July 15, 2015

There is more news in the fast-growing digital wallet sector.

June 30, 2015

Computop, a payment service provider (PSP), and Bitnet, a bitcoin payments processor, are launching a strategic technology partnership that allows retailers to accept bitcoin as a payment method on Computop Paygate.

June 24, 2015

With more Americans using credit, debit and prepaid goods to pay for goods and services, the amount merchants pay to process those cards continues to rise.

May 14, 2015

Mobile payment is growing, and Millennials and men may be leading the way.

April 17, 2015

In 2014, ACH (automated clearing house) volume grew to almost 23 billion electronic payments, an increase of almost 5%, or 1 billion transactions, from 2013 volume.

March 31, 2015

Global e-commerce site Rakuten.com is now accepting Bitcoin as payment by integrating Bitnet’s payment processing platform.

March 23, 2015

Electronic payment provider Square Inc. is extending its Square Cash e-checking service to businesses.

March 17, 2015

Ocean State Job Lot is the latest retail chain to join the mobile payment revolution.

October 30, 2014

EBay Inc. will offer Visa Qiwi Wallet as a payment option on EBay in Russia. Starting Nov. 5, all Russian EBay customers will be able to pay for their purchases with Visa Qiwi Wallet. 

October 7, 2014

Acromobile, a provider of SaaS mobile engagement software, and Bitnet, provider of a digital commerce platform for processing Bitcoin payments, are integrating Acromobile Payments with Bitnet’s platform to offer merchants the ability to accept Bitcoin payments.

September 26, 2014

By Howard W. Herndon

August 6, 2014

Global Payments Inc. has signed a referral agreement with BitPay, a provider of business solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency.

August 6, 2014

Mobile payments company Wipit Inc has developed a new omni-channel payment technology designed to allow in-app barcode payments at retail point-of-sale.

July 30, 2014

First Data has taken a key step toward expanding its payment services by acquiring Gyft Inc., the Silicon Valley-based company that entered the $100 billion gift card market in 2012 and pioneered the concept of a mobile wallet for gift cards.

July 2, 2014

Tim Hortons and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) are launching the new CIBC Tim Hortons Double Double Visa Card, leveraging a two-button technology that allows cardholders to press the CIBC Visa button on the front of the card to pay for their purchases anywhere Visa is accepted.

May 28, 2014

While commerce has always been an exchange between a customer and a merchant, the payment aspect has historically been the sore point of any transaction.

May 13, 2014

Contactless payment card shipments accelerated globally in 2013.

April 9, 2014

Forte Payment Systems is launching Forte Checkout, an intuitive platform for online payment acceptance that supports electronic check in addition to credit and debit card payment methods.

April 4, 2014

EVO Payments International, a card payment acquirer and payment service provider operating in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, is releasing a new graphical user interface called Clever Pay GUI in Europe. EVO designed this new interface to make payment acceptance for online businesses easier and faster.

April 3, 2014

Despite a slight decrease in corporate payments fraud and a heightened interest in security risks, 2013 saw an increase in fraud specific to credit and debit cards as criminals and their schemes became more sophisticated, according to the 2014 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey released by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).

March 7, 2014

Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. are teaming up to create a new group that will focus on improving payment system security.

February 25, 2014

MasterCard and Syniverse are partnering to deliver a number of mobile and payment services for consumers to use when traveling abroad.

January 30, 2014

Amsterdam, Netherlands -- Mobile payments accounted for 19.5% of all transactions worldwide in December 2013, a growth of 55% year-over-year, up from 12.6% the previous December. The third Adyen Mobile Payments Index, covering the period September to December 2013, also shows that mobile transaction volume in retail has risen by a third, up to 23%.

January 30, 2014

Global credit and debit card issuer Visa Inc. has publicly called for adoption of secure payment technology in response to recent high-profile retailer data breaches.