Study: Global digital payments volumes on the rise

Global digital payments volumes are predicted to increase by an average 10.9 percent through 2020, reaching nearly 726 billion transactions, according to Capgemini's World Payments Report 2017 (WPR 2017). The report estimates that volumes generated by emerging economies will grow...

Polish bank enables ticket purchasing via mobile banking app

Poland-based Bank Zachodni WBK, which is owned by the Santander Group, has launched a new feature within its mobile banking app that enables users to purchase tickets to cultural events across the country. Bank Zachodni is working with a fintech...

MasterCard, PayPal expand partnership outside US

MasterCard and PayPal are significantly expanding their longstanding partnership into Europe, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East and Africa that's meant to enhance customer choice, optimize the consumer experience and make MasterCard a clear payment option...

Adyen expands partnership with Alipay for mobile payments

Payments platform provider Adyen has expanded its partnership with Alipay to enable retailers worldwide to more easily accept non-cash payments from Chinese customers in store, according to a press release. The partnership enables retailers using Adyen's point-of-sale product to take...

China UnionPay links with Apple Pay for subway fares

China UnionPay is playing nice with Apple as the companies have joined forces to enable commuters in one city to pay for subway fares via Apple Pay, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. Subway riders with...

Shake Shack tests cashless kiosk at NYC location

Shake Shack will introduce its first-ever cashless kiosk at a new restaurant in Astor Place in New York City this month, according to a Kiosk Marketplace report. The company will use this "playground" to test digital innovations.

Square invests $25M in ticket specialist Eventbrite

Square has announced a strategic partnership with Eventbrite, in which Square will drive Eventbrite's payments systems, including online, mobile, and in-person transactions. Additionally, to support Eventbrite's vision to power the world's largest platform for live experiences, Square has invested $25...

Starbucks enables account reloads via Apple Watch

Starbucks now is enabling Apple Watch users to reload their Starbucks Card account from within the coffee retailer's app for the device, according to a report at 9to5 Mac. Apple Watch owners could always pay with the Starbucks app on...

Study: Consumers OK with IoT payments, but want control over purchase

Nearly half of consumers in the U.S. polled for a Worldpay survey said they would feel comfortable with a connected device, such as a refrigerator, ordering items on their behalf, according to a press release from the company about the...

Swarovski's new VR app lets users buy goods via Masterpass checkout

MasterCard and Swarovski launched a virtual reality shopping app for the Atelier Swarovski home décor line, a collection of functional and decorative crystal home accessories. The app immerses consumers in a tastefully decorated home where they can browse and purchase...

Europeans lead charge with mobile banking, payments, according to Visa survey

The uptake of mobile devices to manage money, conduct banking and make payments is greater than ever in Europe as 77 percent of Europeans now use their mobile devices to keep track of their finances and make everyday payments such...

Alipay saunters down the runway with Rebecca Minkoff partnership

Fashion retailer Rebecca Minkoff is partnering with Alipay to enable Chinese tourists to make mobile payments with Alipay Wallet at all Rebecca Minkoff locations and online. Rebecca Minkoff made the announcement September 9 as part of the New York Fashion...

Glance Technologies signs first US restaurant for mobile payments system

Glance Technologies Inc., a Vancouver-based company that specializes in mobile payments for the restaurant industry, has signed its first U.S.-based customer in Ta’cul Mexican Cocina, located in California, according to a press release. Glance also announced it has set up...

Tesco set to rebrand digital wallet as Tesco Pay+

Tesco in the U.K. has announced that PayQwiq, the digital wallet app, will to be relaunched as Tesco Pay+.

Cubic, Transport for London launch mobile ticketing app for Oyster card customers

Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation, and Transport for London are launching the Transport for London mobile ticketing app for Oyster card users in London, according to a press release. The mobile app — designed by Transport...

Study: Mobile payments reach tipping point in some countries

Mobile wallet adoption is on the rise globally, and the U.S. and Europe are catching up with fast-growing economies in Asia and Latin America where mobile wallets have already become the dominant payment platform, according to new benchmark data from ACI Worldwide and Aite. The research shows that 17 percent of U.S.

Blackhawk Network acquires CashStar to expand digital gift card offerings

Blackhawk Network, a global financial technology company, last week acquired digital gift card provider CashStar for $175 million. Blackhawk said in a press release that the acquisition strengthens its position in the emerging digital gift card market and establishes the...

Local coffee shops get an ally with LuvJo, LevelUp mobile ordering pact

LuvJo, an online ordering platform dedicated to local coffee shops, juice bars and food trucks and LevelUp, a provider of mobile engagement products for the restaurant industry, are partnering to enable merchants to add features to operations such as mobile...

TixTrack adds Apple Pay to mobile ticketing system

TixTrack, a provider of ticket software products, has integrated Apple Pay into Nliven, the company's mobile-first ticketing system. TixTrack introduced Nliven to in January 2016 as a way for venues, promoters and sports teams to take control of all ticketing...

Onosys signs Krystal, Captain D's, and Giordano's to digital ordering deals

Onosys, a custom digital ordering provider, has announced three new restaurant chains have agreed to use its system for mobile and online ordering. Krystal, Captain D's, and Giordano's have each recently signed on to use the Onosys digital ordering platform,...

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