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...

Cash back rewards coming to Samsung Pay

Samsung is making Samsung Pay an even more complete mobile wallet platform with the introduction of a cash back feature that the company announced in a recent blog post. The feature, called Cash Back in the Samsung Pay app, will...

Gemalto helps provision Hong Kong's Octopus card into Samsung Pay

Gemalto has announced that its Trusted Service Hub is enabling the secure digitization of Hong Kong's Octopus contactless smart cards into Samsung Pay, according to a press release. Named Smart Octopus in Samsung Pay, this mobile payment service enables consumers...

PayPal officially launches Samsung Pay partnership

PayPal this week officially launched its partnership with Samsung Pay, which will enable consumers to use PayPal within Samsung Pay and make purchases at the millions of retailers that accept Samsung Pay. PayPal announced the partnership in July. The partnership...

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,...

Samsung Pay expands to mobile banking in South Korea

Samsung plans to make Samsung Pay more versatile in South Korea with a feature that will let users initiate funds transfers at two banks, according to local reports. Customers from Shinhan and Woori banks soon will have the ability to...

Rambus collaborates with Samsung Canada, Interac to deliver Samsung Pay in Canada

Rambus, a company that provides digital security, semiconductor and IP products and services, is teaming with Samsung Canada and Interac Association/Acxsys Corp., the organizations behind Canada's leading payment brand, to help enable Interac Debit on Samsung Pay in Canada. The...

Wirecard adds major 'Pays' support to US prepaid card business

Wirecard has announced the launch of mobile wallet integration with Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay in the U.S., according to a press release. The move gives Wirecard clients the ability to let cardholders in the U.S. to add incentive and payroll cards to those major mobile wallets.

Better Mortgage among first to use Samsung Rewards API

Better Mortgage will be one of the first third-parties to take advantage of Samsung Rewards' new API, according to a press release. "Samsung and Better are both committed to using technology to improve people's lives, which at its core, means...

Australian payments provider brings Samsung Pay to 38 FIs

Australian-based payments provider Cuscal has struck a deal with Samsung to help link 38 financial institutions with Samsung Pay, according to multiple local media reports. Banks such as Credit Union Australia, Teachers Mutual Bank, People's Choice Credit Union and Bank...

Groceries get 'smart' with MasterCard and Samsung

Groceries get 'smart' with MasterCard and Samsung

Groceries by MasterCard is a new app that Samsung will include in its upcoming refrigerator, the 'Family Hub.'

Samsung expands relationship with MasterCard

Samsung will participate in the card brand's Digital Enablement Express program to help expand Samsung Pay's reach with issuers.

Samsung Pay coming to Europe

A partnership with MasterCard will make it possible for European card issuers to add their products to the service.

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