Chase Pay partners with airline network to add mobile checkout

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Chase and UATP, the airline-owned payment network, are collaborating to make Chase Pay an option on airline websites and mobile apps.

The UATP integration supports a network-wide connection for Chase’s payments app. While UATP is owned by the airlines, thousands of merchants accept it as a payment choice for air, rail and travel agency payments.

“We’ve had requests for Chase Pay from our carrier members as well,” stated Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO of UATP, in the press release.

Chase Pay Village in New York City.

Chase Pay was launched in 2015 as a merchant friendly payment option for mobile wallets, websites and in-store checkout with the benefit of lower fees. It brings together all of Chase’s debit, credit and prepaid card customers who have been issued Visa network cards under a single payment platform. When Chase Pay was launched, Chase announced this platform would have 94 million accounts.

“Making checkout easier with Chase Pay will make it more convenient for our customers to book and enjoy travel,” said Jennifer Roberts, head of digital products and Chase Pay at Chase, in the press release.

Chase Pay was recently added as a funding option to Samsung Pay, an interesting pairing since Samsung Pay is NFC-enabled and Chase Pay supports QR code payments. Now Chase Pay customers can pay with a tap when they link Chase Pay to Samsung Pay. Chase Pay has also been deployed at other transportation venues such as a transit terminal near the World Trade Center.

And in 2017 Chase announced it would offer a cash back incentive for its credit card accountholders who pay with any mobile wallet, including but not limited to Chase Pay.


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