Barclaycard restaurant mobile payments let diners walk out without the wait

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Until now, to “dine and dash” meant running off without paying, but that’s about to change. Barclaycard has announced that its customers will be able to make restaurant mobile payments by simply leaving an establishment. The solution means diners can leave once they’re finished eating. It eliminates the need to wait for a bill at the end of a meal. The service has been nicknamed “Dine & Dash” because diners can leave without waiting for a bill. To use the Dine & Dash restaurant mobile payments service, customers need a…

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NFC mobile payments will be used by 1 in 4 Brits in 2017

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New research from MasterCard has predicted that over the upcoming 12 months there will be a significant shift. MasterCard has now released the results of a new research study in which it determined that NFC mobile payments will be used by one quarter of all Brits throughout the next twelve months. This will represent a considerable increase in the trend toward the use of mobile wallets in the U.K. At the moment, MasterCard’s figures show that the current rate of use of NFC mobile payments within this market is at…

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Mobile commerce is a hit with British consumers

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UK is experiencing a major increase in mobile commerce activity Mobile commerce is surging in the United Kingdom. The Office of National Statistics has released its yearly report concerning Internet usage in the UK and has found that nearly all (96%) of British adults between the ages of 16 and 24 browse the Internet from a mobile device. This demographic is noted as being “on-the-go,” and busy schedules have made people rely more heavily on their smartphones and tablets. Smartphone penetration and growing mobile networks are exposing people to mobile…

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Toyota picks up mobile payments

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Toyota teams with Barclays in order to enter into mobile commerce Toyota has begun embracing mobile payments. Toyota Financial Services, the financial arm of the automaker, has partnered with Barclays in order to allow drivers to make additional payments on their vehicles through their mobile devices. The Barclays Pingit application will be used to conduct these mobile payments. Toyota is one of the first automakers to begin taking mobile commerce more seriously and provide consumers with a way to pay for their vehicles from their smartphones and tablets. Divers can…

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Mobile payments through PayPal launched at J.D. Sports

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The service will allow consumers to be able to use their accounts and smartphones for paying. J.D. Sports, a sports fashion chain in the United Kingdom, has now launched a mobile payments transaction method availability throughout all six of its brands and across 630 different stores in the country. This service uses the online service, PayPal, according to the latest reports. This new mobile payments service has made it possible for shoppers to the sports clothing store to be able to bring their purchases to the cash register and pay…

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Barclays makes update to mobile payments application

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Barclays continues to show interest in mobile payments Barclays, a global financial services organization based in the United Kingdom, has announced the introduction of new features to its relatively popular Pingit mobile payments application. Pingit has been the firm’s flagship mobile payments platform since its launch in February 2012. The application initially served as a platform that allowed Barclays customers to send money to friends and family, as well as others. As mobile commerce gained more attention throughout 2012, the firm began revising the Pingit application in order to be…

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Mobile payments set to take off in UK retail

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Next year, a much larger number of retailers are expected to allow shoppers to buy using smartphones. An agreement has just been announced in the United Kingdom, which has revealed that consumers will be able to use their smartphones for mobile payments at a much larger number of retail stores across the company. This process makes it possible to complete a transaction in a matter of 12 seconds, on average. As of next year, shoppers will be able to use mobile payments to pay for their purchases at locations such…

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Barclays launches new services for Pingit app that include QR codes

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Pingit app updated with new service and support for QR codes and charities Barclays, one of the largest financial institutions in the United Kingdom, has announced that its mobile payments application, Pingit, can now be used to support charities. The application has been updated with a new “donate with Gift Aid” feature that will allow consumers to contribute money through Gift Aid in a convenient fashion. Gift Aid is a tax incentive from the United Kingdom government that allows charities to receive additional financial aid for every donation they receive…

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Mobile payments saw significant U.K. growth last year

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A new report that monitored the acceptance of smartphone transactions has just been released. A new report from the British market research firm called yStats has just been released which shows the wrap up for the mobile payments use statistics throughout last year and the growth that it experienced. Even though the sector still hasn’t expanded at the predicted rate, it still saw some considerable increases. The most recent report from yStats was called “Global Mobile Payment Methods 2012”. It looked into the growth of mobile payments not only in…

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Mobile payments POS pilot launched by Intuit

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New system in the United Kingdom could offer some direct competition to Square. Intuit Inc. has announced that it is launching a new point of sale mobile payments pilot program for small businesses in the United Kingdom. The company will now be offering its GoPayment point of sale product to small businesses in the U.K. The new solution that is being launched is being called Intuit Pay. Its new offering will provide small businesses in the country the ability to process mobile payments both offline and online. The version being…

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Mobile payments launched in the U.K. by iZettle

The system implemented by the Swedish company has been compared to Square in the U.S. iZettle, a company from Sweden, has just announced that it has launched a mobile payments service similar to Square in the United Kingdom, and that it has now gone live for merchants to use. The service works with an app and reader device that plugs into a tablet or smartphone. iZettle is considered to be the main rival to Square in Europe as it expands into its second marketplace within the same number of weeks.…

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