Digital payments using wearables devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are an increasing area of focus for industry participants, and consumer acceptance from early trials and deployments has encouraged some of the biggest names in technology and banking to continue their push to drive growth in this nascent market.
Later this summer, Burger King will expand its use of MasterPass to its app which offers exclusive deals and allows users to locate the nearest restaurant, explore the menu, and pay directly with their phone. Starting this fall, Firehouse Subs will begin accepting MasterPass too.
Capital One second quarter earnings of $830 million were significantly impacted by a $147 million restructuring charge, earnings were further offset by a $41 million build of litigation reserves relative to the company’s U.K. Payment Protection Insurance reserve.
Visa’s profits are soaring and the deal to acquire Visa Europe looks like it will happen by the end of the year. Second quarter adjusted net income jumped 33% year-on-year (YOY) to $1.8 billion. Visa says it is targeting to resolve these Visa Europe discussions by the end of October.
Discover’s credit card outstandings continued strong in the second quarter rising 4.2% as Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) rose 2.4%, year-on-year (YOY). While all other credit card metrics remained stable, overall net income for Q2/15 declined 7.0% YOY to $699 million.