Payment Systems

Singapore, Hong Kong push to go cashless, as China pulls ahead in electronic payments

At Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan International Airport, there is no cashier at the KFC taking orders. There are not even self-service touch screen kiosks.<p>To …

Hong Kong

Losing Our Wallets: The Rise of Mobile Payments

Countries such as Kenya and China have rapidly embraced mobile wallets. So why are Americans still reaching for cash and credit cards? We speak to the experts and explore a future where making a payment could be as easy as nodding your head.

Mobile Payments

Shake Shack is adding more cashless kiosks as part of a trend sweeping the fast-food industry. Here's how to use them.

1/<p>The Shake Shack on Astor Place has replaced all of its cashiers with kiosks. Upon walking in, I was directed to the kiosks by two employees who …

Fast Food

Ripple (XRP) Flaunts More Advantages than Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH)

It’s true that Ripple has been hit with a couple of lawsuits, and the crypto XRP is not classed yet as a currency by the SEC, but there have been …


Zelle Forecasted to Soon Be Most Popular P2P Payments App, But Can It Help Your Business?

According to eMarketer’s latest US mobile payment forecast, Zelle will be surpassing Venmo as the most popular peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile payment app …


The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Has Contactless Payments, Music and Maps

Garmin’s latest smartwatch features colored Trendline route maps, storage for up to 500 songs and support for contactless payment. The premium …


Fintech Request for Startups

Today, we’re excited to launch our second Request for Startups. Last year's RFS saw more than 100 companies respond, many of which have since grown …

News Industry

Bloomberg Markets: Live from BNY Mellon Insite 2018 Conference

Bloomberg Markets with Carol Massar.<p>GUESTS: Jim Crowley Chief Operating Officer Pershing Discussing investing for future success.<p>Jim McKelvey …

BNY Mellon

Understand the application of blockchain

With the propagation of cryptocurrencies and its ICOs, there are many articles that “explains” the blockchain technology. However, perhaps due to its …


Small Business Credit Card Trends And Their Future

A few short years ago, business credit cards were less than four percent of the total number of credit cards in existence. However, those cards did account for $430 billion, or about 1 in every 6 dollars spent via general purpose (or consumer-oriented) cards. Even if there <i>are</i> fewer small businesses …

Small Business

Credit card payments evolve beyond the mobile wallet

Mobile wallets can make paying by credit or debit card seamless: Tap your phone at checkout and you're on your way. But mobile wallets are just the beginning. Payment networks and manufacturers are building payment functions into more devices — expanding your options as well as freeing up your …


Investors shift focus to mobile payments, last mile payment firms

Mobile payments alone gathered close to $1.51 billion in the year 2017 through 13 rounds of funding, according to data compiled by Tracxn

Business (India)

Apple Pay launches in Norway, its 29th country

One day after it launched in Poland, Apple Pay has also gone live in Norway, with support from two local financial institutions Santander Consumer Finance and Nordea. Santander is one of the country’s biggest banks, which means that a large percentage of people in Norway should be covered by the …

Tech Trends

MetaBank® and Global Cash Card Extend Relationship through 2022

<b>Global Cash Card to leverage MetaBank as a Wisely Pay by ADP bank partner</b><p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MetaBank®, a wholly-owned …


Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

(Sequel here: <i>Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future.</i>)<p><i>Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning</i> …


Dev taps blockchain tech to make Pokemon playable on Twitch, for a price

Portugal-based dev João Almeida has built a website that lets visitors play a running game of <i>Pokemon</i> on Twitch, but there's a twist: players must pay …

Game Design

Who will win the Smart Contracts race?

Vitalik Buterin’s Ethereum is widely known as the ‘go to’ blockchain technology for smart contracts. But, this week, Ripple’s former CTO Stefan …


PayPal is shelling out $400 million in cash for this 18-year-old company that helps gig workers get paid

PayPal announced today that it’s paying $400 million in cash for Hyperwallet, an 18-year-old, Bay Area-based company that helps people and small businesses receive payments for products and services that they sell, including through the vacation rental platform HomeAway and Rodan & Fields, the …

Financial Services

Apple Pay Enters Norway to Take on Vipps Payment System

Apple Pay became available in Norway Wednesday for customers in Nordea Bank AB and Santander Bank to begin with.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay, Google Pay Decline In Merchant Acceptance

One of the aspects of the Internet of Things is how people will pay for things in the future.<p>Amazon Go, the store without cashiers that automatically …

Apple Pay

Blockchain browser Brave starts opt-in testing of on-device ad targeting

Brave, an ad-blocking web browser with a blockchain-based twist, has started trials of ads that reward viewers for watching them — the next step in its ambitious push towards a consent-based, pro-privacy overhaul of online advertising.<p>Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT) is the underlying …


American Express Explorer Credit Card will fast-track you to your next trip - Vacations & Travel Magazine

Created especially for those who have a case of the travel bug, AMEX's Explorer card is jam-packed with benefits, including a bonus $400 to spend on …

Travel (Australia)

PayPal acquires funds disbursement company Hyperwallet for $400M

PayPal Holdings Inc. is continuing on its acquisition spree, buying San Francisco-based funds disbursement company Hyperwallet Systems Inc. today for …

Mobile Payments

Ex-RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi joins Paytm as Advisor

One97 Communications, which runs Paytm, has appointed former RBI Deputy Governor Rama Subramaniam Gandhi as an advisor.Gandhi will bring his years of …

India News

The Uncomfortable Relationship Between Mobile Payments and Financial Literacy

(@A_Lusardi) is the Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business, where she focuses on financial literacy, personal finance and macroeconomics. Rare today is the practice of rolling up to a highway toll gate with coins ready to hand to a …

Mobile Payments

Riskified prevents fraud on your favorite e-commerce site

Meet Riskified, an Israel-based startup that has raised $64 million in total to fight online fraud. The company has built a service that helps you reject transactions from stolen credit cards and approve more transactions from legitimate clients.<p>If you live in the U.S., chances are you know someone …


Django multisite / server deployments

I'm setting up a custom built e-commerce project. One site will be for the UK and another inside another country, with the possibility of adding more …

Mobile Payments

One Wallet Service

Concept of one Wallet Service<p>Over the last few years, we have witnessed an explosion of crypto assets with trading volumes soaring to billions of …



<b>News Round Up</b><p><b>Weed Whacks Influencers</b><p>Influencer marketing has a fraud problem, and Unilever CMO Keith Weed has had enough of it. At the Cannes Lions …


The digital mortgage shift

Most Discussed<p>Brokers experiencing longer turnaround times must give customers realistic expectations, says lender<p>The bank will offer training for …

Investing (Australia)