Category Archives: mobile payments
When every UK operator joined forces to create a single, universal mobile payment system, you could have expected that more would come of it. But while Payforit has never been a huge headline grabber, there are many companies working steadily to push its uptake and use. We sat down with Paul Paterson, Operations Director of ImpulsePay, a Payforit provider, to talk about where Payforit is now and what the future holds for the operator-backed system. Continue reading
Marks & Spencer is one of the biggest retailers in the UK – with over 600 branches at home, almost 300 abroad, and an annual turnover of £8.4 billion. Today, it has announced some of the results from the launch of its first mobile commerce site, which it created with Mobile Interactive Group and Usablenet. Continue reading
It’s that time of year – as all the colleges and universities start back in, there are gangs of roving students desperate to find accommodation. Spareroom.co.uk is one of the biggest flat and house sharing websites in the UK, and it is using mobile payments to make life easier for flat hunters by giving them a head start on everyone else. Continue reading
New research from digital agency YouGov has revealed that banks could hugely improve their customer’s opinions by launching mobile banking services. The study, commissioned by on-line financial services company Intelligent Enviroments, reveals that 25% of people aged between 18 and 34 would be more approving of their bank if they were offered mobile features. Continue reading
In West Philadelphia, there’s an area called University City. With a huge number of University’s in the neighborhoods that comprise the City, it also has a large number of students. Today, it has been announced that SMS-based mobile payment services are being rolled out to the students.
Mobio is a Canadian company that combines mobile payments with barcode technology. It uses mobile barcode scans to enable credit card transactions, allowing consumers to pay for items as quickly as scanning a barcode. And today it has announced a new technology test in Florida that will see attendees at football games ordering drinks and food up to their seats with barcodes. Continue reading
Rating: Develope for anyhting, then bill for it
So what do you do next after creating your killer mobile app? You need to be able to sell and then monitor who’s buying it. Satisfying his very basic need is what Bango and weComm hope they have done by forming an alliance. weComm takes care of the application creation and Bango provides the mobile analytics and payment collection service. All the application developer has to do is come up with the bright idea. Continue reading
Using your mobile device to make a shopping trip easier is one of the most in demand services from phone owners. “Mobile shopping” apps are being released far more often now, and are almost entirely targeted at the shoppers themselves. But PayMaster has just announced a mobile application for retailers, to help them turn any iPhone into a checkout. Continue reading
Strike the Bar provides entertainment during half-time at football matches – by giving punters the chance to win £100,000. To win, you need to kick the ball from the half-way line… and hit the cross bar. Today, mobile payments provider paythru has announced that it will be driving the digital payments for the prize.
When PayPal finally launched for Android in May this year, there was a generally positive response. Up until that point, the only payment option for the OS had been through Google Checkout, and most were happy to get a choice. But some suggested that it wouldn’t have enough mass market pull. Today, PayPal has announced an update to their Android offering – will it bring a wider appeal? Continue reading
An important purchase has been announced today. Global payments and security specialist Ingenico has bought a 90% controlling interest in mobile transfer company TransferTo. This will see a combination of their main strengths that could prove a powerful boost for international remittance: Point-of-Sale terminals from Ingenico, and a global airtime transfer network from TransferTo. Continue reading
Fiserv is a big financial services provider, and also what you might call a mobile payments “enabler”. For months, we’ve reported as Fiserv provides mobile banking services to smaller, regional banks and credit unions. Today, it’s aiming even smaller – with a person-to-person mobile payment system called ZashPay. Continue reading