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Leutz: The Victims of Venmo

“Spending money in the digital era feels more like waving a magic wand, or playing a video game, than making monetary decisions. In this way, there is a growing feeling of numbness, or detachment, between the consumer and digital currency. When people can’t physically see money leaving their hands, they are at a higher risk […]
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Indonesian mobile payments set for cross-platform boom

“Although they already saw rapid growth in 2018, transactions via mobile payments platforms and prepaid cash cards, which are very popular in underbanked Indonesia, still account for a small slice of retail sales. They will make up a bigger slice in 2019 when Bank Indonesialaunches a centralised gateway allowing cross-platform transactions. At the heart of this system […]
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Visa, SiriusXM unveil plans at CES for in-vehicle payments platform

“The companies, who announced the deal at a CES event, said the connected payment service will allow drivers to pay for everything from coffee to highway and bridge tolls, as well as to locate and pay for parking, according to the release. The service will use biometric authentication of Visa account holders through voice and touchscreen commands in order […]
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Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay coming to Target

“It’ll soon be getting much easier to pay with your smartphone at Target. The retailer, which had been a major holdout, announced in a blog post Tuesday that it will soon accept Apple Pay, Google Play, Samsung Pay as well as “contactless cards” from Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover in all of its stores. Apple […]
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Apple Pay transaction volumes are up 100% year-on-year

“More than 1.8bn Apple Pay transactions were conducted last quarter, CEO Tim Cook has revealed during the company’s Q1 2019 earnings call. That number is “well over twice the volume of the year-ago quarter,” he revealed. The rollout of Apple Pay in Germany “has been a huge success”, Cook added, “with Deutsche Bank reporting more activations for Apple Pay […]
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Los Angeles Metro System May Support Apple Pay This Fall

“MacRumors reports that Los Angeles Metro is working with Apple to bring support for Apple Pay. This transit agency manages the integration of the TAP card system in the Los Angeles Area. Support for Apple Pay is reportedly scheduled to roll out this fall. The scribe mentions that it obtained this information through a public information request […]
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Lydia launches shared accounts for its mobile payment app

“When Lydia introduced its premium offering back in March 2018, the company completely rethought the way Lydia accounts worked. Users had a single Lydia account and were basically limited to sending, receiving and withdrawing money — it was all about peer-to-peer payments. Now, you can create as many Lydia accounts as you want, move money around, set money […]

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Paying for Uber Just Got Easier for PayActiv Users

“In a new partnership with Uber for Business, PayActiv is proud to announce an innovative method to access Uber service. Rides are now available to the many who were unable to access Uber service due to lack of liquidity and or banking status. PayActiv users can access their already earned wages and directly pay for Uber rides […]
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Atom Tickets – Buy Movie Tickets, Invite Friends, Skip Lines

“Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind social movie ticketing app, has launched two new digital payment features and options from Google Pay and Samsung. These features expand Atom’s current integrations with other digital payment leaders including Chase Pay, Amazon Pay, and Apple Pay. Atom strives to give movie fans secure choices when purchasing movie tickets.”
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Phillips 66 Company collaborates with Honda Developer Studio to offer in-vehicle fuel payment

“Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) is collaborating with Honda Developer Studio to develop in-vehicle fuel payment integration that allows Honda vehicle owners to reserve a pump and pay for fuel at Phillips 66®, 76® and Conoco® branded locations through their in-dash infotainment system. This new in-vehicle feature will allow drivers to find the nearest Phillips 66, 76 or Conoco station […]