Mobile payments just keep branching out and becoming more popular, with more and more merchants adding options to use smartphones and contactless payments. Chase Pay is the latest mobile wallet app to add new merchants to their lineup: global restaurateur HMSHost and Parkmobile are the newest additions to the Chase Pay family.
HMSHost is the leading food and beverage provider for travel venues, operating almost 2,000 restaurants in airports and highway rest stops. Brands such as California pizza kitchen, Lorena Garcia TAPAS y Cocina, and Starbucks will now accept Chase Pay in these locations by the end of 2017.
Making travel easier
Parkmobile operates multiple parking lots in many cities across the United States, allowing drivers to pay for parking at concert venue and arenas, garages, and airports. Users can sign up for accounts and reserve their spots ahead of time, so they don’t have to waste time driving around looking for spots when they’re trying to get to an event or make a flight.
“We know how valuable our customers’ time is when on the road for work or play,” said Jennifer Roberts, president of strategic alliances and loyalty at Chase. Roberts lead the Chase Pay team and oversees their merchant partnerships. “We are excited that these new partnerships will make our customers’ travel that much easier.”
Chase Pay will be available to pay for on-demand and prepaid parking operated by Parkmobile, whether it’s on the street, at a parking garage, or at a special event.
Using Chase Pay
To use Chase Pay, customers with an account at Chase Bank simply download the app and add their account information to the secure screen that will prompt them what to do next. They can then pay for a purchase with just the tap of their phone, or the swipe of a finger. Debit cards, credit cards, and prepaid cards can be loaded onto the Chase Pay app, making it easy to use any of them to pay for purchases at a merchant that accepts Chase Pay.
The Chase Pay app is free at the App Store for iPhones, or Google Play for Android platforms.