Mobile

GoCardless nabs $75 million from GV, others, to expand its recurring payments platform to the U.S.

GoCardless, a London-based startup that helps companies collect subscriptions and other forms of recurring payments from their customers, has raised $ 75 million in a series E round of funding from Alphabet’s investment arm GV, Salesforce Ventures, Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, Notion Capital, Passion Capital, and Adams Street Partners. Subscriptions are a popular monetization model […]

Mobile

Tappy debuts finger-scanning watch bands for mobile payments

As stores increasingly accept contact-free payments from smart watches and phones, consumers are getting used to tendering payments through Apple, Google, and Samsung — big intermediaries that share each bank’s transaction fees. Now banks have an alternative: Hong Kong’s Tappy Technologies has developed a battery-less biometric payment authentication system that can fit inside a watch […]