Facebook has selected London as its base to develop WhatsApp payments

WhatsApp Payments - WhatsApp App

The social network giant wants to drive the messenger service’s mobile payments globally Facebook is serious about developing WhatsApp payments and has chosen London, England as the center of the mobile payments platform’s development. The messenger service will hire on 100 new software engineers from London and Dublin. The reason that Facebook decided on London instead of a US city is that it is widely used in the UK and England’s capital city is known for attracting talent from other markets where WhatsApp is popular. This includes markets such as…

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HonkMobile app to expand across the United States

HonkMobile - Parking Meter

A recent partnership made the expansion of this Canadian mobile app for parking in the US possible. HonkMobile, the Toronto, Canada-based app that provides on-demand mobile payment for parking, is expanding across the US. This was made possible due to a partnership with international parking operator Secure Parking USA. The provider of on-demand mobile payments for parking is now live in over nine US cities. HonkMobile app is now up and running in more than nine cities in the United States. Among these include Houston, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Memphis. According…

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JCPenney Apple Pay option removed from stores without warning

JCPenney Apple Pay - JCPenney Store

The American retail chain has surprised customers by dropping the popular mobile payment method. JCPenney Apple Pay support has been dropped this month, surprising many of its customers who use the payment method. What makes the removal of support for this mobile wallet so surprising is that the company didn’t give its customers any warning that it would no longer be a payment option. JCPenney first rolled out Apple Pay as payment option to all its stores in 2016. Following JCPenney Apple Pay testing, which occurred in select stores in…

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One metro QR code gives riders access to three metro systems

Metro QR Code - Shanghai Metro - Train

Riders of the Shanghai, Hangzhou & Ningbo metros can access all three with one quick response code. Metro QR code payments are nothing new in China. As QR Code Press reported back in 2017, Shanghai Metro first introduced these unique codes to their Metro Daduhui app to allow riders the ease of scanning to pay for their trips. Now, this convenient service has extended to both Hangzhou and Ningbo. Shanghai Shentong Metro Group developed partnerships with the other two metros. Under the guidance of a national strategy that called for…

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QR code standards to be implemented by Indonesia later this year

QR Code Standards - quick response codes

Bank Indonesia wants higher interoperability between various providers of payment solutions. Bank Indonesia (BI), Indonesia’s central bank, is presently conducting a trial to establish QR code standards for the country’s various payment system providers. QR codes are starting to be used by the country’s citizens for mobile payments. Called QRIS (Indonesian Standard QR Code), Bank Indonesia’s QR code standards trial is about developing one code to be used by multiple payment system providers at every merchant. The bank believes that the standardization of the quick response code will result in…

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