It may seem an unlikely place for innovation, but the UK Post Office has become the first organisation to enable and process donations via Twitter as part of being a fundraising partner to the BBC’s Children in Need charity campaign, ‘Be A Hero’.
In the same week that IMI Mobile rolls out Tweet to Donate – a precursor to using twitter to pay for things – social network SnapChat has partnered with Square to roll out payments between SnapChat users.
Customers of Clydesdale Bank, Isle of Man Bank, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank and Yorkshire Bank can register for Paym from Tuesday 18 November, adding to the number of leading UK banks and building societies offering the secure way to pay using just a mobile number.
Fans attending the QBE International rugby game between England and New Zealand at Twickenham will be the first to benefit from the expanded PowaTag mobile service at the stadium, which will allow them to pre-order food and drinks and pay via mobile.
A UK-wide survey of 2,000 people has found Londoners are the happiest to share their location data with brands, as long as they receive relevant deals in return.
The hoopla surrounding the launch of Apple Pay may have died down, but the hard work to make it a reality has been going on apace. And now the first two products to feature Apple Pay are up and running in the US.
Asda, Sainsbury’s, House of Fraser, Thomas Cook and Shop Direct have all been announced as key retailers who will be helping to roll out m-payment start-up Zapp to consumers, but not until 2015, the company has revealed.
Did you know that the average person in the UK wastes more than a month of their lives just waiting for restaurant bills? And this is costing restaurants dear when it needn’t – all they need is mobile.
The rapidly igniting m-payments market has taken a dramatic twist with the surprise announcement that soon consumers will be able to pay for real world goods using their mobile phone bill.
Despite social media now accounting for 9% of all marketing spending and continuing to spiral, the platforms still only lead to less than 1% of sales. Powa Technologies is now looking to finally unlock the vast potential of social commerce, with its innovative PowaTag mobile commerce app enabling consumers to (more…)
Amazon and Apple have weighed into mobile payments – now no one can ignore the significance of how you pay. Dan Salmons, Managing Director, PayPoint Mobile and Online, explains how the growth of mobile payments is being driven by more than just a new way to pay
As its mainstream retail launch looms – rumoured to be the week after next, folks – mobile payment innovator Zapp is getting it name out there with the public by working with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and Oxfam Great Britain (Oxfam) to introduce new ways for supporters to donate (more…)
It’s been done for a while in Pizza Express, but now scanning a QR on your bill and paying via mobile could become more ubiquitous across the restaurant business following a deal between m-payments company Zapper and EPoS supplier ICRTouch. It also captures customer’s details, allowing restaurants to build a (more…)
Hailo, the world’s favourite taxi app that enables people to hail and pay for a cab with just two taps, celebrated a landmark occasion in Manchester this weekend with the world’s first Cake and Cuppa cab service.
Klarna, one of many European payment providers vying to crack the m-payment market, has seen Jon Kamaluddin, former international director at the online retailer ASOS , join the board to drive uptake of mobile payments into the UK.
New research finds that 53% of UK consumers would never use mobile banking services, while many avoid using any mobile financial services at all – including Paypal, money transfer apps and even shopping websites.
Prepay and payments processor epay is joining forces with beacon company Appflare to allow epay-enabled stores to offer coupons and offers, mobile top ups and even payments directly to and from mobile phones.
Zapper the mobile payments company, has partnered with MYPOS, a leading provider of specialist POS systems, to broaden the reach of their mobile payment technology for restaurants, and it has gone live at celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala’s restaurant Café Spice Namaste in Aldgate, in London.
Cafe chain, Fernandez & Wells and Levantine Kitchen Hummus Bros are among the first retailers in London to roll out mobile payment and loyalty app, Yoyo.
Millions of customers are set for easier and more convenient journeys from 16 September, when Transport for London (TfL) introduces contactless payments for all pay as you go customers on the Tube, London Overground, DLR and Trams in addition to the capital’s buses.