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.
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