October 30, 2014

 Bi-Lo Holdings LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has completed an ATM installation project with Cardtronics ATMs.

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 30, 2014

Last year, Black Friday was the top date for “card present” (CP) fraud, where a payment card is presented in a store for unauthorized usage.

October 30, 2014

CurrentC, a mobile payment service still in pilot mode from a group of retailers known as the Merchant Consumer Exchange (MCX), has reportedly been hit by hackers.

October 30, 2014

The evolution of POS systems and other in-store innovations, such as self-service checkout and mobile payments, are changing how grocers serve their customers.

October 29, 2014

It is clear that mobile has an essential role in omnichannel retail, serving as the bridge between in-store and online with shoppers using their devices for product research both in and out of the store, to store and manage points, coupons and gift cards, and increasingly, to make purchases.

October 27, 2014

The two pharmacy chains are part of a retailer consortium known as Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, which is planning its own rival mobile payment service called CurrentC.

October 24, 2014

Wow. What a month in the world of mobile payments.

October 22, 2014

In Russia alone, stolen payment card information is a $680 million-per-year industry, according to Moscow-based security company Group IB. With that much money to be made, it’s no wonder cyber-attacks are so common. 

October 21, 2014
New York -- Using smartphones and tablets to shop for the holidays has grown by 53% since 2012, and is expected to play a big role in decision making and actual purchases this year, according to the American Express Spending & Saver Tracker. The report finds the average American consumer is back to holiday spending at 2012 levels, and will plan to shell out $842 this year (vs. $1,260 in 2013 and $848 in 2012).   Consumers saying they will use their gadgets to:
October 21, 2014

Staples Inc. is investigating a possible breach of payment card data.

October 20, 2014

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is resigning from the EBay Inc. board of directors. 

October 20, 2014

Almost half of Americans are likely to avoid shopping at stores that were affected by data breaches in the past year.

October 17, 2014

At least 47% of U.S. merchant terminals will be enabled for EMV chip technology by the end of 2015, according to the Payments Security Task Force (PST).

October 17, 2014

President Obama on Friday signed an Executive Order designed to reduce cyberfraud and identity theft.

October 17, 2014

Simon malls will feature the Ziploop mobile shopping app during the 2014 holiday season.

October 14, 2014

Behind the glitz and window dressing “wow” factor of Apple’s Sept. 9th iPhone 6/6 Plus and Apple Watch announcements, the meaty Apple Pay announcement was really the star of the show.

October 13, 2014

Kmart is the latest retailer to be hit by a payment data breach.

October 13, 2014

VeriFone Systems announced RubyCi, an integrated site controller and point-of-sale (POS) solution designed to enable average-sized convenience stores and petroleum retailers to more efficiently manage their POS, payment and fueling systems and prepare their payments infrastructure for EMV.

October 8, 2014

Canadians are eager to embrace future-forward payment options like wearable devices and smartwatches, according to a new study by PayPal Canada that was conducted by Nielsen.

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.

October 7, 2014

Software companies Square and Epicor lead the fast growing Mobile POS software market in North America according to new research from IHL Group, a global retail research and advisory firm.

October 6, 2014

Mobile POS technology is growing in popularity among retailers, particularly in the enterprise space, according to the new Mobile POS Software Market Share report from global research and advisory firm IHL.

October 6, 2014

After large-scale payment data breaches at Target, Sally Beauty, Michaels, Niemen Marcus and the recently confirmed breach at Home Depot, it seems that no retailer is safe from skilled hackers. The incidents also bring to light such questions as “why are payment system breaches happening more frequently?” and “how can they be stopped?”