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Ten banks join Ripple global payments network

  • Published: 27 Apr 2017

Blockchain payments company Ripple has announced that it has signed 10 new banks to its global payments network.. read more

First Hawaiian Bank launches Masterpass digital wallet for android devices

  • Published: 27 Apr 2017

First Hawaiian Bank has introduced Masterpass digital wallet for android devices that allows the bank’s customer to execute contactless payment at participating merchants.. read more

Samsung Pay early access begins in Hong Kong

  • Published: 27 Apr 2017

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has introduced early access programme for its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, in Hong Kong in a bid to pave the way for comprehensive roll out.. read more

Entrust Datacard partners with PCI to enhance payment data security globally

  • Published: 26 Apr 2017

Entrust Datacard, a provider of identity and secure transaction technology solutions, has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organisation.. read more

Accenture, DFKI collaborate on artificial intelligence

  • Published: 26 Apr 2017

Accenture has formed an alliance with the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) to help organisations benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.. read more

Visa's US EMV transactions hit one billion mark in March

  • Published: 26 Apr 2017

Visa has reported that the US consumers carried out more than one billion transactions using its EMV cards for the first time in March 2017, a 330% surge compared to the previous year.. read more

IBM, National University of Singapore partner to promote blockchain training

  • Published: 26 Apr 2017

The IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI), a part of IBM Research, has teamed up with the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing to develop a module on financial technology.. read more

First Global Data, Avenues Payments partner for money transfer to India

  • Published: 25 Apr 2017

Canadian financial technology provider First Global Data has entered into an agreement with Avenues Payments India to launch global money transfer and payments to India.. read more

Amadeus partners with U.S. Bank to offer virtual cards for B2B payments

  • Published: 25 Apr 2017

U.S. Bank, a commercial bank card issuer, and Amadeus, a technology provider for the travel industry, have signed an agreement, whereby Amadeus will offer the bank's virtual payment technology to its travel agency subscribers in the US.. read more

Icon Solutions to support connectivity to The Clearing House

  • Published: 24 Apr 2017

Icon Solutions, an IT payment consultancy and specialist technology provider, has enhanced its instant payments framework (IPF) product to support connectivity to The Clearing House, accelerating US banks’ access to real-time payments.. read more

National Bank of Canada snaps up 22% stake in Myanmar’s ONGO

  • Published: 24 Apr 2017

The National Bank of Canada has agreed to acquire 22% of share in Myanmar’s mobile payments business ONGO for an undisclosed amount.. read more

BBVA completes blockchain cross-border remittance pilot with Ripple

  • Published: 24 Apr 2017

Spanish banking group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has completed blockchain cross-border money transfer pilot between Spain and Mexico using the Ripple protocol.. read more

MasterCard to offer cashless payment options to McDonald's customers in Egypt

  • Published: 24 Apr 2017

MasterCard and McDonald's have forged a strategic partnership to offer cashless payment options to McDonald’s customers in Egypt while buying meal in store, at the drive thru or when ordering it online.. read more

Banks to launch Payconiq app in the Netherlands

  • Published: 21 Apr 2017

Six Dutch banks - ABN AMRO, ASN Bank, ING, Rabobank, Regiobank and SNS - are gearing up to introduce Payconiq mobile payment solution in the Netherlands this summer.. read more

Transactis announces partnership with Walletron for mobile payments

  • Published: 21 Apr 2017

Transactis, a provider of electronic billing and payment solutions, has teamed up with Walletron, a provider of bill-to-wallet service moBills, to expand its electronic billing and payment offering BillerIQ.. read more


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