This Week in Payment News – April 8 to 12

April 12, 2019

This week in payments brought us everything from the Girl Scouts of Atlanta to the London Underground, so this recap has something for everyone!

1. Girl Scouts Are Bringing mPOS To The Cookie Booth

Cookies anyone? The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta took the spring cookie season by storm this year, piloting using a mobile point of sale (mPOS) solution to take cookie payments by cards and mobile wallets, and now the results are coming in. Scouts using the mPOS sold almost 30 more boxes than they did last year, which is a 4 per cent increase over last year’s numbers! If you’re interested in more cookie-data, make sure to check this article out!

2. RBC starts teasing support for Google Pay on Twitter

RBC has been one of the last financial institutions in Canada to utilize Google Pay, but it looks like that’s about to change! RBC teased on Twitter this week they’ll be launching Google Pay shortly through a few tweet responses to curious users. There’s no official word on when it will launch, and what it’s capacities will be, but we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes on the headlines to find out!

3. How the London Underground brings in 53,000 new contactless users a day

Public transit is an industry that consistently pops up in the payments headlines, as more cities and transit systems integrate contactless payments into their infrastructure. This week, London, England released data on how their contactless transit fare system is doing. With more than 55 per cent of all payments being made via contactless, and more than 53,000 new contactless cards or mobile payments entering the London transit system each day, it sounds like a success to us!

4. Dublin Coffee Shop May Be First In Ireland To Go Cashless

While we’re on the topic of the UK, it seems to be the right time we mention what might be the first coffee shop in Ireland to go cashless! Bear Market Coffee, a coffee shop in Dublin, Ireland, has gone completely cashless. According to one owner, going cash-free allows their staff to provide better customer service, and reduce the stress that comes with counting and handling cash. Make sure to read this article to learn more.

If you’re interested in learning more about the payments industry, make sure to check out our recaps from April 1 to 5 and March 25 to 29.

The information in this article is provided solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be legal, business or other professional advice or an endorsement of any of the websites or services listed. 

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