I left my payment cards at home yesterday. And… it didn’t matter. It’s getting easier these days to keep that card in your pocket — or wherever. For example, BMO Harris announced this week it is enabling cardless cash withdrawals at 750 ATMs — about half its total fleet. Customers willRead More
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News broke last week that Softcard, formerly known as Isis, may have a suitor in mobile wallet competitor Google. What would be the price tag, considering the hundreds of millions — perhaps even billions — of dollars telcos poured into Isis/Softcard over the past five years? Try $50 to $100Read More
It is cold here in New York, brutally cold. When I woke up this morning, the temperature with the wind chill was -6 degrees Fahrenheit. It was so cold outside it hurt. I mention the cold because it led me to transform into a digital payments customer — this morning.Read More
Facebook announced yesterday that it would on August 12 shut down Facebook Gifts, its program selling virtual and physical gift cards for retailers such as Best Buy and Starbucks. Does this mean digital gift cards done? Hardly. Several payments players are placing bets on gift cards just as Facebook backs off. Payment processor First DataRead More
LevelUp’s new(ish) barcode scanners rolled out in the Gregory’s Coffee chain today.
The incessant debate over mobile payment standards, the seemingly endless stream of “let’s throw this against the wall to see if it sticks” product launches, the will it/won’t it debate over Apple payments has obscured a simple truth: several mobile payments companies are already selling their wares — successfully.
Bluetooth, which has gone mainstream because of Apple’s iBeacon technology, has been deemed by some to be the future of mobile payments — and that future is coming more quickly than we thought, with mobile payment company LevelUp adding iBeacon support over the past few days.
Hungry for payments innovation? Great! Will that be for pickup or delivery? Two payments startups, Square and LevelUp, announced extensions to their platforms today that take them beyond the point-of-sale, and both have to do with ordering food. Square already has services beyond the point-of-sale, such as Square Cash, aRead More
Not going it alone is PayPal‘s new mantra, and Revel is the newest company to join forces with the eBay subsidiary as it dives deeper into retail. Revel Systems is a provider of cloud-based iPad point-of-sale software. Custom solutions are offered for a variety of merchants, from food truck vendors toRead More
Last year the US contributed close to 20% of the world’s GDP despite coming off the back of the biggest economic downturn since the 1930’s Great Depression. The US, UK, Germany, Russian and CIS States, and China dominate the world’s payment landscape currently, but in volume of non-bank payments the US dominates withRead More