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Barclaycard pilots Alipay acceptance in UK stores

Barclaycard is rumoured to begin a pilot that enables merchants in the UK to accept Alipay transactions at POS in-store. The pilot will commence on 14 August 2017...

UK contactless spend tops £370 million in H1 2017

Mobile contactless transactions topped £370 million in the first six months of 2017, a 336% year on year rise in spending, according to the...

Digital start-up Tandem acquires Harrods Bank

Digital start-up bank Tandem has agreed to buy Harrods Bank, four months after seeing a £35 million funding deal collapse. Tandem, which says it is building a...

Financial inclusion – Addressing the unbanked in developing countries

Around two billion people worldwide do not use formal financial services and around half the adults in the poorest households are unbanked, according to...

MagikPOS malware hits North American POS systems

Trend Micro has warned of a new POS malware dubbed MagikPOS, that is being used to attack POS systems belonging to businesses in the...

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Mobile wallet readiness: Building a better value proposition – Pt 3

Mobile wallet launches by issuers, “The Pays” (Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay), telcos and retailers have become increasingly commonplace – if not fashionable...

Tokenization: What is a smart token?

Before we get into the smart token bit, let’s recap. Tokenization is the security process that most recently unlocked the mobile payments market. All the...

Thyngs partners with PayPal for cashless mobile payments

Thyngs, the mobile proximity platform, has announced the addition of PayPal to its payment options for businesses taking cashless mobile payments via its platform. Thyngs...