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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.
Visa is testing a service that will take mobile payments one step further down the road toward reaching scale through connected vehicle commerce.
U.S. Bank is piloting a geolocation-based mobile application to bring community members relevant information and resources, such as local events, promotions, noteworthy news and financial education advice.
MasterCard is teaming up with Apple Pay to prompt attendees at Major League Baseball’s 2015 All-Star Game to pay for food and merchandise with their smartphones as the credit card network continues to test a variety of mobile payments strategies.
Chase’s credit card brand for business owners, Ink, refreshed its mobile application to increase flexibility and drive use of its services with real-time in-app messaging, tagged purchases and receipt image saving.
American Express is relaunching its mobile applications for Android and iOS platforms to include new features such as streamlined Touch ID login, rewards information, nearby offers and on-the-go fraud alert verification.
PayPal’s $890 million acquisition of digital money transfer company Xoom reflects the company’s ongoing efforts to retain and build on its status as a mobile payments leader as competition in the space continues to grow.
Citi’s brand-new iPhone application takes a significant step forward in further streamlining mobile banking with the integration of Touch ID and Apple Watch.
As Apple Pay gears up to launch in Britain in July, Barclays Bank – one of the region’s major financial institutions – remains an important holdout while ramping up its own wearables-based contactless payments strategy.