Apple Pay launches in China

Apple Pay has begun rolling out across China, letting consumers pay in-store with compatible Apple devices using their China UnionPay credit and debit cards at QuickPass-enabled POS terminals as well as make purchases within participating mobile apps. More




Ford enters the mobile payments market with FordPay

FordPay

Ford car owners will soon be able to make transactions from their vehicle for services such as car parking using FordPay, a virtual wallet that stores payment details on their mobile phone. The feature is part of the FordPass platform which aims to offer drivers more mobility options and also includes merchant rewards. More



Android Pay to launch in Australia, adds in-app payments in US

Google will launch its Android Pay mobile payment service across Australia in the first half of 2016 with support from several of the country’s major financial institutions, including ANZ, Westpac, Bank of Melbourne, Bank of South Australia, Bendigo Bank, Cuscal, ING Direct, Macquarie Bank and St George. The mobile payment service has also enabled in-app payments in the US. More



McDonald’s and NTT Docomo launch mobile payments promo in Japan

McDonald's Japan

Customers of fast food chain McDonald’s will get a 3% discount on purchases made at 3,000 locations across Japan when they use mobile network operator NTT Docomo’s iD mobile payment platform from December 1. Diners using Docomo credit cards will also earn extra credit points and a loyalty program will operate at McDonald’s branches in Tokyo. More






Google demonstrates how Android Pay will work

Android Pay and My Coke Rewards loyalty purchase

Google has demonstrated how its Android Pay mobile payments service will work for making in-store and in-app purchases, for payments made through a banking partner mobile app, and how users will be able to pay for items such as a Coca-Cola from a vending machine using just the points stored in a customer loyalty account. More



Google unveils Android Pay

Android Pay logo

Google is to introduce a new NFC mobile payments platform called Android Pay with the release of Android M later this year, vice president of engineering Dave Burke has revealed during the Google I/O 2015 keynote. More


McDonald’s lets customers pay with love

McDonalds staff will randomly select customers to perform a "lovin' act" to pay for their meal

McDonald’s restaurants across the US are adding a new payment method for a two-week promotion, letting customers pay for their orders with “random acts of loving” such as giving out high fives and hugs, taking selfies, calling family members, dancing and blowing kisses... More



McDonald’s introduces Bluetooth beacon offers

Ads on payment terminals prompt customers to download the Piper app

Twenty-six McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Georgia have installed Bluetooth beacons that can be used to deliver coupons, alerts, employment opportunities and customer satisfaction surveys directly to a consumer’s smartphone as they enter a participating location... More




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