Chevron is bringing mobile payments to select branded gas stations in California this fall via a partnership with Visa, proving that consumers are increasingly clamoring for seamless ways to pay at the pump via their smartphones.
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While the EMV deadline arrives today, many retailers are not ready, suggesting that NFC payments solutions Apple Pay and Android Pay will continue to face more limited acceptance compared to Samsung Pay, which leverages older magnetic stripe technology.
A survey of cybersecurity experts reveals that 87 percent expect mobile payments data breaches will grow over the next 12 months, while 26 percent point to the use of public Wi-Fi as the top vulnerability.
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven hopes to increase store traffic by rolling out the 7-Eleven Bill Pay application, which enables shoppers to pay cash to more than 17,000 local and national billers with a bar code scan at participating locations.
Barclays Bank continues to jockey for a meaningful role in mobile payments in Britain, most recently with plans to update the Barclaycard Android application to enable tap-and-go payments and provide services unique to the space.
Macy’s is boosting its mobile payments strategy by rolling out PayPal as a payment option in-store, online and on mobile, including the service’s new streamlined One Touch capabilities.
Marriott International is appealing to mobile-savvy Chinese consumers by introducing payment option Alipay at select properties, suggesting there may be an untapped demographic for travel marketers to target.
In just one year, from June 2013 to June 2014, mobile application usage was up 52 percent, with more consumers using their smartphones than their laptops to make buying decisions – even though when it came to completing purchases, consumers were more comfortable on their laptops.
As a leader in mobile payments, Starbucks is raising the bar for streamlined smartphone experiences with an update to its application that moves rewards front-and-center and makes scanning easier.
Google has beat Samsung to the punch in U.S. mobile payments, launching Android Pay yesterday with a number of big-name merchants onboard, including Macy’s, Subway and Walgreens.