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Content tagged with Payments posted in September 2012
Bank Of America Partners With Paydiant on Mobile Payments
News  |  9/27/2012
The second-largest U.S. bank is running a 90-day trial program at five merchant locations in Charlotte.
SWIFT Expands Presence in Asia Pacific
News  |  9/26/2012
The organization will create two new corporate hubs in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
Groupon Enters Mobile Payments Battle Looking to Gain Customer Data and Insight
Commentary  |  9/19/2012
Groupon's new Square-like card reader and payments processing service will give it heaps of customer data to help personalize its coupon offers.
MasterCard Prepaid Card Users Can Now Reload at Western Union Locations
News  |  9/18/2012
MasterCard and Western Union announced today that MasterCard prepaid cardholders will be able to fill up at Western Union locations anywhere in the U.S.
Square Closes Latest Round of Financing After Last Month's Starbucks Deal
News  |  9/17/2012
Square closed its Series D round of financing today after its blockbuster partnership to put its payments technologies in Starbucks locations.
Adding Salt to Wounds: Consumers Shun Banks for Alternatives
Commentary  |  9/14/2012
FDIC data shows that the number of households managing their finances without a bank is growing. It sounds like bad news for banks – but maybe it’s actually an opportunity.
5 Hot Bank Technologies From FinovateFall 2012
Slideshows  |  9/14/2012
The conference featured a number of start-up technologies catering to the financial services industry.
MasterCard Forms New Rewards Program Partnership with Linkables Networks
News  |  9/13/2012
The partnership will allow MasterCard to offer cardholders rewards and coupons for individual items at the SKU level for the first time.
No Apple Mobile Wallet…For Now
Commentary  |  9/13/2012
The much-ballyhooed iPhone 5 did not feature NFC capabilities, which many thought it would.
MasterCard Launches Prepaid Refill Service in Europe
News  |  9/12/2012
The rePower service allows MasterCard prepaid card holders to refill their card with cash at merchant locations.
BitPay Exceeds 1,000 Merchants for Bitcoin
News  |  9/11/2012
Bitpay, a payments service provider for virtual currencies, offers tools for merchants to accept Bitcoin.
MasterCard Announces Roadmap to EMV for U.S. ATM's
News  |  9/11/2012
MasterCard today announced that it will shift liability for magnetic stripe fraud beginning in Oct. 2016.
Mobile Commerce Company Payfone Debuts Checkout Solution
News  |  9/11/2012
The "1 Touch Checkout" solution enables convenient mobile payments, the company says.
Fiserv Offers Mobile Solution for Accepting Card and Check Payments
News  |  9/10/2012
Fiserv's new SpotPay solution combines a mobile card reader with mobile check deposit capabilities, so merchants can accept card or check payments on-the-go.
MasterCard First to Issue a License for Branded Cards in Myanmar
News  |  9/6/2012
MasterCard has reached an agreement for its branded cards to be issued in Myanamr, opening the door for ATM and merchant acceptance of MasterCard throughout the country.
New Product Tests MasterCard Products for EMV and Contactless Integration
News  |  9/5/2012
Testing tool helps MasterCard issuers ensure that they are compliant with MasterCard's latest requirements concerning EMV and contactless chip integration.
Six Singapore Banks Choose Fundtech Payment Solutions
News  |  9/5/2012
The financial solutions have selected its Global PAYplus payments service.
EU to Clear UK Mobile Operators' E-Wallet Plan
News  |  9/4/2012
European Union regulators will approve plans by British mobile operators Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere to set up a joint venture to allow users to make payments and purchases with their phones, a person following the deal said on Tuesday.

Has Bitcoin Finally Arrived?
Commentary  |  9/4/2012
A New Hampshire state representative recently added a donation option on his website to accept the digital currency.

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