TransFirst, a provider of transaction processing services, has collaborated with Ingenico Group to launch EMV capable applications for EMV payment acceptance.

TransFirst president and COO Steve Cadden said: "Collaborating with Ingenico Group provides TransFirst merchants secure, fast methods of payments, supporting multiple ways of conducting payments seamlessly.

"Together we can provide industry-leading expertise in EMV and Near Field Communication (NFC), enabling TransFirst to be among the first processors to be certified for Apple Pay."

Ingenico Group SVP acquirer sales North America Bernie Frey said: "With increased security concerns and the EMV liability shift deadline approaching, Ingenico Group has a long history of implementing EMV-certified solutions that merchants feel confident using to enhance their security strategy."

TransFirst said that issuers globally are shifting to EMV-compliant terminals to increase security and reduce fraud resulting from counterfeit, lost and stolen cards.