For small business owners or individuals selling goods or services, a common business challenge is the ability to accept payments from customers wanting to use a credit card. This is especially true for those who conduct business “in the field” or otherwise don’t have a fixed point-of-sale system. Square introduced a unique solution to this problem in the form of a mobile card reader that plugs into the headphone jack of iOS or Android devices. Users can then accept payments using the Square Register app on the device for a fee of 2.75% per swipe without having to jump through the normal hoops associated with establishing a merchant account with a financial institution.
Until now, one of the limitations has been geographic as Square was only doing business in the U.S. That changed today with Square’s announcement that they are expanding into Canada. Hit the break to read the full press release. Read more
The Capital One Mobile Banking app just launched in the Android Market. You can use your existing login information to manage both your bank account and credit card. For now it supports Android 1.6 – 2.3 with plans to release a tablet version soon.
- Pay bills
- Transfer funds between banking accounts
- Check balances
- Find ATMs and branches
- View Rewards information
- View recent transactions
- Contact customer service
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No more excuses! The days of not knowing your credit card balance until it’s too late or it’s maxed out are over. Never be out of the loop again with the My Credit Cards for Android app. Keep extreme tabs on spending and receive notifications before you go over the limit, all for the low low price of free. With this application you get a nice overview of every single transaction performed on any given credit card. View balances, credit limits, bill due dates and available credit anytime or anywhere while on the go. The best feature of all? Late fee security options. Never ever miss another bill again with real time alerts conveniently being sent to you. If there’s any change on the account whatsoever, you’ll know about it. Consider this an accountant in your pocket. Hit the break for the full line of specs from the developer and to check out the screen shots of the app as well. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Read more