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16.10.2014 PowaTag are running a five day pilot at Tesco's Dean Street store in London.
Users can download the PowaTag and use it to pay for a lunch time meal special at the store between the 13th and 17th October. Further details can be found at their website.
We are always testing new ideas to see how we can make the shopping experience better for our customers,” Tesco is reported as saying, “We are currently conducting a week-long experiment in one store in order to see how we might speed up purchasing and reduce queuing time for customers, and will see how we could apply some [of] these learning's into future store, checkout and technology designs.”
13.10.2014 FIME Expands Distribution in Russia with Pronit.
FIME has announced an official partnership with Russian plastic cards software provider, Pronit, to extend its migration and certification services to issuing and acquiring banks in the region. The official relationship will enable Pronit to combine FIME’s global portfolio of services across the contact and contactless EMV and mobile payments landscape with its regional knowledge and local language.
Pronit will offer on-the-ground FIME products and services across Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) including Georgia and Ukraine. It will predominately target banks that need to comply with international payment system standards, such as MasterCard and Visa, to offer global, interoperable transactions through the delivery of FIME consulting, certification services and test tools. FIME on-site and off-site support for MasterCard terminal and card testing will also be provided. Continue reading...
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