Modern payments and banking APIs


Modern banking is not limited to banks anymore. It’s not only about online or mobile banking, it’s about all the things you would do in your banking system, but now you can do in apps or other solutions provided by third parties, not banks. Payments are one of such functionalities.

Klarna acquires BillPay

Wipro acquires InfoServer

Sweden-based payments provider Klarna has acquired a fellow payments company in Germany, BillPay. The deal is understood to be worth £60 million.

Mastercard victorious in UK interchange lawsuit


Mastercard can put a notch in the win column after a High Court judge ruled in the payment card network’s favor regarding a lawsuit brought on by retailers disputing cross-border interchange fees on debit and credit cards.

AnaCap to acquire German payments provider Heidelpay

Heidelpay's Mirko Huellemann is "extremely excited" about the acquisition

Private equity firm AnaCap Financial Partners is taking over a controlling stake in Heidelpay, an online payment service provider (PSP) in Germany. Heidelpay’s co-founders and existing management will retain a minority stake in the business.

Smooth Commerce and Visa first in Canada for Visa Developer Programme


Smooth Commerce and Visa have completed the first integration of Visa’s Developer Programme in Canada and brought to market “a first of its kind innovation” in the mobile commerce space.

One in four UK card payments now contactless

Go contactless

According to the UK Cards Association, a trade body for the country’s card payments industry, a quarter of all card transactions are now made via contactless in the UK. 325 million purchases, altogether worth £2.9 billion, were made using contactless debit and credit cards in November 2016.

MasterCard selects super six for fintech accelerator


Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard have selected six start-ups to participate in Class 5 of Commerce.Innovated, a virtual accelerator designed to help commerce, payments and fintech start-ups grow their businesses. The six US start-ups will go through the four-month virtual programme and are in various stages of funding and development: Domuso, a payment financing platform […]

ING Bank Romania launches new mPOS service with GoSwiff and MasterCard

ING Bank Romania

ING Bank Romania has launched a new mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) service, underpinned by MasterCard and specialist vendor GoSwiff. ING mPOS is aimed at local merchants of all sizes. It enables them to accept card payments through mobile devices, smartphones and tablets, connected to a card reader. It also supports other added-value services, such as consumer […]

New mPOS solution for Indonesian merchants launched by Indosat Ooredoo and GoSwiff

Indonesia flag

Indonesian telco Indosat Ooredoo and GoSwiff International have teamed up for a new mobile payment acceptance solution for merchants in Indonesia, D-Pay. Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) is the acquiring bank. D-Pay is a financial service that enables merchants to accept mobile payments, allowing their customers to pay using debit/credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and JCB) and […]

Infographics: the Euro 2016 guide to e-commerce

France's Guillot: regulators must take action to protect markets

The 2016 UEFA European Championship ran from 10 June to 10 July in France. Portugal beat France 1-0 in the final. In the spirit of that football tournament, PPRO created an e-commerce guide to each country that proved very popular throughout the event. Click here to see all the countries: Euro 2016