NCR partners with Maine FI to improve Alexa voice banking

NCR Corp. has partnered with Maine-based Town & Country Federal Credit Union to create a new skill for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices that enables consumers to securely link and manage their personal bank account information through the device, according to a...

NCR debuts new mPOS system for micro merchants

NCR Corp. has launched a new mobile point-of-sale product intended for micro businesses, which are merchants that tend to have 10 employees or fewer. The product, Ring Up by NCR Silver, is intended to provide these businesses with a simple...

Shake Shack tests cashless kiosk at NYC location

Shake Shack will introduce its first-ever cashless kiosk at a new restaurant in Astor Place in New York City this month, according to a Kiosk Marketplace report. The company will use this "playground" to test digital innovations.

Starbucks enables account reloads via Apple Watch

Starbucks now is enabling Apple Watch users to reload their Starbucks Card account from within the coffee retailer's app for the device, according to a report at 9to5 Mac. Apple Watch owners could always pay with the Starbucks app on...

Study: Consumers OK with IoT payments, but want control over purchase

Nearly half of consumers in the U.S. polled for a Worldpay survey said they would feel comfortable with a connected device, such as a refrigerator, ordering items on their behalf, according to a press release from the company about the...

Drink Command makes it easier to self-serve, pay for beer

An Ireland-based company called Drink Command has released a new self-service draft beer system that enables customers to pour and pay for their drinks directly at the beer tap with the help of a full-service payment management system from Verifone,...

Thinfilm launches NFC Scanner app for iPhones

Thinfilm Electronics ASA, a provider of NFC mobile marketing and smart product products, has debuted its new NFC scanner app for iPhone users, according to a press release. With the release of iOS 11, Apple has extended the iPhone's NFC...

Swarovski's new VR app lets users buy goods via Masterpass checkout

MasterCard and Swarovski launched a virtual reality shopping app for the Atelier Swarovski home décor line, a collection of functional and decorative crystal home accessories. The app immerses consumers in a tastefully decorated home where they can browse and purchase...

Study: Consumers not keen on facial ID for payments

A new survey by Juniper Research has found that more than 40 percent of iOS users in the U.S. consider themselves unlikely to use facial recognition as a payment security technology, according to a press release. Contactless payment users consider...

Europeans lead charge with mobile banking, payments, according to Visa survey

The uptake of mobile devices to manage money, conduct banking and make payments is greater than ever in Europe as 77 percent of Europeans now use their mobile devices to keep track of their finances and make everyday payments such...

BofA, FitPay hope to expand IoT payments with new pact

Bank of America and FitPay, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NXT-ID Inc., are extending contactless payment capabilities to a range of new devices, giving Bank of America customers more payment options. The collaborative effort, according to a press release, enables Bank...

First Data sending mobile POS devices to help retailers hit by Hurricane Harvey

First Data is sending free mobile payment devices to Houston in a move to help retailers and businesses get back up and running as soon as possible following Hurricane Harvey. The commerce-enabling technology company is sending thousands of Clover Go...

U.S. Bank harnesses power of Alexa for everyday banking transactions

U.S. Bank customers can now check an account balance, make a payment on their U.S.

Study: Mobile payments reach tipping point in some countries

Mobile wallet adoption is on the rise globally, and the U.S. and Europe are catching up with fast-growing economies in Asia and Latin America where mobile wallets have already become the dominant payment platform, according to new benchmark data from ACI Worldwide and Aite. The research shows that 17 percent of U.S.

MasterCard helps to turn smartphones into POS terminals in Poland

MasterCard has unveiled a pilot project in Poland that enables merchants to use only an NFC-enabled smartphone to accept contactless payments, according to a press release. MasterCard is working with Elavon, Polskie ePłatności and Mobeewave on the project. Mobeewave earlier...

Another smartwatch, another 'Pay' as Garmin Pay debuts

A day after FitBit introduced a new smartwatch capable of making contactless payments, Garmin has introduced its own device with the same capability. The vivoactive 3 is a smartwatch featuring Garmin Pay, which supports Visa and MasterCard payment cards, according...

Nintendo gamers can use PayPal to make game purchases

Consumers with a Nintendo Switch now can use PayPal to make purchases with their Nintendo eShop accounts directly from the game console. Game also can use PayPal on the official Nintendo website to fund balances and to purchase software downloads...

Payroc launches iOS and Android mPOS product

Payroc LLC, a merchant services and payment processing organization, has launched iTransact Mobile Merchant. The iTransact Mobile Merchant app, a mobile point-of-sale product for iOS and Android devices, is available to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play....

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"...

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