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CardFlight Adds Global Payments as EMV Processor


Mobile payments and point-of-sale solutions provider CardFlight announced this week it has added Global Payments as an EMV-enabled processor after receiving certification from the payment technology services provider.

This move enables merchants who process payments using Global Payments to accept EMV payments on CardFlight’s software and card readers. Along with the new certification, the company announced that more than 50% of merchants using CardFlight are EMV-enabled, a metric that surpasses industry averages and represents a 13% increase from the 37% of merchants enabled four months ago. This high percentage is due in part to today’s global payments certification, as well as past certifications with First Data, Stripe, and TSYS.

CardFlight’s payment infrastructure boasts a number of certifications, including:

  • Visa Acquirer Device Validation Toolkit (ADVT)
  • MasterCard Terminal Integration Process (M-TIP)
  • American Express Integrated Circuit Card Payment Specification (AEIPS)
  • Discover Payment Application Specification (D-PAS)

Founded in 2013, CardFlight closed on $4 million in Series A funding just after the October 1 liability shift for EMV in the United States. That installment brought the company’s total funding to $6 million.

CardFlight launched at FinovateSpring 2013 to offer a transparent approach to payment processing. What makes the company unique is that it focuses on offline, in-store transactions. However, CardFlight also offers online payment processing capabilities. At FinDEVr San Francisco 2014, Cardflight’s CEO Derek Webster and Elie Toubiana, VP engineering, presented CardFlight’s SDK for mobile payments.