Mastercard Talks About Trends and Views on Mobility and Electronic Payments

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 17, 2017
The world is moving toward a cashless society, and companies working on electronic payments are starting to recognize this new source of revenue by partnering with mobility services. Mastercard, in particular, has been working with whole cities to enhance transportation through open-loop payment systems. “There is real significant momentum for open-loop payments,” Ian Slater, senior […]

What Does the Lyft, Waymo Partnership Mean for GM?

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 15, 2017
Lyft and Waymo confirmed a partnership with each other yesterday to advance autonomous cars, appearing to provide evidence that Lyft might be distancing itself from its other major self-driving car partner — General Motors Co. However, that’s just the appearance. GM has invested $500 million in Lyft to develop autonomous vehicle technology together, and has teamed up for a slew of […]

Nissan Scouts Opportunities in Mobility for New Credit Card

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 15, 2017
Nissan Motor Co. is seeking mobility opportunities for its new Visa co-branded credit card, Mobility Finance has learned. The Visa consumer credit card, which was released May 4, is a creation between Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. (NMAC) and Synchrony Financial. The card allows cardholders to earn points toward the purchase or lease of a new Nissan or certified pre-owned vehicle, […]

Inaugural Issue of Mobility Finance Magazine Is Now Live

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 12, 2017
The first issue of Mobility Finance, which explores deep trends of the financing and insuring of alternative transportation, is now live. In this issue, find out why insurers are driving into rideshare, despite the speed bumps in coverage — including the very gray area of drivers accepting cash for rides. The issue also explores who […]

Maven Aims to Ease Delivery Drivers Into Leasing With Weekly Rental Program

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 10, 2017
General Motors Co.’s mobility services platform Maven launched a rental product for rideshare and delivery drivers called Maven Gig yesterday, in hopes it will serve as a gateway for consumers to lease vehicles from General Motors Financial Co., Rachel Bhattacharya, GM’s director of commercial mobility and AV fleet operations, told Mobility Finance. “Obviously, if a […]
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