Wirecard pitches platform to retailers

German firm Wirecard launched a mobile checkout development platform targeted at European retailers. The platform enables retailers to make their own app more attractive to end-users by integrating open- and closed-loop contactless payments, P2P gifting, offers and merchant loyalty. Closed-loop …

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UK’s Barclaycard launches three wearable payment devices

UK credit card Barclaycard will this week (1 July) debut three bPay payment bands – a wristband, fob and sticker – that will enable users to make contactless payments. The card firm, which is part of Barclays bank, envisages a number of …

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Google will not receive transaction fees for Android Pay

Google is unable to levy transaction fees on banks and other card issuers who support Android Pay, thanks to recent standardisation of Visa and MasterCard’s tokenisation services, said The Wall Street Journal. And the card issuers hope Google’s no-fee approach …

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Visa builds on its tokenisation efforts

Visa’s Digital Enablement Programme (VDEP) has built on the company’s existing work in tokenisation and adds a turnkey, toll-free commercial framework that is accessible to its financial clients and tech partners. The new initiative got somewhat lost in the hoopla …

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Google unveils updated payments push

Google unveiled Android Pay, stating that the new payment service is “bringing together mobile carriers, payment networks, banks and retailers to deliver you choice and flexibility”. “We believe the same partnership model that fuelled Android’s growth from a single device …

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Visa signs up new merchants for Checkout

Visa announced a number of merchants in the US, Australia and Canada which have joined its Checkout service. Checkout is designed to reduce the time taken by consumers for completing mobile and online transactions. In addition to announcing the new …

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Visa claims slow rollout of V.me mobile wallet is now gathering pace

Credit card giant Visa Europe said there is now widespread support for V.me, the digital and online wallet which first debuted in the UK with the Nationwide building society back in November 2013. The card firm said banks representing 55 …

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Vodafone Wallet enables contactless payment

Following agreements with Visa and Carta Worldwide, bank card payments via Vodafone Wallet will be enabled in European markets from the second quarter of 2015, the operator announced. This means customers will be able to add bank cards to their …

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Visa exec hails tokenisation as a mobile payments driver

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Bill Gajda, global head of mobile product at Visa, claimed tokenisation will help the industry “push forward with mobile payments”. He pointed out that Apple Pay already uses Visa’s tokenisation solution, as will Samsung Pay when it launches …

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