Mastercard is continuing its tradition of bringing its latest technologies to The Barclays golfing event by enabling this year’s attendees to use the enhanced Masterpass solution to buy merchandise on-site and leverage the Qkr! with Masterpass application to order concessions directly to their seats.
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Mary Kay is providing its beauty consultants in Canada with an easier method of bringing payments to customers through mobile, making credit and debit purchases more accessible.
Walgreens is the first retailer to integrate Android Pay into its loyalty program, underscoring the need for other marketers to roll out mobile payment solutions compatible with all operating systems or risk alienating a large base of non-iOS customers.
UnionPay is bringing its mobile QuickPass platform to Canada, enabling a slew of merchants to accept its contactless payments without requiring a customer’s signature or PIN number, adding yet another major competitor to the digital payments space.
New Haven, Conn., is the latest city to let residents and visitors pay for parking in express lots via the Parkmobile application, indicating that this capability could become commonplace in metropolitan areas across the United States.
Samsung Pay has teamed up with Ziosk to enable smartphone-to-tablet payments for diners at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Friendly’s and Uno Pizzeria & Grill locations, adding a new layer of convenience to the growing area of tabletop devices in casual restaurants.
PayPal’s Venmo is now a major competitor in mobile payments with the launch of its checkout service on retail applications that features innovative sharing capabilities and follows a successful year marked by 140 percent growth.
Fifth Third Bank is enabling its Android customers to seamlessly make purchases within mobile applications, in stores and online by taking advantage of its Masterpass integration, highlighting the need for financial institutions to roll out digital payments services accessible for a wide array of smartphone users.
It is no secret that banks have concerns that tech giants such as Apple and Google are entering their sectors with mobile wallets and payment solutions.
Visa and PayPal have thrown a twist into the race for mobile payments domination by entering into a strategic partnership that will broaden consumers’ ability to pay via PayPal and Venmo and improve security, indicating the importance of collaborations in this competitive space.