GasBuddy unveils mobile payments service

Gas Buddy, a mobile app that enables consumers to view real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 gas stations in the U.S., Canada and Australia, has launched a new payments feature that will enable users to pay for gas at Love’s...

Apple Pay comes to southern California's Metrolink app

Metrolink, Southern California's regional commuter rail service, has added an Apple Pay option to the Metrolink mobile ticketing app, according to a press release. "Currently, more than 40 percent of our riders are using the Metrolink mobile app to buy...

Survey: Starbucks tops mobile loyalty apps with consumers

In what is probably not a surprise to anyone, Starbucks' mobile app is the most popular among several well-known restaurant loyalty rewards apps, according to a new survey from The Manifest. The Manifest, which is a business news and how-to-guide...

Wirecard hits the high seas with cruise line to offer guests easier payments option

Dream Cruises and Star Cruises, brands under the Genting Cruise Line division of Genting Hong Kong, have partnered with Wirecard to deliver what the companies are calling a more streamlined payments process intended to enhance the guest experience for cruises....

Fleetcor invests in P97's mobile commerce tech for fuel payments

Fleetcor Technologies Inc., a global provider of commercial payment products, has made a strategic minority investment in P97 Networks Inc., a provider of cloud-based mobile commerce and behavioral marketing products, according to a press release. In addition to the investment,...

UnionPay continues to expand mobile app acceptance in southeast Asia

UnionPay International is expanding the acceptance scope of the UnionPay app to 25 countries and regions outside mainland China, according to a press release. With the app, users can pay with a UnionPay QR code or activate the contactless payment...

Western Union adds WeChat Pay to GlobalPay for Students product

Western Union has added WeChat Pay to its WU GlobalPay for Students product through its alliance with Geoswift, a payment company specializing in payment products in and out of China, according to a press release. Western Union said the enhanced...

Alipay plans aggressive expansion of public transport payments in China

Alipay plans to expand acceptance of its mobile wallet within different public transportation systems across China, according to a press release. Alipay over the next year plans to expand public transport-related payments to more than 100 cities in China. The...

Meijer latest brand to join scan-and-pay ranks

Meijer is the latest supermarket chain to jump on the shop-and-scan bandwagon and will roll out the technology to all its stores by the end of the summer, according to a press release. Meijer's program, called Shop & Scan, enables...

Sionic Mobile, FreedomPay form pact on mobile payments, rewards

Sionic Mobile and FreedomPay have entered into a strategic alliance agreement to deliver an enhanced mobile payments and rewards experience intended to help merchants quickly and securely connect and engage with millions of consumers through in-vehicle dashboards and preferred mobile...

Laundry room operator brings PayRange mobile app to facilities

PayRange Inc. has reached an agreement with Wash Multifamily Laundry Systems to provide a mobile payments option to consumers doing laundry at Wash laundry rooms throughout Canada and the U.S., according to a press release. "Partnering with PayRange not only...

India bus ticketing gets makeover with Masabi, Chalo mobile pact

Mobile ticketing specialist Masabi has signed an agreement with India's Chalo, a provider of journey planning and in-bus ticketing products for transport, to bring what the companies are calling a comprehensive mobile, digital fare collection and journey planning system to...

Grubhub adds Venmo as payment option

Grubhub has announced the availability of Venmo as an in-app payment option for their diners. Diners purchasing food on Grubhub, Seamless, or Eat24 mobile apps can now pay with their Venmo balance, linked bank account or debit card. Once the...

Washington, DC's Metro preps new "mobile-ready" transit system

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, commonly referred to as Metro, is working with its fare payment vendor to become "mobile ready" by next year, enabling customers to pay for a Metro trip using a mobile device rather than a...

Masabi links with Uber for mobile transit ticketing feature

Mobile ticketing specialist Masabi has announced a new strategic partnership with Uber to add public transit mobile ticketing into the Uber app, according to a press release. Once an agreement is reached with a transit agency, Uber users will have...

25 restaurants add LevelUp support

LevelUp has added 25 restaurant brands as partners, including national chains Smoothie King and Zaxby's, and up-and-coming brands honeygrow, Wings Over and Evergreens, among others, according to a press release. Eight of the restaurants have already launched their guest engagement...

Phillips 66 to integrate Masterpass within mobile app

MasterCard has announced that Phillips 66 will integrate Masterpass into its My Phillips 66 app later this year, according to a press release. MasterCard’s digital payment service will enable Phillips 66 customers to pay both at the pump and in...

Apptizer brings mobile and kiosk order-ahead platform to First Data's Clover

Apptizer Inc., a provider of order-ahead storefront technology, has announced its Apptizer app-building platform is available for download from First Data's Clover App Market for self-service mobile and kiosk implementations. The platform is compatible with all Clover devices to help...

WhatsApp adds QR code payments in India

WhatsApp is in the process of rolling out a new feature on the Android version of its messaging app in India that will enable users to make payments via a QR code, according to multiple media reports. TechRadar reported that...

Walmart drops Alipay for WeChat Pay in western China

Walmart has dropped Alipay in favor of WeChat in western China as the two largest mobile payments systems in that country continue to jockey for dominance. Reuters reported that Walmart switched to WeChat in China's western region based on what...

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