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
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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
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
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
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
Make no mistake, Starbucks is the first name in mobile payments.
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 will be launching a pilot program to develop partnerships with merchants, including retailers, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the program.
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
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