Study: Restaurant visits paid via mobile app growing, but cash still in play

Restaurant visits paid via mobile app grew by 50 percent over the last year, a new NPD study finds. However, cash payment still captures two of every five restaurant visits, a news release said. Both of those revelations were provided...

Shell adds Chase Pay at the gas pump

Shell customers now can use Chase Pay to pay at the pump and in the store at some 10,000 participating Shell branded retail stations in the U.S., according to a press release. Shell customers also have the option to use...

Alipay continues North America merchant acceptance expansion with FreedomPay pact

Alipay has partnered with FreedomPay to give Chinese tourists visiting North America the ability to use Alipay at thousands of merchants that use FreedomPay's services in North America, including vendors at airports, entertainment venues, resorts, sports arenas and universities, according...

Macy's revamps mobile app with in-store checkout, augmented reality features

Macy's is prepping a nationwide rollout of new features in its mobile app starting with an augmented reality furniture shopping experience that will be available to consumers in April, according to a press release. Mobile Checkout, powered by the Macy’s...

Shopify integrates Google Pay checkout

Shopify has launched its integration with Google Pay on Shopify stores to enable hundreds of millions of shoppers to experience mobile checkout at participating merchants, according to a press release. "Shopify is always looking for ways to arm our merchants...

Chase, PayPal partner for mobile wallet promo

As of today, Chase Freedom has added a new quarterly category — PayPal — and has brought back a customer favorite — Chase Pay and grocery stores — from April through June. According to a press release, the new category...

UK supermarket chain testing cashierless shopping with MasterCard

A U.K. supermarket chain is testing a mobile app with MasterCard that enables shoppers to scan and pay for items without the need to visit a checkout counter, according to multiple media reports. Co-op is testing the mobile app at...

Study: US consumers might be willing to pay for better mobile payments experience

Younger consumers are more willing to pay for a better mobile payments experience, according to a new report from Worldpay. Some 37 percent of U.S. consumers would be happy to pay more for a product or service if the mobile shopping experience is better, according to the Worldpay study.

Boston's transit agency adds Apple Pay in-app purchases to mTicket

Boston's transit agency, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, has added an Apple Pay purchase option within the mTicket mobile app commuters can use to commuter rail and ferry tickets, according to a press release. "Boston's MBTA was the world’s first...

Pizza Hut to roll out MasterCard's Qkr! to all UK restaurants

Pizza Hut Restaurants will roll out MasterCard's Qkr! with Masterpass into its U.K. restaurants as of March 19, according to a press release. Qkr! is a mobile ordering and payments platform, developed by MasterCard Labs, that enables consumers to order,...

WeChat Pay preps virtual red envelopes for Chinese Lunar New Year

WeChat Pay, the mobile payment unit of China's most popular social app, WeChat, has launched a series of promotions in cooperation with internationally renowned merchants in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, according...

Cumberland Farms updates popular SmartPay mobile app

Cumberland Farms is launching a completely redesigned SmartPay Check-Link mobile app with several new enhancements and features, according to a press release. Starting today, mobile app users who upgrade to the new version can earn their way to free select...

8 Hong Kong banks to deploy QR code-based mobile payment app

A company called Joint Electronic Teller Services Ltd., or Jetco, in Hong Kong has brought together eight banks to deploy a QR code-based mobile payments app consumers can use to make purchases in-store and online, according to a press release....

Wirecard to add chatbot to boon mobile payment app

Wirecard has selected Astute Solutions to implement chatbot software into the company's mobile payments app called boon, according to a press release. Astute Bot will enable boon users to receive personalized service interactions through a messaging interface. In recent years,...

Grab, Samsung to push mobile payments as part of financial inclusion plan in Southeast Asia

Grab, the on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, and Samsung Electronics announced that they have signed a multi-year memorandum of understanding to drive digital inclusion in the region, according to a press release. Grab and Samsung will...

Alipays finds way into Apple's retail stores in China

Apple will now accept Alipay in its stores in China, a move that many industry analysts believe the company needed to make considering the use of Apple Pay there continues to struggle. Reuters reported that Apple will accept Alipay at all 41 locations in China.

Singapore Airlines works on blockchain-based mobile loyalty app

Singapore Airlines announced Monday that it's working on what it calls the world's first blockchain-based airline loyalty digital wallet that will help unlock the value of frequent flyer miles to enable everyday spending at retail partners. "Innovation has been a...

Study: Consumers continue to adopt mobile P2P services

More than three-quarters (78 percent) of young adults age 18–34 use person-to-person payment services such as PayPal, Venmo, Google Wallet and Facebook Messenger. Of these, more than half (58 percent) use a P2P service at least once a month, and...

Volusion enables Apple Pay for merchant partners

Volusion, an all-in-one e-commerce platform on the market built specifically for the needs of small businesses, announced it is bringing Apple Pay, with the addition of a Buy Now button, to its merchants and their customers, according to a press...

Ingenico partners with Shangri-La Hotels for in-app payments

Ingenico Group and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have announced an extension of their global partnership that sees Ingenico integrate native, in-app payment functionality into Shangri-La's mobile app, according to a press release. Shangri-La's new mobile app enables guests to book...

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