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Apple reportedly buys Mobeewave

03 Aug 2020 | Mobile Payments

Apple has acquired Mobeewave, a startup with technology that could transform iPhones into mobile payment terminals, Bloomberg reports.

Apple, Mobeewave, Smart POS, pay by smartphone, mobile terminal, contactless payments

First Screen, SLA Digital connect for direct carrier billing in the Middle East and Europe

28 Jul 2020 | Ecommerce

First Screen, a global provider of mobile content and commerce solutions, has partnered with SLA Digital to enable direct carrier billing payments in the Middle East and Europe.

First Screen, direct carrier billing, mobile payments, smartphones, partnership, mobile content, ecommerce, SLA Digital

Sberbank introduces SberPay

13 Jul 2020 | Online Payments

Sberbank has announced the rollout of SberPay, a service which allows customers to pay for purchases online and offline. 

Sberbank, payments, SberPay, NFC, Android, smartphone, Visa, cards

Bank of Japan explores the potential offline use of a digital yen via CBDC

08 Jul 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has published a research paper exploring the potential offline use of a digital yen using central bank digital currency (CBDC).

CBDC, central bank digital currency, decentralised CBDC, electronic money, smartphone, distributed ledger, SIM, cards, payments, Bank of Japan, Japan, BoJ

Smile, Neon roll out smartphone product line

07 Jul 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Switzerland-based digital finance companies Smile and Neon have agreed to launch smartphone-based financial products for customers’ insurance and banking needs.

Smile, Neon, Switzerland, smartphone, digital finance, banking, financial products, insurance, bancassurance, bank account services, fintech

Mobile-first mentality to drive global growth for Direct Carrier Billing

28 May 2020 | Mobile Payments

The Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) industry is set to experience growth over the next three years, reaching GBP 23 billion in global revenue by 2023.

Direct Carrier Billing, study, mobile payments, mobile money, smartphones, content, media, sports, UK

NFC first approach to instant mobile onboarding

28 Apr 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Maarten Wegdam and Wil Janssen, co-founders of InnoValor/ReadID, describe how NFC can lead to an optimal mobile KYC process and what this means for Open Banking

NFC, KYC, mobile identity verification, digital identity, InnoValor, ReadID, Open Banking, banking, smartphone, border control, digital signing, passport

US multinationals are reportedly willing to help roll out China's digital currency

27 Apr 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Starbucks SBUX, McDonald’s, and Subway chains in China have been named on the People’s Bank of China’s list of companies that will test the national digital currency soon, according to Forbes.

Starbucks SBUX, McDonald’s, Subway, digital currency, China, smartphone, bank account, digital payments

Phos raises EUR 1.3 mln in funding round

08 Apr 2020 | Mobile Payments

Phos, an UK-based fintech that offers a software-only POS, has raised EUR 1.3 million in funding led by New Vision 3.

Phos, UK, fintech, software, POS, smartphone, New Vision 3, PIN, SDK, NFC, Android, payments, B2B, banks, PSPs, ISOs, merchants

mCommerce disruption in Latin America: what's next

24 Mar 2020 | Ecommerce

As Latin America has increasingly started to focus on ecommerce, Geoffrey Michener, CEO and Founder of dataPlor, explores mobile commerce disruption in LATAM

ecommerce, Geoffrey Michener, dataPlor, mobile commerce, LATAM, Mercado Libre, digital marketplace, smartphone, Contactless payments, fintech, Cabify, Despegar, emerging markets

Estonian Information System Authority approves NFC-based remote identity verification tech form ReadID

03 Mar 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

The Estonian Information System Authority has approved a new remote identity verification solution based on NFC chip verification and face matching.

Estonian Information System Authority, ReadID, NRC, identity verification, smartphone, mobile verification, biometrics, ID card

Rakuten, Vodafone invest in satellite network that provides universal mobile coverage

03 Mar 2020 | Ecommerce

Rakuten and Vodafone have invested in a venture to extend mobile coverage to more people and devices across the globe, according to Light Reading.

Rakuten, Vodafone, mobile coverage, ecommerce, smartphones, SpaceMobile, 4G, 5G, payments

Contactless payment transaction to reach USD 6 tln globally by 2024

11 Feb 2020 | Online Payments

Juniper Research has released a new research forecasting that global contactless transaction values will reach nearly USD 6 trillion in 2024, up from USD 2 trillion in 2020.

Juniper Research, research, contactless payment, contactless cards, contactless POS, Apple Pay, smartphone

7-Eleven pilots cashierless store concept

10 Feb 2020 | Mobile Payments

7-Eleven has announced it has started testing a cashierless store at its corporate headquarters, in the US, Texas.

7-Eleven, cashierless store, mobile app, smartphone

Mobile payment penetration in Taiwan exceeds 60 percent in 2019

30 Jan 2020 | Mobile Payments

The mobile payment penetration rate in Taiwan has reached 62.2% in 2019, up more than 10% from the previous year, Taiwan News reports.

Taiwan, mobile payments, smartphones, digital wallet, payment apps

Visa, Samsung to bring Tap to Phone tech to businesses worldwide

13 Jan 2020 | Mobile Payments

Visa has teamed up with Samsung to launch Tap to Phone, a technology that can empower businesses around the globe by turning a smartphone into a POS device.

Visa, Samsung, Tap to Phone, partnership, POS, smartphone, EMV, contactless payments

Biometrics to secure USD 2.5 trillion in mobile payments by 2024

03 Dec 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Biometric authentication will be used to secure USD 2.5 trillion worth of mobile payment transactions by 2024, a new report from Juniper Research has found.

mobile payment transactions, smartphones, Biometric Authentication, fingerprint, iris, voice, facial recognition, SCA, 2FA, study, Juniper Research

E-wallets: an overview of key developments and essential trends

06 Nov 2019 | Online Payments

The evolution in digital payments has resulted in the emergence of e-wallets – join us for a deep dive into one of the most common types of payment nowadays

payment method, e-wallet, digital wallet, loyalty, mobile payments, retailers, consumer behaviour, smartphone

British millennials choose convenience over security

05 Nov 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

While millennials rely heavily on their mobile phones, they consider them one of the least secure payment methods, according to a survey by Compass Plus.

survey, cash, mobile payments, smartphone, security, ATM, contactless cards, digital wallets, millennials, UK, Compass Plus

SoftBank, IBM to develop cross-carrier blockchain payments

24 Oct 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

SoftBank has teamed up with IBM to develop cross-carrier blockchain solutions.

SoftBank, IBM, cross border payments, blockchain, smartphone, Asia