Capital One Withdraws from Isis
Capital One has indicated to its card holders that it is pulling out of the Isis mobile payment service. In a statement, the company said, "We have gained valuable insights from our customers who were among the first to pay with the Isis Mobile Wallet. We continue to engage with Isis on the future of mobile payments." Capital One's departure from the mobile payment venture means only American Express, Chase and BarclayCard remain in support of Isis. Isis, which uses NFC-equipped smartphones to enable tap-and-go mobile payments, has been in extended trials in Austin and Salt Lake City. It is expected to launch nationwide later this year.
Google Launching Android Pay Today
Google said it is making Android Pay, its reborn mobile payment service, available to Android handsets beginning today. The app will be pushed to small batches of users over the next week, according to Google.
Capital One Adds NFC-Based Payments to Android App
Capital One today added tap-and-go mobile payment powers to its Android application, independent of services such as Android Pay or Samsung Pay. Capital One cardholders can add their debit card or credit card to the Capital One Android mobile app and make secure payments anywhere contactless payments are accepted.
Google Sets Different Path for Google Wallet
Soon after announcing its new mobile payment service called Android Pay, Google set about clarifying its position on Google Wallet moving forward. The company is working on a new version of Google Wallet that's set to arrive later this year.
Samsung Pay Launches In the US
Samsung today made its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, available to U.S. consumers.
Mastercard Adds Retail Mobile Payments to Bank Apps
Android owners will soon be able to use their own mobile banking app — rather than Android Pay or Samsung Pay — to make tap-and-go payments in stores. Mastercard has expanded its Masterpass program to mobile devices so consumers can make contactless payments at various retailers.
Let us use google wallet!