During his 18-year run at Visa driving innovation and strategic partnerships, one of Jim McCarthy’s frustrations was seeing how long it sometimes takes for financial institutions and issuers to embrace new technology.
At a time when the global pandemic and ensuing economic upheaval have blurred the boundaries between traditional means of payment, the CEO of global payment- and banking-solution provider i2c says the biggest business opportunity ahead will be in credit, with mobile becoming the biggest game-changer.
String of key wins and visionary projects underscore the maturation of the cryptocurrency payments space, reveal insights for industry innovators everywhere.
i2c’s platform will be leveraged for transaction processing of tap-and-go payments made with the Purewrist GO wearable at near-field communication contactless readers.
i2c and Purewrist will provide clients and consumers with the ability to utilize unique wearable payment technology that is affordable, accessible. With i2c’s single, global and highly-flexible payments platform, Purewrist achieves speed to market in launching new programs quickly.
The Beyond The Card: Toward The Cardless And Contactless Future report, a PYMNTS and i2c Inc. collaboration, examines the complex and emerging field of contactless payments and the consumer trends that are pushing the development of new digital solutions.
i2c’s highly-configurable platform will be leveraged for transaction processing of tap-and-go payments made with the Purewrist GO™ wearable at NFC contactless readers.
Archa, an Australia-based fintech, has explored the opportunity of providing a corporate card program for SMBs, and has partnered with i2c to power up the technology behind this product.
Cryptos are having a moment. Scan the headlines over the past few weeks and cryptos, well beyond the marquee bitcoin, are making inroads into mainstream consumer and business activities.
Purewrist, a provider of contactless transaction technology, announced Tuesday its Purewrist GO wearable bracelet will go live on card issuer and processor i2c Inc.’s platform.
Regulators the world over aren’t feeling the love for Big Tech these days. Reports are circulating that European Union regulators are hard at work crafting a “hit list” of roughly 20 companies — Big Tech marquee names among them — that will face tougher rules over market competition and other operational activities.
While other firms scaled back their workplace and hiring activities with the onset of the pandemic, i2c took a different path, forging ahead with building its team and growing its resources to help its affected clients.
By joining Visa’s Fast Track program as an enablement partner, i2c is now able to help fintechs accelerate time to market, leveraging Visa’s breadth of capabilities while providing superior flexibility, scalability and reliability afforded by its platform.
In an interview with Karen Webster, Jim McCarthy, president at i2c, said that a great digital shift will spur tie-ups of all sorts — from partnerships to outright buyouts — as incumbents seek to move quickly to modernize their tech stacks.
Mastercard Inc. announced Wednesday plans to expand its Digital First card program in North America by partnering with payment processors to provide guidelines for consumer experience with digital payment cards. Processors Mastercard is partnering with include i2c…