Open-Platform Mobile Wallet the Only Answer: Heartland's Carr
CHICAGO —Heartland Payment Systems CEO Bob Carr will never be accused of not making his feelings known about the Merchant Customer Exchange mobile wallet venture.  more »
Dwolla CEO Ben Milne
The Automated Clearing House is too expensive and complex to provide faster payments for smaller banks and businesses, claims Dwolla, which contends its open system is a better option for those market segments. more »
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MCX has announced Inmar will be the promotions management and processing vendor for its CurrentC mobile payments system, but it has not revealed the names or number of consumer goods manufacturer participants, a lack of disclosure that analysts say challenges the launch's credibility. more »
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CaixaBank’s is managing smartphone hardware challenges for its new mobile payment app by adopting host card emulation (HCE). more »
London-based mobile point of sale provider SumUp has received 10 million euros [$11.2 million U.S.] in funding from investors, including American Express, Groupon and BBVA Ventures. more »
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European mobile point of sale gateway provider payworks will offer its service through Miura Systems' EMV and Near Field Communication mobile terminals. more »
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Wireless transactions provider Apriva and payment technology services company Global Payments have teamed up to release a white-label EMV mobile payment offering. more »
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Customer loyalty provider Clutch has forged an agreement with POS on Cloud, a point of sale software company, to provide restaurant and retail gift card, loyalty, and customer intelligence for businesses. more »
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Point of sale software developer Amber Systems Technologies has integrated EMV-chip card processing into its Vigore POS restaurant management system. more »
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Total System Services (TSYS) has launched a new data analytics tool called TSYS Analytics Intellisuite, which will feature dashboards for real-time data monitoring and analysis of consumer portfolios. more »
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Heartland Payment Systems has certified Digital Dining and its iPad-based point of sale system for its EMV-ready security technologies. more »
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The Payments Security Task Force and the EMV Migration Forum will offer educational materials about EMV-chip card payments, including templates of social media posts and hashtags; educational downloads that include visual aids and training guides; media interview tips; and more. more »
Patricia A. Watson will be CIO of TSYS next month.
Total System Services (TSYS), the Columbus, Ga.-based payment processor, has hired Patricia A. Watson to be senior executive vice president and chief information officer, effective Sept. 14. more »
The 2015 ISO&Agent Fact Book is our annual listing of ISOs, processors, terminal makers, suppliers, consultants, industry organizations and other participants. This issue also includes an examination of Walgreens' mobile strategy for payments and health care; a look at whether Bluetooth beacons can be used to accept payments; and some big ideas for small payment terminals.