UnionPay cards have been accepted by more than 90% of ATMs and 80% of merchants in America. In addition, quite a few ATMs have Chinese interfaces for easy operation, and many merchants provide special offers for UnionPay cardholders.Details
The Knot and PayPal released a survey with a key finding that they want to pay for their wedding electronically and on their smartphones. With PayPal, couples can send money and make deposits to vendors quickly on their smartphones, especially on their wedding day.Details
With huge influx of new payment solutions into the industry, both opportunities and challenges for merchant acquirers have reached a new level. There is paradigm shift from conventional services, such as accepting mag-stripe debit/credit cards, and mail and telephone orders, to new acceptance channels as a result of e-commerce/m-commerce, contactless technology, mPOS and omni-retailing.Details
Synchrony has become the private label credit card issuers to give its cardholders the ability to add their cards to Samsung Pay, the mobile payment service which launched today in the United States and works almost anywhere customers can swipe their cards.Details
Sweden’s Fingerprint Cards touch fingerprint sensor FPC1025 is now in ZTE’s smartphone Axon Mini. Already received as well as expected revenues in 2015 that relate to sales of FPC1025 for this smartphone model are included in FPC’s communicated revenue guidance of approximately 2,500 MSEK for 2015.Details
U.S. Bank and Elavon announced the availability of Samsung Pay to offer more payment choices and convenience to their customers.
Consumers and small businesses with U.S. Bank Visa credit and debit cards may now load their cards onto eligible Samsung mobile devices and pay using Samsung Pay.
Detroit-based Graphite Payments is offering the necessary hardware to help merchants handle the changes to payment processing standards in the U.S. As of October 1, merchants who have not transitioned to the new, higher security EMV card standard will be responsible for a larger share of the cost in the event of fraud or a customer data breach.Details