Starting Monday MasterCard cardholders using Apple Pay can travel for free around London over the next four consecutive Mondays. Customers using MasterCard with Apple Pay need to touch in and out on London’s transport network using their Apple device and they will have their fares refunded by MasterCard on any of the Fare Free Mondays.
Walgreens Balance Rewards members can now seamlessly use their account through Apple Pay – without separately scanning a Balance Rewards card or barcode. More than 85 million active Balance Rewards members will have the ability to earn and redeem loyalty points via Apple Pay.
NJ-based Heartland Payment Systems (HPS) reported Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise (SME) Q3 transaction processing volume set a new quarterly record $24.5 billion, up 13.1% year-on-year (YOY). HPS also acquired privately held Digital Dining, a provider of restaurant point-of-sale (POS) and management systems throughout the USA.
American Express is committed to make Apple Pay to be available in key global markets allowing its cardholders to pay on the go with an iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad. Apple Pay is expected to be available for Card Members in Canada and Australia this year and in Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong in 2016.
San Francisco-based OmnyPay has launched its first integrated mobile loyalty, rewards and payment system designed specifically for retailers. OmnyPay enters the mobile payments market with major competitive advantages: a clear focus on a long-standing retailer problem, a proven management team, and a first-of-its kind solution to solve the “last inch” of the mobile payments process.
Verifone has expanded its taxi and car-for-hire electronic hailing (e-hail), payment and media business with the acquisition of Curb, a business that connects people in approximately 60 U.S. cities with rides from professional, insured, and fully-licensed taxi drivers. Using Curb’s e-hail app, passengers take more than 100,000 rides each month.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: ACSI (Index); NCR (Marathon); GOLDMONEY (content); and MERCATOR (report).
Shopify announced the launch of its new credit card reader that will allow Shopify merchants in the U.S. to securely accept chip and pin, tap, and swipe credit and debit cards as well as contactless payment technologies like Apple Pay.
North American Bancard says the newest version of its PayAnywhere Mobile credit card reader is now available for purchase in all U.S. Apple Stores and Apple.com.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the Citi ThankYou Preferred MasterCard.
ShopKeep has acquired Ambur, an iPad and iPhone point of sale system for more than 1,500 restaurants. Also, ShopKeep ankled Andrew Gorrin as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer.
Doxo announced the National Grid has made available to its customers the doxo application to enhance the company’s customer engagement and experience by offering a paperless account and billing option. Through doxo, National Grid’s electricity and gas customers, across New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, can now receive their bills and other account documents, organize account information, and make payments directly from their free doxo account.