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Visa QR codes let Tata Sky customers recharge their accounts

Visa QR codes let Tata Sky customers recharge their accounts

Direct home service customers can pay their bills with their smartphones through their TV screens or online. Tata Sky has partnered with the largest credit card company in the world to offer mobile payments via Visa QR codes. This allows the company’s subscribers to top up their accounts through the use of their smartphones. The QR code payment solution is entirely powered by mVisa and is meant to provide convenient and secure transactions. Subscribers to Tata Sky services … Read entire article »

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QR code payments get one step closer in China

QR code payments get one step closer in China

The central bank in the country is working on creating standards for the use of quick response codes. QR code payments have spent years in a state of limbo. There has been a ban on using quick response codes for mobile payments due to a lack of regulations. That said, the central bank is getting ever closer to drafting security and tech standards for QR codes in combination with mobile transactions. Once the regulations have been passed, … Read entire article »

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Apple Pay app now in France and Hong Kong

Apple Pay app now in France and Hong Kong

The iPhone mobile wallet is now available in a total of nine countries around the world. The Apple Pay app has now been launched in both France and Hong Kong. This brings the total number of countries around the world accepting this mobile wallet to nine. The most recent launch arrived in France but was followed by Hong Kong later that day. The official Apple mobile payments service website for France shows several compatible credit cards. The French … Read entire article »

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QR code transactions allow Belgian retail shoppers to complete mobile payments

QR code transactions allow Belgian retail shoppers to complete mobile payments

In the country, using smartphones to scan barcodes to complete purchases is spiking in popularity. For a reason that has not been clearly identified, QR code transactions have been taking off in Belgium. In some places, this type of barcode based mobile payment has become popular due to Bitcoin adoption. However, that is not the case here. The main active payment service provider in the country, Atos, has now launched a service to suit this trend. Atos launched … Read entire article »

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Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

The coffee giant has finally announced its intentions to expand its smartphone based experience in China. The Seattle-based coffee giant will finally be launching its Starbucks mobile payments in China. This expansion of its digital features has been long anticipated within that tremendous market. This will make it possible for customers to pay for orders using their smartphones. They will also be able to collect My Starbucks Rewards. The company announced the availability of this mobile commerce … Read entire article »

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Mobile wallet payments to break $13 billion by 2021 in UAE

Mobile wallet payments to break $13 billion by 2021 in UAE

Large and widespread programs are underway for upgrading the country’s banks and devices for mobile wallets Massive mobile wallet strategies have now been launched in the UAE. As a result, mobile wallet payments will reach $13 billion in the country within a span of five years. The strategies will upgrade all devices and UAE banks to accept transactions via smartphones. The Mobile Wallet Project has been launched and will take a 35 percent market share in five … Read entire article »

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Important Visa mobile payments milestone reached in India

Important Visa mobile payments milestone reached in India

The financial giant has announced that it has issued over one million of its contactless cards in the country. Visa recently announced the issuing of over one million of its branded contactless cards in India. These were all issued through eight major banks within the country. These cards function on the same technology as contactless Visa mobile payments. The widespread use of these cards is opening the door for easier mobile payments to be rapidly adopted. There are … Read entire article »

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Top mobile payments app users are Millennials

Top mobile payments app users are Millennials

In China, this generation is leading the way in the use of smartphones as credit and debit cards. A recent study has revealed that mobile payments app use is greatly driven by Millennials. The research indicated that Chinese device users between the ages of 21 and 39 are top users of these applications. Mobile wallets are seeing the highest use by device owners from 21 to 29 and 30 to 39 years old. eMarketer conducted this research and … Read entire article »

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QR code transactions complete new Fintech Bank Bunq mobile payments

QR code transactions complete new Fintech Bank Bunq mobile payments

The bank’s new solution has integrated the quick response codes due to their security and versatility. The topic of QR code transactions generates a considerable amount of controversy in the mobile payments industry. Some experts debate that they are simple, affordable and available to most smartphone users. Others say they are inadequate and will never take off. Bitcoin has been using QR code transactions for quite a while and is seen as strong support for the barcodes. The … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments trends are seeing growth held back by biometrics

Mobile payments trends are seeing growth held back by biometrics

The technology to scan various body parts such as eyes and fingerprints may be too challenging to keep up. While it had looked as though mobile payments trends might have the potential to take off with rapid growth as more consumers look to their smartphones to replace their use of credit and debit cards, adoption has essentially flat-lined. This, despite the fact that industry giants such as Samsung and Apple have leapt into the market. Even with the … Read entire article »

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London mobile commerce has gone underground

London mobile commerce has gone underground

Shoppers are enjoying spending their time on the Tube hunting for and purchasing products. Underground train commuters are now spending a rising amount of time shopping over London mobile commerce channels as they use this opportunity to research products, compare prices and buy what they need. A recent study by Pay by Bank, a mobile payments provider, showed m-commerce is hotter than ever. Pay by Bank has determined that 39 percent of Tube riders are also checking out … Read entire article »

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NFC mobile payments will be used by 1 in 4 Brits in 2017

NFC mobile payments will be used by 1 in 4 Brits in 2017

New research from MasterCard has predicted that over the upcoming 12 months there will be a significant shift. MasterCard has now released the results of a new research study in which it determined that NFC mobile payments will be used by one quarter of all Brits throughout the next twelve months. This will represent a considerable increase in the trend toward the use of mobile wallets in the U.K. At the moment, MasterCard’s figures show that the current … Read entire article »

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