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Aussie Retailers Ramping Up Alipay Marketing Posted on: 27-04-2018

Aussie Retailers Ramping Up Alipay Marketing

Up to 57,000 retailers in Australia and New Zealand will be given the opportunity to target Chinese tourists with discounts and offers, under a new marketing arrangement through payments providers Smartpay and Incentiapay payments platform Alipay.

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Major Card Schemes Zero in on Single 'Buy' Button for Online Commerce Posted on: 19-04-2018

Major Card Schemes Zero in on Single 'Buy' Button for Online Commerce

Both Visa and Mastercard have set out their plans to support the new EMVCo Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) framework in a bid to create a ubiquitous online shopping technology standard backed by token-only storage of payment details.

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NAB is Creating Value for Merchants In-Store Using Ingenico’s Web App Marketplace Posted on: 06-04-2018

NAB is Creating Value for Merchants In-Store Using Ingenico’s Web App Marketplace

Ingenico has announced that National Australia Bank (NAB) has launched Ingenico's Web app Marketplace, allowing to deploy business services to NAB’s terminal estate.

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Westpac to Offer Cheaper Tap and Go Payments for Retailers Posted on: 05-04-2018

Westpac to Offer Cheaper Tap and Go Payments for Retailers

Westpac has joined its rivals in committing to give small businesses a choice by 2019 on whether they want contactless dual network debit card payments to be sent through the lower-cost eftpos network, rather than via the international card schemes.

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Deal Spotters—Millennials Prove to be More Frugal than Spendthrift Posted on: 03-04-2018

Deal Spotters—Millennials Prove to be More Frugal than Spendthrift

Despite rampant criticism by older generations when it comes to spending and saving, new data from Vantiv, now Worldpay, and Socratic Technologies suggest that millennials are one of the biggest deal-seeking groups of consumers.

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Blind Woman Takes Commonwealth Bank to Court Over 'Inaccessible' EFTPOS Machines Posted on: 16-03-2018

Blind Woman Takes Commonwealth Bank to Court Over 'Inaccessible' EFTPOS Machines

There are more than 88,000 Albert machines across Australia and they are entirely touchscreen. Blind and vision-impaired users say the terminals are virtually impossible for them to use because they don't have a tactile keypad.

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Tyro First-to-Market Ahead of Government Deadline on Contactless Payments Posted on: 13-03-2018

Tyro First-to-Market Ahead of Government Deadline on Contactless Payments

Tyro is first-to-market with least-cost routing for merchants on debit contactless payments with its 'Tap & Save' solution.

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Smartpay Signs Deal to Integrate Alipay on Its Terminals Posted on: 13-03-2018

Smartpay Signs Deal to Integrate Alipay on Its Terminals

Smartpay has signed a deal with Alipay, which has 520 million active users in China, giving its 25,000 merchant access to an estimated $11 billion in Chinese tourist spending across Australia and New Zealand.

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Here's What Happens When a Business Gets Rid of Cash Posted on: 09-03-2018

Here's What Happens When a Business Gets Rid of Cash

While stories about merchants going cashless in Sweden are common, a small but growing number of businesses in the U.S. are also going cashless.

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Cash or App? Cashless Payment Options for Tradies Posted on: 25-01-2018

Cash or App? Cashless Payment Options for Tradies

With the Australian home renovation market now valued at more than $31 billion dollars, tradies are busier than ever – and many are looking at ways they can use technology to be more efficient. One way to do this is cashless payments applications.

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Google Pay to Combine All Google's Wallet and Payment Solutions Posted on: 10-01-2018

Google Pay to Combine All Google's Wallet and Payment Solutions

Google has brought its various mobile wallet and payment solutions under a new umbrella - Google Pay. This includes Android Pay, Google Wallet, and the payments auto-fill feature in Chrome.

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EFTPOS Payments are Now Available on Android Pay Posted on: 12-12-2017

EFTPOS Payments are Now Available on Android Pay

Eftpos payments are now available on Android Pay, with ANZ and Cuscal being the first Australian financial institutions to make the service available to their 2 million eftpos-only cardholders.

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Visa has Issued New Standards that will Remove the Need to Enter a PIN Posted on: 12-12-2017

Visa has Issued New Standards that will Remove the Need to Enter a PIN

In a bid to counter fraud, Visa has issued new standards that will remove the need to enter a personal identification number (PIN) when making purchases in-person over $100.

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Alibaba Calls this "New Retail" Posted on: 10-12-2017

Alibaba Calls this

From supermarkets to pop-up stores and beyond, Alibaba is using technology to seamlessly meld and streamline the online and offline shopping experiences. Alibaba calls this "New Retail".

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eBay Dumps PayPal for Adyen Posted on: 01-12-2017

eBay Dumps PayPal for Adyen

EBay has announced that it is ending its relationship with PayPal and will instead use Adyen as its primary payments provider. EBay said the benefits of the changes would be lower costs for sellers and more payment options for buyers.

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