Chase Pay adds two new partners to expand acceptance

Chase customers will soon be able to use Chase Pay while on the go with two new merchants: global restaurateur HMSHost and Parkmobile. HMSHost is a food and beverage provider for travel venues; Parkmobile enables users to pay for parking...

Whole Foods, Duane Reade popular with Apple Pay users

When it comes to where Apple Pay credit card transactions are happening most, retailers Duane Reade and Whole Foods are first and second place respectively, according to a new TXN data analysis insight. Canteen Vending, Peet's Coffee & Tea and Firehouse Subs fall in line behind Whole Foods.

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...

Samsung Pay Mini set to debut in South Korea

Samsung plans to launch Samsung Pay Mini, a system that will enable online payments for all Android smartphones, according to multiple media reports. Android smartphone owners using Android 5.0 Lollipop or later, and whose phones have at least an HD (1280 x 720) display can use Samsung Pay Mini.

Google to drop Hands Free mobile payments app

Google is ending the pilot for Hands Free, a product that combines a standalone app and Bluetooth technology to allow users to make and confirm purchases at participating retailers, according to multiple media reports. The pilot will end Feb. 8....

Vantiv partners with CardFlight to offer EMV mPOS

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale technology provider, and Vantiv, a provider of payment processing services and related technology products for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced Vantiv will offer the CardFlight SwipeSimple mobile POS product to its merchants. SwipeSimple...

Square helps small merchants push Apple Pay

Square has announced a limited-time program that will allow small businesses to process more than $12,000 in Apple Pay payments for free (a $350 value) as an incentive for them to encourage their customers to use the payment method, according...

Tech firm preps payment system for Chicago Skyway

LocoMobi, a provider of parking and transportation technology, has announced plans to provide a payments system for tolls at the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge, according to a press release. LocoMobi said its license plate recognition technology will be the backbone...

BMO Harris expands mobile wallet options

BMO Harris Bank has announced that its customers can now add the bank's payment cards to Android and Samsung wallets, and that the bank is launching its own BMO Harris Bank Masterpass Android app, powered by MasterCard. "We are constantly...

Alipay expands in-store mobile payments to North American retailers

Alipay has announced the expansion of its in-store mobile lifestyle and payments service to the North American retail market, enhancing the shopping and travel experience of Chinese consumers visiting the U.S. and Canada, according to a press release. In time for the Chinese New Year, which this year falls on Jan.

Walgreens links rewards program with Android Pay

Walgreens is linking its rewards program to Android Pay with the help of point-of-sale terminal provider Equinox Payments, according to a press release. Equinox claims to be the first terminal provider to implement the Android Pay reward-tracking technology across all...

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...

Fifth Third adds Android Pay, Microsoft Wallet to the mix

Fifth Third Bancorp customers can now add payment cards to Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet, according to a press release. This is in addition to the FI's existing digital and mobile wallets, which inlcude Apple Pay, Masterpass and Samsung Pay....

GK Software launches mobile customer engagement platform in US

GK Software has announced the U.S. launch of its mobile customer engagement platform, according to a press release. The platform includes QR code payments, personalized promotions, loyalty points tracking and redemption, and access to customer data. GK Software said that...

Disney Magicband-style experience coming to Carnival cruises

Princess Cruises, a global cruise line and tour company, announced last week at CES in Las Vegas that it will be the first Carnival Corp. brand to feature the Ocean Medallion, a contactless wearable device that vacationers can use to...

3 companies join forces for contactless payments in wearables

STMicroelectronics, Giesecke & Devrient and FitPay have joined forces to "overcome traditional barriers to OEMs implementing payment applications on wearable devices," according to a press release. The companies are using STMicroelectronics' security chip to create what they're calling the first...

USA Technologies to integrate rewards with Apple Pay

USA Technologies, a provider of payment technologies for cashless and mobile transactions in self-serve retail, has announced plans to integrate its More loyalty and payroll deduction platform with Apple Pay for use at up to 300,000 machines nationwide, according to...

Europe embraces mobile payments, but isn't ready to oust cash

Across Europe, consumer adoption of mobile banking, shopping and payments is gaining momentum, according to a new study by the European financial institution ING. The report, "ING International Survey – Mobile Banking 2016," shows that 47 percent of mobile device...

Brits continue to rely on contactless payments

Contactless payments in Great Britain continue to increase; a new report from Barclaycard shows year-over-year spending is up 166 percent from a year ago. Barclaycard based its findings on a study of 2,001 adults conducted Sept. 23–26 by Opinium Research.

NXP, Huawei to increase transit mobile payment options in China

NXP and Huawei, one of the world's most popular manufacturers of smartphones, have announced that they will extend a strategic collaboration intended to result in a more secure and convenient mobile payment experience at public transit systems in Shanghai City,...

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