Startupbootcamp is inviting fintech geeks to take part in a 48-hour, payments infrastructure-focussed hackathon in London next month.
In the wake of the Target data breach, rivals MasterCard and Visa have joined forces to create a cross-industry group that will push for greater payment security, beginning with the introduction of EMV chip technology in the US.
Barclays Pingit chief Darren Foulds has been elected Emea chair at mobile content and commerce trade association MEF.
From now on, email invoices can be paid in a single mouse click, with One Click Pay and Maestro. UnifiedPost, PaySquare and Paybox are launching this new, fast payment method in conjunction with MasterCard in the Belgium market.
MasterCard, today announced its expansion into seven new markets across Central and West Africa, increasing its acceptance footprint across the continent and securing a number of strategic agreements.
Beating banks around the world to the punch, Ukraine's PrivatBank has launched a host card emulation-based mobile NFC payments service.
Expanding its digital content service offering, Live Gamer, Inc. ("LGI") has partnered with MasterCard to incorporate MasterPass, a digital payments service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover an enhanced shopping experience.
The EC has accepted Visa Europe's promise to cap its multilateral interchange fees (MIFs) for cross-border credit card payments at 0.3%.
Vodafone's head of m-commerce in Spain has moved to allay fears that Visa and MasterCard's recently announced support for Host Card Emulation could hurt telcos' efforts to prosper in the mobile money arena, insisting to Finextra that HCE is "good news".
At Mobile World Congress, MasterCard (NYSE:MA) and OTP Bank Hungary today announced the introduction of OTPay, the first digital wallet in Europe to leverage the application programming interface (API) of MasterPass.
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