Industry News

Mobile payment news and views, February 6-February 26

Welcome to the latest installment of our regular look at the top news and views from the world of mobile payments, with items selected because of unique content, or because their source makes them notable. For more headlines and insights on the industry follow us on Twitter @cellum_group.

  • Barclays to allow mobile payments based on Twitter handles [Gigaom, February 25]
  • Visa research shows Australians set to embrace paying with their phones [News.com.au, February 24]
  • A technology shift could merge mobile payments with loyalty [ISO & Agent, February 23]
  • This simple comparison shows how well Apple Pay has taken off [Business Insider, February 23]
  • Google guns for Apple in mobile payments race [New York Times, February 23]
  • Samsung buys LoopPay, all but confirming new Apple Pay rival [CNET, February 18]
  • Royal Bank of Scotland now lets mobile customers log in with a fingerprint [Business Insider/Reuters, February 17]
  • Love of mobile payments grows at blistering pace [The Financial Brand, February 17]
  • Visa bins the account number for mobile & online payments [Tech Week Europe, February 16]
  • UnitedHealthcare upgrades Health4Me app to include mobile payments [MED CITY News, February 16]
  • Google quietly testing a new contextually aware mobile payment system – retiring wallet? [Inquisitr.com, February 12]
  • Watch your mobile wallet [Bloomberg, February 13]
  • Apple Pay heads aloft with JetBlue for in-flight purchases [CNET, February 10]
  • Shell and PayPal to roll out mobile payments at petrol pumps in UK [Tech World Europe, February 10]
  • Burger giant Wendy’s serves up new mobile payments system [Pymnts.com, February 9]
  • Mobile technologies becoming a growth engine for small and medium businesses [Forbes, February 8]
  • Cashless payments to overtake notes for first time in UK this year [Daily Mail, February 7]
  • Fraud fears holding back consumer acceptance of mobile payments [Banking Technology, February 6]
  • Mobile payments to topple debit and credit cards by 2020 [Tech Week Europe, February 6]
  • Alibaba goes for Indian mobile payments [Zacks, February 6]
  • China hits 557 million mobile consumers, 304 million use smartphones for payments [Payment Week, February 6]