Visa Adds Transaction Controls via New API Platform
Visa is rolling out a new transaction-notification service service today through the application program interface-based Visa Developer Platform the network unveiled last week.  more »
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PayPal technology exec James Barrese will leave the company April 1, according to an SEC filing. more »
Cross-border payment provider Payoneer will partner with digital marketing company Tradedoubler to provide commission-based payments between advertisers and online publishers. more »
Hong Kong's status as an iconic financial capital stands in contrast to its relatively lackluster record for technology. The city is regarded as below average as a hub for startups, and MasterCard places Hong Kong in the middle of the pack for mobile payments readiness. more »
Financial institutions that are considering technology to power digital and mobile payments have an unconventional choice—the underlying blockchain structure that enables bitcoin to hasten execution and cut costs. more »
The Pebble Steel smartwatch with its included wristband, which does not make payments.
Fit Pay in San Francisco has launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to raise funds for the final production of a payment-enabled wristband developed for Pebble Time smartwatches. more »
The honorees, selected by the editors of PaymentsSource, are responsible for businesses and innovations as diverse as the payments industry itself. more »
Cindy Armine-Klein
EVP, Chief Control Officer
First Data
When Armine-Klein joined the company in May 2014, First Data held a 45% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, which is used to benchmark corporate policies and practices regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Today, First Data holds a score of 100%. more »
Doris Daif
Vice President
American Express
Daif describes her job as a race against industry disruptors who ostensibly offer faster, more convenient alternatives at lower costs. more »
Stephanie Ericksen
VP of Risk Products and Business Intelligence
Ericksen is one of the "EMV people," part of the card network-driven push to get the entire globe dipping instead of swiping. more »
Ann Cairns
President, International Markets
Ann Cairns, president of international markets for MasterCard, helps guide initiatives such as financial inclusion and other international initiatives. The rapid uptake of payments technology is challenging MasterCard to create an attractive experience that goes beyond payments. more »
Stephanie Wolf
Managing Director, Head of GTS Sales for Public Sector Banking, Financial Institutions and Canada
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
In addition to battling crime, bankers face a more competitive market filled with well-funded bank alternatives, putting Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Stephanie Wolf on the spot to play offense and defense for one of the world's largest financial institutions. more »
Leslie McNamara
Managing Director and EVP of Partner Management
Citi Retail Services
McNamara has been recognized in prior years as one of PaymentsSource's Most Influential Women in Payments, partly on the influence of her organization, Citi Retail Services, which accounts for a huge portion of Citi's overall business. more »