Sweden's iZettle raises $47M to expand mPOS business

Sweden-based mobile point-of-sale company iZettle has raised some $47 million in new funding as the firm ponders a future IPO. The round is led by early backer venture capital firm Dawn and The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund and is...

Submit your entry for the annual Mobile Retail App Comparison Guide

Mobile Payments Today is preparing its second annual Mobile Retail App Comparison Guide. This guide will be the definitive resource for retailers' mobile apps and their capabilities. The point of this report is similar to that of our annual Mobile...

Amex latest card network to nix signatures for authentication

American Express is the latest card network to eliminate the requirement for merchants to collect signatures for all purchase transactions at the point of sale beginning in April 2018, according to a press release. Discover last week announced it will...

Superfoods cafe Vitality Bowls serves up mobile loyalty app

Vitality Bowls has debuted a mobile app to help build engagement and loyalty among customers, according to a company press release. The app, developed by Punchh, is a cloud-based technology platform that offers users one loyalty point for each dollar...

Discover axes signatures for credit, debit purchases

Beginning in April 2018, Discover will no longer require signatures at the point of sale for credit and debit transactions on the Discover Global Network in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The card network said in a press...

Sionic Mobile partners with AI firm to enhance commerce platform

Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce provider, has partnered with NorthOut Inc., an artificial intelligence and emerging technology experiences firm, to enhance its ION Commerce Engine platform with advanced analytics and data-driven dashboards powered by IBM Watson Analytics. The latest...

Bluewater Grill to enable pay-at-the-table with TableSafe

TableSafe Inc., maker of a pay-at-the-table platform for full-service restaurants, announced Bluewater Grill Restaurants will adopt the Rail payment platform throughout its family of restaurants, according to a press release. Using Rail, guests at Bluewater Grill's seven restaurants in Southern...

Singapore to debut new standard for QR codes

The Monetary Authority of Singapore earlier this week announced that something called the common Singpare Quick Response Code will make its debut next year as payment service providers adopt this new standard, according to multiple local reports. The authority said...

Nets Group brings JCB's EMV contactless standard to Denmark

The Nets Group and JCB International Co. Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co.

SumUp strikes mPOS deal with Chilean bank

Mobile point-of-sale provider SumUp and BancoEstado de Chile, the largest national bank of Chile, have launched a joint venture offering mobile card acceptance to small businesses, according to a press release. Through the newly formed joint venture, SumUp increases its...

Reserve Bank of Australia concerned about rising merchant costs for contactless payments

The Reserve Bank of Australia is concerned about merchants' rising costs to accept contactless payments as more consumers in the country choose to pay with smartphones, according to local media reports. And the RBA is threatening more bank regulation if...

London fintech startup links with Barclays to test digital receipts

Flux, a London-based fintech startup, is partnering with Barclays to test the company's digital receipt technology with some 10,000 of the bank's customers, according to multiple reports. Flux has created a software program intended to link between transaction data, captured...

Australian FIs partner with eftpos network on Android Pay

Australia's domestic debit payments network, eftpos, has announced that some 2 million cardholders from ANZ and Cuscal can now use Android Pay to make payments with their compatible devices, according to a press release. ANZ and eight Cuscal-sponsored credit unions...

Hatch Loyalty, Cardfree partner on retailer mobile wallet services

Hatch Loyalty is partnering with mobile commerce company Cardfree to bring personalized engagement and mobile wallet services to large retailers, according to a press release. The companies will provide gas stations and convenience stores order-ahead, stored-value, engagement and loyalty services....

NCR partners with Samsung on POS device

NCR, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America Inc., has launched NCR Silver Quantum, an all-in-one point-of-sale commerce station featuring an integrated payment device with mobile wallet acceptance capability, customer display, loyalty scanner and Samsung Galaxy tablet. The Silver Quantum commerce...

Chipotle refreshes mobile app with Android Pay, Apple Pay

Chipotle has created a new mobile app that is available for download starting today on Apple and Android devices, according to a report via Fast Casual, a Mobile Payments Today sister publication. Whether a first-time mobile user or an online...

Fazoli's launches mobile app-based loyalty program with order ahead

Fazoli's has launched its first app-based loyalty program with mobile ordering capabilities, according to a report from Fast Casual, a Mobile Payments Today sister website. Users that download and sign up for Fazoli's Rewards will get a free Baked Spaghetti...

KFC China location tests facial-recognition kiosk payments with Alipay assist

Yum China Holdings is testing self-serve kiosks with facial recognition at a store called KPRO in Hangzhou, according to Fox News. Yum China Holdings spun off from its former parent company, Yum Brands Inc., a year ago. Customers go to...

Beyond to offer merchants CardFlight's mPOS device

CardFlight, a mobile point-of-sale technology provider and Beyond, a financial technology company that provides business tools and services, has announced Beyond will offer CardFlight's SwipeSimple mobile point-of-sale to small and medium-sized business, according to a press release. This partnership extends...

Revel Systems links with LevelUp to add mobile ordering, rewards capabilities

Revel Systems this past week announced a partnership with LevelUp that will integrate mobile order-ahead, in-store mobile payments, and loyalty programs for Revel's restaurant partners, according to a press release. "Revel has developed a very strong offering with iPad-based POS...

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