Powa Technologies continues its ‘closing of the circle’ in mobile retail with the formation of a partnership with Teller, a leading payments acquirer in the Nordics, which will bring Powa’s mobile payment services to Teller’s client base of 94,000 retailers and brands operating in more than 20 European countries.
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Soon-to-be-launched m-payments play Zapp has extended its merchant reach with the partnerships with three leading online payment providers. Secure Trading, TrustPay Global and Checkout.com will all work to support Zapp and it’s innovative, low friction, secure and mobile enabled checkout due to go live with five banks and several hundred (more…)
Hot on the heels of its ground-breaking roll out of scanable billboards in Paris for Comptoir des Cotonniers, e-commerce platform company Powa is looking to close the circle with the purchase of mobile payment company MPayMe, which will see Powa add simple one-click mobile payments to its propostion.
Competition in the mobile payments space has taken an unexpected turn, with the roll out of a charge-to-phonebill payment tool that offers competitive charges to PayPal and potentially knocks the competition of digital goods payments wide open.
The number of consumers making contactless payments via their mobile handsets would reach 300 million globally by 2017, up from just over 110 million last year as many markets find that they are being seeded with contactless cards for a push into mobile NFC payments later this year, finds a (more…)
French fashion retailer Comptoir des Cotonniers is using mobile to launch “10,000 boutiques” across France, turning billboards, bus stops, print adverts and even TV adverts into points of purchase following the adoption of retail app PowaTag.
Forget mobile payments, consumers really want a smooth seamless and trustworthy way of paying in-store, online and on mobile finds research carried out by Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) for PayPoint, which is merging its online and mobile payment services into one offering.
Yoyo, a London-based mobile payment and loyalty app already up and running at Imperial College in London, is rolling out at the University of Westminster and University of Greenwich – putting the combined mobile payment and loyalty app in front of more than 70,000 students, visitors and faculty members across (more…)
O2 may have closed its wallet down and Google Wallet may be struggling to get off the ground, but one in five mobile handsets will have mobile wallet functionality by 2018 – against less than 1 in 10 at the end of last year – predicts Juniper Research.
To get consumers to start using mobile wallets and abandon traditional payment mechanisms, technology companies and brands must ensure that the user experience is exceptional and easy.
Nokia is teaming up with JUSP, the all-in-one, chip-and-pin mPOS solution for smartphones and tablets to provide a chip-and-pin mPOS solution for the Nokia Lumia smartphone.
Waitrose is trialling a number of payment-related apps for in-store use at its new Swindon store as the retailer community gears up for the big push expected across banks, retail and merchants to get m-payments working in the field in the second half of 2014
NFC payments has made a huge step forward with news that monthly spending on contactless cards has exceeded £100 million for the first time, according to data published on 29 April 2014 by The UK Cards Association, and that78 million NFC enabled SIM cards were shipped in 2013 globally showing (more…)
Mobile web payments accounted for 20.1% of all payment transactions on international payment provider Adyen’s network worldwide in March – more than 66% higher than March 2013. Of that 20.1%, smartphones accounted for 10.9% of all payment transactions while tablets generated 9.3% of total transactions.
Facebook could be lining itself up to be an m-commerce powerhouse with news that it is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services. According to industry sources, the company is close to obtaining approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to start a service that would (more…)
Mobile Point of Sale (MPoS) devices can be easily hacked, leaving banks, retailers and millions of customers exposed to serious fraud around the world, global information security firm MWR InfoSecurity has revealed at the SyScan security conference in Singapore.
With more than 2000 UK retailers signed up to its smartphone payment app, PayPal is to make shoppers lives easier by letting them order and pay ahead of time and a new ‘pay at table’ feature, both aimed at streamlining restaurant use.
A study into smartphone users’ attitudes towards mobile payments by integrated mobile solutions provider Oxygen8, has revealed – rather unsurprisingly – that simplicity is the driving factor to unlocking widespread adoption. Despite having the capability to do so, a third (33%) of 18-44 year olds in the UK admit to never having (more…)
The mobile payment space is set to hot up with the imminent launch next month of Paym, a new payment service devised by the non-partisan Payments Council that links users banking apps to their phone number.