CardFlash News Briefs: HYPERWALLET (loyalty); CARDINALCOMMERCE (patent); MYPINPAD (study); and PARKMOBILE (Pittsburgh).
HYPERWALLET – Hyperwallet, a leading payout platform of the new economy, announced the launch of its new loyalty program for independent workers. The program, which will be offered at no cost to Hyperwallet customers, gives organizations the opportunity to incorporate rewards into their existing earnings distribution processes.
CARDINALCOMMERCE – CardinalCommerce, the pioneer and global leader in authenticated payments has been granted a patent by the Australian Patent Office for Intelligent Directory Server Routing patent, and received a notice of allowance in Canada for System and Method for Conversion Between Internet and Non-Internet Transactions.
MYPINPAD – myPINpad announced the initial findings from its exclusive Mobile PIN authentication survey. The unique online consumer study sought to understand consumer attitudes to combining cardholder PIN with mobile authentication for online payment. The results indicates there is a high degree of consumer confidence in PIN as a method of authentication. 69% of respondents feel secure shopping in-store thanks to Chip and PIN; 85% of respondents would like to be notified on their mobile of high value transactions and have the ability to instantly authorize with a PIN; and 90% of frequent online shoppers said that if it were available they would use PIN to authorize payment via mobile.
PARKMOBILE – The Pittsburgh Parking Authority and Parkmobile have partnered. At more than 9,000 parking spaces across the city, Pittsburgh residents can easily pay for their spot via the app, ‘Go Mobile PGH.’ The idea behind the app is simple – parkers can now effortlessly pay for parking without having to carry around loose change and check when their meter expires, all from their smartphones.. Additionally, with a few clicks in the app, users can extend their parking session without leaving dinner early or missing the end of a movie. The app has so far been met with widespread praise, logging more than 1,000 users in the first 24 hours of launch.