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A dust-up is brewing in mobile payments, pitting Isis against Best Buy, 7-Eleven

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sinisa Botas<p>Best Buy(s bby) and 7-Eleven have started shutting down near-field communications (NFC) …

Payments underdog Balanced challenges PayPal and Stripe with new pricing model (and momentum)

Balanced founder Jareau Wade wants people to know that Braintree and Stripe aren’t “the only payment games in town.”<p>This underdog of the online payments world grew by 757 percent in transaction volume and 784 percent in number of customers over the past year, according to Wade, and is now …

Preloaded Chip and PIN card returns, now can carry several currencies

Travelex again is offering a preloaded Chip and PIN card for the traveler abroad, but this one allows you to carry five kinds of currency concurrently.<p>Say hello to the Multi-Currency Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard, which allows you to carry British pounds, euros, Canadian dollars, Japanese yen …

Chase goes all in on Isis, announces plans for nationwide rollout

We'd hardly call Isis a juggernaut, but the would-be Google Wallet-slayer is certainly building steam. After convincing American Express to back it in a nationwide rollout, Chase has decided to hop on the expansion train as well. The mobile payment launch partner is clearly quite happy with how …

Isis Mobile Wallet teams up with American Express for nationwide rollout

Isis is gearing up to expand its Mobile Wallet service nationwide in the coming months, but its plans don't end there. The company has just announced that it's teaming up with American Express to bring the latter's Serve platform to Isis Mobile Wallet. Serve account holders will be able to make use …

Thousands of businesses hit by Streamline glitch

Businesses across the country have been left out of pocket as a result of technical problems at the UK’s largest payment processing businesses, which is partly owned by Royal Bank of Scotland.<p>Streamline, which handles half of all face-to-face card transactions in Britain, said it was investigating …

Mobile payment processor iZettle takes on rivals with a price slash of up to 45%

The mobile payment processor iZettle is rolling out a feature called Smart Rate which will see the percentage it takes of each transaction fall for qualifying merchants.<p>The feature, which is only available in the UK initially, cuts the rate that iZettle users have to pay on each transaction …

Debit cards 'first choice for online shopping'

<b>Debit card spending by internet shoppers overtook the use of credit cards online for the first time last year, industry figures show.</b><p>Online spending using a debit card hit £35bn compared with £34bn on credit cards, the UK Cards Association said.<p>Shoppers are also using debit cards more frequently in …

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The Solution That Will Lead The Mobile Payments Revolution

The mass adoption of smartphones and tablets has set the stage for a move away from fixed-point, card-based transactions and toward those completed on mobile. The old dream of the "digital wallet" is coming true in a very particular mobile-led fashion. With more than $3.95 trillion of non-cash …

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MasterCard and Visa battle it out with retailers in world war fees

Are MasterCard and Visa ripping us off every time we make a payment using a debit or credit card? In a class action that makes the battle fought by …

Where Should A New CEO Focus First?

Long-standing CEOs almost universally say their number one job is to own and drive vision and values. At the same time, their common regret is not moving faster to get people in appropriate roles. Reflecting back, CEOs talk about how surprised they were by how lonely the job is, and both the …

Payleven And MICROS Launch Cloud-Based Point-Of-Sale System

Rocket Internet-backed Square clone payleven has teamed up with MICROS, which offers robust point-of-sale (POS) hardware, software solutions and services for the restaurant, hotel, hospitality, specialty retail and other markets.<p>The partnership between the two companies will result in the …

Visa Credit Card Itching For China Yuan Business

Visa Inc. is hoping to be the second of many U.S. credit card companies to issue yuan denominated cards. The Chinese currency is fast becoming a marketable currency, and part of reforming the foreign exchange policy in China includes opening the market to financial services. V<p>Jeff Liao, country …

This is why big data is the sweet spot for SaaS

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Andrea Danti<p>People often ask me where the smart money is in big data. I often tell them that’s a …