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TfL to launch official Oyster and contactless ticketing app pilot

This year, Transport for London (TfL) will be launching their Oyster and contactless app and will be the first official ticketing app for London. When launched, the app will allow travelers to check their pay-as-you-go balance, allow them to see their season tickets, top up their pay-as-you-go credit as well as allowing them to buy […]

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Global node for standardized blockchain-based currency is established in UK

An agreement on the establishment in the UK of a global node for a standardized digital currency based on blockchain technology was formally signed at Central Hall Westminster on January 9. China’s Puerbank Group delivered the new node that will function both from an operation as well as a technological viewpoint in line with a […]

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Carrefour Group chooses Ingenico Group to consolidate in-store and online transactions

Ingenico Group has been chosen by Carrefour Group for its secure and nexo-certified payment acceptance solution, which will consolidate all of Carrefour’s in-store and online transactions. The successful initial pre-deployment phase which started in 2015 has confirmed the new solution’s ability to manage the traffic of over one million daily transactions. Carrefour has entrusted Ingenico […]

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Simulity joins SIMalliance as Strategic Partner

SIMalliance, the non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security, has announced Simulity Labs Ltd (Simulity) as its latest Strategic Partner. With headquarters in Bangor, Simulity specialises in embedded communications software and related server-based applications, connecting millions of devices globally.  Its mature range of SIM and over-the-air (OTA) application provisioning platforms service a […]

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One in four card payments now contactless

A quarter of all card transactions are now made via contactless, new figures from The UK Cards Association show. 325 million purchases were made using contactless debit and credit cards in November 2016, accounting for 25 per cent of all card payments in the month. The rise in contactless payments led to a record £2.9 […]

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L-R Antonio Corro of MasterCard, Narong Gieddech of EXAT and Piyachart Ratanaprasartporn of 2C2P

Easy Pass users can now top up with MasterCard via “easyBills”

2C2P (Thailand) Co., Ltd, Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) and MasterCard have partnered to launch a new top-up channel for Electronic Toll Collection System for Easy Pass users in Thailand. Easy Pass users can now top up their cards easily with their MasterCard via easyBills’ mobile application or its website, without having to pre-register their […]

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Discover, PayPal deliver new digital payment experiences

Discover Financial Services (DFS) and PayPal have signed an agreement making PayPal more widely available to Discover cardmembers, acquirers and merchants. The agreement provides PayPal with access to Discover’s tokenization services, expanding PayPal’s reach at the point of sale, which will enable U.S. PayPal customers to pay with their Discover cards at all of the […]

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