The time is now for banks to issue contactless cards

The time is now for banks to issue contactless cards

A recent study from A.T. Kearney urges FIs en masse to begin issuing contactless cards now that merchants have the necessary payment terminals and consumers are more aware of the “tap,” thanks to NFC-enabled mobile payments.

Apple Pay touches 1B Q3 transactions

Apple CEO Tim Cook gushed about the company's mobile-payment service during a Q3 earnings call Tuesday as Apple Pay saw some 1 billion transactions in the quarter. That figure is triple the amount from March 2017, according to Cook.

Study: Walmart shoppers more likely to chose Apple Pay over Walmart Pay

Walmart shoppers who use Apple Pay, and have a mobile payment preference, are twice as likely to choose Apple Pay over Walmart Pay, according to research from Auriemma Consulting Group's Mobile Pay Tracker. Auriemma noted in a press release that...

Masabi brings more payment options for mobile bus tickets in Denver

Masabi recently announced that Bustang riders in Denver now have new options to pay for tickets when using the Justride Bustang mTicketing app with the addition of Masterpass and Apple Pay, according to a press release. To use Masterpass or...

3 suggestions for the industry to

3 suggestions for the industry to "save" the Pays

Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay aren't going anywhere, but U.S. consumers are not enthusiastic about using them at the physical point-of-sale. But the industry could do some things to help bump adoption and incentivize merchants to accept NFC-enabled mobile payments.

Cubic, TransLink launch open payments on Vancouver's public transit system

Cubic Corporation's business division, Cubic Transportation Systems, and Vancouver's transportation authority, TransLink, are introducing a tap-to-pay feature on the city's public transit system, enabling passengers to pay for travel using their contactless credit cards and mobile wallets. The system works...

Apple Pay comes to southern California's Metrolink app

Metrolink, Southern California's regional commuter rail service, has added an Apple Pay option to the Metrolink mobile ticketing app, according to a press release. "Currently, more than 40 percent of our riders are using the Metrolink mobile app to buy...

Boston's transit agency adds Apple Pay in-app purchases to mTicket

Boston's transit agency, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, has added an Apple Pay purchase option within the mTicket mobile app commuters can use to commuter rail and ferry tickets, according to a press release. "Boston's MBTA was the world’s first...

MasterCard partners with Russian MNO for mobile virtual payment cards

A partnership between MasterCard and Russia's MegaFon will enable the subscribers of the mobile network operator to link their mobile phone account to Apple Pay or Samsung Pay by creating a virtual MasterCard card and tokenizing it via the Mastercard...

Panera, Wayfair hone in on mobile commerce

Panera, Wayfair hone in on mobile commerce

Wayfair is hot for mobile as it's allowing the retail home furnishing seller to drive an enhanced customer experience that is proving rewarding for the bottom line. Fast casual Panera is also benefiting from the mobile tech evolution and new digital tools are paying for themselves in terms of sales growth.

A love letter to mobile payments for Valentine's Day

A love letter to mobile payments for Valentine's Day

Mobile Payments Today recounts all the ways we love our favorite transaction method, flaws and all.

Alipays finds way into Apple's retail stores in China

Apple will now accept Alipay in its stores in China, a move that many industry analysts believe the company needed to make considering the use of Apple Pay there continues to struggle. Reuters reported that Apple will accept Alipay at all 41 locations in China.

Australia's debit network enables more Apple Pay-supporting FIs

Australia's debit payments network — eftpos — announced that eftpos-only cardholders from six Cuscal-sponsored financial institutions can now use Apple Pay, according to a press release. The Cuscal-sponsored financial institutions include CUA, FCCS, Nexus Mutual, People's Choice Credit Union, SCU...

Volusion enables Apple Pay for merchant partners

Volusion, an all-in-one e-commerce platform on the market built specifically for the needs of small businesses, announced it is bringing Apple Pay, with the addition of a Buy Now button, to its merchants and their customers, according to a press...

LG Pay brings more questions than answers

LG Pay brings more questions than answers

The pending arrival of another mobile wallet in the U.S. raises some questions about how a new entrant can succeed among a growing number of options in the market.

Study: Apple, Google to help bring mobile social payments to millions

A new Juniper Research study predicts the global number of registered mobile domestic money transfer users is expected to reach 2.5 billion this year, up from an estimated 1.7 billion in 2016. Juniper said in a press release that the...

Report: Apple's QR code enhancements to help mobile coupon redemption

A study from Juniper Research has found that the number of QR code coupons redeemed via mobile will reach 5.3 billion by 2022, up from an estimated 1.3 billion in 2017. The research, Mobile & Online Coupons: Leading Vendors, Technologies...

Chicago Transit Authority eliminates prepaid debit account from transit cards

The Chicago Transit Authority is eliminating the prepaid debit account function on its Ventra transit cards and will instead transition riders to a closed-loop card, according to a press release. The CTA said it will ditch the prepaid debit account,...

Mobile Payments Today: November's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: November's top reads

It's time for a look back at November's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

Apple Pay arrives for CaixaBank customers in Spain

Comercia Global Payments, a joint venture between U.S.-based Global Payments and Spain-based CaixaBank, announced that Apple Pay is available to its customers. Using the new CaixaBank Pay app, users can now add their Caixabank cards to Apple Wallet and use...

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