American Express SafeKey 2.2 is live
Sep21

American Express SafeKey 2.2 is live

American Express has announced the launch of SafeKey 2.2. The newest iteration of its security solution is based on the latest global industry standard, EMV® 3-D Secure, to detect and help reduce online fraud. SafeKey 2.2 provides an extra layer of security for merchants, issuers and consumers when a purchase is made through web browsers or in-app. It additionally supports merchants with their compliance with PSD2 regulations, whereby...

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American Express to Acquire Kabbage
Aug18

American Express to Acquire Kabbage

American Express today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of Kabbage, a leading financial technology company providing cash flow management solutions to small businesses in the U.S. The transaction represents an important step toward American Express’ goal of being an essential partner to small businesses through a broad range of payment, cash flow and financial management tools. Under the...

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Yapily announces agreement with American Express to enable open banking payments across Europe
Aug13

Yapily announces agreement with American Express to enable open banking payments across Europe

Leading open banking infrastructure provider Yapily has announced an agreement with American Express to assist in delivering its Pay with Bank Transfer payment initiation service across Europe. The agreement will enable American Express to reach new markets with its open banking payment product, increasing the benefits, support, and innovation offered to its merchant customers. Pay with Bank Transfer will use Yapily’s industry leading...

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UK fintech Fidel API expands North American presence with US move
Jul16

UK fintech Fidel API expands North American presence with US move

Fidel, the financial API provider whose clients include British Airways, Royal Bank of Canada and Klarna, has expanded to the US to help developers build applications and services that connect with a user’s payment card.  The establishment of a New York office follows Fidel’s expansion to Canada and the Nordics in 2019.  Fidel’s APIs provide easy access to real-time transaction data from Visa, Mastercard and American Express. It has...

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Mastercard, AMEX & Visa announce global expansion of Click to Pay
Jul08

Mastercard, AMEX & Visa announce global expansion of Click to Pay

E-commerce has reached new heights around the world, as more consumers are going online to make secure, touch-free purchases across various merchants and platforms. Now, it’s more important than ever that the online checkout experience is seamless and consistent across all types of digital channels and cards. Today, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa announced they are each beginning technical preparations for global...

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American Express Global Business Travel Launches Neo1, a Spend Management Platform for SMEs
Jul03

American Express Global Business Travel Launches Neo1, a Spend Management Platform for SMEs

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched a service to help owner-managed businesses control cashflow. Neo1 integrates purchasing from Amazon Business and GBT’s online travel booking tool. It gives finance managers better visibility over what employees are spending money on, in addition to the powerful backing of the world’s leading travel management company (TMC). It’s free to subscribe, and can be set up in less...

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Revolut adds American Express to Open Banking feature
Jun25

Revolut adds American Express to Open Banking feature

Revolut has today announced the addition of American Express to its Open Banking feature. The feature allows Revolut retail customers in the UK to connect their American Express and other banks accounts to Revolut, making it possible to see all of their balances and transactions in one single app. Currently, a customer can only access their American Express balances and transaction histories through Amex’s own online banking service...

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Empyr Acquired by Augeo, Becomes Figg
Apr27

Empyr Acquired by Augeo, Becomes Figg

Commerce monetization company Empyr announced this week it has been acquired by its long-time partner Augeo, a loyalty and engagement firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Under the agreement, Empyr will rebrand as Figg, combining Augeo’s card-linking technology with Empyr’s publisher experience. Figg will benefit from Augeo’s existing 60 million users and $300 billion in transaction volume for loyalty offers. Empyr...

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American express introduces Blockchain-enabled Cross-border Business-to-business Payments
Nov17

American express introduces Blockchain-enabled Cross-border Business-to-business Payments

American Express® FX International Payments partners with Santander to provide real-time payment processing, instantly connecting U.S. customers to the UK, via the Ripple network American Express today announced the introduction of blockchain-enabled, business-to-business cross-border payments. The American Express® FX International Payments (FXIP) business is working with Ripple, provider of enterprise global blockchain solutions, to...

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American Express launches Digital Payment Solution for Canadian businesses
Nov09

American Express launches Digital Payment Solution for Canadian businesses

American Express vPayment™ offers greater control, enhanced security, and increased efficiency American Express Canada today announced the launch of American Express vPayment™, a digital payment solution that replaces plastic cards with virtual account numbers, allowing businesses to easily pay and reconcile a wide range of corporate expenses. This innovative digital payment solution offers the convenience of traditional card payments...

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UL Cloud-based Payment Test Tool Qualified by American Express
Aug01

UL Cloud-based Payment Test Tool Qualified by American Express

UL is proud to announce that UL’s cloud-based functional test suite for American Express has been qualified. The UL American Express HCE Functional Test Suite verifies if mobile applications supporting tokenized payments are compliant with the Expresspay Mobile HCE Specifications. This test suite has been assessed by American Express and meets the applicable test tool qualification requirements supporting Type Approval...

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Self-Service Banking 2017: Nina Ajuka, American Express
Jul05

Self-Service Banking 2017: Nina Ajuka, American Express

Nina Ajuka from American Express speaks to us at Self-Service Banking 2017.

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Societe Generale Partners with American Express in Africa
Dec01

Societe Generale Partners with American Express in Africa

The agreement involves both online sales and POS payments through electronic payment terminals Societe Generale announces that it has signed a merchant acquiring partnership with American Express in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the Bank operates. These countries include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Senegal. The agreement involves both online sales and POS payments through...

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American Express named Top Finance Brand
Jul14

American Express named Top Finance Brand

AMEX’s mobile experience tops international league table, with a score of 77% American Express has been voted the best financial services brand for mobile experiences. That’s according to a new “Future of Finance” report from digital experience consultancy Episerver which analysed the mobile sites, Android, iPhone and tablet apps of 40 top UK and US financial service providers. The report also incorporates survey data from over 1000...

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