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.

Standardized mobile QR codes streamline Thailand's quest to go cashless

MasterCard, UnionPay International and Visa have introduced a standardized quick response code for payments in Thailand, accelerating the country's transition to a cashless society. The Standardized QR Code supports the Bank of Thailand’s cashless agenda to drive innovation, interoperability, and...

First Data expands Alipay acceptance in North America

First Data and Alipay have announced that North American businesses will be able to accept Alipay mobile payments, expanding that company's already significant business base. First Data will implement Alipay at the point of sale for its 4 million U.S. business clients.

Survey: Consumers embrace biometric authentication

It's long-accepted wisdom that the American masses will resist biometric identification as an intrusion into their privacy. However, the uptake of Apple Touch ID and subsequent biometric technologies for unlocking mobile devices seems to have effectively won over those masses...

Visa makes it easier for issuers to enhance digital card experiences

Visa has announced that it will help its financial institution partners create customized digital card management experiences for their customers. The company said in a press release that as the Internet of Things grows, consumers are placing their card on...

ExxonMobil SpeedpassPlus app updates include connected car, Apple Watch payments

ExxonMobil is rolling out updates to its SpeedpassPlus app that will allow mobile payment from an Apple Watch or a Ford vehicle equipped with SYNC 3. The new features are enabled for Synergy fuel and car wash purchases at approximately...

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