Venture Capital Flows into Payments Industry (Oct. 15, 2013)

Oct. 15, 2013 Several companies in the prepaid and emerging payments industry recently have received investor funding, including CardFlight, Carta Solutions Holding Corp., Gyft Inc., Leaf and Tabbedout. CardFlight, a New York-based firm that enables developers to integrate in-person card payments into their own apps, has raised $1.6 million in seed-round funding, led by New […]

Survey: P2P an Opportunity for E-Payments Providers (Oct. 15, 2013)

While digital payments have become commonplace for paying bills and making purchases, person-to-person payments still have much unlocked potential for electronic payment providers, according to a new report from financial services technology provider Fiserv. In its 2013 “How Americans Pay Each Other” survey, the Brookfield, Wisc.-based company polled 2,533 Americans on how they made payments. […]

Citi builds out global eBAM service and cross-border payments

Citi has expanded its electronic bank account management service to 55 countries, in a move that the bank says will help corporate treasurers to better manage risk. The bank also expanded its cross-border WorldLink payment service into new emerging markets.

Nasdaq signs algo testing deal with Thesys

Nasdaq OMX is planning to launch a test facility for algo trading early next year. The Algo Test Facility will be developed jointly with Thesys Technologies, a subsidiary of Tradeworx,

Pay Mobile: Money2020 Edition (Oct. 11, 2013)

This week in Las Vegas more than 4,500 attendees gathered for the second annual Money2020 conference. Companies across the payments value chain took the opportunity to showcase their latest partnerships, technology or programs with a deluge of announcements charting the future of money.

Financial institutions are “missing out” on big data says TeleWare

As financial regulation on mobile phone recording grows ever tighter in Europe, a significant proportion of financial institutions still haven’t put in place any technology to handle it. They could be missing out, according to Steve Haworth, chief executive at computer telephony specialist TeleWare.

Money2020: PayPal Cracks QR Codes (Oct. 10, 2013)

PayPal added another key piece to its POS strategy this week with the introduction of Payment Code, a QR code-based approach enabling consumers to pay by scanning the PayPal mobile app at checkout.

Suze Orman Approves i2c for Prepaid Processing (Oct. 10. 2013)

Prepaid processor i2c Inc. has been chosen to provide processing services for The Approved Card from Suze Orman MasterCard. Redwood City, Calif.-based i2c will bolster the card with new features, including an integrated communications engine that responds in real-time to cardholders’ behavior with personalized messages to help them better manage their finances.  “Of the platforms […]

Amazon Charts Course into Online Payments (Oct. 10, 2013)

Online retail titan Amazon is making a major foray into electronic payments, unveiling a new service that enables e-commerce merchants to let customers pay with the cards saved in their Amazon accounts. Dubbed Login and Pay with Amazon, the feature gives participating retailers access to Amazon’s 215 million active account holders, who can make purchases […]

U.K. to Create New Payments Regulator (Oct. 10, 2013)

The U.K. government has decided to create a new regulatory body for retail payment systems that will be charged with ensuring a level playing field in the noncash payments market by promoting modernization, innovation and meeting the needs of consumers—all of which might otherwise be stifled by a lack of competition, according to Her Majesty’s […]

London Stock Exchange prepares millimetre wave trading link

The London Stock Exchange is planning to roll out a new millimetre wave wireless communication link between its data centre in the City of London and the Equinix data centre in Slough, in a deal that will provide faster access and benefit HFT firms looking to arbitrage between multiple trading venues.

PayPal points to global reach

Don Kingsborough, vice president of retail and prepaid products at PayPal, had a clear message for Money2020 delegates in Las Vegas yesterday: “The future is actually now.”

Sapient rolls out FATCA compliance service

Sapient Global Markets has released a suite of software and services designed to help companies meet FATCA, the controversial new US regulation that obliges banks to report their US customers so that they can be taxed.