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Canada: Interac Debit Contactless Payments Now Being Accepted on UP Express via Pilot led by Metrolinx

Interac Debit is now accepted as a contactless payment option on UP Express via a pilot led by Metrolinx on the PRESTO fare payment system. This option will allow UP Express riders to buy their transit fare by simply tapping their physical Interac debit card… Read More

Digital Payments Fintech Clik2pay Extends Product Offering with Flexible QR Code Feature

Payment service provider Clik2pay introduced its latest product capability at the Telecommunications Risk Management Association of Canada (TRMA Canada) Conference, which was held in Toronto. Building on the established Clik2pay service, which enables consumers to make secure payments directly via their banking accounts, this capability… Read More

Contactless is King, Even With Risks: Worldpay

The convenience of contactless payments is outweighing consumers’ perceived security concerns, according to the latest Generation Pay research by Worldpay from FIS. Contactless payments have increased over the past year, with 55 per cent of all UK credit and debit transactions being made via contactless… Read More

Digital Transformation: UK Fintech Modulr Explains how Contactless Payments have Evolved Over the Years

Over the years, technology has transformed the way we experience the world in ways that “few could have imagined,” the team at UK-based Fintech Modulr writes in a blog post. They’ve noted that technological advancements have consistently offered us faster and more convenient ways of… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo to Allow Contactless Payments up to £100, to Enhance User Experience

The team at UK-based digital bank Monzo notes that beginning on October 14, 2021, they have  increased the limit for contactless card payments “from £45 to £100.” So the Fintech firm’s clients can carry out single payments of “up to £100” using their contactless Monzo… Read More

UK based Digital Banking Platform Starling Explains How to Set Your Own Contactless Payments Limit

The team at UK’s digital bank Starling notes that they always want their clients to be in control of their funds. That’s why they are introducing a feature that allows customers to set their own limit for contactless payments made with their debit cards, “up… Read More

United Becomes First Airline to Offer PayPal QR Codes as Inflight Payment Method

United and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) revealed that they’ve introduced a new way to carry out touch-free inflight purchases, even in areas that don’t have Wi-Fi. Starting next month, United clients on select flights may simply show a flight attendant the PayPal QR Code in the… Read More

UK Fintech Payhawk Adds Apple Pay to Enable Seamless, Contactless Digital Transactions

Payhawk, the platform that brings together expense, payment and invoice management in one solution, reveals that it’s offering its clients Apple Pay, which is considered a safer, more secure and private way to make payments. As reported by Finextra, this option should assist clients with… Read More

Contactless Biometric Verification Services Added for Pakistan’s Digital Banking, Payments Sector

The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) in Pakistan has added contactless biometric verification services for the nation’s banking and payments sector, making the Asian nation one of the first in the world to introduce the tech on a State-wide level. As first reported by… Read More

Square Sellers May Take Payments via Cash App Pay, a Contactless Option for In-Person, Online Transfers

Square (NYSE:SQ) sellers may now start taking payments via Cash App Pay, which is a contactless payment option for carrying out in-person and online transfers. With Cash App Pay, clients are able to easily make payments with their Cash App account at participating Square sellers…. Read More

Global Payments Fintech Ecommpay Introduces Payment Tech for Travel Industry

Ecommpay, a global payments solution provider and direct bank card acquirer, reveals that it has introduced Timeline, its payment tech designed specifically for the travel sector. As first reported by Finextra, the ready-to-go service can settle payments immediately. It may be integrated via the fully… Read More

Chase and Visa to Allow Riders to Tap on MTA Subways with Contactless Cards to Donate to Non-Profits

Chase (NYSE: JPM) and Visa (NYSE: V) have revealed that beginning on August 30, 2021, and through September, whenever riders tap on MTA subways or buses with their Chase Visa contactless cards, they’ll be donating $0.10 per tap, up to $250,000, to domestic non-profit New… Read More

Biometrics Firm Fingerprint Cards AB and Seshaasai, a Smart Card Producer, to Provide Contactless Payment Cards in India, APAC

Biometrics firm, Fingerprint Cards AB, and Seshaasai, an established smart card manufacturer in India with a strong APAC presence, have entered into an agreement “to develop, launch, market, and sell” contactless biometric payment cards in India and the wider APAC region, according to a release…. Read More

UnionPay International Introduces First Contactless Digital Wallet in Tajikistan

UnionPay International (UPI) reveals that it has teamed up with the International Bank of Tajikistan in order to introduce the nation’s first contactless digital wallet, notably making UnionPay the very first payment service to provide mobile contactless payment options in the country. The number of… Read More

Biometric Authentication, Contactless Payments, Digital Commerce Adoption Continues to Rise in Post COVID Environment: Report

Juniper Research recently published a whitepaper titled, “Cash is No Longer King: How Contactless Payments are Becoming the Norm.” The paper from Juniper Research notes that bricks-and-mortar retailers are now “under pressure” to provide increasingly “frictionless” shopping experiences. Consumers have started expecting quick, secured, and… Read More

Open Banking: UK Fintech Modulr Says that Financial APIs are Driving the Financial Revolution

A completely digital economy has “always been on the horizon” and now, thanks to the Covid-19 outbreak, that horizon has been “brought to the forefront” of business operations, the team at UK-based Fintech Modulr writes in a blog post. Before the Coronavirus crisis, cashless payments… Read More

Mobile Payment Rates Surge During Pandemic

Mobile payment use has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, research from eMarketer finds. Total mobile payment use hit one trillion in 2020, with YoY growth of 22.2 percent. Smartphone user penetration hit 44.6 percent, up from 38.3 percent in 2019. Growth in mobile payment users… Read More

ONE Wallet, a Contactless Payments Solution from Postbank Bulgaria, to Enable Secure Transfers with Smartphones

The last generation ONE wallet, a newly-launched mobile wallet by Postbank Bulgaria, a member of the Eurobank Group, is the latest service created with assistance from global tech firm, Software Group . Based on Software Group’s Mobile Wallet platform, ONE wallet is a last-generation high-tech… Read More

Smart POS System Use to Nearly Triple by 2026

Smart point of sale (POS) use is expected to nearly triple over the next five years, new data from Juniper Research suggests. Smart POS systems blend loyalty and analytics directly into the terminal and work nicely with the growing use of digital payments and QR… Read More

UK Fintech ikigai, which Combines Everyday Banking with Wealth Management, Adds Apple Pay

ikigai, the very first UK app to combine everyday banking and wealth management services, has decided to offer Apple Pay, a safe, secure and private way to make payments. Apple Pay helps clients maintain privacy and control by not requiring them to hand over their… Read More

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