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...

Amex Pay now live for Canadian Android users

American Express has announced the launch of AmEx Pay in Canada as part of an update to its Android mobile app, according to a press release. AmEx Pay is available exclusively through the AmEx app for eligible consumer, small business...

Shipments of NFC-ready POS terminals to surpass 16M in 2016

The market for NFC-ready POS terminals continues to show strong momentum in 2016 with annual shipments anticipated to reach an estimated 16.1 million units worldwide, according to a new report from analyst firm Berg Insight. The attach rate for NFC...

Android Pay arrives in Poland

Android Pay is now live in Poland as consumers there can use the mobile wallet at some 400,000 locations that accept contactless payments, according to a blog post from Google. Alior Bank, Bank Zachodni WBK and T-Mobile Banking Services are the first financial institutions to support Android Pay in Poland.

US Payments Forum broadens focus on mobile payments

The U.S. Payments Forum has formed a Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee to explore the opportunities and challenges, identify possible approaches, and develop practical implementation guidance and best practices for the variety of mobile and contactless payments product being...

SimplyTapp bundles instant funds access, automatic couponing, tap-and-pay in an app

SimplyTapp, a provider of mobile proximity payments technology, has launched Gane, a mobile payments app to offer instant access to funds; tap-and-pay POS functionality for both Android and iOS, and automatically collect and apply discount offers in one mobile experience....

Android Pay lands in Hong Kong

Google is launching Android Pay in Hong Kong, making it the third market in Asia-Pacific region to feature the mobile payment service.

First Data intros new, smaller Clover Go POS

First Data is adding an updated version of Clover Go to its Clover point-of-sale product line. The standalone device accepts EMV, mag stripe and contactless transactions, which includes NFC-enabled mobile payments. The device processes EMV transactions in less than 3.5...

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...

Toast Restaurant POS to enhance dining experience with Samsung Pay

Toast Restaurant POS, a mobile restaurant technology company, has announced compatibility with Samsung Pay to enable table side payments using tablet POS devices. "Toast is committed to empowering restaurants with innovative technology," said Chris Comparato, CEO of Toast. "This partnership...

Carrefour payment cards go mobile in Spain

Carrefour, a French multinational retailer, has chosen Gemalto to deploy a mobile-payment product for its banking card in Spain, according to a press release. Market Pay is part of a multichannel strategy that is intended to leverage connected technologies to...

Report: Venmo to add NFC capability for in-store payments in 2017

You can now add Venmo to the growing list of in-store payment options available to consumers as PayPal plans to add NFC-based payments to the popular person-to-person app in the near future, according to a report from Quartz. A PayPal...

Android Pay adds more banks, Uber loyalty relationship

Chase today became the latest financial institution to make its cards eligible for Android Pay. Chase said in a press release that cardholders will maintain all of the rewards, benefits and services they have come to expect when using their...

Walgreens adds rewards integration to Android Pay

Walgreens Balance Rewards members can now apply their loyalty account at checkout through Android Pay, according to a press release about the announcement. This latest integration gives the more than 85 million active Balance Rewards members, many of whom use...

Taiwanese banks set to launch HCE mobile payments from Mozido

Mozido, a global provider of digital commerce and payment products, has announced 14 banks within the Taiwan Mobile Payment Co consortium have adopted its HCE technology products. Two banks will immediately launch the product and the 12 remaining banks will...

Mobile Payments Today releases new Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide

Choosing the right mobile wallet can be tricky and time consuming, but we've done the research for you! The 2016 Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide gathers in one spot a compendium of the industry's top mobile wallets, compiling their differing capabilities...

Welcome to Miami: Mobile payments coming to area's transit system

Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced it was awarded a $33 million contract from the Miami-Dade County's Department of Transportation and Public Works to modernize the Cubic-supplied EASY Card and will include the system's acceptance of...

Plutus raises more than $1M for contactless bitcoin payments

Plutus Tap & Pay has officially raised more than $1 million in a crowdfunding campaign for bitcoin and Ethereum contactless payments. The company plans to launch an Android app that will make these NFC payments a reality, according to a...

Total Merchant Services finds its Groovv with new POS models

Total Merchant Services today announced the Groovv POS, a point-of-sale product that is EMV compliant with NFC capabilities and comes with a software suite that includes inventory management and integrated marketing tools, according to a company press release. Total Merchant...

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