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Mastercard boosts mobile payment awareness with compatible vendor directory

February 24, 2017

Mastercard is helping consumers get the most out of its mobile payment platform, Masterpass, with the introduction of a vendor directory cataloguing every store that accepts payments from it.

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How four Australian banks are challenging Apple’s stranglehold on mobile payments

February 14, 2017

Apple’s legal tension with Australian banks over Apple Pay restrictions remains taught, but a new development in the application may clarify some of the thornier issues involved.

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Wells Fargo forms internal team focused on mobile, digital developments

February 13, 2017

Wells Fargo is reorganizing some of its research departments to focus more on emerging technologies, including mobile payments and AI tech.

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Western Independent Bankers launches app store to connect smaller banks to fintech

February 10, 2017

Western Independent Bankers, a professional organization for community banks, is debuting an online store to allow small banks to try out and brand financial technology applications, usually the purview of the bigger banks with which they compete.

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Chase Pay expands its scope with two new partnerships

February 9, 2017

Chase Pay has it sights set on on-the-move customers in its latest partnerships with HMSHost, a food and beverage provider for travel venues, and Parkmobile, an application that enables users to pay for parking on their mobile devices.

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Masterpass offers prizes any time Grammy winners thank their fans

February 8, 2017

Mastercard’s digital payment service, Masterpass, is hosting a promotion called the #ThankTheFans House where Masterpass users can buy discounted vinyl records and take advantage of offers that the company will live Tweet during the Grammys broadcast.

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Chase, Intuit partnership gives customers more control over personal financial information

January 26, 2017

Chase Bank is giving its users more control over how their information is used thanks to a new partnership with Intuit, the tech company behind popular financial mobile applications such as Mint.

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PayPal users can now deposit cash at any 7-Eleven

January 25, 2017

PayPal is expanding coverage of its PayPal Cash program by letting consumers add cash to their accounts at any 7-Eleven store.

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Nationwide brings renters insurance to millennials on the go

January 23, 2017

Insurance provider Nationwide is hoping to attract millennials by providing renters insurance on the go while users are apartment hunting through mobile.

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TD Ameritrade tackles discomfort around talking about finances with omnichannel campaign

January 17, 2017

Online broker TD Ameritrade is undertaking an omnichannel advertising campaign centered around the “Green Room,” a safe space of sorts where individuals are encouraged to talk about their finances.

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