Powa Promotes EMV in the U.S. Through Partnerships
As Powa begins integrating its new point of sale system with vendor partners, the company expects its experience with EMV-chip acceptance to be a selling point.
Paul Rasori, an executive vice president with Powa.
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Square's USB hub, which comes with the $99 Square Stand.
Square won't require users of its $99 Square Stand to replace their hardware when they are ready to accept EMV-chip cards. Instead, the vendor will support EMV cards through the hardware's included USB hub. more »
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The terminal maker Ingenico, payment processor FreedomPay and technology distributor ScanSource are teaming up to provide a point-to-point encryption system to North America with support for EMV-chip card payments. more »
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Planet Payment has partnered with Banco Espirito Santo do Oriente S.A. in Macau to provide UnionPay card acceptance to local merchants. more »
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The fueling operations provider Gilbarco Veeder-Root is integrating VeriFone Systems Inc.'s payment technology, enabling EMV-chip card acceptance and media displays at gas pumps. more »
Paul Garcia
SunTrust Banks has appointed Paul Garcia, a former chairman and chief executive of Global Payments, to its board. more »
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Total System Services Inc. is offering a tokenization service to secure payment card information for merchants accepting online, mobile or digital wallet payments. more »
Jeffery Yabuki, Fiserv's president and CEO
Fiserv Inc. is promoting the real-time version Popmoney person-to-person payment service as a companion to its online bill payment offering. more »
The EMV chip-and-signature version of Square's reader.
Square plans to offer a version of its mobile card reader that can read EMV-chip cards, but the added security may come at a cost. more »
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The Secure Remote Payment Council wants a more open process in the development of a standard for tokenization, with the goal of ensuring a single token can be handled by multiple parties to improve security. more »
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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has withdrawn a list of merchant categories, including payday lenders, debt consolidation firms, pornography businesses and others, that it said warranted heightened attention by banks processing their transactions. more »
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The payment processor Total System Services (TSYS) has upgraded the card management software that C. Hoare & Co. uses manage its Visa card portfolio. more »
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Total System Services (TSYS) is working with well-known brands like Western Union and Brinks to boost adoption of prepaid cards as the CEO of its NetSpend prepaid unit prepares to leave the company. more »
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Payments provider Shazam Inc. has agreed to make MasterCard's EMV debit application available to participants in the Shazam electronic funds transfer network. more »

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