mobile payments

  • iZettle Gets $67M To Expand From Mobile Payments To Small Business Financing

    iZettle Gets $67M To Expand From Mobile Payments To Small Business Financing

    European mobile payments player, iZettle, is expanding into what amounts to small business loans — announcing a capital advance product, called iZettle Advance, which will be available to select iZettle customers who need funds to grow their own businesses. So it’s basically moving onto even more of the territory where traditional banks fear to tread. Read More

  • Contrary To Reports, Android Pay Not Launching This Week

    Contrary To Reports, Android Pay Not Launching This Week

    Android Pay, Google’s forthcoming payments platform and rival to Apple Pay, will soon launch, allowing consumers to pay using their Android smartphones at point-of-sale as well as make purchases within mobile applications. However, according to sources familiar with Google’s plans, Android Pay is not arriving today – or any time this week, in fact – despite a handful… Read More

  • How The Digital Economy Can Help End Extreme Poverty Crunch Network

    How The Digital Economy Can Help End Extreme Poverty

    When I was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia recently as part of the U.S. government’s delegation to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, I was struck by how much the international development landscape is changing. Where governments were once the primary source of development assistance, today the private sector, civil society, academia and donors are all working… Read More

  • Samsung And MasterCard Will Launch Samsung Pay Together In Europe

    Samsung And MasterCard Will Launch Samsung Pay Together In Europe

    Samsung and MasterCard, which have been working together to bring Samsung Pay to consumers and merchants around the world, announced today that they will extend their partnership to launch the mobile payment system in Europe. Read More

  • Subway Teams Up With PayPal On Mobile Payments

    Subway Teams Up With PayPal On Mobile Payments

    Ordering your food or beverages by smartphone and then paying for it via an app is quickly becoming the new normal. Starbucks already allows for this across thousands of its stores in the U.S. Meanwhile, Burger King and Firehouse Subs announced integrations with MasterCard’s MasterPass digital payment solution just this week, and Taco Bell’s own mobile ordering solution is powered… Read More

  • Most UK Apple Pay Retailers Cap At £20, But Pret And Bill’s Show Transactions Can Be Limitless

    Most UK Apple Pay Retailers Cap At £20, But Pret And Bill’s Show Transactions Can Be Limitless

    Apple Pay officially arrived in the UK earlier today, and with it, we’re now getting more details on how the mobile payment service will work. Most of the 250,000 physical locations that will accept Apple’s contactless payment service will work with a £20 cap on transactions, as some had been reporting prior to launch, but it turns out this is not the full story. At least… Read More

  • Accidental Tweet Reveals Apple Pay Will Hit U.K. On Tuesday

    Accidental Tweet Reveals Apple Pay Will Hit U.K. On Tuesday

    Although we’ve known since Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference that Apple Pay, the company’s own mobile payment solution, would arrive in the U.K. in July, a British bank accidentally revealed by way of a tweet that the service is, in fact, launching tomorrow. According to a now-deleted tweet by HSBC, Apple Pay will arrive in the country on Tuesday, July 14th. The blog… Read More

  • Starbucks Mobile Ordering Expands To More States, Now Live In Over 4,000 Stores

    Starbucks Mobile Ordering Expands To More States, Now Live In Over 4,000 Stores

    Starbucks, whose embrace of mobile payments and mobile loyalty in-store has already established the company as a forward-thinker when it comes to new technology, is this morning announcing the expansion of its “Mobile Order & Pay” system to 21 more states, including 3,400 individual café locations across the U.S. The feature allows customers to place their order and pay… Read More

  • European Mobile Payment Startup SumUp Discloses A Total $45M In Funding

    European Mobile Payment Startup SumUp Discloses A Total $45M In Funding

    In the rush of companies crowding into the mobile payment space, a startup out of Europe has announced more funding to grow its footprint and add contactless hardware. SumUp, a startup originally founded in 2012 in Berlin that competes against the likes of iZettle and Rocket Internet’s Payleven, has raised an undisclosed amount led by Swiss backer Venture Incubator. The exact figure is… Read More

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