Contactless mobile payments collaboration forms between CTBC Bank and Soft Space

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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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Infineon combines near field communication and system-on-chip for keyless lock

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The NFC technology and SoC have been paired in what the company is calling a first ever tech. Semiconductor manufacturing company Infineon has unveiled a new keyless lock device that works on near field communication (NFC) and system-on-chip (SoC) technology. The combination makes it possible to unlock padlocks, doors and other locks with mobile phones. According to the company, the future of building security might involve removing keys from the mix altogether. It has developed a security solution that requires neither keys nor batteries to make it possible to lock…

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Biometrically authenticated mobile payments to break $1 trillion milestone in 2027

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The value of the transactions is going to breach $1.2 trillion in five years, says Juniper Research. The value of mobile payments biometrically authenticated is expected to reach $1.2 trillion worldwide by the close of 2027, according to a recent Juniper Research study. The study expects a massive growth rate from the $332 billion the transactions are currently worth. Juniper Research has provided an evaluation of the transition from traditional transaction security methods such as passwords and PINs to biometric authentication of mobile payments, in its paper titled: “Mobile Payment…

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More than 1 in 4 patients want to use mobile wallets for healthcare payments

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A recent study showed that 28 percent of US patients would like to pay digitally or by app. According to the results of a recently conducted payments study, 28 percent of US patients would like to be able to make medical payments using mobile wallets or digital transactions. One of the biggest points of friction patients suffer in accessing medical care is in making payments. Certainly, the cost of care is a heavier burden, but the transaction methods available can also add substantial friction to a patient’s ability to conveniently…

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PayPal mobile wallet transactions are the online leaders

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They are also gaining ground in-store, where they represent a quarter of phone-based transactions. Mobile wallet transactions had been slow to take off but received a shot in the arm during the pandemic, when consumers looked to contactless payment options. Now, PayPal is leading the way in transactions conducted online and is also gaining ground among in-store shoppers who are looking to their phones to complete their purchases. According to PYMNTS data, PayPal is the leader in virtually every digital payments category. The PayPal mobile wallet is leading the way…

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