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Mobile Point of Sale to Grow 400% in Four Years: Report
The mobile point of sale market already seems overcrowded, but what's out there now is just a taste of what's to come, according to 451 Research.  more »
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Total System Services (TSYS), in partnership with commercial software provider Acquirer Systems, has launched a new EMV certification service. more »
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PayPal has added new features to its invoicing product in a market filled with rivals that are similarly diversifying their services to lure small businesses. more »
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Capify, a New York-based global alternative financing company, has landed a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba to provide cash advances and loans to small and mid-sized businesses in Australia. more »
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Spain's largest bank, CaixaBank, has entered a payments joint venture with Global Payments and the Erste Group Bank for transactions in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. more »
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After almost three years in development, the retail industry's answer to Apple Pay is finally getting off the ground. more »
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American Express' OptBlue program has added 700,000 small merchants in the past 14 months, wooed by the promise of better fees for Amex acceptance. But it's still too early to declare the program a success. more »
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Even if shoppers of Amazon.com's Prime Day event — advertised as better than Black Friday — found more to mock than to buy, the promotion last week marked the acceleration of an "on-demand economy" that other retailers can no longer ignore. more »
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Payments technology is advancing so quickly on so many fronts that Spindle CEO Bill Clark is changing his requirements for hiring new sales staff. more »
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First Data is looking to sell shares of its stock to address its "indebtedness," the company announced Monday. more »
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NCR has launched a new tablet-based point-of-sale device aimed at minimizing security risks for the merchants that use it. more »
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Independent sales organizations are facing an age-old question that has confronted teenagers for centuries: What are they going to do with their future? more »
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The regulatory landscape has become far more complex for acquirers and independent sales organizations, mainly because federal agencies are showing more interest in the various layers of the payments ecosystem. 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.