Articles Tagged ‘mobile payments’


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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Why 40pc of independent retailers will not provide contactless payment

August 31, 2015

Independent retailers are still slow to adopt mobile payment services as the majority of consumers are not asking for it, with over 40 percent of businesses uninterested in ever introducing contactless payment options, according to a report by Lightspeed POS.

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Dunkin’ Donuts overflows competition with mobile gift and coupon blitz

August 27, 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts is dispersing mobile gift cards to winners of its latest social media sweepstakes and is offering a coupon to application users ahead of back-to-school season, proving it has the wherewithal to dethrone Starbucks as a food and beverage leader in mobile.

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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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Firehouse Subs heats up mobile ordering and in-app gaming rewards

August 20, 2015

Firehouse Subs is rolling out a revamped application that includes mobile ordering capabilities, a must-have for fast-casual chains, as well as in-app gaming that enables consumers to receive additional loyalty points for extended engagement.

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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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Carl’s Jr. adds sizzle to mobile loyalty with welcome offer

August 13, 2015

Carl’s Jr. is cooking up a loyalty application to serve to Canadian customers that includes payment, gifting and rewards options, and is welcoming new users with a $10 credit on mobile to fuel in-app purchases.

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Target exec predicts growth 2x industry average due to mobile innovation

August 12, 2015

BOSTON – An executive from Target at eTail East 2015 predicted that technology will become an even more integrated aspect of consumer life in the near future, and retailers need to start preparing a foundation now for this inevitability.

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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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