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Start-up's card-free, mobile-free payments

2 Feb, 2017 09:00 am A new Singapore-based company has raised some $2 million in venture capital to back a new device allowing customers to pay for goods and services using...

Are FinTechs a real threat to banks?

21 Nov, 2016 11:27 am FinTechs such as Bankin and Linxo create relations with their clients that enable customers to bypass banks, by proposing account aggregation and budget...

Samsung admits mobile payment security flaw

31 Aug, 2016 09:00 am Samsung denied the existence of a Samsung Pay security vulnerability revealed during the recently held Black Hat security conference,...

With Apple Pay, will mobile payments finally break through?

11 Jul, 2016 07:01 am 13 June 2016. Apple has announced an agreement with four French partners: the banking group Banque Populaire Caisse d?Epargne (BPCE), Orange,...

FinTech is here - but are banks ready?

6 Jun, 2016 02:55 pm Although 96% of bank directors acknowledge the growing importance of digital technology in the banking sector, and the ever-growing involvement of Financial...

Payments domain top 10 trends for 2016

11 Jan, 2016 01:34 pm Growth in the adoption of digital payments, entry of non-traditional players, technological innovation, and proliferation of immediate payments are largely...

JPMorgan Chase looking to take on Apple Pay

27 Oct, 2015 10:56 am The American banking giant JPMorgan Chase is looking to take on Apple Pay, as well as both Google and Samsung, as a provider of smartphone payment platforms...

Mobile commerce rates up sharply across Asia-Pacific, says Visa

21 Oct, 2015 11:52 am There has been a sharp rise in the frequency with which consumers in countries across the Asia-Pacific region use their mobile devices to make payments...

Yahoo executive Jacqueline Reses to join Square Inc, Bloomberg reports

19 Oct, 2015 11:28 am Jacqueline Reses, currently an executive at the internet search firm Yahoo, is set to leave the company and take up a position at the payment processing...

Square set for IPO, looking to raise $275m

15 Oct, 2015 11:03 am The mobile payments and financial services startup Square is preparing to become a public company having filed the necessary paperwork ahead of an initial...

Barclays partners with Verifone to deliver faster mobile payments

23 Sep, 2015 11:55 am The banking group Barclays is teaming up with the payment technology firm Verifone to enable faster mobile payments to its customers and users of its Pingit...

Twitter updates 'buy buttons' with the help of Stripe Inc's Relay

15 Sep, 2015 11:55 am Twitter has adopted Stripe Inc's payment processing product Relay with a view to broadening the e-commerce potential of its hugely popular social network...

Android Pay rolled out across the US

11 Sep, 2015 11:52 am Android Pay is being introduced across America as Google looks to establish a mobile payment system to compete with those of Apple and Samsung...

PayPal launches new peer-to-peer payments service

2 Sep, 2015 11:30 am PayPal has launched a new service designed to make it quicker and easier for internet users to make payments or collect money online...

Swedish payments startup iZettle raises €60 million in funding

28 Aug, 2015 11:49 am A Swedish payments company called iZettle has raised some €60 million in funding at a valuation of €500 million. The Stockholm-based startup...

PayPal to expand One Touch payments system across Europe

26 Aug, 2015 11:47 am PayPal has said it will roll out its One Touch online payments system to several new countries in Europe and to Australia in the coming days...

Samsung Pay launched in South Korea

20 Aug, 2015 11:42 am Samsung has launched its first mobile phone-based payment service designed to speed up and streamline the process of paying for goods and services in stores...

eBay sells Enterprises arm as PayPal spin off approaches

17 Jul, 2015 11:44 am eBay has sold off its Enterprise unit for a sum of $925 million as it prepares to part from its payment processing operation PayPal...

Apple Pay launched in the UK

14 Jul, 2015 11:48 am Apple has officially introduced its mobile wallet system in the UK with some of the most recognisable names on the British high street now offering the...

Contactless Visa transactions top a billion for the year across Europe

7 Jul, 2015 11:51 am There were more than one billion contactless payment transactions carried out across Europe via Visa services during the past 12 months...

MasterCard to trial 'payment by selfie'

6 Jul, 2015 11:49 am MasterCard has revealed its intention to trial a system that allows customers to identify themselves during online payment processes by taking a 'selfie'...

PayPal 'looking for acquisitions' after eBay split

6 Jul, 2015 11:48 am PayPal is keen to secure a number of international acquisitions once it splits from eBay and becomes a standalone company. That's according to the online...

PayPal agrees to buy Xoom for $890m

2 Jul, 2015 11:54 am PayPal has agreed to acquire the international money transfer business Xoom in a deal worth a total of $890 million. The purchase is expected to slightly...

Barclays looks to rival Apple Pay as service comes to UK

30 Jun, 2015 11:37 am Barclays is looking to compete rather than cooperate with Apple Pay as the contactless payment service comes to the UK. From July 1st, Barclaycard, part...

Mobile payment firm Square set to go public this year

15 Jun, 2015 11:51 am The mobile payments company Square is planning to carry out an initial public offering (IPO) and start selling its shares publicly later this year,...

Apple Pay heading to the UK

8 Jun, 2015 11:54 am Apple Pay looks to be heading to the UK, with the contactless payment system reportedly set to be rolled out across Britain this summer...

Apple in talks to bring Apple Pay to China

12 May, 2015 11:53 am Apple is in talks with the ecommerce giant Alibaba about the prospect of introducing Apple Pay into Chinese markets. Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive...

Visa expands digital wallet service

5 May, 2015 11:24 am Visa is expanding its mobile payments service in the UK with the aim of making it much easier for shoppers around the country to carry out transactions...

Jawbone partners with American Express on tap-to-pay wristbands

16 Apr, 2015 11:54 am Jawbone, a maker of fitness tracking wristbands, has agreed a tie-in with American Express that will enable its products to be used to make payments in...

Terms of PayPal, eBay split outlined

10 Apr, 2015 11:51 am The terms involved in the splitting apart of the currently combined online payments business PayPal and the ecommerce giant eBay have been outlined in...

Carmakers eye in-vehicle ecommerce opportunities

9 Apr, 2015 11:24 am Carmakers in different parts of the world are beginning to look seriously at the potential of equipping their vehicles in ways that mean they can be used...

PayPal to pay $7.7m for allowing illegal payments

27 Mar, 2015 11:51 am PayPal is to pay $7.7 million to the US government to settle matters in relation to claims it allowed a series of illegal payments to be made in contravention...

Google agrees mobile payments tie-in with Softcard

24 Feb, 2015 11:52 am Google has agreed a deal with the technology start-up Softcard as it aims to improve its position in mobile payments markets in the US...

Google reviving Wallet to compete with Apple Pay, WSJ reports

23 Feb, 2015 11:51 am Google is in the process of reviving its Wallet system that would allow Android-operated smartphones users to pay for products and services through their...

Tim Cook sees 2015 being "the Year of Apple Pay"

29 Jan, 2015 11:53 am Apple's chief executive Tim Cook claims 2015 could be the "Year of Apple Pay", after the company reported that its mobile payments platform has gained...

Google 'to buy' mobile payments firm Softcard

19 Jan, 2015 11:56 am Google is reportedly in talks to acquire Softcard, a mobile payments firm, from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. The acquisition, said to be worth around $100...

Alibaba to buy stake in Indian online payment firm for $550m, report says

12 Jan, 2015 11:56 am The Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is preparing to pay $550 million to acquire a stake in the Indian online payments company One97 Communications,...

Apple Pay taking off in the US

23 Dec, 2014 11:54 am The Apple Pay mobile wallet system introduced in recent months is gaining a significant foothold in US payment markets. According to figures from ITG...

Online payment start-up Stripe raises $70m in funding round

3 Dec, 2014 09:57 am The fledgling online payments company Stripe has succeeded in raising $70 million in funds to support its growth and global operations,...

HSBC rolls out mobile payments for business users

21 Nov, 2014 11:43 am The banking giant HSBC has introduced a system that make it possible for business users to receive payments via specified and registered mobile phone numbers...

Snapchat launches new payment feature

18 Nov, 2014 11:46 am Snapchat has introduced a new feature to its smartphone messaging app that allows users to send money to designated parties who also use the system...

Stripe co-founder talks up potential of global payments market

10 Nov, 2014 11:58 am There remains huge potential for tech-enabled payment markets in various parts of the world but particularly in Asia, according to the co-founder and CEO...

US drugstores reject Apple Pay system

27 Oct, 2014 11:06 am The drugstores of CVS Health Corp and Rite Aid Corp are disabling the newly launched Apple Pay mobile payments system, according to reports...

iPhone sales help boost Apple profits

21 Oct, 2014 11:53 am Strong sales of iPhone devices around the world helped Apple to boost its profits by 13 per cent during its fourth financial quarter as compared with the...

MasterCard creates card with built-in fingerprint authentication sensor

20 Oct, 2014 12:21 pm MasterCard has created a new payment card that works by authenticating a user's fingerprints through a built-in system. The card is designed to be used...

Apple unveils new iPads with Touch ID readers

17 Oct, 2014 12:14 pm Apple introduced new iPad tablet computers with fingerprint reading ID technology at a launch event in Cupertino on Thursday...

UK card payment use hits record level as contactless takes off

14 Oct, 2014 12:08 pm Use of cards for payments online and at establishments around the UK reached record levels for a single month in August of this year,...

'Payment by tweet' plans to be rolled out by French Bank

13 Oct, 2014 12:13 pm The French bank Groupe BPCE is set to introduce a payment system that allows its customers to switch money to third parties via Twitter...

Zapp mobile wallet system bags retailer tie-ins

9 Oct, 2014 10:01 am The Zapp mobile wallet payment system is to be introduced in dozens of high street retail outlets across the UK from next year. Brands including Sainsbury's...

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $21.8bn

7 Oct, 2014 11:29 am Facebook has completed the purchase of the messaging platform WhatsApp for a price of $21.8 billion after receiving the requisite regulatory approvals...

Seizing the data driven opportunity

29 Sep, 2014 12:08 am Relevance and personalisation are delivered by data-driven insights. As a mathematician and statistician this appeals to my inner geek; I enjoy numbers...

Apple aiming to overhaul "antiquated" magnetic strip payment systems

10 Sep, 2014 11:55 am Apple is aiming to revolutionise the way that consumers around the world pay for goods and services and to out-compete magnetic strip payment technologies...

CaixaBank spending €500m on contactless cash machines

29 Aug, 2014 11:59 am The Spanish banking group CaixaBank is to spend a total of €500 million over the next 10 years to see over 8,000 of its cash machines made operable...

Barclaycard to trial multi-use wearable payment bands

18 Aug, 2014 11:51 am The global payment business Barclaycard is to trial the use of its contactless payment bands in a variety of contexts in order to test the potential of...

CaixaBank hands out 15,000 contactless payment wristbands

7 Jul, 2014 12:12 pm CaixaBank is handing out wristbands to its customers to enable them to make contactless payments at hundreds of thousands of locations across Spain...

The rise of digital wallets

2 Dec, 2013 03:00 pm Digital wallets are fast-growing in the UK and beyond, a development enabled by the advances in cloud computing and mobile devices...
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