Included in this issue: The contactless jacket | MyBank to launch pilot for pan-European identity verification service | Google and Samsung join MasterCard Digital Enablement Express Program | Safaricom opens up M-Pesa API | MasterCard to increase mobile contactless limits by 2017

UK

The contactless jacket

Scottish knitwear brand, Lyle and Scott has designed a jacket which enables payments to be made with its cuff and comes with a buttoned-down pouch for Barclays' BPay contactless wristbands. 

Finextra, 2 September 2015

WORLDWIDE 

MyBank to launch pilot for pan-European identity verification service

MyBank the payments platform, has issued a call for participants in the pilot phase of a new pan-European identity verification service to Payment Service Providers and service providers. 

MyBank, 9 September 2015

Google and Samsung join MasterCard Digital Enablement Express Program

MasterCard has announced that Samsung and Google and others are amongst the first digital mobile partners to participate in their Digital Enablement Express programme. 

MasterCard, 8 September 2015

Safaricom opens up M-Pesa API

Safaricom, the operator of the M-Pesa platform, has released an API in order to attract local and international developers in creating innovative new use cases for the mobile payments service to speed up the global rollout of digital payment services to consumers. 

Finextra, 8 September 2015

MasterCard to increase mobile contactless limits by 2017

MasterCard has said that will update its terminals by 2017 to facilitate higher-value transactions and also pledges that contactless payments will be available at every point of sale in Europe by 2020.

Drapers, 9 September 2015