Verifone Gives Up on 2017 as Profits Sour in Q2 — Building for Fiscal 2018

The slowdown in EMV for the second fiscal quarter, (ended 4/30/17), (2Q/17) continues to drag on Verifone’s (VF) performance, as year-on-year (YOY) net income plummeted by more than 500%. The Company notes it continues divesting non-strategic businesses and allocating resources and capital to ensure the timely delivery of our new products, with a bright 2018…

Vantiv & Chase Chases a Worldpay Play for $10B

Worldpay Group confirms it has received preliminary approaches from Vantiv and JPMorgan Chase Bank in relation to the potential acquisition of the entire issued, and to be issued, share capital of Worldpay. Any deal is expected to be valued in the US$10 billion range. The companies now have 28 days, or until August 1, to…

First University for Merchant Payment Services Training Now Online

The payments industry first and only online video university for merchant services professionals has been launched. Linkpay.University offers 12 courses and over 64 videos of merchant services training. Courses include everything from introduction into credit card processing, analyzing statements, how to sell merchant services, lead generation and consultants on real sales calls. After each 6-video…

Unbankable Cannabis Industry Looks to Bitcoins & Hydroponics for Growth

The ongoing roadblock for legal marijuana enterprises has been a lack of banking options, which forces these businesses to conduct cash transactions. Therefore, the cannabis industry has identified bitcoin digital currency as an ideal solution to the numerous challenges of the ‘unbankable’ marijuana industry and is creating a proprietary bitcoin payment solution that can be…

Artificial Intelligence – Secret Imbedded Tool Within Omnichannel ePOS Suite

Smart algorithms and data analyses are creating sustainable performance benefits across all levels of the retail supply chain. With its Omnichannel ePOS Suite, Wirecard is the first payment provider to offer a fully integrated solution for self-learning analyses based on payment data in combination with other data sources. The evaluations substantially support e-commerce and high-street retail…

JCB and BlueSnap Expand SEPA Payments in Europe via Separate Deals

BlueSnap unveiled SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit enabling customers to make cashless payments in euros across country borders for online checkout, invoice payments and marketplaces. Meanwhile, iSignthis inked a direct License Agreement to process JCB transactions in the SEPA. BlueSnap’s platform is designed for frictionless payment experiences and merchants that implement SEPA Direct Debit…

Software Only Card Payment mPOS App Now in Extended Beta


The first UK technology app enabling micro-businesses to take physical card payments using smartphones without any additional dedicated hardware is not far off. Worldpay announced the launch of the first ever extended-trial of a software only card payment mPOS (mobile point of sale). My Business Mobile will allow businesses to download an app and accept…

Deals Facilitate AliPay in Germany & Empowers VEON Platform in Italy

Wirecard has recently nailed two big deals, one in Germany and one in Italy. In Germany Wirecard inked high-quality knife and cookware specialist Zwilling as a customer for Alipay. The company operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide and is one of the largest kitchen and household goods chains in Germany. The kitchenware specialist will now…

Fraud and Risk Scoring Tool Melds With Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning

A new machine learning fraud score helps prevent fraud while reducing false-positives and improving customer experience. TSYS has teamed with Featurespace to launch TSYS Foresight Score with Featurespace. Foresight Score is a fraud and risk scoring tool that allows software to learn over time without being explicitly programmed — to bolster an issuer’s ability to…

TSYS Posts Decent Q1 Profit While Trimming Jobs and Diversifying

GA-based acquirer TSYS reported a solid first quarter (1Q/17) as total revenues hit $1185 million, a jump of 60.4% year-on-year (YOY). Net income increased 16.9% YOY from $90.6 million in 1Q/16 to $105.9 million in 1Q/17, according to CardData. The Company says the strategy of diversification has been paying-off for the first quarter. TSYS also…