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New and Innovative Mobile Payment Collaborations

2018-11-13 16:08 Tuesday

PayPal and the NBA's Phoenix Suns have announced a partnership on ticket purchasing, which claims to bring convenient transaction capabilities to fans before, during and following sporting events.


According to  the University of California Berkeley School of Information, the average expenditure for each fan attending a Suns game isexceeded $82, a total that includes the ticket, parking, a hot dog and a beer, a deep well for a payment provider such as PayPal to draw from.

"Fans can use the PayPal digital app to place and pay for orders from their seats and buy merchandise and other items that they can pick up on their way out or have shipped home," said Robert Clarkson, PayPal's General Manager for North America.

PayPal card readers in Talking Stick Resort Arena will accept PayPal balance, credit card, debit card, or other mobile payments methods when fans want to purchase merchandise or concessions. Meanwhile, the PayPal trademark will have a prominent placement  on the Phoenix Suns logo.

"Our goal is to serve as an innovation lab to a large degree," , said Jason Rowley, team president and CEO. "Other teams, we hope, will look at this partnership as a model going forward."

ANZ bank recently announced that its customers will soon be able to use mobile devices equipped with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay to withdraw cash from some of its ATMs. In addition, ANZ customers can also use mobile devices to change their password, as well as complete deposits, transfers and balance inquiries.

Although there are already nearly 2,400 ATMs supporting the service, ANZ promised to roll out the service at more ATMs if initial market feedback is positive.

As the only of Australia's four major banks that  supports Apple Pay, ANZ claims that more than one million of its card holders have connected their ANZ card with a digital wallet.

"With the high adoption rates of contactless payments in Australia, our customers will be some of the first in the world to use their mobile devices to withdraw cash in addition to making payments. We know this is something our customers will appreciate," said Kath Bray, head of customer engagement at ANZ.

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