Wirecard continues Alipay push with merchant deals


Wirecard has announced two partnerships this week to expand Alipay acceptance in Europe, one with Schustermann & Borenstein (S&B) and another with Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

Barcode payments spread across Africa with M-vendr and PiP iT


M-vendr, a UK-based tech company with a POS pay-in system across 12 African nations, has signed an agreement with international cash payments platform PiP iT to integrate the latter’s barcodes across its network of 45,000 merchant locations.

Barclaycard pilots Alipay payments in eight retail stores across UK

Paulette Rowe, Barclaycard

EXCLUSIVE: Barclaycard is launching a pilot that enables merchants in the UK to accept in-store Alipay transactions. The pilot will commence on 14 August 2017 in eight retail stores across the UK, with Barclaycard providing the POS solution for payments via Alipay.

Payworks to integrate Alipay into its POS tech Europe-wide

Alipay's march across Europe continues

Payworks, a Germany-based provider of point-of-sale (POS) payment infrastructure, has inked a deal with Alipay. Payworks’ gateway tech will be supporting the integration of Alipay for payment providers across Europe.

Wirecard’s new POS suite offers merchants power of data


Wirecard has launched a new POS service that integrates self-learning technology to help retailers increase customer conversion, reduce attrition rates, predict future consumer behavior and link points of sale with e-commerce.

Verifone investigates breach that targeted US merchants


Terminal maker Verifone says it’s investigating a breach that involved an attempt to get into its corporate network and targeted US merchants.

Oracle’s Micros POS network hacked


Oracle’s global network of 330,000 point-of-sale (POS) payment systems has been hacked by a Russian organised cybercrime group. The breach occurred on the network run by Micros Systems, which Oracle bought in 2014. The incident was first picked up by computer security expert Brian Krebs, who contacted Oracle for comment. The firm acknowledged it has […]

The African banking evolution: High-Street banking on your doorstep

Simon Pont, chief executive of ECR Retail Systems.

Mobile phones may have revolutionised the way of life of the African population, but when it comes to mobile banking there are a variety of technologies circulating which each provide precise services and levels of connectivity and functionality, writes Simon Pont, chief executive of ECR Retail Systems.