PayPal has added seven new retailers to its roster of US partners to test its in-store payments service (Reports StrategyEye). Shoppers can now use their PayPal credit card or a PIN code to pay for items in-store, as the firm looks to make greater headway among bricks-and-mortar retailers. The firm is also test-driving a new order-and-pickup feature at new partner Jamba Juice, where customers can pre-order a drink via their mobile devices, pay using their PayPal account and then skip the queue to collect their juice on arrival.
New partners include Famous Footwear, Dollar General, Mapco Express, RadioShack, Spartan Stores and two undisclosed retailers. The firm already boasts a number of US merchants among its partners, including Toys ‘R’ Us and Barnes & Noble.
The UK Government has proposed a new plan that would see RBS fund and deliver a series of initiatives to boost competition in UK’s business banking market.
Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of the UK’s credit and debit card transactions, has secured its contract with Transport for London (TFL) for another seven years, with an option to extend a further three years.
IBM and Visa announced the industry’s first collaboration which brings point of sale everywhere that Visa is accepted.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman is attempting to make good on his promise to better serve the unbanked.