Payments Industry Saw Heavy M&A in 2014
Mergers and acquisitions among payments companies rose 44% in 2014 compared to the year before.
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The processor Total System Services Inc. has entered into an agreement with terminal maker Ingenico to support a wide range of payment types, including magnetic stripe, EMV, Near Field Communication and Apple Pay. more »
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New, experimental consumer marketing programs have played a significant role in the way technology has upended the payment business in recent years. And Visa is looking to get in on the action. more »
Ingenico Group, a French maker of payment terminals, has completed its acquisition of Roam. more »
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Retailers are adopting many innovations to counter the lure of online shopping, which is becoming more of a threat to brick-and-mortar stores as e-commerce spreads to a growing number of Internet-connected devices. more »
PayPal Here plugged into a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet, in a frame from a promotional video.
PayPal is revamping its lineup of mobile point of sale offerings, expanding developer tools and adding EMV in the U.S. But its new support for Microsoft devices may have the most impact as it pursues merchants that can already get payment capabilities elsewhere. more »
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Wirecard, an electronic payments company based in Germany, has partnered with Bank Mega to provide retailer Carrefour Indonesia with point of sale technology. more »
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Apriva is integrating its payments gateway with software that automatically updates point of sale systems connected with Apriva as new types of payments emerge. more »
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The San Jose-based payment terminal maker Verifone launched a new mobile operating system and is separately working with Samsung on new mobile point of sale projects. more »
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