform delivered by IT vendor Comarch. Prudential realised that ...
Monday, 07 August 2017
95. A standard to open up retail m-payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
A standard to open up retail m-payments PCI Security Standards Council director Jeremy King discusses the implications of the Councils new software standard to enable PIN entry via commercial mobile phones ...
Monday, 07 August 2017
96. Ransomware ‘hero’ arrested in US
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Ransomware hero arrested in US Allegations of involvement with Kronos malware Marcus Hutchins, the British computer expert credited with helping to stop the WannaCry ransomware attack on the National ...
Friday, 04 August 2017
97. National Gift Card deploys card sequencer machines
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
National Gift Card deploys card sequencer machines Purchase of gift card attaching and mail insertion tech National Gift Card (NGC) has purchased two new fulfilment machines from Kern International ...
Friday, 04 August 2017
98. Mobile ID scoring firm raises US$40m
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Mobile ID scoring firm raises US$40m Technology identifies previously anonymous prepaid subscribers US mobile identity scoring provider Juvo has raised US$40m in a Series B funding round led by ...
Friday, 04 August 2017
99. Payments takeovers latest: Paysafe sale confirmed
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Payments takeovers latest: Paysafe sale confirmed Worldpay shareholder protests continue Payments processor Paysafe Group has agreed the terms of its acquisition by private equity companies Blackstone ...
Friday, 04 August 2017
100. Why processors make attractive takeover targets
(Card & Payments World | News/Acquiring)
Why processors make attractive takeover targets German company may be next as consolidation continues Vantivs £7.7bn acquisition of Worldpay and the £3bn private equity bid for Paysafe show how ...
Friday, 04 August 2017
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