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...

USA Technologies helps Missouri vending company capture cashless payments

USA Technologies, a payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the self-service retail market, has announced an expanded agreement with Jackson Brothers of the South, a full-service vending, catering, and food service company based in Springfield,...

Honda plans to make Alipay part of the connected car in China

Alipay will soon be a part of Honda's connected car experience in China as the auto manufacturer plans to develop a service that would enable drivers to make payments on the go from a vehicle, according to a report from...

Australia's Bankwest set to launch contactless payments ring

Customers at Australia's Bankwest now have the ability to join a waiting list to purchase the financial institution's contactless payments ring, according to local reports. The ring, which costs $39, is Bankwest's first foray into wearable payments. Bankwest tested wearable...

Ant Financial, MoneyGram announce strategic alliance as merger collapses

MoneyGram and Ant Financial Services Group earlier this week announced they have mutually agreed to terminate their amended merger agreement following the inability to obtain the required approval for the transaction from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United...

Cubic to provide Los Angeles area with regional smart card transit platform

Cubic Corporation's Cubic Transportation Systems business division has been awarded a contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deliver an integrated mobile app in support of the regional contactless fare system in that area, according to a...

Prepaid2Cash offers real-world dollars from prepaid card via new app

Prepaid2Cash, a service that converts network-branded prepaid cards into cash, has announced the availability of both its iOS and Android apps, according to a press release. After initial set up, the Prepaid2Cash app enables users to scan their prepaid card...

Australian state opens up transit payment system to outside providers

Transport for New South Wales, the statutory authority of the New South Wales government which manages the transport services in the state of New South Wales, Australia, has opened up its Opal system to third-party private operators through Opal Pay....

BBVA touts digital banking milestone in Spain

BBVA announced recently that it reached what it considers an important milestone in its continued drive toward technology-focused banking, with a key digital tipping point reached in Spain. In October, the bank in Spain passed the 50 percent mark in...

Alipay adds another Chinese city for transit payments

Xi'an is the latest Chinese city to accept Alipay on its subway system, according to local reports. The system started to accept Alipay as of Jan.

Kroger to expand self-checkout service

Supermarket chain Kroger is set to expand its self-checkout service to 400 stores in 2018, according to a report from the Cincinnati Business Courier. Kroger's Scan, Bag, Go service is similar to Walmart's effort in that it enables shoppers to...

Fed report: Credit, debit card volume continues to rise

The Federal Reserve System has released early results from its 2017 annual update of the Federal Reserve Payments Study, which contains new estimates of trends for selected core payment instruments (excluding cash) from 2015 to 2016. The results are based...

Picture Pay success prompts North Carolina FI to expand digital payments

Southern Bank, a Mount Olive, North Carolina-based financial institution, has expanded on its launch of Picture Pay photo bill pay. The bank has implemented other money movement features that include remote deposit capture and P2P, according to a press release...

MasterCard: Holiday retail sales rise 5 percent

Holiday retail sales in 2017 increased 4.9 percent over the previous year, the largest year-over-year increase since 2011, according to the latest MasterCard SpendingPulse report. The report, which tracks retail spending by all payment types, found that consumer confidence, innovative...

Danal links with O2 to provide mobile identity services

Mobile identity company Danal has announced a partnership with one of the U.K.'s leading digital communications companies, O2, according to a press release. Danal and O2 have joined forces to address the growing demand for mobile identity services in the...

Samsung Pay now supports bill payments in India

Samsung Pay in India now supports bill payments thanks to an integration with the National Payments Corporation of India's Bharat Bill Payments System, according to multiple local reports. Users will now be able to view and pay bills such as...

Study: UK consumers more likely to use proximity mobile payments than US counterparts

The future of mobile payments appears more bright in the U.K. than the U.S.

JCB, iZettle launch London card acceptance awareness campaign

JCB International has partnered with mobile point-of-sale provider iZettle to launch an awareness campaign regarding JCB card acceptance across Europe.  As part of the campaign, London's famous black cabs will sport JCB and iZettle logos to raise awareness.

Dutch supermarket chain tests grab and go technology

Albert Heijn, a supermarket brand in the Netherlands, is testing "tap to go" technology at one of its convenience stores to enable customers to pay for items without going through the traditional checkout line, according to a press release. After...

Chase pushes credit card promotion involving major mobile wallets

Chase is pushing a new promotion for its Freedom credit cardholders that will see 5 percent cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in quarterly categories during the first three months of 2018, including purchases they make with...

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