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.
As the demand for immediate payments implementation grows in the United States, Iliad Solutions have identified one of the largest risks to face the payments industry over the next few years.
Barclays has signed contracts with six of the fintech startups that just graduated from its second New York accelerator programme.
Company card killer Pleo has raised $3m in new funding as it prepares for public launch in the UK and Denmark.
Cheques are become less and less common in the UK according to new research from global market research firm Mintel which claims contactless card use has overtaken cheque payments in the UK for the first time.