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.
A recent survey shows more than half of parents with students in grades K-12 are likely to set a budget for back-to-school expenses. College students are focused on items they need – 83% plan to reuse where possible and replenish essentials, and 63% will refer to last year’s spending as a guideline.