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Tapp Commerce gets $9 million to do mobile-first payments stuff

June 12, 2016 – 12:18 pm Comments Off on Tapp Commerce gets $9 million to do mobile-first payments stuff
In Indonesia and elsewhere.

Zapp almost probably nearly ready for launch

June 12, 2016 – 12:17 pm Comments Off on Zapp almost probably nearly ready for launch
UK’s ‘pay by bank app’ service now has backing from more big banks.

Apple Pay is coming to the desktop

June 10, 2016 – 12:15 pm Comments Off on Apple Pay is coming to the desktop
Via the Safari browser.

The twitching corpse of CurrentC just stopped twitching

June 6, 2016 – 12:13 pm Comments Off on The twitching corpse of CurrentC just stopped twitching
MCX to disable all accounts.

China’s doubles its in-store mobile payments in a year.

June 5, 2016 – 12:12 pm Comments Off on China’s doubles its in-store mobile payments in a year.
By 2020 almost half of smartphone users will be paying this way.

Visa unveils contactless payment ring for Rio Olympic Games

June 2, 2016 – 12:11 pm Comments Off on Visa unveils contactless payment ring for Rio Olympic Games
To be used by be used by 45 Visa-sponsored Olympians.

Kenya bankers take on M-Pesa with new P2P payment solution

June 1, 2016 – 12:09 pm Comments Off on Kenya bankers take on M-Pesa with new P2P payment solution
Via new IPSL subsidiary.

Pay for pies at football grounds from your phone bill

June 1, 2016 – 12:08 pm Comments Off on Pay for pies at football grounds from your phone bill
Boku brings DCB to sports arenas.

Debit cards to overtake cash in the UK by 2021

May 28, 2016 – 12:07 pm Comments Off on Debit cards to overtake cash in the UK by 2021
Report predicts 14.5 billion debit card payments against 13.0 billion for cash.

Google wants ‘trust scores’ to kill off passwords

May 27, 2016 – 12:06 pm Comments Off on Google wants ‘trust scores’ to kill off passwords
Prefers a combo of authentication methods.

Alipay users in China can now pay with Samsung Pay

May 20, 2016 – 11:56 am Comments Off on Alipay users in China can now pay with Samsung Pay
Big win for the handset company.

US in-store mobile payment volume will reach $75 billion this year

May 20, 2016 – 11:55 am Comments Off on US in-store mobile payment volume will reach $75 billion this year
And will gorow 80 per cent every year to 2020.

Miura has just shipped its millionth mPOS reader

May 20, 2016 – 10:55 am Comments Off on Miura has just shipped its millionth mPOS reader
It was a gold one.

Spendwallet: another ‘one card to replace them all’

May 20, 2016 – 10:03 am Comments Off on Spendwallet: another ‘one card to replace them all’
Like Coin, Plastc, Wocket et al.

Fitbit beefs up payments play with acquisition

May 19, 2016 – 1:52 pm Comments Off on Fitbit beefs up payments play with acquisition
Buys wearable payment assets of Coin.

Android Pay is officially live in the UK

May 19, 2016 – 9:59 am Comments Off on Android Pay is officially live in the UK
Finally available for the tiny cohort who prefer phone to plastic.

Walmart Pay goes live in Texas and Arkansas stores

May 18, 2016 – 10:52 am Comments Off on Walmart Pay goes live in Texas and Arkansas stores
600 outlets served.

MCX – layoffs, delays and a new direction

May 17, 2016 – 2:31 pm Comments Off on MCX – layoffs, delays and a new direction
It’s not looking great, is it?

Consolidation week in DCB: DIMOCO buys Onebip

May 13, 2016 – 4:19 pm Comments Off on Consolidation week in DCB: DIMOCO buys Onebip
Just days after the Bango/BilltoMobile thing.

Barclays uses HCE to let Android users make payments from phones

May 13, 2016 – 10:06 am Comments Off on Barclays uses HCE to let Android users make payments from phones
Tap to pay direct from the banking app.

Seamless wins e-money licence in Europe

May 13, 2016 – 10:04 am Comments Off on Seamless wins e-money licence in Europe
Gives the firm behind SEQR ability to do bank-type services.
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