While Apple Pay is already being accepted by a number of big-name merchants, the list lacks the kind of everyday businesses, such as gas stations, grocery stores and public transit systems, that will drive mobile payments use.
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EBay’s decision to spin-off PayPal – something company executives insisted was not in the works just months ago – reflects just how quickly mobile payments are heating up following Apple Pay’s launch, renewing enthusiasm for near-field communications technology.
Payment solutions provider USA Technologies’ collaboration with mobile wallet solution Softcard recasts the mundane task of doing the laundry while driving momentum for NFC adoption.
NEW YORK – A Lord & Taylor executive said he views beacons as a cost-effective way to test mobile payments and was, therefore, surprised that Apple went with NFC for its mobile payments play.
Hundreds of independent restaurants and chains are enabling diners to scan a QR code printed on bills using a free mobile app without having to wait for a card terminal.
Pointing to how near field communication mobile payments continue to grow, Toys “R” Us recently reported that it has seen 23,000 individual transactions in the first three month since becoming an Isis merchant.
Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia, will soon begin testing Host Card Emulation for mobile payments, making it the largest bank so far to embrace the burgeoning solution for making tap-and-go payments more widely available.
While mobile-enabled contactless payments have been lagging, this could soon change, with more than 50 percent of wallets in developed markets – and more than a third globally – expected to rely on contactless technology by 2018, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
TD Canada Trust gets a leg-up on competitors as the first North America bank to offer mobile payments across all three of Canada’s carriers.
Apple is reportedly introducing a new mPOS system in its own retail stores, possibly signaling its intention to introduce a solution more broadly in the market.