Eurostar mobile tickets can now be saved on Google Pay

Eurostar mobile tickets can now be saved on Google Pay

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is offering travellers a new way to organise and manage paperless tickets, by adding the ability to buy and save mobile tickets on Google Pay in a world first for any international rail company. Travellers using Google Pay on Android L or higher […]

Curve creates AR Pay: pay using Augmented Reality technology

Curve creates AR Pay: pay using Augmented Reality technology

Curve, the fintech startup that reinvented the card and lets you combine all your cards into one Curve smartcard, has successfully developed the first ever augmented reality (AR) payment technology. A video shows how the feature operates in real life, and it’s fantastic.   Dubbed “Project X” within Curve office walls, and developed by a discreet […]

UK mobile customers have paid networks nearly £1 billion due to mid-contract price hikes

UK mobile customers have paid networks nearly £1 billion due to mid-contract price hikes

Mobile networks that impose annual inflation-based mid-contract price hikes on their pay monthly customers are estimated to have cost UK customers almost £1billion since 2013, according to research from specialist mobile analysts Tarifica, commissioned by Tesco Mobile. Further price hikes are set to come into effect from the end of March, with EE, Three and O2 all […]

Fintech startup Yoyo is launching a new omnichannel solution

Fintech startup Yoyo is launching a new omnichannel solution

European fintech startup, Yoyo, has announced a new eCommerce solution for its already existing shopping platform, which is geared towards tracking retail transactions and loyalty programs. Currently, Yoyo Wallet gives consumers the ability to organise mobile and in-store payment options, rewards, offers, and itemised receipts all in one place. Yoyo’s new omnichannel features include multichannel one-click […]

Mobile holiday spending was over 120 per cent higher than rest of year in 2018, says Button

Mobile holiday spending was over 120 per cent higher than rest of year in 2018, says Button

The holiday season in 2018 saw shoppers browse and spend 121 per cent more on mobile than the average mobile shopper prior to the holidays, according to a report from mobile commerce partnership platform Button. Button tracked mobile shopping within the Button Marketplace, which includes partnerships with companies like Amazon, Walmart, Uber, Hotels.com, eBay, and Boxed. The […]

Chinese tourists use of mobile payments abroad overtakes cash, according to new study

Chinese tourists use of mobile payments abroad overtakes cash, according to new study

Chinese travellers use of mobile payments abroad has overtaken cash for the first time with 32% of transactions paid for digitally, according to new research. A joint report by Nielsen and Alipay, the Alibaba affiliated financial services company, found Chinese tourists were spending more money when travelling with more tourists using mobile payment while overseas. […]

Square launches SDK to help mobile developers take in-app payments

Square launches SDK to help mobile developers take in-app payments

Square, the payment app founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, now enables developers and sellers to process payments with the platform in their mobile apps. The Square In-App Payments Software Development Kit (SDK) enables developers to begin taking payments from users with just a few lines of code. The SDK is available on iOS, Android, […]

Vue Entertainment teams with Urban Airship to deliver the UK’s first movie tickets on Google Pay

Vue Entertainment teams with Urban Airship to deliver the UK’s first movie tickets on Google Pay

Customer engagement company Urban Airship and Vue Entertainment, part of Vue International, one of the world’s largest cinema operators, unveiled the U.K.’s first Google Pay movie tickets. Now Vue movie-goers at over 30 of its paperless sites  — not just its app users — can add film tickets to Google Pay and skip the box office to head […]

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