ai buys SmartCentric

The ai Corporation (ai) has acquired SmartCentric Technologies International Limited (SmartCentric) for an undisclosed sum. SmartCentric, which was established in December 2002, is a specialist solutions company, focused 100% on...
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EMVCo updates EMV 3-D Secure specification

Technical body EMVCo has publicly released EMV® 3-D Secure – Protocol and Core Functions Specification v2.1.0. The updated document follows the release of version 2.0.0 in October 2016, and includes...
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Ocean Financial Middle East enlists TPS for prepaid cards service

Aiming to lead the payment industry with innovative solutions and products, Ocean Financial Middle East (OFME) has collaborated with TPS as a technology partner for its prepaid cards service in...
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JCB International inks alliance with Taiwanese mobile payments outfit TWMP

JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd, the only international payment brand based in Japan has concluded an agreement with Taiwan Mobile Payment Co. (TWMP),...
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TransferWise to sell new shares to cement unicorn status

The two founders of start-up foreign exchange service TransferWise are reported to be preparing a sale of some of their shares in a further round of fundraising that could see...
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20+ banks and R3 plan DLT-based cross-border payment platform

Blockchain consortium R3 and 22 of its member banks have collaborated on the development of a cross-border payments platform built using distributed ledger technology (DLT). The platform will enable both...
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RFID Tagging Accelerates Omnichannel Growth

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RFID Tagging Accelerates Omnichannel Growth | RIS News Skip to main content Cutting-edge retailers are increasingly turning to cost-effective RFID technology to maintain accurate, real-time inventory counts, allowing them to...
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Best Buy Aims to Lure Holiday Shoppers with New Fulfillment Options


Best Buy has launched free shipping, with no minimum purchase for the holidays. From now until Christmas Day, orders on BestBuy.com will ship at no cost. However, the retailer says...
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Oz banks team up for mobile P2P payments service

In the wake of their bitter battle with Apple, three of Australia's big banks have joined forces on a person-to-person mobile payments app. Commonwealth Bank, National Bank of Australia and...
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Square targets larger retailers with Register POS system

Today at the Square Showroom in Nolita, Square unveiled its newest hardware offering, Square Register, a versatile, fully integrated point-of-sale, built in-house to work seamlessly with any business. Square Register...
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Blockchain startup Zilliqa adds banking veterans to advisory board

Zilliqa, an anticipated high-speed Blockchain platform created by researchers at the National University of Singapore, has announced that Alexander Lipton, CEO of Stronghold Labs, and Stuart Prior, a fintech veteran...
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Travel firms must go digital to minimise payment risks

The news that two of Europe’s largest airlines - Monarch and Air Berlin - will cease trading is distressing for thousands of travellers and employees. The move into administration from...
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OP Financial to implement loyalty card programme with ZenCard

As a result of winning the OP Smart Commerce Program organized by OP Financial Group, Polish fintech ZenCard and three other companies, will launch their technologies on the Finnish market....
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Closing Big Gaps in Personalization

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Closing Big Gaps in Personalization | RIS News Skip to main content Download this Targeted Research report to find out why no retailer is a personalization superstar yet and how...
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How to Turn E-Commerce Marketing Pain Points into Revenue

Consumer behavior has changed drastically over the last several years due to the increased use and dependence on e-commerce. While an opportunity for some, for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers that are...
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UK begins roll out of cheque imaging

The UK is beginning the phased roll out an image-based cheque clearing system that will slash processing times from six 'weekdays' to one day and pave the way for the...
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Westpac to work with iconic design gurus for wearable payments play

Westpac is to work with top lifestyle designers to create a range of wearable tap and go payment attachments that can be fitted to consumer accessories. With Westpac's PayWear range,...
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Carter's Says It's On Track for Record Sales Year, Despite a Challenging Retail Market

Children's retailer Carter's achieved its third quarter 2017 sales and earnings objectives, despite the impact of hurricanes in Texas , Florida , and Puerto Rico CEO Michael Casey said. “Our...
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Mobile apps replace bank branches for UK millennials

More than half of millennial Brits now regularly use their mobile phones to keep on top of their financial affairs, according to a Visa survey. Of more than 2000 Brits...
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