Contactless mobile payments collaboration forms between CTBC Bank and Soft Space

Contactless mobile payments - Paying with wearable device

The partnership will work as a system used by Taiwanese taxis to make it easier to charge fares. CTBC Bank, based in Taiwan, has entered into a partnership with Soft Space, a fintech from Malaysia, to launch a contactless mobile payments system to be used by cab drivers to collect taxi fares. The system will allow customers with Android smartphones and NFC technology to tap to pay. The contactless mobile payments system will be powered by Soft Space so that Android phone users can pay for their cab rides using…

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NFC technology experiences considerable surge in global use

NFC technology use World Wide

A recent survey shows that consumers have a greater awareness of the tech and are satisfied by it. A new study conducted by ABI Research has shown that consumers are considerably more familiar with NFC technology, and they are more satisfied with it as well. Over eight out of every ten consumers have used a contactless card or mobile payment wallet. According to the research, more than 85 percent of consumers have used NFC technology in the form of a “contactless card or mobile payment wallet.” Moreover, they have increased…

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Contactless payments comprised 1 in 3 UK transactions last year

Contactless payments - UK

Finance industry data showed that the growth of this tech’s use is returning to pre-pandemic trends. Contactless payments make up a substantial portion of the transactions taking place in the United Kingdom as growth trends return to patterns closer to where they were in pre-pandemic times. The use of cash continues to be on the decline as people look to tap cards and mobile transactions. This, according to the UK payment markets 2022 report published by UK Finance, documenting the changes in transaction methods used by consumers throughout the last…

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Apple Pay snags 48 percent of mobile wallet use

Mobile wallet - Person using Apple Pay

Even with this massive share, its use represents only a tiny fraction of total retail payments. Mobile wallet use is beginning to take off, and Apple Pay is leading the way with a considerable market share. That said, even with such a high position among transactions made via smartphone, it barely represents a sliver of total in-store payments. The use of these payment apps for in-store commerce is rising but is barely there next to cash and cards. The new PYMNTS report titled “Mobile Wallets Adoption: Apple Pay @8 –…

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Malaysian mobile payment customers can now use Apple Pay

Mobile payment - Malaysia Flag - Apple - Mobile Payments

The American tech giant has partnered with Standard Chartered Malaysia, Ambank and Maybank. Apple has announced that it has entered into a new mobile payment partnership with Maybank, Standard Chartered Malaysia and Ambank to be able to offer its digital wallet services to customers in Malaysia. Customers who have credit cards issued by those three major banks will be able to use it later in 2022. “Customers with Visa and Mastercard cards from banks including AmBank, Maybank and Standard Chartered Bank can now use Apple Pay, with American Express cards…

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