Sweetgreen will stop accepting cash payments in 2017

Money makes the world go around, but it's not always necessary to have greenbacks in your pocket any more. Healthy fast food joint Sweetgreen has revealed that it's going to stop accepting cash payments at the majority of its stores in 2017. The comp…

New York City now lets you pay for parking with your phone

New York City is making good on its promise to have smarter parking meters before 2016 is over. As of December 19th, the first ParkNYC-capable Muni-Meters are live in midtown Manhattan — you can now pay for parking through a smartphone app (or the w…

Square Cash plugs its virtual card into Apple Pay

The Square Cash service added a "virtual debit card" feature back in September, and tonight during the Code Commerce event, CEO Jack Dorsey announced that it's integrating with Apple Pay. The virtual Visa debit card lets Square Cash users spend their…

Android Pay helps Brits keep track of their Tube spending

It might have been late to the party, but Google is determined to make Android Pay the de facto payment solution for non-iPhone users in the UK. An update going out "this week" will add some deeper integrations with Transport for London (TfL), includ…

Samsung Pay won’t reach the UK until sometime next year

2016 has been a good year for mobile payments, thanks to the arrival of Android Pay and the majority of big banks adopting Apple Pay. Samsung was also meant to join the party, but the company has confirmed that Galaxy smartphone and Gear smartwatch o…

Chase Pay’s QR code-powered app only works at two stores

Retailers spent years trying to develop a mobile payment system capable of competing with Apple Pay and Android Pay, and at last, CurrentC has arrived. It's come in the form of the Chase Pay app, which allows customers of the bank to use its QR code-…

Samsung Pay starts rolling out in Canada

Canadian iPhone owners have had Apple Pay for a while, but what if a Samsung phone is your weapon of choice? You might be set after today. Just a couple of weeks after the company revealed that Samsung Pay was coming to Canada in November, Galaxy pho…

Sainsbury’s finally caves to contactless

No, you haven't gone back in time. We're almost at the end of 2016, and Sainsbury's is just now confirming it'll soon begin accepting contactless payments in stores — finally coming good on an old promise (sort of). Most Sainsbury's Local spots will…