Italy’s m-Bank buddybank Buddies with MasterCard

Italy’s m-Bank buddybank Buddies with MasterCard

UniCredit’s pure digital “molecular” bank, buddybank, has inked a deal with MasterCard. Angelo D’Alessandro, founder of buddybank, says they have been working closely with MasterCard since starting to scan the cards space. Beginning January 2017, this new partnership will ensure buddybank Italian cardholders to access to MasterCard’s innovative technologies and smart solutions that will allow…

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FIDO Alliance Certifications Soar 50% YOY in 1Q

FIDO Alliance Certifications Soar 50% YOY in 1Q

The number of FIDO certified products soared in the first quarter. FIDO authentication is now enabled on devices from the top five global handset manufacturers. Additionally, service providers including Google, PayPal, Samsung, Bank of America, NTT DOCOMO, Dropbox, and GitHub have made FIDO authentication available to protect hundreds of millions of end-users’ desktop and mobile…

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BAMS; WU; EVERCOMPLIANT; and BLACKHAWK

In Other News: BAMS (Europe); WU (EDGE); EVERCOMPLIANT (MerchantView); and BLACKHAWK (acquisition). BAMS – Banc of America Merchant Services is expanding to Europe and create a new London-headquartered unit, BofA Merrill Lynch Merchant Services (Europe) Limited (BofAML Merchant Services). WU – Western Union Business Solutions is launching WU EDGE, its ground-breaking digital platform which will…

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