Satisfy a snack craving with Masterpass at vending machines

MasterCard has announced a partnership with PayRange, a company that provides a mobile payment product for vending machines, to enable consumers to buy beverages and snacks with Masterpass at vending machines across 300 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Using...

Wirecard, National Bank of Greece partner to intro Alipay

Wirecard is collaborating with National Bank of Greece on a project to integrate Alipay into the technical infrastructure of the bank. Adding China's popular third-party payment platform to the systems of the largest financial institution in Greece will accommodate the...

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,...

Chicago’s Metra Electric Line to remove cash-only ticket kiosks

Chicago's Metra Electric Line is getting rid of the last of its cash-only ticket kiosks as more passengers choose credit card machines or the Ventra app to buy tickets, according to dnainfo.com. The Metra Electric Line, the last line to...

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...

Apple Pay support comes to Western Union mobile money transfers

Western Union Company announced this week that U.S. customers using its mobile app can now pay with Apple Pay when sending money transfers, including domestic bill payments, from the U.S. to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Western Union said in a press release that the capability will be available to consumers in the U.K.

ACI Worldwide helps MENA region merchants with mobile checkout

ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking products, has announced that HyperPay, a payment service provider in the Middle East and North Africa region, now offers merchants a mobile checkout product with the ACI Mobile Commerce...

Visa, PayPal extend partnership to APAC region

PayPal and Visa have announced an extension of their U.S. partnership in the Asia-Pacific region that will see them work collaboratively to accelerate the adoption of secure, reliable and convenient digital and mobile payments for consumers and merchants in markets...

InComm Japan partners with WeChat Pay

InComm, a prepaid product and transaction services company, has announced that InComm Japan will partner with Tencent FiT, provider of WeChat Pay services and part of the Tencent group of companies, to enable Chinese visitors to Japan to use their...

Potbelly lures mobile app users with a tasty treat

Potbelly Sandwich Shop last week officially launched its mobile app, which features payments, order-ahead capabilities and rewards. Customers that download the app for either Apple or Android will receive a free cookie when they register for Potbelly Perks. Through the...

Starbucks to dedicate new store to mobile orders

Following its recent issues with mobile order and pay at some of its busiest locations, Starbucks next week will open a store inside its Seattle headquarters that will be dedicated to such orders . The coffee giant made the announcement...

Tim Hortons franchisees seek to delay mobile ordering

Tim Hortons franchisees are attempting to delay the release of the chain's new mobile ordering app because they believe not enough testing has been done. The Globe and Mail has received documents that show that the Great White North Franchisee...

WeChat seeks overseas opportunities

WeChat, the popular Chinese social media and messaging service, is seeking to expand into Europe and bolster its U.S presence as it pushes its payments system and wants to build partnerships with new advertisers. Tencent Holdings Ltd., which owns WeChat,...

Cowboy Chicken puts mobile pay into action

Cowboy Chicken announced its new app, available in the Apple App store and the Google Play Store, according to a press release. The app was designed by Boston-based LevelUp Agency. "The app is completely customized for Cowboy Chicken, taking into...

Starbucks touts recent mobile success

Starbucks executives recently addressed the company's worldwide digital strategy, which includes its popular mobile app. CTO Gerri Martin-Flickinger and China digital VP Molly Liu said during the company's 25th annual shareholders meeting that Starbucks offers the largest and most robust...

ExxonMobil adds Samsung Pay to Speedpass-plus app

ExxonMobil has enabled Samsung Pay as a payment method in its Speedpass-plus app, according to a press release. To make a Speedpass-plus purchase with Samsung Pay, consumers link their Samsung Pay account to their Speedpass-plus app and select Samsung Pay...

Synchrony Financial plans to broaden mobile scope with GPShopper acquisition

Synchrony Financial has announced that it has acquired GPShopper, a developer of mobile apps that offer retailers and brands a full suite of commerce, engagement and analytic tools. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed and it is not...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 to include facial recognition for mobile payments

Samsung will incorporate facial-recognition technology for mobile payments as a new feature in the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, according to a report from Bloomberg. Bloomberg said that the updated Galaxy will combine fingerprint authentication with iris and facial recognition to...

Avanti Commerce brings mobile ordering system to the cloud

Avanti Commerce, the company that helped Subway Restaurants implement mobile ordering, has announced the launch of its software as a cloud-based platform, making mobile ordering and payment possible for any restaurant chain, according to a press release. "We've been working...

Chase agrees to purchase MCX technology

JPMorgan Chase intends to acquire MCX payments technology to help expand Chase Pay, the FI's mobile and digital wallet, according to a press release. MCX, a network of America's largest merchants, was the premier launch partner for Chase Pay in...

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