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Finextra expands into North America

19 September 2014  |  0

Just as fintech steps from the shadows into the mainstream, Finextra is establishing a local North American editorial presence.

India's Mahindra Comviva is partnering up with First Data to push its mPOS technology to the country's huge merchant community.

BNP Paribas Fortis and SIX Payment Services are promising to bust the Bancontact/Mister Cash monopoly in Belgium by launching their own one-stop payments shop for merchants, covering everything from terminals to acquiring services.

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MasterCard envisions biometric future

18 September 2014  |  0

MasterCard is claiming a 98% success rate for pilot trials of a biometric verification system combining both voice and facial recognition.

The US telco-backed Softcard consortium has received a welcome boost with news that the giant fast food chain Subway is to deploy its Card Rewards Program as part of a national roll-out of the SmartTap payment app.

Commuters using the London tube network can now tap their contactless bank cards on the ticket barriers to pay for their journeys, further displacing cash on the capital's transit system.

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