Despite 2015 set to be a big year for new payment trends with the growing popularity of Google Wallet, ApplePay and other m-payment methods, research suggests that only 40% of UK businesses are taking the plunge and offering customers any of these new ways to pay.
From 10 March, UK shoppers will be able to pay each other and small businesses using their Twitter handles. In a UK first, Barclays will be the first bank to link its successful Pingit peer-to-peer mobile payment service to the social media site.
More than 15% of smartphone owners will use mobile wallets by 2018, but users want way more than just payments from such a technology, according to new Forrester research.
Zapper, one of the many mobile payments and digital marketing companies vying for position in retail, has expanded into Switzerland by partnering with the popular restaurant Café du Centre in Geneva. The move reiterates Zapper’s goal to expand the availability of quick, easy and innovative mobile payments across Europe.
A new study published by Experian, the global information services company, reveals that a third of the UK population (33%) believes credit and debit card payments will no longer be the preferred method of payment in 2020, as paying with a smartphone will take over. The Banking Moving Forward study (more…)
Figures from Adyen, a global payments technology company that tracks mobile payment data from web-based transactions across its customer base has found that mobile now accounts for 26% of payments.
More than 7,000 visitors, including retailers from around the world, are expected at this year’s Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) on 25 and 26 March at the NEC – and there is a lovely mobile track that will explore the latest developments, trends and ‘learnings’ about mobile.
It’s the time of year when we like to take a breath and look ahead to the exciting trends for the coming year. Here Jonathan Heap, CTO at NN4M outline what he thinks are the six big things retailers can expect to see from mobile this coming year
With the festive season rapidly approaching, bargain hunting has never been easier as customers can browse, compare prices and ultimately purchase gifts without ever having to brave the High Street, says Helmut Okike from Omlis.
Mobile phone and tablet users will make 195 billion mobile commerce transactions annually by 2019, up from 72 billion this year. So finds the latest m-commerce forecast from Juniper Research.
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…)