Next-generation payments software technology provider Episode Six today announced Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP), one of the world’s largest comprehensive printing companies, will license its software for use in a new and innovative Japan-based payments program. With this partnership, advanced ledger and transaction management capabilities offered through Episode Six are being introduced to the broader Asian market, spearheaded by DNP’s adoption.*BanklessTimes

The EU Revised Payment Services Directive, or PSD2, came into effect January 2018. While this expansive regulation includes numerous updates, the requirement for financial institutions to participate in an open banking system is arguably the most disruptive. PaymentsJournal

Based on the results so far, Episode Six‘s next-generation software for companies issuing payment products is a hit, CEO John Mitchell said. Featuring future-proof technology, Episode Six allows banks, financial providers, and retailers to build highly customizable payments platforms that let them decide exactly what eWallet, loyalty and reward programs, and other payment options to offer their customers. Read the full story in *BanklessTimes.

Over the last decade, payment acquirers have made leaps and bounds in FinTech innovation — for instance, major players like PayPal, Intuit, Stripe, and Square have completely reinvented the acceptance process. Meanwhile, payment issuers and retailers are mired in legacy systems that are preventing many transactions from becoming the seamless experience they should be in 2017. Read more in Payments Cards & Mobile.