ING today has introduced digital direct debit mandates for its customers. The Dutch bank is the first to offer this service in the Netherlands. Businesses and government agencies are now able to let their customers pay online by authorizing for payments to be collected from them in the future.
Google has announced Android Pay. This contactless payment system is another attempt of Google to gain a foothold in the payments market. With the smartphone tool consumers are able to instantly pay for goods in physical stores and mobile apps on Android phones.
Trustpilot has raised 73.5 million dollar, or 66.9 million euros, in a Series D investment round. The round was led by Vitruvian Partners, but previous investors DFJ Esprit, Index Ventures, Northzone and Seed Capital Denmark also contributed to the financing.
CarSpring has launched in the United Kingdom. This new online marketplace offers a solution for people who want to buy and sell pre-owned cars. But it’s not only that, the startup also wants to take over all the unpopular side effects of car buying: from paperwork to transportation. For example, CarSpring delivers the ordered car right onto the customer’s doorstep.
The Global E-commerce Summit, that takes place on 9 and 10 June, will again be the place for the European E-commerce Awards. In three categories, online retailers from all over Europe can win a prestigious award. Now, in two of these categories, the nominees are already known and we have them for you.
Paymill has launched its partner program, where merchants, agencies and payment experts can offer customers help with the integration of Paymill. The online payments company says partners will also get a personal consultant for themselves and their customers.
HMV, an entertainment retailer that operates in the United Kingdom and Ireland, is about to launch an official ecommerce website. This will allow consumers to buy online from the company ever since it financially collapsed two years ago.