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Peppermint to run mobile payment trial in Philippines

Australian fintech company Peppermint Innovation has been granted approval to run a pilot of its mobile payments technology in the Philippines by the country’s central bank to provide payment services to those who do not have bank accounts. Approximately 75 million people in the Philippines fall into this category. The technology that the Australian firm […]

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UK Contactless payments up almost £18 billion in 2016 from previous year

Consumers spent £647 billion using payment cards in 2016, new figures show. There were 14.8 billion card transactions in 2016, equivalent to 40.5 million transactions a day or 469 a second, data from The UK Cards Association shows. Three-quarters of retail spending (76.4 per cent) was on payment cards. Retail spending on cards in 2016 […]

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FIME expands cloud-based payment testing portfolio with AMEX qualification

FIME’s Global test tool has achieved AMEX Enabled accreditation for cloud-based payment mobile application testing. This news expands FIME’s extensive portfolio of laboratory services and test tools for AMEX issuers and payment solution providers. FIME’s Global tool is now available to mobile payment solution providers and payment issuers for use during the development phase of […]

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NXP delivers new Secure Element chip for NFC and security apps

At this years MWC, NXP Semiconductors N.V. unveiled its new PN80T embedded Secure Element (SE) and NFC solution. It is the Industry’s first 40nm SE and is designed to ease development and implementation of an extended range of secure applications for any platform including smartphones, wearables, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The chip combines […]

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GigSky, Gemalto enable seamless connectivity for devices around world

Gemalto will supply GigSky with its On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) services on a GSMA1 compliant embedded SIM (eSIM) with remote management capabilities. Devices enabled with these eSIMs will allow end-users to choose short-term data plans across the globe. GigSky offers mobile connectivity solutions for consumers and businesses with service available in over 140 countries for a […]

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mVisa to Expand to 10 Countries

Visa has announced during this years Mobile World Congress that mVisa, its QR-based payment service, now live in India, Kenya and Rwanda, will soon be available to merchants and consumers in Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Vietnam. mVisa, a mobile solution, is said to brings the benefits of easy and secure digital commerce […]

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Rambus Accelerates Mobile Wallet Adoption with Unified Payment Platform

Rambus Inc. has announced a comprehensive mobile payments platform to enhance payment security, reduce operational costs and increase revenue for retailers. The Rambus Unified Payment Platform securely converts and manages digital value to enable consumers to pay with credit, points and coupons in a single transaction, and transform how they shop and pay. “Our Unified […]

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Creditcall powers contactless rollout on Reading buses

Creditcall, the omni-channel Payment Gateway and EMV Kernel provider, together with its partners Ticketer, Gemini 2000, and AIB Merchant Services, today announced to have provided its payments services to enable EMV contactless card acceptance as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay on around 180 buses in Reading and surrounding area. This will form the […]

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