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PayPal shakes up peer-to-peer mobile payments with URL-based system

September 2, 2015

PayPal Canada is rolling out a new payments platform titled PayPal.Me that enables users to send a personalized URL link to friends and family via their mobile device to collect on IOUs and avoid money hassles with owed payments.

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TD Bank taps into biometric wearables with payment functionalities

August 12, 2015

TD Bank is joining forces with MasterCard and authentication technology firm Nymi to roll out the first biometrically authenticated wearable device that identifies users based on their heartbeats and allows them to make contactless payments.

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American Express swipes in Apple Pay for corporate card holders

August 11, 2015

American Express is enabling its corporate card holders to pay with their smartphones while on-the-go via a new partnership with Apple Pay, highlighting how the payment platform continues to gain steam in the financial sector.

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TD Ameritrade taps in-app chat to offer traders live support

August 4, 2015

Brokerage firm TD Ameritrade is following up on the 124 percent uptick in trading on mobile devices by offering users of its Mobile Trader application the ability to connect to a service representative and text for help without leaving the app.

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Samsung Pay moves to Europe, furthering mobile payments

July 31, 2015

A MasterCard and Samsung partnership will expand Samsung Pay to Europe, further securing the role of each within mobile payments and advancing adoption by retailers and consumers.

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ING expands voice activation to mobile payments

July 30, 2015

International bank ING is bringing the banking world into the future with voice-activated payments for users of its application to increase customer convenience and stay on top of cutting-edge technology.

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Visa bolsters mobile payments strategy with Stripe investment

July 29, 2015

Visa’s determination to double up on its mobile payment strategy is evident in the company’s decision to invest in Stripe, a start-up that accepts debit and credit cards for merchants who have previously not accepted them.

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The Mets tap mobile to bring seat upgrades to Citi card holders

July 29, 2015

The New York Mets are tapping mobile to offer promotional credit for seat upgrades to Citi card holders as well as fans who use the MLB.com application to check-in at the stadium.

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Uber, Capital One sweeten ride-sharing with free ice cream offer

July 22, 2015

Ride-sharing application Uber is continuing its cross-marketing blitz by joining forces with Capital One to deliver free ice cream to cardholders on July 24.

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Chase optimizes homepage for tablets, mimicking feel of app

July 21, 2015

Chase is continuing its digital transformation by rolling out a redesigned homepage for its site to optimize the experience across tablet devices and desktops while bringing timely stories and advice to consumers’ attention.

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