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20 Co-Branded Finance Innovations

From Paperless Loyalty Apps to Social Good Currencies

— June 22, 2015 — Business
These co-branded finance innovations range from paperless loyalty apps to social good currencies that raise funds for impoverished nations. The rising popularity of cryptocurrency platforms and hands-free payment apps makes these examples convenient for tech-savvy millennials.

Today's young consumers are attached to their mobile devices and don't hesitate on using them to make daily tasks more efficient. Standouts include Barclay's Pingit mobile payment service and Alibaba's Alipay Wallet app. While Pingit lets users send money to friends via Twitter, Alipay Wallet is created in partnership with health brand Xiaomi. The platform is compatible with Xiomi's wearable Mi Band device and makes on-the-go payments easy for those who love to stay active.

Other favorites include a convenient, smartwatch payment system by PayPal and Starbucks along with Royal Bank of Canada and MasterCard's joint venture with fitness band manufacturer Nymi.
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Coffee Cryptocurrency Payments
Coffee Cryptocurrency Payments
Starbucks Hong Kong Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments
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Price Adjustment Platforms
Price Adjustment Platforms
The 'Paribus' Plugin Automatically Fetches the Best Price for Consumers
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Cash-Sending Chat Apps
Cash-Sending Chat Apps
Snapchat's New Feature, Snapcash, Lets You Send Money to Friends
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Dancing Digital Payment Commercials
Dancing Digital Payment Commercials
This Weird Ad Announces the Snapchat Snapcash Feature
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Mobile Restaurant Payments
Mobile Restaurant Payments
TouchBistro is Bringing Apple Pay Solutions to Restaurants
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E-Payment Platforms
E-Payment Platforms
cVita's LiveSite Online Payment System Caters to Small Business Owners
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Banking Fitness Bracelets
Banking Fitness Bracelets
Alibaba's Alipay Wallet App Links to Xiaomi's Mi Band for Easy Payments
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Social Good Currency
Social Good Currency
UNICEF Promises That Its Unicoin is the 'First Currency Dedicated to Do Good'
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Eco-Friendly Credit Cards
Eco-Friendly Credit Cards
The New 'Sustain:Green' Card Helps to Reduce a User's Carbon Footprint
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Surprise Pitch Promotions
Surprise Pitch Promotions
MasterCard's Surprise Promotion Invites You to Unleash Your Next Idea
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Mobile Payment Beacons
Mobile Payment Beacons
South Africa's SnapScan Service is Offered by Over 40 Merchants
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Fitness Band Payments
Fitness Band Payments
Jawbone and AmEx Have Announced a Partnership Involving a New Device
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Social Network E-Commerce
Social Network E-Commerce
The Facebook Payment Feature is Set to Launch
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Social Banking Apps
Social Banking Apps
Barclay's Pingit App Lets Users Send Money Via Twitter
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Smartwatch Banking Apps
Smartwatch Banking Apps
HDFC's WatchBanking Platform Makes Finance Management Easy
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Wearable Banking Devices
Wearable Banking Devices
The Westpac Bank in New Zealand is Developing an Apple Watch App
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Biometric Banking Wristbands
Biometric Banking Wristbands
This Wearable Payment Device Uses Your Pulse for Authentification
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Paperless Loyalty Apps
Paperless Loyalty Apps
Canadian Tire's Loyalty Rewards App Offers a Better Way to Collect Perks
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Smartwatch Payment Systems
Smartwatch Payment Systems
A New Payment Method is Being Developed Using Smartwatch Technology
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Touchscreen Credit Cards
Touchscreen Credit Cards
The MasterCard Display Card Allows People to Create One-Time Passwords
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