One of the largest British publishers, Associated Newspapers, has projects of further exploring the mobile purchase world. For this mission, it chose Mobile Money Network as an ally. The Latter will develop an instant checkout application that has already been dubbed “Mail Shop Instant Mobile Checkout App”. The application will work by Simple Tap to enable direct payments on both Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, two of the publications of the press giant. If it works with a simple code right now, in the near future, the application will probably work will QR codes or even image recognition.
As a service provider, Virgopass seems to have gained much experience besides online payment and micropayment. Among these, there are DNA products, but also subscription services. It is thus proposing its experience and expertise to Premium subscribers of the Virgopass payment solution.
Of course, anyone wanting to monetize a website or an application would prefer payments to be recurrent and making the customer loyal. With this in mind, Virgopass puts forward its services and at the same time, proposes customized services which also seem to take into consideration various factors like the countries and their operators where the service is proposed.
If the United States has Square, among others, as a mobile POS, Europe has iZettle as a notorious solution provider for businesses using Smartphone POS. However, iZettle has recently suffered a blow from Visa Europe, one of the card providers accepted with its mobile POS, and thus had to remove Visa acceptance in 3 countries; Denmark , Finland and Norway. The reason given was that iZettle does not meet Visa’s “standard acceptance device requirements”.
Some could say that Visa Europe’s move could be purely a commercial one. Visa Inc has invested in Square, but this investment was never done by Visa Europe. Anyway, obviously and logically, Visa branches support each other. Moreover, the fact that MasterCard has recently become an iZettle investor could have played in Visa’s decision.