Google Wallet is trying a new method to spur adoption: giving out free money. Google Wallet recently started a campaign to give out $5 to consumers who buy gift cards from the following retailers via Google Wallet: Regal Cinemas Sephora Staples Toys “R” Us on Gyft.com Whole Foods Market GoogleRead More
Once again, Litle & Co. is the fastest payment processor in the world.
To say Square and PayPal are important to American small business might be an understatement.
So when those two ventures’ integration into the accounting platform of choice for America’s small business — QuickBooks Online — falls short, the shortcoming deserves notice.
What comes after mobile in payments? Mobile may be all the rage now, but wearables are coming fast, and then there’s the Internet of Things, and there’s even that guy who embedded his bitcoin wallet in his hand — ouch!
Reactions to the announcement of Snapchat’s new payments service ran the gamut from “the future of payments” to, well, a way to pay people for sending you nude pictures.
Customers are fired up to make mobile payments using Google Wallet and Apple Pay even if they don’t own the devices they would need to accomplish this. That information arrives via a recent survey by Stratos, makers of a “connected card” solution along the lines of Coin and Plastc.
UnionPay cardholders — everyone with a payment card in China — can now use their cards to make payments in Apple’s App Store. With 100 million iPhone users, China is the iPhone’s leading growth market, and Tim Cook has repeatedly stated this is where he sees Apple’s greatest opportunities lying.
Regions Bank released a video yesterday showing “two new concept branches that offer a glimpse into the branch of the future.” The branches include video tellers and ATMs with advanced functionality, such as check-cashing and offering withdrawals in a variety of bills. Both branches are located near universities, one on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the other near Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
U.S. Bank ran a pilot program for mobile photo account opening, a Mitek Systems technology, with Twins games attendees this summer, and based on the positive results, plans to expand the program to other event spaces in its footprint.
In late October, eyebrows were raised when mobile payments startup Mozido raised $185 million from the likes of MasterCard, Wellington Management Co., and His Royal Highness Sheik Nahyan, who is kind of a big deal in the United Arab Emirates.
It’s that special time of year… the days are getting shorter, leaves are falling, and gift cards are in the air. The venture money is flowing into gift cards as well. Gift card marketplace Raise just finished an $18.1 million funding round, according to GigaOm.