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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

Contactless Payments: Fibank to Allow Clients to Use Mastercard Cards to Settle Digital Transactions

Virtual payments can provide improved security for our funds while enhancing the overall comfort of our daily activities. These days, in addition to convenience, there’s also the health concern (due to COVID-19 and other infectious/communicable diseases and viruses). Consumers across the globe are realizing that… Read More

Jessica DiRubio: Chief Revenue Officer at AppBrilliance Says Future of Payments will be Open, Innovative, Secure

We recently caught up with Jessica DiRubio, the Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Partnerships at AppBrilliance, an Austin-based payments technology firm. AppBrilliance aims to power and support true, real-time non-custodial Open Payments and Banking services in the United States. The company enables businesses to… Read More

Digital Banking: WeLab Bank to Offer Apple Pay Option to Clients across Hong Kong

WeLab Bank, a homegrown digital bank that has been authorized by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), reveals that it’s offering its customers Apple Pay, which is described as a safe, secure and private way to make payments. It allows clients to not have to… Read More

80% of Gig Workers Want Greater Flexibility when Getting Paid, Over 70% Want Payments within Same Day: Report

The team at Branch and Marqeta have a released a Gig Payment Report which covers work and payments in the modern gig economy. The gig economy is transforming the “precedent for work and payments,” the report from Branch and Marqeta reveals. It also mentions that… Read More

Abu Dhabi’s Fintech PayBy to Offer Contactless Payments Options to Al Maya Group Supermarkets in UAE

Abu Dhabi-based PayBy, a payments startup, has teamed up with Al Maya Group in order to offer the latter with secure, contactless payment options across 49 of its supermarkets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). When shopping at Al Maya supermarkets, customers will be able… Read More

Philippines based RCBC Reports Dramatic Surge in Digital Payments Volume following COVID Outbreak

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has revealed that it has seen dramatic growth in its digital payments volume during the last year. The value of InstaPay and PESONet money transfers of RCBC Online and its mobile banking app surged 293% when compared to volumes reported… Read More

Digiseq, which Delivers Data into Wearables, Unveils Contactless Payments Breakthrough for NFC Chip Embedded Objects

Digiseq recently unveiled what it claims to be a wearables breakthrough via a mobile app that’s able to turn supported objects, embedded with an NFC chip, into a contactless payments device. Digiseq’s Manage Mii mobile app supports “Rapid Contactless Personalization” for clients to imbue any… Read More

Emerging Markets Could Offer Greatest Opportunities for Mobile POS Vendors with Digital Payments Rising: Report

The way in which payments are conducted has been gradually changing but the shift towards all-digital platforms has accelerated following the COVID-19 outbreak. As noted in a recent report from Juniper Research: “The number of and the success of online retailers has been growing, and… Read More

Contactless Payments and Credit Card Transactions Increasing Steadily in Switzerland: Report

The Swiss Payment Monitor reveals that the trend towards credit card use and contactless payment methods has remained steady in Switzerland. The Swiss Payment Monitor is a research initiative that’s supported by the University of St.Gallen and the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The… Read More

Engage People CTO Len Covello Provides Key Insights on how Loyalty Points are “Often-Overlooked” Alternative Payment Option

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We recently caught up with Len Covello, CTO at Engage People, a global loyalty tech company. Covello explained how loyalty points are an often-overlooked alternative payment option. Covello talked about how the demand for having the flexibility to pay with points as easy as credit… Read More

Contactless Payments Adoption to Increase 6-8% Globally Compared to Pre-COVID Projections: Report

Like many aspects of our daily lives in the 21st century, the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting consumers’ spending habits. The Coronavirus crisis may have led to permanent changes in consumer behavior, including the manner in which we acquire the products and services we need. When… Read More

BNP Paribas to Offer its Visa Premier Cardholders the Chance to Upgrade to Contactless Fingerprint Option for an Extra €24 Per Yr

BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP), a French international banking group that’s ranked as the 8th largest bank in the world in terms of total assets (appr. €2 trillion), will be providing its Visa Premier cardholders the opportunity to update to a contactless fingerprint option for a… Read More

Mastercard, Network Int. to Support MENA Region Digital Payments, as [email protected] Launches Inventory Monetization Platform for MENA Countries

Mastercard has partnered with UAE-headquartered PSP Network International in order to introduce a digital platform with the goal of promoting the adoption of virtual payments across the MENA region. With this new digital platform going live this month, Network International plans to help its customers… Read More

Online Marketplaces are Expected to Increasingly Develop their Own Digital Payments Infrastructures: Report

We’re experiencing more changes in the digital payments sector than we’ve seen during the past two or three decades. This seems like an exciting time as consumers across the globe are increasingly using innovative digital platforms and services. Accuity’s payments experts have identified four important… Read More

Contactless Payments in the UK are On the Rise with 90% of In-Store Transactions Settled with Touch-Free Options

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to the increased adoption of contactless payments as one of the preferred ways to settle transactions in the United Kingdom, now representing around 90% or 9 in 10 of all eligible card transfers (as of 2020). The most significant milestone… Read More

Philippines based Digital Wallet GCash Reaches PHP 1 Trillion in Total Transactions During the Past Year

Philippines-based digital wallet GCash reportedly reached PHP 1 trillion (appr. $20.8 billion) in total transactions for the year 2020, which represents a 254% year-over-year (YoY) increase in transfers. Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), which manages GCash, is part of the portfolio firms of 917Ventures (one… Read More

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