Youtap launches QR codes

Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a white-label QR code product and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia, according to a press release. Youtap product enables customer-initiated or...

Barclays adds Siri voice payments to mobile banking app

Barclays has become the first U.K. high street bank to launch payments using Apple's virtual assistant, Siri, enabling customers to make payments using their voice. The new feature is now available within the Barclays mobile banking app, according to a...

Apple, PayPal take stand against white supremacy groups

Apple and PayPal have each taken steps to distance themselves from the idea that they support the activities of organizations that support white supremacy in the aftermath of events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Apple has pulled Apple Pay support from websites...

Survey: Consumers prefer P2P apps to repay friends

Consumers across generational lines prefer to mobile applications as opposed to cash when paying other people, according to the recent U.S. Bank Cash Behavior Survey. Additionally, the survey found 47 percent of consumers surveyed prefer the use of digital apps...

Paytronix expands integration of rewards platform

Paytronix Systems is expanding its reward platform with three new POS integrations. The platform is now integrated with Gilbarco Passport, NCR Radiant and Verifone Commander, all technologies used at convenience stores, including the Des Moines-based Yesway store chain. "The new...

Tacos on the go: Chipotle to add mobile ordering to new app

Chipotle Mexican Grill has selected Deloitte Digital to help redesign its mobile customer experience, according to a press release. Deloitte Digital, the creative digital consultancy within Deloitte Consulting LLP, will redesign Chipotle's iOS and Android ordering apps as part of...

Fortumo brings another Vietnamese carrier online with carrier billing

Mobile operator Vinaphone and Fortumo have launched direct carrier billing on Google Play in Vietnam, according to a press release. Twenty million Vinaphone subscribers in Vietnam can pay for apps and in-app content in the Google Play store using their...

Urban FT proposes offer to acquire troubled Digiliti Money

Urban FT, a provider of white-label digital banking applications for bank and non-bank issuers, has made a bid to acquire the recently troubled mobile app tech firm, Digiliti Money Group, according to an Urban FT press release. New York-based Urban...

Little Caesars introduces self-service, mobile order pizza pick-up station

Little Caesars has streamlined the process of getting a pizza with a heated, self-service, mobile order pick-up station called the Pizza Portal. Customers get hot, ready pizza after they walk in the store using automated, self-service hot-holding technology. The "Reserve-N-Ready"...

Cash use in Canada expected to fall 70 percent by 2030

By 2030, cash will account for only 10 percent of purchases in Canada, according to a prediction by Moneris Solutions Corp., a Canadian card processor. This compares with 35 percent of transactions in 2014, a company press release said. This...

Online grocery service debuts Alexa skill for hands-free voice order capability

Consumers who like to order from Stop and Shop's online Peapod grocery service can now enlist the help of Amazon's Alexa devices. The grocer is offering an "Ask Peapod" feature which enables voice ordering, according to a Progressive Grocer report....

Barclaycard tests Alipay acceptance in UK stores

Barclaycard is reportedly launching a pilot in the U.K. that will enable merchants there to accept Alipay, the popular Chinese mobile wallet, in their stores, according to a report from Banking Technology.  The pilot starts today and will involve eight retail locations throughout the U.K.

Bitcoin price surges past $4K

The bitcoin price surged past $4,000 on Aug. 13 and as of Aug.

Walmart leaps ahead of Amazon with Scan & Go

Walmart is getting the jump on Amazon to make checkout lanes obsolete as the world's largest retailer is rolling out a mobile app that enables to scan and pay for items without the need to wait in line, according to...

Coinbase reaches unicorn status in latest funding round

Coinbase has officially become the first bitcoin "unicorn" as the wallet provider has raised $100 million in Series D funding to reach a valuation of $1.6 billion. "Coinbase experienced unprecedented growth over the last year, and we have now exchanged...

MagTek goes big on features with new Dynasty mPOS device

MagTek, a supplier of secure digital transaction technology and hardware, has launched Dynasty, the company's newest addition to its roster of mPOS offerings. Dynasty supports magnetic Stripe, chip card and contactless payments via a certified PIN entry device with a...

Partnership between 2 vendors leads to all-in-one mobile ordering and loyalty platform

Restaurants and retailers now have access to one solution that offers mobile and online ordering with loyalty capabilities thanks to a partnership between Como, a provider of customer engagement solutions, and Preoday, an online and mobile ordering technology company. The...

Mitek adds NFC capability to mobile verification product

Mitek, a provider of mobile capture and identity verification software product, has announced the addition of NFC capability to its Mobile Verify product, according to a press release. By adding NFC, Mobile Verify can now read the biometric data embedded...

BofA Merrill Lynch launches mobile one-stop collection product in China

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has launched a payments collection service in China supporting mobile and card payments through China UnionPay Merchant Services Company. BofA Merrill is the first non-Chinese bank to offer this end-to-end product via multiple collection channels...

Central Pay to offer merchants CardFlight mobile POS product

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale technology provider and Central Payment, a merchant service provider that offers payment, loyalty and marketing services to businesses, have announced CPAY is offering CardFlight's SwipeSimple mobile POS product, enabling merchants to accept EMV chip card payments...

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