Go-Jek takes big step into mobile payments with fintech acquisitions

An Indonesia-based motorcycle taxi ordering company is taking an unusual step to get into mobile payments next year with the purchase of three fintech firms in the country, according to various local reports. Go-Jek wants to give consumers the ability...

Portland transit agency teams with Google for Android Pay virtual fare pass

TriMet, which provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon metro area, is working with Google for what the companies are calling an industry first: a virtual transit card available in Android Pay. TriMet's partnership...

7-Eleven tests mobile ordering for delivery or in-store pickup

7-Eleven is testing on-demand ordering for delivery or in-store pickup at select Dallas stores with its new 7-ElevenNOW smartphone app, according to a press release. Currently being tested in 10 downtown and uptown 7-Eleven stores in Dallas, 7-ElevenNOW is expected to roll out to other U.S. locations in 2018.

London's Judopay reaches deal with Visa for in-app payments

London-based Judopay, an m-commerce payments platform, is partnering with Visa to use the CyberSource payment management product to offer consumers a better digital payment experience and greater choice in how they pay in mobile: via payment cards, card-on-file, wallets and...

Chase Pay acceptance coming to Kroger in 2018

The Kroger Co. is teaming up with Chase Pay—the digital wallet from JPMorgan Chase & Co.— to offer mobile payments starting with select retail markets and e-commerce programs in 2018, according to a press release. Through the partnership, Chase's 65...

Submit your entry for the annual Mobile Retail App Comparison Guide

Mobile Payments Today is preparing its second annual Mobile Retail App Comparison Guide. This guide will be the definitive resource for retailers' mobile apps and their capabilities. The point of this report is similar to that of our annual Mobile...

China UnionPay, banks unite over new mobile payment app

China UnionPay this week partnered with over 30 commercial banks and payment institutions to launch Mobile QuickPass, which the network calls the unified app for China's banking industry, according to a press release. The network said that by integrating mobile...

Amazon Alexa skills to feature payments

Software developers will soon have the opportunity to add Amazon Pay to the voice apps that are available from the Alexa Skills Store, according to an announcement Amazon made at a conference in Las Vegas this past week. Skills categories...

Sionic Mobile partners with AI firm to enhance commerce platform

Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce provider, has partnered with NorthOut Inc., an artificial intelligence and emerging technology experiences firm, to enhance its ION Commerce Engine platform with advanced analytics and data-driven dashboards powered by IBM Watson Analytics. The latest...

Singapore to debut new standard for QR codes

The Monetary Authority of Singapore earlier this week announced that something called the common Singpare Quick Response Code will make its debut next year as payment service providers adopt this new standard, according to multiple local reports. The authority said...

Fintech startup Payrailz debuts to help small FIs with payments

Payrailz, a digital payments provider offering advanced bill payment and money transfer products to banks and credit unions, has officially launched. The Connecticut-based company wants to help financial institutions succeed by offering a smarter, faster and more engaging payment experience...

Hatch Loyalty, Cardfree partner on retailer mobile wallet services

Hatch Loyalty is partnering with mobile commerce company Cardfree to bring personalized engagement and mobile wallet services to large retailers, according to a press release. The companies will provide gas stations and convenience stores order-ahead, stored-value, engagement and loyalty services....

BNP Paribas intros WeChat Pay to Paris merchants

BNP Paribas is introducing WeChat Pay to retailers in France and subsequently across Europe, thus underlining its determination to support retail sector clients wishing to attract Chinese customers, according to a press release. BNP Paribas said it initiated the rollout...

PayPal launches domestic operations in India

PayPal has launched operations in India at a time when more Indian consumers are using mobile wallets as the government continues to push a cashless society. At launch, Indian consumers can use PayPal to shop online at some of India's...

USA Technologies set to acquire software provider for $85M

USA Technologies Inc., a payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the self-serve retail markets, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cantaloupe Systems Inc., a provider of cloud and mobile solutions for micro markets, vending...

Chipotle refreshes mobile app with Android Pay, Apple Pay

Chipotle has created a new mobile app that is available for download starting today on Apple and Android devices, according to a report via Fast Casual, a Mobile Payments Today sister publication. Whether a first-time mobile user or an online...

Fazoli's launches mobile app-based loyalty program with order ahead

Fazoli's has launched its first app-based loyalty program with mobile ordering capabilities, according to a report from Fast Casual, a Mobile Payments Today sister website. Users that download and sign up for Fazoli's Rewards will get a free Baked Spaghetti...

BJ’s Wholesale Club updates mobile app with digital coupons access

BJ's Wholesale Club has announced a new mobile app and Add-to-Card coupons that is intended to make it easier for members to save, shop, check gas prices and track their savings. The BJ's app is available on both iOS and...

Revel Systems links with LevelUp to add mobile ordering, rewards capabilities

Revel Systems this past week announced a partnership with LevelUp that will integrate mobile order-ahead, in-store mobile payments, and loyalty programs for Revel's restaurant partners, according to a press release. "Revel has developed a very strong offering with iPad-based POS...

Amazon brings Amazon Pay in-store program to restaurants with Clover

Amazon has expanded the Amazon Pay in-store program to restaurants with Clover point-of-sale stations located in the northeastern part of the U.S. and Seattle area, according to a company announcement. Starting next month, customers in select areas will be able...

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