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Tech

You Can Pay from Your Phone at Restaurants with This New Uber Eats Feature

“Uber Eats is flipping the switch on a contactless ordering feature that’s meant to come in handy when you’re dining in and ordering takeout amid the pandemic.  The tool is aptly called “Uber Eats Contactless Order Feature” and the idea is to enable you to cover your bill via the app when you’re at a restaurant to prevent unnecessary exchanges of heavily […]
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Tech

Waze rolls out contactless fuel payments with ExxonMobil, Shell

“Waze on Thursday rolled out a new feature that allows US drivers to link the navigation platform to fuel partner apps for contactless payments at participating Exxon, Mobil and Shell gas stations.  When drivers arrive at those stations, a notification in the Waze app will prompt them to securely pay using the fuel partner’s contactless […]
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Domains

Paytm to Introduce Contactless Ticketing for State-run Buses

“Paytm has announced the launch of contactless ticket buying facility for state-run local transport buses and promote safe intracity travel. The company is enabling it’s QR-based payments service on the buses combining it with the Paytm Soundbox for buying tickets. In a statement, Paytm said that It is in talks with 20 state transport departments.”
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Global

Mastercard, Axis Bank Partner to Bring POS Machines to Smartphones

“Digital payment major Mastercard has joined hands with private lender Axis Bank and French payment service provider Worldline, in a bid to offer the functionality of Point of Sale devices onto Android smartphones of small merchants in India while also be providing store owners value added digitisation services. The strategic alliance is created for expanding […]
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Tech

Interac Sees Digital and Contactless Payment Rush As Consumers Hunker Down During Coronavirus Pandemic

“Canadian debit-payments firm Interac Corp. is experiencing a surge in digital and contactless transactions as consumers make purchases from home and try to keep their hands clean during the coronavirus pandemic. There were 51.9 million e-transfers sent through Interac in March, the first time the 50-million mark has been crossed in a month. “We’re conducting […]

On The Wires

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Tech

Jaguars Introduce Jags Pay to take TIAA Bank Field cashless

“The Jacksonville Jaguars today introduced Jags Pay, an all-new contactless mobile payment technology at TIAA Bank Field designed with a contactless fan experience in mind. Jags Pay is now available via the Jaguars’ official mobile app and can be utilized for all stadium concession and merchandise payments in 2020.”
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Reports

US Payments Forum Market Snapshot: Industry Shifts Focus to Touchless Experiences, Securing E-Commerce and Upgrades for EMV at the Pump

“The U.S. Payments Forum today released its latest Market Snapshot providing a look at the state of the industry, including the adoption of contactless, the transition to EMV at the pump, trending topics, and current Forum priorities and projects. State of the Market: Industry prioritizes touchless customer experiences and changes at the POS due to […]
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Companies

UnionPay International Drives Increase In ‘Contactless Payment’ For Consumer Safety During COVID-19

“As the struggle against COVID-19 continues, UnionPay International have unveiled a plan for increased consumer safety through accelerating the issuance of contactless payment enabled cards worldwide. Collaborating with many local banks around the world, UnionPay International have also made a considerable effort to increase availability and awareness of online checkout services in order to step […]
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Tech

Fattmerchant Introduces Contactless by Omni to Help Businesses Meet the Growing Consumer Demand for Contactless Payments

“Fattmerchant, an integrated payment technology provider that simplifies the payment processing experience for business owners, announces the release of Contactless by Omni. This new all-in-one contactless payment solution provides business owners with the ability to go touch-free and virtual overnight, allowing their business to begin accepting payments in the ways that their customers are most […]