BankTech

Ripple goes from Strength to Strength, adds 2 U.S. Banks

Ripple Lab wants to show that virtual currencies like Bitcoin are well tested and extremely secure and customers need to trust them in order to make the most of the upcoming technologies. Ripple Labs runs a bitcoin inspired payment network allowing institutions to conduct low cost international money transfer without...

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Payments

Pay your rent using credit card via RadPad

RadPad helps you find an apartment. It now gives an option to the 90 mn U.S. renters to pay their monthly rents conveniently with iPhones and credit cards. RadPad is an end-to-end mobile rental marketplace. The company recently released ‘Pay with RadPad’ feature to enable renters to pay rents even...

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Payments

Would you Pay with Apple Pay?

We wanted to do a reality check based on consumer opinion. Make your vote count by letting the results clear the reality distortion field (if any). Watch this space for an analysis of poll results soon.

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Authentication & Security

Samsung wants to do its own Apple Pay soon

Samsung had NFC in its phones before Apple. It also brought some payment applications (like the Paypal app with biometrics in Galaxy S5) before Apple. But it is Apple Pay which is taking the world by storm. Apple Pay worked with card networks, banks, merchant partnerships to make contactless payments...

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Enabling Technologies

Spindle to support Apple Pay NFC Wallet through Yowza!!

Spindle is a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions. It offers an exclusive cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) platform called Yowza!!. The company recently announced its support for the Apple Pay solution embedded in the newly released iPhone devices. Merchants willing to accept Apple Pay can do so using the merchant aggregation...

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Authentication & Security

Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup seeks Opportunities & Challenges in Tokenization Landscape in the U.S.

The Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW), convened in January 2010 by the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and Atlanta through their Payment Strategies and Retail Payments Risk Forum groups, comprises a select set of key players in the mobile payments ecosystem in the United States. The workgroup sees need for...

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Payments

Mobile commerce is still in a Demand-Supply Imbalance

The value of commerce transactions conducted via mobile handsets/tablets will exceed US $120 Billion by 2017 with 150 Million users. Mobile commerce growth is driven by increasing convenience, value & security available to the consumers via smart devices. But most of the retailers are still not able to figure out...

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Payments

Can this new payment start-up be a success?

Circle Plus Payments provides a simpler technology that could appeal to retailers both big and small. The payments app allows anyone to accept any credit or debit card from around the world without the need for a POS hardware. The app lets small businesses accept payments via a smartphone camera....

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BankTech

Bill Gates talks about Financial Inclusion with India’s PM Narendra Modi

Recently Bill Gates had discussions with the Indian PM regarding the national financial inclusion scheme in India and expressed his support regarding the same. Bill and Melinda Gates appreciated the initiative by the Indian Government and Narendra Modi’s prioritization of financial inclusion. The financial inclusion scheme saw the opening of...

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