There are a lot of companies out there that would like mobile payment apps to be the next big thing in smartphone development. Just as someone somewhere had the bright idea to stick a camera in a phone, it won’t be long until phones or smart watches replace the need to walk around with a pocketful of plastic.
While digital wallet systems like Apple Pay and Android Pay might be more well-known, they aren’t the only service that can declutter your wallet. UGO Wallet is a Canadian company backed by TD and PC Financial, letting it work with more credit card providers in this country than either of its Silicon Valley competitors, and support for rewards cards and gift cards. Now the company is adding two more partners to their roster.
Cuets Financial and MBNA Mastercards will be compatible with the service in the near future according to MobileSyrup. This coincides with UGO’s expansion to Host Card Emulation on Android devices, meaning more devices will be able to use the service than before. All you need is a NFC capable device running Android 4.4 or later.
“UGO Wallet continues to push forward as Canada’s leading open digital wallet solution,” said Alec Morley, CEO of UGO. “This announcement reaffirms our commitment to include new issuers to the wallet, while introducing new capabilities that fit the needs of our customers.”