Post Tagged with: "loyalty"

Loyyal Launches Blockchain-Based Tourism Program

Loyyal Launches Blockchain-Based Tourism Program

by May 31, 2016 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Loyyal – blockchain-based loyalty and rewards platform – has partnered with Dubai Future Foundation to create “world’s first” tourism incentives program powered by blockchain and smart contract technology, the company announced yesterday. Partnering with several global companies, such as Digitus and SquareCircle, Loyyal allows tourists  to collect reward points based onRead More

How Starbucks Rewards Will Work Through Apple Pay

How Starbucks Rewards Will Work Through Apple Pay

by October 13, 2015 at 11:17 am 0 comments

Rewards are arguably the key driver in mobile payments. That’s because: 1) swiping a card is as easy as tapping a phone, though dipping a card may be another matter; and 2) mobile payments in the U.S. basically means Starbucks. The rest, for now, are used only occasionally by earlyRead More

Chase Shows Off Mobile E-Card Reward Redemption [VIDEO]

Chase Shows Off Mobile E-Card Reward Redemption [VIDEO]

by October 9, 2015 at 2:04 pm 0 comments

Some cashback rewards are mailed to cardholders in the form of a paper check. Others can be transferred to the user’s bank account. JPMorgan Chase introduced a series of videos last week showing how Chase Freedom cardholders can turn rewards into e-gift cards using their mobile app. This is an interesting moveRead More

MasterCard Beefs Up Its Fintech Acquisitions

MasterCard Beefs Up Its Fintech Acquisitions

by July 29, 2015 at 6:15 pm 8 comments

You certainly can’t accuse MasterCard of ignoring FinTech innovators. In addition to running hackathons with startups all over the globe — the next one is in Mexico City this weekend — MasterCard is acquiring companies left and right. CEO Ajay Banga described what the company is looking for in the M&A spaceRead More

Why Does No One Know About Citi’s Price Rewind? [VIDEO]

Why Does No One Know About Citi’s Price Rewind? [VIDEO]

by May 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm 2 comments

Imagine this — You pick up the latest flat-screen TV on Amazon, then, a week later, notice it costs $100 less at Best Buy. Sure, you should have done your research, but wouldn’t it be great if your someone — perhaps your bank — could go back and get you the lowest priceRead More

Starbucks Owns Mobile Payments

Starbucks Owns Mobile Payments

by November 3, 2014 at 10:49 am 3 comments

Make no mistake, Starbucks is the first name in mobile payments.

Apple Poaching Talent from AmEx, PayPal, Google — for Loyalty Program

Apple Poaching Talent from AmEx, PayPal, Google — for Loyalty Program

by September 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm 7 comments

Apple has been filling out its payments team for the past few months, poaching a number of executives from PayPal, American Express, and others — but not just to prep for Apple Pay’s launch this week.

Apple to Launch Pilot Program For Merchant Partnership

Apple to Launch Pilot Program For Merchant Partnership

by September 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm 67 comments

Apple will be launching a pilot program to develop partnerships with merchants, including retailers, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the program.

VIDEO: ByeWallet Tests Collaborative Purchases

VIDEO: ByeWallet Tests Collaborative Purchases

by June 3, 2014 at 11:13 am 0 comments

Can’t afford that hot new thing? Ask a friend to pitch in. ByeWallet is a Spanish startup that brings a social element into payments with collaborative purchases. There are few details yet, but it seems the app will present users with offers based on their spending patterns. A card fromRead More

How Plink and Wisely Are Angling for Rewards Revenue

How Plink and Wisely Are Angling for Rewards Revenue

by December 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Mobile payments are the rage — but 90% of commerce still takes place offline. Two online services powering offline commerce are rewards company Plink and Wisely, a new Yelp-like service built on actual transaction data. Plink Plink offers card-linked rewards at brands such as Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, Staples, DollarRead More