- TableSafe Inc., a provider of tabletop point-of-sale devices, has certified its RAIL platform for EMV chip cards with processor First Data Corp.
- Ingenico Group announced Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is offering Ingenico’s payments-acceptance technology and services from its Telium Tetra platform to Toshiba’s existing and prospective customers. Merchants also can use Ingenico’s other payments services, such as mobile payments, estate management, and security tools.
- Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions Inc., which provides payment-acceptance services for legal marijuana sellers, announced it is accepting applications for depository accounts from any state-sanctioned medical marijuana business. The company said it can document each stage of a transaction, which helps these business meet banking-compliance requirements.
- NACHA, the automated clearing house governing body, announced the formation of Afinis, a membership-based organization for standardized application programming interface technology for financial services.
- Payments-technology provider ACI Worldwide said it is integrating its campus-commerce system with N2N Services’ higher-education platform to ease payments for college students.
- The FBI is investigating foreign-exchange pricing practices at American Express Co., The Wall Street Journal reported. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency also is looking into how AmEx disclosed pricing to customers, the newspaper said.
- Citigroup Inc.’s Citi Retail Services unit announced a rewards Mastercard and private-label rewards card, both of which are cobranded with Shell Oil Products US.
- Visa Inc. said it is the official payment-technology partner for New York Fashion Week, which kicks off Thursday.
- Payments and identity firms Thales and Gemalto announced they received approval of their merger, which the firms announced March 27, from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The companies say they have now received six of 14 required regulatory approvals and expect to wrap up all clearances by year’s end.
Stripe, the San Francisco-based online payments company, is taking a step to get inside stores. …