We are now in a new era of frictionless spending and when a consumer decides they want to pay for something online they want to be able to pay for it easily and quickly – in just one or two clicks. Paul Paterson, Commercial Director at ImpulsePay, outlines how Charge (more…)
As many as three quarters of shoppers are making mobile purchases each month, and 64% say they would be willing to make purchases on wearables if they had one, according to research by e-commerce provider Avangate.
Getting a whip going in the pub will never be the same again – and pubbing in general will be more relaxed and fun thanks to a partnership between Visa and Flypay to reinvent how people run tabs in bars.
A mobile first bank, designed around making the most of smartphone features has gained its banking licence and is expected to go live later this summer.
New research, released by Connexity, shows that UK consumers are excited by the prospect of Apple Pay – just like their US counterparts, where retailers are increasingly adopting the digital payment system.
Can Apple Pay ever match up to the hype? Ocado, the online supermarket, thinks so, becoming one of the first retailers to offer its customers the ability to pay with Apple Pay later this year.
Following Apple’s announcement that Apple Pay is coming to other countries outside the US in the coming months, MasterCard has been the first to major player to declare that it will offer its customers access to the service when it launches in the UK next month.
Mobile payment service Zapp takes a step closer to its delayed launch with the roll out of its ‘Pay by bank app’ paymark – the logo that will show that sites and services accept Zapp powered banking app payments.
Visa has confirmed that it has partnered with Google through the new Android Pay platform, opening up new secure Visa payment options to financial institutions and merchants around the world working within the Android eco-system.
The UK is becoming an increasingly “cash-last” society as one in four Brits expects to use their mobile phone to make payments on a daily basis by 2020, growing from the one in 12 who do so already today.
Fewer than 50% of merchants have explored mobile solutions, concludes an annual survey by payments expert, CMSpi. The 2015 UK Payments Insights report highlights that the key concerns for merchants with regards to mobile payments are security, speed of processing and cost.
Online payments made using mobile devices continues to rise globally accounting for 27.2% of the total online payments made in Q1 2015 – up from 25.8% on the traditionally high online spending period of Q4 and up a massive 39% on the corresponding period last year.
Research has revealed that more than 31 million (92%) UK mobile users will make payments with their mobile device in 2015. A further 24% of users said their spend on mobile would increase with additional payment platforms available at the point of purchase, such as carrier billing.
Vodafone Wallet users are to be able to make contactless smartphone payments through the Vodafone Wallet on NFC enabled phones following a deal between the MNO and Visa.
While mobile and digital payments are on the rise, the majority of consumers (8 in 10) still have concerns with adoption of this technology. But does Facebook or another big brand have the opportunity to change that with their peer-to-peer payments feature? It might, according to the Walker Sands’ 2015 (more…)
British shoppers are taking to new mobile-based technologies enthusiastically as they browse and pay for goods and services – but this rapidly ups the ante and they instantly expect more.
Comic Relief is upon us and as ever it becomes something of a show pony for m-payments. While we are poised to see the usual raft of SMS based donations prove again that charge to mobile payments are really worth a second look, others are also on the case.
M-Retailing’s light lunch vendor of choice, wagamama, not only offers great oriental fusion cuisine, but also now lets us pay with an app.
Samsung Electronics is hoping to usher in a new era of simple and above all ubiquitous mobile payments and e-commerce with the launch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona of Samsung Pay.
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.