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Tencent expands its ecommerce offering with a new WeChat feature

News | Ecommerce | 21 Jan 2021

Tencent has launched WeChat mini shop, an app function that the company has been testing since 2020, and allows entrepreneurs and companies to easily set up an online store.

Tencent, launch, WeChat, mini shop, online store, online shopping, ecommerce, payment processing

Anatomy of a super app in APAC – factors shaping its evolution

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 21 Sep 2020

Joshua Chong, Analyst at Kapronasia, elaborates on the key factors that drive the popularity of super apps in APAC and shape their evolution

Kapronasia, Joshua Chong, Alipay, WeChat, Grab, Gojek, super app, Asia, APAC, mergers and partnerships, digital payments

Vodacom teams up with China's Alipay in mobile payments push

News | Mobile Payments | 21 Jul 2020

Mobile operator Vodacom has announced it will aggregate different merchants and service providers such as Alipay so that users can do all their business online.

Alipay, China, Vodacom, ecommerce, WeChat, competition commission, Telecom, telco, Asia, APAC

Tencent rolls out online shopping feature in WeChat app

News | Ecommerce | 20 Jul 2020

Tencent has launched a new feature to help merchants build virtual shops on its WeChat messaging service in China.

Tencent, merchants, virtual shops, online shopping, WeChat, China, ecommerce, WeChat Minishop, WeChat Pay, Moments

Deutsche Bank enables compliant messaging platforms via Symphony

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 25 Jun 2020

Deutsche Bank has enabled the Symphony Connect Solution for secure chat and collaboration with its clients via WhatsApp. 

Deutsche Bank, Symphony, Symphony Connect Solution, WhatsApp, WeChat, Community Connect, Customer Connect

phos, PayXpert partner to connect merchants to contactless payments ecosystem

News | Mobile Payments | 14 May 2020

UK-based fintech company phos has announced a partnership with global PSP PayXpert to develop a mobile solution Software Point of Sale (SoftPoS). 

Phos, PayXpert, merchants, contactless payment, Europe, Alipay, WeChat, terminal, POS, QR code, mobile payments, Google Play, NFC, contactless cards, PIN-on-Mobile

WeChat launches 'payment points', personal credit score for consumers

News | Mobile Payments | 12 May 2020

China-based messaging, social media and mobile payment app WeChat has launched ‘payment points’, a personal credit rating for consumers.

WeChat, product launch, payment points, China, personal credit rating, payments , mobile payments

Sinch to pay EUR 225 mln for SAP Digital Interconnect

News | Online Payments | 05 May 2020

Sweden-based cloud communications platform Sinch has partnered with Germany-based software company SAP SE to acquire SDI for EUR 225 million. 

Sinch, SDI, SAP SE, SAP Digital Interconnect, cloud communication platform, omnichannel customer engagement, API, WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber

WeBank, Digital Asset to integrate DAML smart contract language

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 Apr 2020

China-based WeBank has announced integrating Digital Asset‘s smart contract language DAML with the FISCO BCOS blockchain platform. 

WeBank, DAML, China, FISCO BCOS, blockchain, China, Digital Asset, digital bank, Tencent, WeChat, Shenzhen Securities Communications, Huawei, BSN, Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth, Hyperledger Besu, VMware Blockchain, R3, Corda, Amazon, QLDB, Aurora

Gobbill, AirPay integrate Alipay and WeChat

News | Mobile Payments | 01 Apr 2020

Australia-based Gobbill, a fraud detection and payment automation company, and AirPay, a China-based mobile payment company, have integrated Alipay and WeChat payment functionality into a media platform called Today Australia.

Gobbill, AirPay, Alipay, WeChat, fintech

WeChat takes legal actions for people selling fake face masks

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 17 Mar 2020

WeChat has announced that it filed lawsuits against five people who used its platform to sell fake masks.

WeChat, fake face masks, China, ecommerce, fraud, lawsuits, accounts, privacy violations, coronavirus

China: facial recognition, biometric scans introduced for WeChat transfers, SIM cards

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 03 Dec 2019

Bloomberg has reported that China-based telecom carriers must check SIM card buyer identity with biometric facial recognition tech.

China, facial recognition, WeChat, transfers, biometrics, SIM cards, identity, Telecom, surveillance, government, iD, security, digital ID, ID cards, money transfers

WeChat, Alipay renounce at Samsung's fingerprint payment functionality

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 30 Oct 2019

WeChat and Alipay have disabled the fingerprint payment method for Samsung's two flagship models: the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 devices.

WeChat, Alipay, Samsung, fingerprint, payments , China, security, risks, mobile banking

Binance starts accepting fiat via Alipay, WeChat

News | Cryptocurrencies | 10 Oct 2019

Binance has started accepting fiat through Alipay and WeChat, opening up the exchange to peer-to-peer (P2P) crypto transactions from China.

Binance, cryptocurrency exchange, P2P, Alipay, WeChat, cryptocurrency transactions, China, payments