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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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MasterCard tees up contactless payments with cardholder discounts at The Barclays

August 27, 2015

MasterCard is attempting to help drive adoption of new payment technologies among golf fans at The Barclays in New Jersey by offering its cardholders a 10 percent discount when they use their MasterCard cards at the point of sale or leveraging Qkr! with MasterPass to order ahead.

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Taco Bell adds Visa Checkout to grab all smartphone owners’ orders

August 25, 2015

Fast food chain Taco Bell and books retailer Barnes & Noble College are among the 33 new merchants that have integrated with mobile-optimized checkout service Visa Checkout, proving that the payments platform sector continues to become more saturated and cutthroat.

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Samsung Pay gets September launch, heating up Android payments competition

August 14, 2015

Samsung is hoping to grab a slice of the lucrative mobile wallet sector with its own branded payment system for consumers, Samsung Pay, which launches in September in the United States and faces stiff competition from a slew of other bigwigs.

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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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Apple Pay momentum builds as holdout Rite Aid jumps in

August 12, 2015

Rite Aid has switched course on mobile payments and will now accept a variety of options, including Apple Pay, after previously holding out in order to support MCX, a consortium of retailers, including the drugstore chain, developing their own payments program.

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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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Wendy’s sees opportunity for personalized, national offers with mobile ordering

August 7, 2015

Wendy’s sees an opportunity to add personalized offers and national coupons to its mobile ordering and payments experience, underscoring the growing convergence between leveraging mobile to build customer loyalty and drive added convenience.

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Pei Wei expands Apple Pay acceptance following successful pilot

August 6, 2015

Fast-casual restaurant chain Pei Wei has expanded acceptance of Apple Pay to all of its nearly 200 locations following a successful pilot in 16 outposts last month, underscoring the growing demand for mobile payments among diners.

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Mobile payments leap forward but fall short on benefits for merchants

August 3, 2015

Last week saw a number of significant mobile payments announcements as multiple platforms laid the groundwork for more seamless purchasing experiences but still fell short of mobile payments’ full potential.

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