MasterCard mimics direct carrier billing model with new Veon pact

MasterCard has announced a new business relationship with Veon, a communications provider, that will bring Masterpass to the new Veon platform. Veon provides voice, fixed broadband, data and digital service to approximately 235 million customers in 12 markets. As part...

New Rambus platform intended to increase mobile wallet adoption

Rambus Inc. has announced what it calls a comprehensive mobile payments platform intended to enhance payment security, reduce operational costs and increase revenue for retailers, according to a press release. The company said that its Rambus Unified Payment Platform securely...

Visa expands QR code mobile payments to more countries

Visa has announced that mVisa, its QR-based payment service, is now live in India, Kenya and Rwanda, and will soon be available to merchants and consumers in Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Vietnam, according to a press release....

Gulf Oil to add Masterpass payment option to new mobile app

MasterCard has announced plans to integrate Masterpass into Gulf Pay, a new new mobile payment application from Gulf Oil, according to a press release. The new offering, powered by P97's PetroZone mobile commerce platform, will help Gulf customers find the...

Urban Airship syncs with Apple Pay to support rewards enrollment

Mobile company Urban Airship has announced that Urban Airship Reach will support enhanced rewards experiences with Apple Pay, bringing together loyalty rewards merchant support for Apple Pay to offer consumers the ability to earn and redeem rewards — and pay...

MasterCard launches directory to help customers with digital payments

MasterCard has launched its Digital Vendor Directory, a compilation meant to provide more options for MasterCard customers seeking digital payments services and products, according to a press release. The company said it developed the directory to help customers identify vendors...

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

Mobile Payments Today is seeking editorial content in 2017 from industry thought leaders in the form of contributed articles and blog posts. We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch. Submissions should be between...

Jaguar, Shell partner on in-car fuel payments

Jaguar has partnered with Shell in the U.K.

Survey: Big opportunity for retailers embracing chatbot technology

Retailers have big potential for boosting customer satisfaction and driving better overall customer loyalty if they embrace chatbots and text messaging. That's the finding of a new OpenMarket survey that polled 1,500 mobile users in the U.S. and U.K.

Virtual Piggy preps mobile payments for kids

Virtual Piggy is working with Univest Bank & Trust Company to provide the payment rails for its child-focused payment application and services to accommodate the company's mobile payment platform. Virtual Piggy said the payment system is aimed at 80 million...

Mobile Payments Today publishes new mobile app guide

One of the bigger trends to emerge in 2016 was how payments became a larger focus for retailers as they attempt to keep customers within their app for the entire shopping experience. To that end, Mobile Payments Today is proud...

Amazon Payments finds success with mobile purchases

In 2016, 32 percent of Pay with Amazon transactions came through a mobile device, Amazon announced Tuesday in a press release. Overall, more than 33 million customers have used Amazon Payments to make a purchase.

Google to drop Hands Free mobile payments app

Google is ending the pilot for Hands Free, a product that combines a standalone app and Bluetooth technology to allow users to make and confirm purchases at participating retailers, according to multiple media reports. The pilot will end Feb. 8....

Barclaycard to work with merchants to accept VocaLink Pay by App

Barclaycard is partnering with VocaLink to enable its U.K. merchants to accept mobile payments through the Pay by Bank app. The Pay by Bank app will enable shoppers to pay for goods and services on a mobile device without having to enter credit or debit card details.

MasterCard expands Masterpass with Sage partnership

MasterCard has announced that its digital wallet, Masterpass, is now accepted at more than 10,000 small and medium-size merchants that use Sage Payment Solutions, a value-added payment product provided by Sage North America. The companies said in a press release...

California Pizza Kitchen gets into mobile rewards

California Pizza Kitchen has launched its CPK Pizza Dough Rewards mobile app which enables diners to both pay and be paid by phone, according to a news release. The new phoned-based loyalty tool offers guests the ability to pay and order by phone, then track their food as it's prepared.

PayPal processes $31B in mobile transactions in Q4 2016

PayPal processed a total of $31 billion in mobile payment volume in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the company's latest financial report. This figure represents an increase of 53 precent over the same period in 2015.

Tesco expands PayQwiq mobile app to all UK stores

Tesco is expanding the availability of its PayQwiq mobile payments app to every Tesco store in the U.K., according to a press release PayQwiq, available for both Android and iOS smartphones, enables customers to pay for purchases and collect Clubcard...

Shake Shack celebrates mobile ordering rollout with free burgers

Shake Shack has rolled out its mobile ordering app for iOS nationwide after a trial period late last year. To celebrate the occasion, Shake Shack is giving a free single ShackBurger to each guest who downloads the Shack App, redeemable...

BMO Harris expands mobile wallet options

BMO Harris Bank has announced that its customers can now add the bank's payment cards to Android and Samsung wallets, and that the bank is launching its own BMO Harris Bank Masterpass Android app, powered by MasterCard. "We are constantly...

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