The UK is increasingly becoming the go to country for online shoppers from across the world, with China leading the way – and 83% of these Chinese shoppers are using mobile.
Verifone and Swipp, a leading Danish mobile payment app, are to integrate Swipp as an accepted payment method for more than 30,000 Danish merchants using Verifone devices. The development of the app has been supported by more than 70 banks in Denmark.
From today, customers at ASK Italian restaurants across the UK no longer need to ask for the bill. They now have the option to pay from their smartphone, through the Qkr! with MasterPass app.
Think again, says Klas Back, General Manager of International and Payment Strategy at Braintree.
Mobile payments in the UK now account for 46.9% of all online payments and 40% of PayPal transactions are mobile.
The majority of the UK adult population will not be paying for their Christmas gifts with a mobile or watch, according to the latest research from Skopos – because not enough people have them.
Cloud-based POS platform Lightspeed, and mobile payment service, iZettle, announced today a partnership to equip thousands of restaurants across the UK and Europe with a quick and easy technology to take mobile payments on-the-go.
Owen Chen, President and CEO of global POS solutions developer Posiflex Technology, Inc., discusses the impact that mobile point of sale is having on the retail landscape. Rising internet access through smartphones and tablets together with the growth of online retailing has led to a new breed of customer, one (more…)
MasterCard has partnered with ASK Italian, Zizzi – both part of the Azzurri Group – and Carluccio’s to bring their customers mobile payments via the Qkr! with MasterPass app on their phone. The move follows a roll out at Wagamama in March.
By 2017, everyone will be able to pay with their contactless-enabled device for high value payments (above £30 in the UK) at all contactless terminals in Europe, says MasterCard, removing one of the biggest impediments to contactless growth in retail. Using payment services such as Apple Pay, consumers can already (more…)
The high-profile launch of Apple Pay is set to bring a whole host of benefits to retailers, greatly impacting the use of credit cards while also reducing financial service fees. Matt Clarke, Chief Technical Operator at Amaze, looks at what we can expect to see next Apple Pay – quick, (more…)
Today sees the limit for contactless payments rise to £30, from the previous limit of £20, in a move that’s expected to deliver a new boost to NFC (near-field communication) payments, and could encourage the wider take-up of mobile payment methods. Already, figures from MasterCard and Barclaycard show contactless spending has grown (more…)
M-payments have garnered increasing column inches – in no small part thanks to the launch of Apple Pay. But what does it really mean for retailers? Here, leading payments consultant Masha Cilliers takes a look at what retailers really need to think about when it comes to m-payments.
More than half of UK smartphone owners (55%) have abandoned a mobile transaction because of usability issues, slow load times, poor check out experience and payment process complications, finds a study by Jumio. And its is costing retailers as much as £6 billion in lost revenues.
PayPal is tapping into the new found love of NFC (Thanks Apple Pay) with the launch of its very own Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled PayPal Here card reader, which accepts contactless payments from Visa, Maestro and MasterCard debit / credit cards as well as Apple Pay.
Last month saw Apple Pay finally reach UK shores. After months of waiting since its initial roll-out in the US and the instant popularity it’s had with American consumers, Brits are finally able to add Apple Pay to their list of payments options. However, will Apple Pay take off in the (more…)
Weekday money management is the fastest growing use of mobile payments according to new figures released this week by Paym.
MasterCard and Samsung are to bring Samsung Pay to Europe, where it will join Apple Pay as an NFC mobile payment option for consumers in store – a move likely to make rolling out mobile payments for retailers even more of an imperative.
Following the launch of Apple Pay in the UK last week, new MasterCard figures show that the British public are willing to embrace mobile payments despite some hesitation. One in four British consumers said that they expect to make a contactless payment with their mobile in the next year. Furthermore, (more…)
When news of Apple Pay’s UK arrival became a reality, a lot of buzz surrounded the 250,000 retailers and the majority of banks (not including Barclays … yet) who would support it across the country, but how will it impact retailers? Here’s how, says Henry Morland, chief product officer, Brightpearl