Month: October 2019

Ahold Delhaize brings mobile self-checkout to US supermarkets

Shoppers at 30 US supermarkets operated by Netherlands-based retail giant Ahold Delhaize will be able to use their mobile phone to scan items as they shop and then self-checkout and pay by the end of this year. The merchant’s Retail Business Services (RBS) division is using the company’s proprietary ScanIt Mobile solution to offer the …

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Payments networks begin rollout of single buy button for online commerce

American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa have gone live with an online checkout service that lets merchants add a single buy button to their sites to accept payments from any of the networks’ cardholders — without them first needing to create an account with the merchant or enter detailed payment data. The new ‘click to …

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Queensland tests express ticketing gates for open loop contactless ticketing project

The Australian state of Queensland has begun the first of a series of pilots ahead of the rollout of its A$371m (US$249m) Smart Ticketing system, due to go live in 2022. A one-month pilot of new express ticketing gates is taking place at Brisbane’s Central Station Read the rest of Queensland tests express ticketing gates …

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Moscow Metro adds support for China UnionPay open loop cards

Travellers in Russia’s capital can now use China UnionPay’s Quickpass contactless cards or an NFC payment app connected to a Quickpass card to pay their fares at 150 Moscow Metro stations, China’s Xinhua news agency reports. “This is the first time that contactless payment using China UnionPay cards has been applied to foreign subways,” the …

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Invenco picks Cilab to speed up EMV development and testing

PARTNER NEWS: Cilab’s ci230 high-speed testing suite has made it possible for self-service payments leader Invenco to significantly improve the time it takes to develop, test and bring to market EMV-compliant NFC payment terminals for its customers, chief engineer Chris Henry has told NFC World. Invenco lets customers accept contact and contactless payments at outdoor …

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Report: EU antitrust investigators are examining Apple Pay

Apple Pay “has caught the eye of EU antitrust investigators, who have asked payment companies for feedback on the service,” regulatory risk specialist MLex reports. “The EU’s antitrust agency is understood to have sought input from companies using Apple Pay, including online payment providers, banks and app businesses,” the report adds. “One set of questions …

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EBA sets new Strong Customer Authentication deadline

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has issued a new Opinion that provides the European payments industry with an EU-wide additional 15 months to comply with strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements for online ecommerce transactions. The Opinion sets a deadline of 31 December 2020 for full compliance, recommends that national competent authorities take a consistent approach …

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Samsung begins global rollout of mobile POS app that lets merchants accept payments on standard Android phones

Samsung’s NFC phone-based contactless payments acceptance service is now live in Canada and is to be introduced globally “starting in 2020”, the company has announced. The rollout of the new mPOS service follows the successful completion of a pilot in Canada that saw more than 10,000 merchants downloading a Samsung POS app that let them …

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