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Samsung Pay test launched in UAE

Samsung Pay test launched in UAE

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The mobile wallet is being rolled out in an “early access phase” in the United Arab Emirates. An” early access phase” Samsung Pay test has rolled out in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This testing phase is looking into the way the mobile wallet functions through six local banks. The mobile payments app and service first launched in South Korea two years ago in August. The Samsung Pay test will show whether or not … Read entire article »

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HSBC mobile payment app launches through VocaLink partnership

HSBC mobile payment app launches through VocaLink partnership

Millions of the bank’s customers can soon use the Pay by Bank application to complete transactions. A new HSBC mobile payment services app will give access to first direct customers who want to use their smartphones to complete shopping transactions. It lets them use the banking app as a direct payment method for purchasing certain products and services in an online store. The HSBC payment app is the result of the financial institution’s partnership with VocaLink. VocaLink is … Read entire article »

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MasterPass QR code central to Ecobank cashless campaign

MasterPass QR code central to Ecobank cashless campaign

The bank has launched this new solution for merchants in order to let them use mobile devices to accept payments. The EcoBank MasterPass QR code based mobile payments solution launched with small merchants in mind. This service makes it possible for merchants to use their mobile phones to accept payments from their customers. This solution is the result of a partnership between Ecobank and MasterCard in a broader retail payment strategy. Through the MasterPass QR code, Ecobank’s merchant … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments use is mainly for transportation and restaurant bills

Mobile payments use is mainly for transportation and restaurant bills

A new survey shows that there are some very specific reasons for which smartphone wallets are used. A new Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute under the Institute for Information Industry study provided insight on mobile payments use. It showed that consumers are using mobile wallets most frequently for paying for their meals at restaurants and for buying fare on transportation services. The mobile payments survey showed 76.4 percent of consumers who used the tech did so to … Read entire article »

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Fraudulent QR code plays central role in $13 million scam

Fraudulent QR code plays central role in $13 million scam

As commonplace as quick response code scanning may be in China, scams are becoming a problem. Many residents of the Chinese city of Guangzhou fell victim to a fraudulent QR code that scammed them out of millions of dollars. The scam stole an estimated RMB90 million (about US$13.03 million) from unsuspecting smartphone users. The use of quick response codes has become exceptionally commonplace in China. They are used as a part of mobile payments to let people complete … Read entire article »

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Samsung Pay platform has launched in India

Samsung Pay platform has launched in India

The electronics giant has rolled out its mobile wallet in a country where smartphone based payments are taking off. The Samsung Pay platform has now officially launched in India. This hasn’t come as any surprise as many have expected the service to enter the country for the last several weeks. The company gave its official confirmation of the launch at the start of this week. The company has pointed out that the service remains in an Early … Read entire article »

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Americans more confident in mobile payment security than global average

Americans more confident in mobile payment security than global average

Ninety-four percent of people in the U.S. are comfortable with wallet app security levels. Consumers are placing a growing level of trust in mobile payment security and smartphone based shopping, particularly in the United States. In fact, many consumers expressed greater confidence in their devices than the security of stores themselves. Interestingly, while the United States has not seen rapid adoption rates for mobile wallets, it doesn’t seem to be a lack of trust presenting the greatest barrier. … Read entire article »

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Apple mobile payments is finally taking off and making a difference

Apple mobile payments is finally taking off and making a difference

Some firms are speculating that the acceptance of this tech could permanently change the face of retail. Apple mobile payments have been struggling to take off and have not met the performance expectations of many people in the commerce and tech industries alike. That said, it does appear as though Apple Pay is finally taking hold and now that it has, it’s rapidly gaining strength. Mobile wallets were only a concept only a few years ago, and … Read entire article »

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Massive QR code network expansion headed to Paytm in India

Massive QR code network expansion headed to Paytm in India

The mobile payments company is making a tremendous investment to build an Alipay-like presence. India’s largest mobile wallet, Paytm, announced its intentions to make a very large investment into growing its QR code network. The company intends to spend about $89.6 million to assist merchants to accept mobile payments via quick response code. The company is hoping to use the barcodes to see similar successes to Alipay and WeChat. The reason is that those two Chinese companies have … Read entire article »

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QR code payment cards rolling out at KazMunayGas

QR code payment cards rolling out at KazMunayGas

The company has introduced a new option to help make purchasing fuel faster at the pump faster and easier. KazMunayGas has announced the introduction of QR code payment cards at one of its gas station locations. The company also intends to roll out the new service across their entire network. This first location with the QR codes is operating in test mode for the time being. The test represents the first time the technology for the QR code … Read entire article »

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Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

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 of mobile payment security … Read entire article »

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