Contactless payments catch fire in the UK

Contactless payment, a challenger to cash for small purchases, saw a major uptick in the U.K.

CashDash launches cardless ATM cash solution in the UK

CashDash, a cardless ATM cash withdrawal service, has launched in London with a network of 53 ATMs and, for the time being, a limited user group. The service is powered by the CashDash mobile app, which currently is available from...

Industry firms announce management hires

Cardtronics and MVP Financial Equipment Corp. have both made hiring announcements within the past week: Cardtronics has announced that Marc Terry will join the company in September as managing director for all commercial activities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa...

Mobile locator app lets CU members easily find shared ATMs, branches

A new locator app from Co-op Financial Services helps smartphone users easily find any of nearly 30,000 surcharge-free Co-op ATMs and 5,600 locations in the Co-op Shared Branch network, according to a press release. The downloadable locator app for Android...

MasterCard puts more stock into QR code mobile payments

MasterCard has outlined plans for greater choice in retail payments through the planned expansion of its QR-based programs, according to a press release. Beginning this month, the company will broaden its products to offer QR codes that can be scanned...

Guide offers how-tos for increased ATM access by disabled users

The ATM Industry Association has published "Maximizing ATM Accessibility," a guide to enabling greater access to ATMs for users with disabilities of all types. The new guide expands on previous publications such as "Recommendations on ATM User Interface" and "ATM...

What can crooks accomplish in an 'Evil Internet Minute'? You'd be surprised

Digital threat management company RiskIQ has examined the growing volume of malicious activity on the internet and produced its inaugural "Evil Internet Minute" assessment. According to a company press release, the firm found that in a one-minute cyberattack, criminals can...

PayPal to issue Visa cards in Europe

Visa and PayPal have extended their strategic partnership to Europe. The two companies already collaborate in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific; this latest step "brings the benefits of the partnership to European consumers and businesses," Visa said in a press release...

Payment card count tops 14B; UnionPay extends lead over Visa, MasterCard

The number of payment cards worldwide increased 8 percent in 2016 to a total of 14 billion — 1 billion of which were issued in the space of one year. By 2022, the total count could exceed 17 billion, according...

'What you lookin' at?' Eyeball tracking adds new layer of security to bio ID

Jumio, the creator of Netverify Trusted Identity as a Service, has added eyeball tracking to Netverify biometrics capabilities. In addition to conducting a liveness check to ensure that a real person is holding a mobile device, Jumio will require users...

Genmega launches dedicated kiosk website

ATM and kiosk manufacturer Genmega Inc., has launched a new website exclusively showcasing the company's complete kiosk offering. The site, kiosk.genmega.com, provides information about a standard kiosk options as well as custom-built machines. Genmega universal kiosk Genmega has been designing...

NCR launches managed services tailored to needs of community FIs

NCR Corp. has announced the launch of simplified managed services for community financial institutions in the United States.

Urban FT snags iParse in deal to bolster mobile banking efforts

Urban FT has completed the acquisition of iParse LLC, an Oregon-based tech firm and holder of a number of mobile banking-related patents. Terms of the deal between the privately-held companies were not disclosed. IParse will operate as a separate unit...

Blockchain tech wins big at FSS Payments Productathon

Indian payments and fintech provider FSS has announced the winners of the FSS Payments Productathon 2017. FSS hosted the event in association with India's National Association of Software and Services Companies and TiE, Chennai, a nonprofit association dedicated to fostering...

Multinational payments collaborative sets up shop in Barcelona

Global Payments Inc., a provider of payment technology services, has partnered with CaixaBank, Visa, Samsung and the U.K.-based vehicle leasing company Arval to establish a payment innovation hub at Pier 01, the designated "startup headquarters" in Barcelona, Spain. The collaboration...

ICC earns China UnionPay certification for EMV level 3 test suite

ICC Solutions has announced that its CUP level 3 test suite has been certified by China UnionPay on the ICCSimTMat test tool platform. The new test suite features the same automation features present in the company's existing EMV level 3...

ATMIA issues last call for speakers for 2018 US conference

The ATM Industry Association has issued a last call for speakers for its 2018 U.S. conference to be held Feb.

BLM Technologies re-ups with Silver Bullet

BLM Technologies Inc., a provider of IT solutions for the financial industry, has renewed a reseller relationship with Silver Bullet Technology that will allow BLM to continue to provide Ranger API to banks and financial institutions across the country. Silver...

Fintech adoption surges — and not just among millennials

Adoption of financial technologies among consumers worldwide has surged in the past 18 months setting up fintech to enter the mainstream, according to the latest EY Fintech Adoption Index. An average of approximately one-third of digitally active consumers in 20...

ACI Worldwide expands operations in Romania

ACI Worldwide, a provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, has opened a new, larger office in Timisoara, Romania. This follows the recent expansion of the company's global headquarters in Naples, Florida, and data center in Limerick, Ireland, each...

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