China’s UnionPay Steps Into Mobile Commerce In JV With UK Startup Powa

china-bubble On the heels of reports that Apple Pay is gearing up for a February launch of its mobile payment service in China, the country’s biggest credit card company has entered into a JV with a mobile payments startup out of the UK to take its own steps into smartphone-based transactions. UnionPay Network Payments — a wholly owned subsidiary of China UnionPay, the state-run company… Read More

china-bubble On the heels of reports that Apple Pay is gearing up for a February launch of its mobile payment service in China, the country’s biggest credit card company has entered into a JV with a mobile payments startup out of the UK to take its own steps into smartphone-based transactions. UnionPay Network Payments — a wholly owned subsidiary of China UnionPay, the state-run company… Read More

PayPal Launches PayPal.Me, A Simpler Way To Request Money Using Your Own Personalized URL

paypal-me-profile PayPal today is launching a new take on peer-to-peer payments with the debut of a platform it’s calling PayPal.Me. For the first time, PayPal customers will be able to set up their own user profiles which are associated with a personalized URL (e.g. paypal.me/username), which can then be shared with others via text, over email, on instant messenger, via social media, or anywhere else, as… Read More

paypal-me-profile PayPal today is launching a new take on peer-to-peer payments with the debut of a platform it’s calling PayPal.Me. For the first time, PayPal customers will be able to set up their own user profiles which are associated with a personalized URL (e.g. paypal.me/username), which can then be shared with others via text, over email, on instant messenger, via social media, or anywhere else, as… Read More

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

cYn8okcNG665Iv0HkJ8ph-TlcbQXRYcninzdbuHmfKU 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

cYn8okcNG665Iv0HkJ8ph-TlcbQXRYcninzdbuHmfKU 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

How The Digital Economy Can Help End Extreme Poverty

beggar 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

beggar 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, 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

Samsung Pay 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

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 09.53.53 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 the launch, but it turns out this is not the full story. At least… Read More

Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 09.53.53 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 the launch, but it turns out this is not the full story. At least… Read More

Starbucks Mobile Ordering Expands To 21 More States, Now Live In Over 4,000 Stores

starbucks 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

starbucks 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

Best Buy Will Accept Apple Pay In All U.S. Stores Later This Year

 Back when Apple Pay was first launched, Best Buy wanted none of it. As a part of the MCX consortium, they were a part of an effort among retailers to build a mobile payments system of their own: CurrentC.
It seems Best Buy has changed its mind. 6…

apple pay Back when Apple Pay was first launched, Best Buy wanted none of it. As a part of the MCX consortium, they were a part of an effort among retailers to build a mobile payments system of their own: CurrentC.
It seems Best Buy has changed its mind. 6 months later, Best Buy is jumping on the Apple Pay train. Read More