Friday , July 20, 2018

Mobile Wallets

Washlava Expands and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/20/18

Washlava, a mobile-payments provider for laundromats, opened its second app-enabled laundromat, in New York City’s Queens borough. Washlava’s first such location opened in 2017 in Tampa, Fla. Payments provider Century Business Solutions announced an integration with Limo Anywhere, a point-of-sale software developer for the livery and limousine industry. Users of …

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Walmart Shoppers More Likely To Use Apple Pay In Walmart Than Walmart Pay

Walmart Inc. shoppers apparently aren’t as loyal to the giant retailer’s own mobile-payment service as they are to Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay. That’s one takeaway from the latest Mobile Pay Tracker from Auriemma Consulting Group. New York City-based ACG found that Walmart shoppers who use Apple Pay and have a …

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Apple Pay Wins Out Over Walmart Pay and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/18/18

Walmart shoppers who have access to Apple Pay and have a payment preference are twice as likely to use Apple Pay rather than Walmart Pay, but discounts and other deals could tip the scales back in Walmart’s favor, according to a study by Auriemma Consulting Group. Payments provider Century Business …

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Samsung Eliminates Samsung Pay from Some Phones and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/16/18

The New York Department of Financial Services has granted a virtual-currency license to cryptocurrency processor BitPay, allowing it to do business with companies and consumers in the state of New York. In an apparent cost-cutting effort, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is no longer including the Samsung Pay mobile-payments service in its …

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Ease in Payments And Ordering Are Central to Restaurant Success, a Survey Finds

What do diners want most when they go out to eat? Apparently, easy ordering and payment. That’s the big takeaway in the “Restaurant Digital Crossroads: The Race to Meet Guest Expectations” report released Thursday. Hassle-free ordering and payment are especially important to younger consumers, defined as those between 18 and 37 …

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Computer Services Reports 1Q Revenue and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/12/18

The top four uses for peer-to-peer payments on the Zelle network are splits for rent, meals, utility bills, and gifting, according to a survey of 9,000 mobile-banking users. The results were released by Early Warning Services LLC, which operates the bank-owned Zelle service. Payments processor Computer Services Inc. reported a …

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Google Pay Adds P2P And Mobile-Ticketing Features, But Google Pay Send Still Lives

Two previously announced features—support for person-to-person payments and a new tab for storing mobile tickets—went live Tuesday in Google Pay, Alphabet Inc.’s online and mobile-payments app. The first is a peer-to-peer payment capability, formerly known as Google Wallet, that allows users to pay or request funds from other persons. This …

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Ethiopian Airlines Adopts a Platform From Carrier-Payment Specialist Cellpoint Mobile

Ethiopian Airlines, which flew more than 8.7 million passengers in 2017, will use the Cellpoint Mobile payment platform across its domestic and international operations for tickets and related transactions, Miami-based Cellpoint Mobile announced Sunday. In addition to common payment acceptance, the deal also will enable Ethiopian Airlines, which flies 100 …

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Despite Growth in Mobile and Online Payments, Longstanding Payment Patterns Persist

The latest findings from a long-running survey of consumers’ payment choices show that new technology is driving a growing number of transactions, but overall usage patterns for credit cards, debit cards, and cash remain stable. The simultaneously released 2016 and 2017 Surveys of Consumer Payment Choice from the Federal Reserve …

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Venmo’s New Debit Card Is About More Than Cashing in on Interchange Fees

While the opportunity to earn interchange on transactions made on its new Venmo debit card seemingly answers the oft-asked question of how PayPal Holdings Inc. plans to leverage its free peer-to-peer payment service, the full answer runs much deeper. Interchange is only one piece of the puzzle. A much larger …

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