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Here, on these archive pages, you'll find all of the articles on Payments News for iPad listed in date sequence beginning with the most recent article at the top of the page.

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March 08, 2016

Headline News from - March 8, 2016


  • Scheming and Processing – Faster - (Bryan Derman) - "The interesting question that we will be monitoring as these systems develop is how they find their place among other payment methods and compete for the volume available in a range of payment domains, from P2P to consumer bill payment, to business payments and even onto POS and remote commerce transactions."
  • Amazon India planning to launch digital wallet - Economic Times - "Former Citibanker Sriraman Jagannathan, whom Amazon India hired in February to head its payments business, is likely to spearhead the launch of the digital wallet..."
  • Gift Cards Feel Pinch of New Rules - Wall St. Journal - "Historically, the cost of that fraud was borne by the financial institutions that issued the credit cards. That changed in October, when new card-industry rules went into effect ..."
  • Square launches payments in Australia, its first country expansion in nearly three years - TechCrunch - "Square, which went public last year and operates in four countries, partnered with payment enabler Cuscal for the launch."



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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Do you have news to share? Tell us here:!

January 12, 2015

Headline News from - January 12, 2015

On the Web:

  • MasterCard Reaches Deal with Russia - Wall St. Journal - "MasterCard and Russia’s national payment system agreed on Dec. 30 to gradually move the processing of the U.S. company’s transactions within Russia under the roof of its Russian counterpart, the central bank said."
  • Alibaba Pays to Play in India - Wall St. Journal - "The Indian company’s prize asset is Paytm, a mobile-payments platform, which also runs an online marketplace in India that matches merchants to shoppers, similar to Alibaba’s business model in China."
  • Level Money has joined Capital One - Level Money Blog - "Much younger and nimbler than any other top bank, Capital One is a founder-led company on a mission to transform the way banking is done. Taking a technology-based, consumer-centric focus to banking is core to what Capital One does, and on that team we found a deep passion for solving old problems in a new way."
  • PayPal Credit Expansion Now Lets Merchants Set Terms, Including Option For Interest-Free Payments - TechCrunch - "PayPal Credit is expanding its support for monthly payments with an option for retailers that allows them to decide on the number of months and interest rates that work best for their customers."
  • Why Tort Liability Won’t Produce Good Cybersecurity - Steptoe Cyberblog (Stewart Baker) - "In the end I doubt that liabilities to issuing banks will drive much cybersecurity either, not because the claims are low — they’re more likely to be in the $50 per card range — but because establishing liability will not be all that easy and because things like tokenization will likely prove much cheaper than improving security.)"
  • SWIFT appoints new Chief Technology and Chief Operations Officers - SWIFT - "SWIFT announces the appointment of Craig Young as Chief Technology Officer and Marcel Bronmans as Chief Operations Officer. Both Young and Bronmans will sit on SWIFT's Executive Committee and report directly to CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt."

On the Wires:

  • Heartland First to Offer Comprehensive Merchant Breach Warranty - "Heartland’s breach warranty is offered at no charge to its Heartland Secure™ merchants in the first year and can be extended for $8.33 per month per card-entry device. To be covered under the warranty, a merchant must have a Heartland Secure-certified device and process payments through Heartland on that device."
  • Verifone Offers Merchants a Single mPOS Payment Terminal to Support All Major Smart Device Options - “The prospect of having to purchase new mPOS devices for sales associates when smartphones and tablets are upgraded has been a major inhibitor to mPOS investment among retailers,” said Mark Shockley, senior vice president of Mobile Solutions for Verifone. “Verifone’s single, modular solution will offer the ultimate in mPOS flexibility, allowing it to persist across changes in devices, even if somebody wants to make a complete switch from one OS to another.”
  • Vantiv Certifies Verifone’s Secure Commerce Architecture - “Vantiv’s certification of SCA from Verifone combined with Point-to-Point Encryption ensures many more merchants can significantly reduce their exposure to large scale payment data breaches, and further reduce the complexity associated with EMV certification,” said Rob McMillon, vice president of Product Security for Verifone.
  • Bank of America Launches National Advertising Campaign for Preferred Rewards - “When we spoke to our clients to find out what they valued most from a rewards program, they clearly said they seek everyday rewards and benefits that they would actually use,” said David Dintenfass, Global Wealth and Investment Management and Consumer Marketing executive at Bank of America.
  • NCR Unveils a New ‘Grab and Go’ Self-Checkout Solution - "Whether in the supermarket or at a convenience, department, specialty or DIY retailer, there is a large amount of checkout traffic that can be handled with this card-only, small footprint solution,” says Dusty Lutz, general manager self-checkout solutions at NCR Retail. “This technology is ideally designed for ‘grab-and-go’ convenience for driving more revenue and convenience during peak shopping hours.”
  • FreedomPay Announces PCI-Validated Point-to-Point Encryption And EMV Support Through Newly Enhanced Microsoft Azure - “The FreedomPay Commerce Platform on Azure offers customers security, scalability and access to real-time data,” said Christopher Kronenthal, Chief Technology Officer at FreedomPay. “Microsoft has enabled FreedomPay to deploy one of the industry’s most comprehensive payment security standards and transactional data services to merchants embracing a real-time retail ecosystem.”
  • BMO Launches iPad App with Integrated Access to Banking and Self-Directed Investing - "With one streamlined login, customers can easily manage their personal banking and self-directed investing with the added benefit of a personal financial management tool," said Cesar Rainusso, Vice-President, Digital Channels, BMO Financial Group.

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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Do you have news to share? Tell us here:!

October 14, 2013

Revel Systems Adds PayPal Acceptance to iPad POS Solutions

Revel systems logo 140x60pxSan Francisco-based Revel Systems has announced they will offer PayPal's mobile payment capabilities as an integrated service within the Revel iPad POS solution.

"The Revel Systems and PayPal relationship will be very impactful for the point-of-sale industry as a whole," said Lisa Falzone, CEO of Revel Systems.

"PayPal is leading the trend of digital secure payments on the consumer level, and Revel is leading the way for the next generation of mPOS, creating a collaboration that is set to deliver a new experience to customers. For years people have been using PayPal to shop online, and the integration with Revel now brings the same convenience and security to brick and mortar retail and food establishments allowing consumers to pay on the go."

Revel says that its integration with PayPal "is part of a new wave in the POS industry evolution with a mobile commerce offering directly integrated with a major POS platform for quick and easy mobile ordering and payments. PayPal's mobile app – available for iOS and Android – is now directly connected with Revel Systems, allowing users to order ahead at any establishment using Revel's iPad POS solution."

March 25, 2013

January 15, 2013

August 21, 2012

Revel Systems Brings iPad iPOS System To Supermarket Industry

Revel systems logo 140x60pxRevel Systems has announced the release of its iPOS system designed specifically for supermarkets and grocery stores.
Revel Systems is about building a platform for all commerce to interact, and our Grocery POS system has been in development for over a year to provide our customers with the features they really want and need to run their businesses,” said Lisa Falzone, CEO and co-founder of Revel Systems. “The payment industry is super competitive right now, not to mention that these specialty stores want sleek design with attachment to best-of-breed peripherals."

Hardware connections for all the usual peripherals (PIN pad, printers, etc.) is done wirelessly via the Revel Router. The new configuration also has built in support for Dwolla and LevelUp. This photo nicely captures the idea.

June 19, 2012

Western Union Launches Bill Presentment Solution for Smartphones

WesternUnion logo 140pxWestern Union announced the release of an enhancement to its Western Union Speedpay service designed to help billers meet growing consumer demand to receive electronic bills through smartphones and mobile devices.
“Our Western Union Payments Money Mindset Index shows that consumers, whose use of mobile devices is outpacing all other media, are looking for a wider range of payment options from billers,” David Shapiro, senior vice president, Payments, Western Union, said. “Western Union is dedicated to providing billers with robust bill pay solutions, while giving consumers a variety of user-friendly options to receive and pay their bills.”

The enhancement was developed with eBill presentment specialist, Striata, and operates across multiple platforms and devices, including Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad.

April 19, 2012

Headline News - April 19, 2011

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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated.

April 06, 2012

Headline News - April 6, 2012

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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated.

February 23, 2012

February 13, 2012

appMobi’s Launches In-App Purchasing for iOS, Android, Facebook

Appmobi logo 140x40appMobi has announced public beta availability of playMobi, a cross-platform HTML5-based game development, deployment, and monetization SDK.
playMobi enables cross-platform in-app purchasing with its 1Touch in-app payment system. When a player makes a purchase, playMobi automatically completes the transaction using the correct in-app-purchase backend system, based on the device in use. When running on iOS, playMobi uses iTunes; on Android, Google Payments; on Facebook, Facebook Credits; and on the Open Web, PayPal.

More information is available from the appMobie website,

January 09, 2012

VeriFone GlobalBay iPad Retailing Solution Fits GUESS

Verifone logo 140pxVeriFone announced that GUESS has implemented the VeriFone GlobalBay solution inside a dozen stores in the U.S., taken the technology on the road to Asia, and plans to expand the deployment widely in 2012. "GUESS is using the VeriFone solution to enable consumer interaction with iPads mounted on rolling stands that serve as self-service kiosks to its online and in-store products to enhance the overall shopping experience and generate additional sales."

December 13, 2011

LightSpeed Introduces 'Show & Tell' Interactive POS for iPad

Lightspeed logo 140x60px LightSpeed has announced 'Show & Tell" support for the iPad, which "allows retailers to offer a next-level personalized selling experience combined with inventory scanning, wireless payments and the powerful retail workflows of LightSpeed, all on the world's most popular tablet." The LightSpeed website has more details and nice screen shots.

November 29, 2011

October 10, 2011

August 23, 2011

ERPLY Introduces Mobile Card Reader and Low Transaction Fee

Erply logo 140x60ERPLY has announced an iPad-optimized Mobile Card Reader.
The new credit card device connects to an iPad or iPhone and transmits a customer's encrypted credit card data to the ERPLY point-of-sale software and inventory management software suite to process payments. This gives retailers the ability to view real-time data and inventory analytics through the ERPLY inventory management system.

The ERPLY credit card reader is priced at $50 with a 1.9% transaction fee.

July 27, 2011

Citibank Launches iPad-Optimized Consumer Banking App

Citi logo 140pxCitibank has unveiled its first-ever consumer banking app designed specifically for iPad.
“Our iPad app is all about listening to our clients and understanding that they need their digital banking experience to be more engaging and dynamic – beyond the standard static tables you find with other iPad apps,” said Tracey Weber, Head of Internet and Mobile Banking, North America Consumer Banking, Citi. “We’re offering a whole new way of banking, with enhanced visuals and interactive tools. We’re focused on continually offering modern solutions that help put ease into our clients’ financial lives, wherever and whenever.”

June 21, 2011

Payfirma Launches iPhone Mobile POS App in Canada

Payfirma logo 140pxPayfirma has announced an iPhone-based mobile payment acceptance app that is designed for the Canadian card acceptance market.
Payfirma’s proprietary app lets any business or consumer accept all major credit cards securely on an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Users can swipe or manually input a credit card, capture a digital signature on the screen, and authorize the transaction within 10 seconds. A customizable receipt can then be emailed directly to the customer from within the app.
Payfirma uses a dongle that plugs into the headphone jack (ala Square).

April 06, 2011

Zuora Teams Up With To Better Serve Telco Providers

Zuora logo 140pxZuora has announced the launch of its Zuora for Communications solution, which marries Zuora's subscription commerce platform with's customer care applications.
Zuora for Communications enables communications services providers to price, quote, and take orders on the front end and manage and monetize subscribers on the back end for any type of services from broadband, WIFI, 4G, VOIP, unified communications, and wireless devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Android.
In related news, Zuora announced that Barrett Xplore, a Canadian 4G network operator, has signed on as its first Zuora for Communications client.

June 15, 2010

Apple Introduces Apple Store Application for iPhone

Apple has introduced a new Apple Store iPhone application that provides a new interface to buying from the online Apple Store. In addition to shopping from the application, it provides the location and directions to the nearest Apple retail store, allows scheduling of Personal Shopping, Genius Bar, and One to One appointments, and sign up for workshops and events at local Apple Stores. [Editor's note: I used the new Apple Store app to reserve my new iPhone 4 for pickup next week!]

June 03, 2010

MasterCard MoneySend Now Available for iPhone and iPad Users

MasterCardMasterCard has announced the availability of the MasterCard MoneySend service for iPhone and iPad users - providing a new way to transfer money in the United States from person-to person from iPhone or iPad's. MasterCard MoneySend is now available for free download at the iPhone App Store. READ MORE »

April 03, 2010

An iPad Cash Register from Square

mzl.hzgifnkl.480x480-75.jpgSee Erick Schonfeld's TechCrunch article "Square Turns Your iPad Into A Cash Register" about Square's new application for the Apple iPad - free in the iTunes Store.

From the application description:

Quickly and securely accept payments for your business, service, charity, or even your couch. Generate email and SMS receipts for cash and card payments, maintain frequently sold items, calculate sales tax, and effortlessly manage and visualize all the money you take with an intuitive web-based interface."

More on the Square web site.

April 01, 2010

Are You Getting an Apple iPad?

Are you getting an Apple iPad this weekend? We are!

Right out of the box, Payments News should look great on the iPad in the Safari browser viewed in landscape mode. We're looking forward to holding Payments News "in our hands"! We'll be enhancing Payments News even more for our new iPad-equipped readers! - stay tuned!

And, if you're with a financial institution doing new things for/with iPad's, be sure to let us know! We're looking forward to a seeing next-generation online experiences on this device - and want to feature your innovations!

January 27, 2010

Apple Introduces the iPad

If you haven't heard (!), earlier today Apple introduced the iPad - a new "magical and revolutionary device" that extends the iPhone/iPod touch platform to a new, larger size form factor. Beginning at a $499 price point, the iPad includes WiFi connectivity with 3G access as an optional feature via the AT&T network.

What are the implications of this new device for the world of banking and payments? Chatting around the Glenbrook water cooler this afternoon, we came away thinking we'll end up seeing iPads in unusual places - perhaps as POS devices, as kiosks in stores, etc. The 1024x768 pixel display would seem to the new design point for online banking user interfaces, bill presentment, receipts, etc. The iPad lacks a built-in camera - so it's not suitable for remote deposit capture out of the box. But, having 125 million payment credentials already on file is most impressive!

How about you? What are your banking/payments-related application ideas for the new Apple iPad? Comment here.

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