PayPal expands relationships with Chase, Citi

PayPal is expanding two separate relationships with a couple of top U.S. banks, Chase and Citi, which will bring new options to existing and potential PayPal users. PayPal's expanded relationship with Chase will "enable PayPal to further expand its reach...

European consumers to see benefits from Visa, PayPal partnership

Visa and PayPal are extending their strategic partnership to Europe to accelerate the adoption of secure and convenient online, in-app and in-store payments, according to a press release. The companies already were doing this in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region....

TGI Fridays becomes first UK bar to implement tab feature from MasterCard and Oracle

TGI Fridays, Oracle and MasterCard have launched a mobile-payment app feature that enables consumers to set up, manage and pay bar tabs using their smartphones, according to a press release. The TGIF at Leicester Square in London will be the...

PayPal finds way into Samsung Pay

Samsung has announced an expanded strategic partnership with PayPal, adding PayPal as a payment method within Samsung Pay wherever Samsung Pay is accepted, whether in-app, online and in-store, according to a press release. Access to PayPal will be available for all Samsung Pay users in the U.S. and will expand to other countries soon.

Google set to bring Android Pay to India

Google is in talks with the National Payments Corporation of India to integrate Android Pay with the country's Unified Payments Interface, which is regulated by India's central bank. In fact, Facebook, WhatsApp and Uber are also in discussion to support...

Stripe forms partnerships with Alipay, WeChat Pay

Payments processor Stripe has signed agreements with Alipay and WeChat Pay to enable online merchants to accept both payment methods on their websites, according to a Reuters report. "If you are an internet business this unlocks a new vast customer...

Shake Shack debuts Android ordering app

Shake Shack, digital ordering provider Olo and mobile product agency Fuzz have collaborated to create Shake Shack's Android mobile ordering app, according to a press release. "We created the Shack App to make the Shake Shack experience even more convenient,...

Masabi continues global expansion with mobile ticketing in Dutch city

Masabi has deployed mobile ticketing on trams and buses to HTM Personenvervoer NV, the public transport company for The Hague, in The Netherlands, according to a press release. The service, which uses Masabi's JustRide prodoct is now live across the...

Citi Pay arrives in the US

Citi MasterCard credit customers in the U.S. can now begin using Citi Pay, the mobile tap-and-pay service the bank first announced in November. Citi Pay launched in Singapore, Australia and Mexico in 2016. Customers with an Android device will have the ability to make in-store purchases via NFC at contactless point-of-sale terminals.

CanPay expands marijuana mobile payments to Oregon

CanPay, which calls itself the first legitimate debit payment product for the cannabis industry, has announced its availability to dispensary owners, customers and patients in Oregon's recreational and medical cannabis marketplaces, according to a press release. Dispensaries in the state...

Safaricom plans upgrade to M-Pesa

Safaricom announced that over the next three weeks it will conduct a major upgrade of the popular M-Pesa platform, according to a press release from the company. This will be the third major upgrade since M-Pesa's launch 10 years ago,...

Study: Nearly 1 in 3 merchants can't identify international transactions

While merchants have made a lot of progress when it comes to mobile security, they have a long way to go in order to minimize fraud risk, with 28 percent of merchants still not able to identify whether a mobile...

Canadian Amex users can add cards to Android Pay

American Express has announced the availability of Android Pay for its Canadian card holders, according to a press release. Android Pay is available for eligible Canadian consumer, small business and corporate cards issued by Amex Bank of Canada and is...

San Francisco's dLocal launches Marketplace Payments for emerging markets

San Francisco-based dLocal, a fintech company that specializes in cross-border payments for emerging markets, announced it has launched Marketplace Payments, a new payments product designed specifically for marketplaces whose buyers or sellers are based in emerging markets. DealeXtreme and LightInTheBox...

Venmo reportedly tests a prepaid debit card

Venmo is reportedly testing a prepaid debit card that would enable the company's mobile app users to pay for goods and services at brick-and-mortar retailers using the funds stored in their Venmo account, according to a report from Recode. Recode...

Another French city goes live with Masabi's mobile ticketing improvements

Masabi has announced the first two deployments of mobile ticketing using the JustRide SDK, which the company calls the world's first mobile ticketing SDK for the transport industry, according to a press release. France-based Keolis and its and its digital...

American Green introduces biometric verification for dispensing age-restricted products

American Green has introduced a vending system that enables the vending of controlled or age-restricted products using biometric verification, according to a press release. The biometric verification portion of the system is used by the U.S. military and large corporations...

App enables customers to track food trucks, place orders and pay

Bistro Planet in Woodland Hills, California has developed an app that enables customers to locate food trucks in real-time, view their menus and prices, order and pay, according to the Pasadena Star-News. "The nice thing about food trucks is that...

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...

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