Santander UK has become the first major High Street Bank to offer its customers access to Fitbit Pay, the contactless payment system, which is available with the Fitbit Vers and Fitbit Ionic smart watches.
Droplet, a mobile app that combines loyalty with payments is one of the first companies in the UK to return to Crowdcube to achieve its aim of being in 20 cities by the end of 2016.
All of London’s famous black taxis are now able to offer mobile payments to their passengers thanks to a website from Hailo.
Following on from our post on Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay from the other day, it’s worth taking a look at an infographic produced by CNN which compares the features of the major mobile wallets; Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, Paypal and Bitcoin.
Credit card payment processor Square continues to bring new products to market with the launch of its new Register app for the iPad.
Credit card reader Square has been doing pretty well in the US, with over 800,000 customer, processing over $2billion last year, and has some big name backers, including Richard Branson, and now a UK company, mPowa, wants to emulate that success over here.
There are reports that Google Wallet’s first departure outside the US will be in the UK to take advantage of next year’s Olympic games in London.
It’s a biggie, but for a look at how digital wallets and payments might develop here in the UK, take a look at these stats from the US, courtesy of financial software developer Intuit.
US phone network Verizon has decided to block Google Wallet from its new Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone.