AmEx intros new mobile app feature to pay for card purchases

American Express is rolling out a new mobile feature, Pay It Plan It, across all eligible U.S. consumer credit and co-branded cards.

FitBit Pay arrives as 3 card networks provide support

American Express, MasterCard and Visa announced separate deals to bring contactless payments to Fitbit's new smartwatch that will feature an NFC chip. Fitbit started accepting pre-orders for the $300 Ionic on Monday. Over the past few years, each of the...

Visa, Marqeta form pact to drive new commercial and consumer payments experiences

Visa and Marqeta, the open API payment card issuing platform, have announced a multi-year, global partnership to drive further innovations in commercial and consumer payments, according to a joint press release. Additionally, Visa has made a strategic investment in Marqeta...

MasterCard puts more stock into QR code mobile payments

MasterCard has outlined plans for greater choice in retail payments through the planned expansion of its QR-based programs, according to a press release. Beginning this month, the company will broaden its products to offer QR codes that can be scanned...

Adyen revenues skyrocket in 2016

Adyen, a global payment processor, has announced that its 2016 revenue surpassed $700 million, up from $365 million in 2015, according to a press release. The news follows Adyen's previous disclosure that it processed $90 billion in transactions in 2016,...

Visa Checkout reaches milestone

Visa recently announced that Visa Checkout has reached more than 20 million enrolled accounts, according to a press release. In the same release, the card network announced that it is continuing to expand to new markets in 2017 with planned...

U.S. Bank 1st to offer mobile payments for Visa commercial cards

U.S. Bank Corporate Travel Card clients will soon have the convenience of making expenditures via mobile with Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay, according to a press release. This new functionality enables commercial cardholders to conveniently and securely pay on the go with compatible devices.

Visa, StubHub enhance partnership with Visa Checkout focus

Visa and StubHub have enhanced their partnership and are planning promotions around the use of Visa Checkout, according to a press release. The companies plan to advertise benefits such as seat upgrades for consumers who use Visa Checkout to pay...

Study: Digital wallets increasingly interest consumers worldwide

Digital wallets continue to gain prominence in smartphones and laptops and dominate the global discussion of new ways to pay, with a mention rate of 75 percent in the 2017 edition of the MasterCard Digital Payments Study. At the same...

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

Mobile Payments Today is seeking editorial content in 2017 from industry thought leaders in the form of contributed articles and blog posts. We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch. Submissions should be between...

Mobile Payments Today publishes new mobile app guide

One of the bigger trends to emerge in 2016 was how payments became a larger focus for retailers as they attempt to keep customers within their app for the entire shopping experience. To that end, Mobile Payments Today is proud...

Visa-branded chip card total tops 408M in 2016

The number of Visa chip cards issued as of the end of 2016 grew 92 percent over year-end 2015, to a total of 408.1 million, according to a company blog post this week. The San Francisco-based company also said that...

MasterCard delivers mobile platform to farmers in Africa

MasterCard has launched 2KUZE, a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. The card network said in a press release that the system enables farmers to buy, sell and receive payments for agricultural goods...

PayPal partners with Discover for expanded digital payments

Discover Financial Services and PayPal have signed an agreement making PayPal more widely available to Discover cardmembers, acquirers and merchants, according to a press release. The agreement gives PayPal access to Discover tokenization services, expanding PayPal's reach at the point...

Study: Mobile payments awareness grows, cash use declines

Sixty percent of consumers in North America use cash at least weekly to make purchases at a merchant location, down seven percentage points from 2015 – the most significant decline in use of traditional payment methods over the past year,...

Europeans embrace mobile payments

The number of European consumers regularly using a mobile device — whether a smartphone, tablet or wearable — to make payments has tripled in the past year, according to Visa's 2016 Digital Payments Study. Some 54 percent of consumers surveyed...

Court allows merchants to proceed with EMV case against card networks

District Court Judge William H. Alsup has denied the credit card networks' motions to dismiss B & R Supermarket, Inc., et al.

Mastercard launches new developers program focused on payments, data, security APIs

Mastercard has launched what it calls Mastercard Developers, which is intended to make it easier for developers to create next-generation commerce products across payments, data and security. Masterpass and Mastercard Digital Enablement Services APIs are included in the new program....

Discover tops Mastercard, Visa as planet's most-accepted payment card

The number of card-accepting merchant locations worldwide grew 15 percent in 2015 to 54 million, research and consulting firm RBR says in a new report. According to "Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2021," the rapid expansion was largely...

Study: Major rise in card payments by 2021

Last year, the number of card transactions grew nearly twice as fast as the number of new cards, at 15 and 9 percent, respectively, according to the new study, "Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2021," by RBR. The...

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