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Seamless acquires MeaWallet for contactless payments technology

Seamless Distribution AB (Seamless) has acquired the Norwegian contactless payments technology company MeaWallet AS (MeaWallet). The purchase price amounts to approximately SEK 42.8  (£3.78) million and payment is made through an issue in kind...

Payments platform to connect mobile operators and enable digital payments in emerging markets

Skrill has launched an online payments platform to drive digital inclusion in emerging markets.  By partnering, mobile network operators enable consumers to engage with global online eCommerce, thereby increasing average revenue per user (ARPU). ...

G&D receives Visa certification for HCE

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been certified “Visa Ready” by Visa for HCE (Host Card Emulation) cloud based payment services. With the Visa Ready status, Visa ensures that technology and service providers develop and deploy products...
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Microsoft forced into uncomfortable u-turn on Nokia

The acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft was supposed to unleash a new powerhouse in mobile handsets. Unfortunately, as Tom O'Meara writes, The longer time goes on the more ludicrous Microsoft’s decision to buy Nokia looks. Far from...

MCX and Softcard state Apple Pay overthrow plan

At Money 2020, and in the wake of Apple Pay and its dominance of the headlines, US mobile money ventures, Softcard (formally ISIS) and merchant-run MCX, have been setting out their strategies for wining...

Is CurrentC dead before it launches?

CurrentC, the MCX backed mobile payment system developed by a consortium of major retail chains, has made headlines lately for brazenly blocking Apple Pay transactions. The heat CurrentC faced from that poor strategic move is nothing, though, compared...

Global smartphone shipments increase 11.6%

Global smartphone shipments rose 11.6% year-on-year in the second quarter to 337.2 million, according to market researcher IDC. This is the second highest quarterly total on record, with growth sustained after a strong Q1 by...

MyCheck partners with Apple Pay

MyCheck is to support Apple Pay in the UK. MyCheck’s restaurant clients can now take advantage of this breakthrough technology and allow their customers to settle the bill using Apple Pay, the easy, secure and private...

Charge Anywhere admits security breach

It has been revealed that for the last five years, hackers have been using a banking malware to siphon unencrypted credit/debit card information from the computer networks of Charge Anywhere, an electronic payment service used...

Bell ID certified for HCE by payment schemes

Mobile payments specialist, Bell ID, says that its host card emulation (HCE) mobile solution has been certified by three of the largest global payments schemes. Bell ID is the first vendor to receive approval from three...

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Payment industry history with first AES DUKPT key management implementation

Verifone says it has implemented AES DUKPT with its end-to-end encryption solution, VeriShield Total Protect, its Engage family of payment devices, and Carbon 8 & 10. Co-designed by Verifone, AES DUKPT...
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