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To Lure 'Connected Consumers,' Payment Firms Must Share Strengths
Payment providers that don't move to support more integrated digital commerce may find themselves unable to serve the "connected consumer" of the future.  more »
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Consumers in China are making more purchases online than in-store, prompting the country's retailers to support payment options that are normally associated with e-commerce. more »
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A new version of Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) guidelines to be published by the PCI Council today will allow retailers—for the first time—to be able to create and seek certification for their own P2PE system, addressing a longstanding retailer concern about the earlier rules locking them into certain vendor relationships. more »
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NCR Corp. will support its mobile cash withdrawal service through China's Bank of Ningbo's mobile app. more »
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Nearly a third of U.S. smartphone users owned or planned to purchase a wearable device in the next 12 months. Among this group, 82% wanted them to enhance their in-store experience and 22% specifically wanted them to provide touchless, one-click payments. The bottom line: financial services companies have a lot of work ahead to meet consumer expectations. more »
The Square Payroll app, as demonstrated by 3 Steves Winery in California.
In an effort to appeal to more businesses by helping them manage their employees, Square has launched Square Payroll. more »
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Payment technology provider Cayan says it has become one of fewer than 20 American companies to earn Level 2 EMV certification from standards governing body EMVCo. more »
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End-to-end wireless transactions provider Apriva has teamed up with parking payment technology provider Amana McGann to integrate EMV technology into parking systems across the United States. more »
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Russian payments company Qiwi has hired Dmitry Danilenko as the head of its international money remittances and e-commerce division. more »
A woman uses a bPay band, available for 24.99, in a promotional image from Barclaycard.
Just as the Apple Watch prepares to land in the U.K., Barclaycard is launching three new high-tech accessories of its own — and borrowing Apple's practice of attaching a higher-than-average price tag to its wares. more »
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Vending machine payments company PayRange has raised $12 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners to help the company extend deployment of cashless transaction hardware. more »
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Kickstarter is rapidly adding countries, which makes Stripe's increasingly international technology tools a good fit, according to the crowdfunding service. more »
Seamless' mobile payment service
Only two weeks after launching its SEQR mobile payment app in the U.S., Seamless is bringing the wallet service to the U.K. more »