Amazon Pay revives the Buy button craze on Instagram

Amazon is attempting to keep the social media Buy button alive via a partnership with high-end clothing retailer Moda Operandi's Instagram posts, according to multiple media reports. Moda shoppers that view something they want to buy on the retailer's Instagram post can do so using their Amazon login credentials (Amazon Buy).

London's SafeCharge enables businesses to tap into growing WeChat Pay user base

London-based SafeCharge, a payments technology company, has announced that it is partnering with Tencent Holdings, the leading provider of internet value added services in China, to add WeChat Pay to its global payments platform. With more than 600 million monthly...

ExxonMobil Speedpass users can obtain credit line via mobile app

Citi Retail Services and ExxonMobil have announced what they call "new industry-leading functionality" for the ExxonMobil Speedpass mobile payment app. Consumers can now apply for the ExxonMobil Smart Card credit card directly through the app and begin saving on fuel...

French transit company launches all-in-one app for mobile ticketing

France-based transit company Keolis has announced the availability of its Plan, Book, Ticket product, a three-in-one digital app that lets passengers plan, book, buy and validate their tickets using their smartphones, according to a press release. The app, which has...

Bango enables direct carrier billing for Amazon customers in Japan

Bango announced that it has enabled a new payment method for Amazon customers in Japan. Amazon customers with a KDDI or NTT Docomo mobile phone account can now pay for physical goods from Amazon.co.jp by charging the cost to their...

Online payments provider adds Apple Pay integration to merchant services

BlueSnap, an online payments technology company, announced that it is bringing Apple Pay integration to its customers through the firm's Powered Buy platform, according to a press release. With a single integration to the platform, merchants can add Apple Pay...

Apple Pay Cash to debut this fall as mobile P2P market expands

One of the worst kept secrets in payments became official Monday when Apple revealed its entry into the person-to-person payments market with an upcoming system that will enable users to complete P2P transactions using iMessage. Apple made the announcement at...

Barclaycard tests Amazon Go concept in London

Barclaycard has begun testing what it calls a brand new payment concept that streamlines the way consumers buy low-value goods by enabling them to scan and pay for their shopping using their smartphone without the need to visit a physical...

Messaging service Telegram adds chatbot payments

Telegram, a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app that touts its security, recently introduced payments for chatbots to its platform. The program, called Bot Payments, enables chatbot developers to accept payments through the addition of a pay button. "When you...

Canada and Taiwan welcome Android Pay

Android Pay is now live in Canada and Taiwan as the mobile payment service continues to expand worldwide. "Over the next several days, Android Pay is rolling out with support from eligible Visa and MasterCard credit cards from BMO Bank...

MasterCard to help boost digital payments in Jordan

Zain, a mobile and data services operator, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with MasterCard to boost digital payment services in Jordan through the Zain Cash mobile wallet service. Aimed at extending the benefits of the Zain Cash service to...

Keep the change: PayRange brings mobile payments to the laundromat

PayRange, maker of a mobile payment product for machines, has announced its availability for use in commercial laundries, according to a press release. The Portland, Oregon-based company said that existing machines can be upgraded within two minutes to accept payment...

It's not Cat Pay, but Parking Kitty arrives in Portland

The city of Portland, Oregon has launched Parking Kitty, a mobile payment app powered by Passport, a provider of mobile payments for parking and transit. The mobile application will also be available throughout the region at Washington Park and Portland...

Diebold Nixdorf to push white-label mobile app service to banks, retailers

Diebold Nixdorf has announced a strategic partnership with Kony Inc., an enterprise mobility and application company, to offer white-label mobile application products for financial institutions and retailers, according to a press release. Diebold said in the announcement that a next-generation...

DC taxis to feature Square payment system

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles in Washington, D.C. has announced the addition of new digital meter products in taxis, with payments powered by Square. The organization said in a press release that Square technology will support the shift to an...

Youtap intros micro POS for mobile money transactions

Youtap has introduced what it calls an inexpensive retail enablement product to help mobile network operators, banks and payment providers boost transaction revenue. The solution allows Tier 2 and Tier 3 merchants to accept NFC and QR code-based mobile money...

Malaysian MNO launches Google Play carrier billing with Fortumo

Mobile payments company Fortumo and Webe, a Malaysian digital mobility services provider and subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, have announced the launch of direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store, according to a press release. The partnership will...

US Bank adds Masterpass support for Android devices

U.S. Bank customers with an Android device now have access to the MasterCard Masterpass digital wallet when shopping in-store at participating merchants.

Chinese tourists can use WeChat Pay in Toronto

Tourism Toronto has announced a new strategic partnership with OTT Financial Group that introduces the Chinese mobile payment service WeChat Pay at local tourism businesses to boost travel and shopping transactions by Chinese travelers, according to a press release. WeChat...

LevelUp closes $50M financing from 3 investors

Mobile payments company LevelUp has completed a $50 million round to continue to grow its business, according to a press release. Investors participating in this round include long-time partner and investor J.P. Morgan Chase, US Boston and CentroCredit Bank.

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