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Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An EU agency is cautioning consumers to be aware of the threats associated with wallet apps. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a report cautioning consumers about mobile payment security. The ENISA report pointed to an “explosive proliferation of viruses and malware affecting mobile devices.” The report included the results of an ENISA study into the threats within the mobile wallet app environment. The study examined the types … Read entire article »

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Android Pay gives Japanese consumers a new mobile wallet option

Android Pay gives Japanese consumers a new mobile wallet option

The payments app has now arrived in Japan and will be available at over 470,000 shopping locations. Japanese consumers with smartphones powered by Google’s mobile operating system will now have access to Android Pay. The mobile wallet will bring them access to smartphone payments at over 470,000 locations in Japan. Anywhere that already accepts Rakuten Edy e-money will now also accept Android’s mobile wallet. A Google statement pointed out that Android Pay will become an alternative to the … Read entire article »

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Mobile wallet launch relaunched as Vodafone pushes ahead in India

Mobile wallet launch relaunched as Vodafone pushes ahead in India

The firm’s M-Pesa Pay has been released, providing a refreshed version of their previous offerings. Vodafone India has now announced its new and upgraded mobile wallet launch called Vodafone M-Pesa Pay. This is meant to provide merchants with a new range of options tailored to their needs. This move has been designed to lay a foundation for the firms upcoming m-payments bank venture. Merchants can log into this mobile wallet so that they will be able to … Read entire article »

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Standard QR code in the works in India

Standard QR code in the works in India

The Indian government is seeking to find a way to create a single type of barcode across mobile payment providers. The government of India is working on the concept of a standard QR code system that could be used by Indian payment providers. This could make it possible for merchants to more easily offer a spectrum of transaction options to customers. QR codes are the technology of choice for the government, which is trying to reduce the … Read entire article »

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QR code integration is the next step for Raiffeisen Bank ATMs

QR code integration is the next step for Raiffeisen Bank ATMs

The Austrian financial institution will also be working NFC technology into its machines. In Austria, the Raiffeisen Bank is now changing their ATM network machines to include NFC and QR code integration. The financial institution is adding the reader devices to 1,200 machines throughout their network. The goal is to make it possible for traditional ATMs to accept quick response code scans and near field communication taps. There are several different types of transaction that will become … Read entire article »

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Liquid Pay QR code payments to be offered in 25,000 Singapore retailers

Liquid Pay QR code payments to be offered in 25,000 Singapore retailers

Thousands of merchants are expected to adopt the new quick response code based mobile payment service. The Liquid Pay QR code is now targeting Singapore retail locations. The company predicts that 25,000 of those companies will be participating in this mobile payments method. These merchants will be on board within the next 12 months, says the firm. Liquid Pay allows purchase transactions to be completed through the use of QR code scans. The Liquid Pay QR code scans … Read entire article »

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Chase Pay QR code launch: lots of noise with limited availability

Chase Pay QR code launch: lots of noise with limited availability

This mobile payments app currently works at only two store chains: Starbucks and Best Buy. When the Chase Pay QR code based mobile payments were launched, many consumers felt they could use them as an alternative to credit cards. However, shoppers are now discovering that the mobile wallet can be used at only very limited locations so far. Starbucks and Best Buy are the only merchants that currently accept these mobile transactions. The Chase Pay QR code based … Read entire article »

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India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

The country recently shocked its citizens by getting rid of its largest paper currency, causing a cash crunch. As the country scrambles in a massive cash reduction, India mobile payments are taking off as an alternative. Mobile wallets have received an almost instant shot in the arm with the surprise notice of the disappearing bank notes. Some mobile payment providers have already reported record breaking numbers over the last few days. Paytm, for instance, the largest India mobile … Read entire article »

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MasterCard QR code payment to launch with RBL Bank

MasterCard QR code payment to launch with RBL Bank

Ratnakar Bank has joined up with the credit card giant to offer mobile payments via quick response codes. RBL Bank has become the first in India to integrate the MasterCard QR code into its mobile payment service. This has brought the quick response codes into the OnGo mobile wallet. OnGo is the RBL Bank mobile platform which is jointly powered with India Transact. This according to a statement from MasterCard. The goal is to launch a new … Read entire article »

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mVisa QR codes to make mobile payments easier in India

mVisa QR codes to make mobile payments easier in India

The Micromax smartphone maker will be offering this solution by way of its Udio mobile app. Micromax, a smartphone manufacturer, will offer its customers mVisa QR codes for mobile payments. This feature will be available throughout India by way of the Udio mobile app. It has been made possible in a joint project between Visa and TranServ a payment solution provider. All Micromax smartphone owners will be able to use this service through the Udio app. By using … Read entire article »

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