Tagged: smartphones

Strong P2P, NFC Growth Forecast Through 2029

Strong growth in the global peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfer market is among the findings included in a new report from Research and Markets. The mobile P2P global money transfer market is expected to grow at a CAGR in excess of 18 per cent between now… 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

Digital Payments Fintech SafetyPay Adds PIX as Payment Method in Brazil

SafetyPay, a digital alternative payments platform offering solutions across Latin America (LatAm) and European markets, has announced the implementation of PIX as a payment method in Brazil, in order to support instant payments with QR codes. SafetyPay aims to facilitate the transfer of funds and… Read More

CBDCs: Chinese Banks Introduce Central Bank Digital Currency Hardware Prototypes for Multiple Applications

Chinese banking institutions have introduced central bank digital currency (CBDC) hardware prototypes for several different use cases. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have introduced prototype hardware devices that aim to offer support… 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

Software based Facial Recognition for Secure Digital Payments to be Used by 1.4B Consumers Worldwide by 2025: Report

A recent study released by Juniper Research, titled Mobile Payment Authentication: Biometrics, Regulation & Market Forecasts 2021-2025, reveals that the number of users using software-powered facial recognition to conduct secure digital payments will surpass 1.4 billion internationally within the next 5 years (up from only… Read More

Digital Commerce: Majority of Online Shoppers in the UK Use Smartphones to Settle Transactions, Juniper Research Reveals

The team at Juniper Research, an analyst house focused on digital technology market research and related Fintech trends, technology data, market sizing, and consulting, notes that e-commerce and financial services have become a key part of many consumers’ lives in a post-COVID world. The Juniper… Read More

Mobile Payments in Switzerland are Becoming More Widely Adopted due to Permanent Changes in Consumer Behavior: Study

Mobile payments adoption in Switzerland had not really picked up when compared to some other markets, however, this has changed during the past couple years, according to a study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences. Recent data shows that 40% of the Swiss population… Read More

Digital Transformation: Chinese Consumers are Increasingly Using Smartphones to Make Payments as Thousands of Bank Branches have Shut Down

The long lines in front of ATM machines have now become a rare sight as Chinese consumers are increasingly using their smartphones to complete transactions, instead of making cash payments, according to a report from China Daily. Many people claim they can’t even recall when… Read More

India’s Antitrust Body to Investigate whether Google Is Abusing Market Position to Promote its Payments App

India’s antitrust body has reportedly ordered an investigation that will look into whether Alphabet Inc’s Google has been taking unfair advantage of its market position in the country to promote its digital payments app. The tech giant has also been accused of forcing application developers… Read More

Apple Card Really Set the Standard for Other Payment Solutions from Tech Giants like Google, Samsung, Fintech Exec Says

Vaduvur Bharghavan, CEO and president of Fintech firm Ondot, a card app platform, has pointed out that the Apple Card was the first to set the expectation for what should be offered by an all-digital payment card. He added that the Apple Card really set… Read More

Fintech and Digital Solutions Provider Thales to Assist Commercial Bank of Kuwait with Offering Secure Contactless Payments

Digital solutions provider Thales is reportedly supplying the Commercial Bank of Kuwait (CBK) with its Gemalto Trusted Services Hub (TSH), which will allow the bank’s customers to perform secure contactless payments from their smartphones. According to a release, a tokenization process will be used to… Read More

Coinbase Pro to Add Celo (CELO), a Cryptocurrency Used by Platform that Makes it Easier to Send, Receive Stablecoins using Smartphones

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is planning to add Celo (CELO), the native digital currency of an open-source platform that aims to make financial tools accessible to anyone with a smartphone or mobile device. Celo will only be offered on Coinbase Pro, which is the… Read More

Digital Transformation in the Banking Sector Is Being Driven by Need to Reduce Operational Costs, Offer Better User Experience: Report

The global digital banking platform market is on track to reach $9 billion by 2026. It’s currently expanding at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16% during the forecast period, according to a new report. According to a release that summarizes the findings of… Read More

Apple has Reportedy Acquired Mobeewave, which Transforms iPhones into Mobile or Digital Payment Terminals

Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL) has reportedly acquired Mobeewave Inc., a company with technology that aims to transform iPhones into mobile or digital payment terminals, according to sources familiar with the matter. Mobeewave’s technology allows consumers to simply tap their credit card or mobile phone on another… Read More

Samsung Added Support for Stellar (XLM) Cryptocurrency to its Blockchain Keystore, Allows Millions of Users to Access the Digital Asset

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit entity established in 2014 to support the development and growth of the open-source Stellar (XLM) protocol, recently announced that Samsung added support for the XLM digital currency to its Samsung Blockchain Keystore. XLM (or “lumens”) is now available… Read More

Fast Pace of Cryptocurrency Adoption in Latin America May be due to Dramatic Rise in Smartphone Users, Bitso Executive Reveals

Bitso, one of Latin America’s largest digital asset exchanges, has reportedly reached 1 million users before its planned launch in Brazil. Santiago Alvarado, director of international payments at Bitso, recently talked about how cryptocurrencies might help with settling cross-border transactions in Latin America. Alvarado, whose… Read More

Samsung Galaxy Store to Now Feature TRON Decentralized Apps For U.S. & European Users

Samsung announced on Monday that TRON now has a dedicated section in the Samsung Galaxy store that features apps built using its blockchain. According to Samsung, app store users in the U.S. and Europe who are using Samsung smartphones are able to experience the “next-generation… Read More

Chinese Electronics Giant Xiaomi Is Expanding Rapidly into Global Mobile Phone Markets

Beijing-headquartered mobile technology and software firm Xiaomi has been developing premium smartphones and selling them at competitive prices. Referred to as the “Apple of China,” the consumer electronics company recently penetrated India’s consumer markets. Xiaomi’s smartphone has become India’s most popular mobile device, according to… Read More

Here’s What We Know About Apple’s 3 New iPhone Models, Launching On September 10

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly planning to launch three new iPhone models on September 10.  Some of the most highly anticipated upgrades include a new frosted-glass design and an updated three-lens camera system. The latest smartphones from Apple may be used as charging pads for other… Read More

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