Payment provider Mastercard has become the third company in its sector to be banned from issuing cards in India, with the move coming in July, apparently due to its not adhering to rules on local data storage.
Software company Kaseya has appointed Dermot McCann to the role of senior vice president and general manager for APAC.
Shopping cashback rewards provider Cashrewards has appointed former Attaché Software executive David Norris as its Chief Technology Officer.
Smart receipt provider Slyp has made two senior appointments.
Software tools provider New Relic has made two sales appointments.
Samsung Electronics has developed a new method for users of its Samsung Pay mobile payment service to verify bigger payments, like those over $100 or $200, without touching a point-of-sale terminal.
Payment provider Mastercard has begun technical preparations for global expansion of the Click to Play online checkout, along with American Express, Discover and Visa.
The Payment Logic group has announced that its two apps, Payment Logic and Yak Pay, have been added to the Xero app marketplace to be available to Xero’s Australian customers.
Customer experience management provider Qualtrics has appointed former Salesforce and American Express senior manager Brigid Archibald as country manager for Australia and New Zealand.
American Express cards are now useable on Sydney’s contactless payments system which is being rolled out by Transport NSW.
The United States has told India it may place curbs on the number of H-1B visas which can be issued to people from countries that insist overseas firms must store data locally.
India's domestic payments networks are gaining ground over US companies Mastercard and Visa, a few months after the two American firms complained to their government that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was pushing a local rival.
The US is pushing India to water down its laws on localisation of data storage, with two senators claiming they would constitute key barriers to trade between the two countries.
Global payments companies MasterCard, Visa and American Express are furiously lobbying the Indian Government in a bid to avoid having to store customer data locally as mandated back in April.
PayPal went offshore to find a new executive for its business in Australia, with former EasyJet UK senior manager Anthony Drury appointed to the newly created role of head of business to business.
Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note7 has earned the company a Shonky Award, the annual awards that are given out by Australian consumer group CHOICE.
Samsung’s mobile payment solution, Samsung Pay, has launched in Australia with American Express and Citibank.
ANZ Bank is the first Australian bank to participate in the Apple Pay digital wallet.
Accounting software provider, MYOB, has forged an agreement with American Express that extends the number of bank feeds available for small businesses and partners using its software.
ANZ's new Mobile Pay app for Android supports "the broadest range of cards on offer," according to the company.
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