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JCB joins nexo standards as principle member

nexo Standards, the open standards association dedicated to the creation of implementation specifications for card payment acceptance globally, and JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have announced that JCB became the Principle Member of nexo Standards in its Card Schemes category. nexo Standards, headquartered in Brussels, works on behalf […]

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Gemalto, Com4 partner on eSIM management deal

Gemalto is supplying Com4, a dedicated M2M / IoT operator, with an On-Demand Connectivity solution that will support secure remote SIM provisioning in the fast growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. Gemalto’s solution enables Com4 to offer customers seamless out-of-the-box connectivity and over-the-air subscription management for a vast range of IoT devices and applications, commencing […]

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Orange Belgium, Ingenico Payment Services launch ‘Orange Pro Payment’

Orange and Ingenico Payment Services are launching ‘Orange Pro Payment’, a mobile payment solution for professionals and other business customers. The mobile payment solution enables professionals to accept payment cards (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro) via a secure card reader connected to a smartphone or tablet via a bluetooth connection. The payment terminal together with the application […]

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Swatch to develop OS for wearables and IoT

Swatch is developing a “Swiss-made ecosystem” for smartwatches and IoT products. The platform is so far unnamed, but it has been nicknamed “Swiss OS”. It is a rival to ecosystems from Android, Amazon, Apple and others.Swatch will debut its first smartwatches in 2018. The OS promises fewer software updates than rival operating systems [and] compatibility […]

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Assurity, V-Key partner for Mobile Software Authentication Solution

Assurity Trusted Solutions (Assurity) has inked a collaboration with V-Key, a global leader in digital mobile security and accredited by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), to deliver an innovative form of authentication via V-Key’s mobile soft token application called V-Tap. V-Tap will provide a new level of security and convenience for consumers who use […]

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Eazy to launch Bahrain’s first biometric payment network

Eazy Financial Services, a Bahraini Fintech company focusing on providing technologies and innovative solutions to the financial sector, is gearing up to launch the region’s first biometric payment network in Bahrain. Featuring an integrated fingerprint solution as an alternative to the traditional cash and card methods, this will be the first of its kind financial […]

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Rapid growth in Nordic fintech industry in last 12 months, says new report

A new report released today reveals that 74% of Nordic banks intend to collaborate with fintech firms in 2017. This finding is in sharp contrast to 2016’s study, which found that less than 50% of Nordic banks had any defined strategy for fintech. Evidence is also emerging of fintech specialisms in Nordic markets, and there’s […]

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PCI SSC issues multi-factor authentication guidance

Attackers continue to compromise valid credentials to access company networks and steal data. To help organizations combat this growing threat, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has issued guidance on what they consider to be the proper use of multi-factor authentication for preventing unauthorized access to computers and systems that process payment transactions. Multi-factor […]

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