QR code payment system to be set up in Norway for Chinese tourists

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Vipps cooperates with Alipay to provide tourists from china with more convenient payment options. The joint QR code payment system will see Norwegian mobile payments app Vipps cooperate with Chinese mobile payment app Alipay to allow Vipps payment to be used outside Norway as well as open up the system for mobile payments by Chinese tourists visiting the nation. Chinese tourism to Norway has soared since 2007. Between 2007 and 2017, Chinese tourism to the Nordic country has climbed a whopping 575%, according to national development bank Innovation Norway. The…

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Alphabet streamlines its mobile wallet app for improved offering

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Android Pay and Google Wallet will soon be combined into a single Google Pay service. Alphabet Inc. has announced that its mobile wallet app offerings will soon be streamlined into a single service. It will be bringing its Android Pay and Google Wallet into a single brand, which it will call Google Pay. The goal is to make it easier for users to make mobile payments using information saved into their Google Account. “With Google Pay, it’ll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google…

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Venmo QR codes launch to make it easier for users to share their profiles

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The new quick response codes are supposed to help users connect with their friends more quickly. New Venmo QR codes recently rolled out for users of the mobile payments app. The idea is to use the quick response codes simplify the process of finding their friends within the application. The QR codes are available in both the Android and Apple iOS versions of the Venmo mobile app. All users need to do to use the Venmo QR codes is tap the new “Scan Code” menu option. This feature launches a…

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QR code payments app rolls out at Kohl’s

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The retail chain has launched its own proprietary wallet application in stores nationwide. Kohl’s has announced the nationwide rollout of its QR code payments app. This will allow customers to pay for in-store purchases using their smartphones. The new feature has been integrated into the existing mobile application and is called Kohl’s Pay. This makes Kohl’s the latest among a string of large retailers that are choosing to offer their own mobile payments. The QR code payments app will make it possible for “more than 25m active cardholders” to be…

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Scary Samsung Pay security flaw identified

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A company representative has revealed that the mobile wallet may not be as safe as previously believed. A Samsung Pay security flaw has been identified. A representative of the company has released a statement to the public to help to explain the problem. The scary component of this report is that it could place the transaction details in the hands of a hacker. This has arrived at a time when mobile payments are only just starting to be accepted by consumers. Among the main barriers to the adoption of mobile…

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Yandex uses payment QR codes to woo merchants

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The company is launching a new mobile payments feature with retailers and other sellers in mind. Yandex.Checkout announced the launch of a new type of mobile transaction using payment QR codes. The goal is to appeal to merchants that are seeking to open up their options to smartphone based payments via barcode scans. Interested merchants will need to add quick response codes to their merchandise so shoppers can scan them. Consumers will need to have downloaded the Yandex.Money mobile app in order to scan the payment QR codes. The quick…

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Top mobile payments app users are Millennials

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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 found that mobile payments app use is high in China. That said…

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QR code transactions complete new Fintech Bank Bunq mobile payments

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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 Dutch “fintech bank” Bunq has now integrated QR code transactions into their…

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Walmart Pay now available in Texas and Arkansas stores

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The largest retailer in the world is expanding its mobile payments system into more states and locations. The biggest retailer on the planet has already launched its Walmart Pay mobile payments system but now the company is starting to roll it out in an increasingly large number of different locations, the latest of which have included the stores in Arkansas and Texas. With every new store location, the retailer makes itself larger mobile wallet competition for other large players. The goal of Walmart Pay currently appears to be to compete…

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Apple Pay in Canada gets a huge boost as all Big 5 banks prepare for launch

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Mobile payments are on the rise among Canadian consumers and they’re about to gain access to a large player. The entry of Apple Pay in Canada has now been announced and consumers in that country will be able to take advantage of that mobile payments service, as long as they have a compatible iPhone and an account with one of the Big 5 banks in the country. All five of the largest Canadian financial institutions have announced that they were preparing for the service. As of Tuesday, all major credit…

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Walmart Pay mobile payments app has finally arrived

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After hinting, testing and piloting for a long time, the retail giant has finally rolled out the application. The fact that Walmart had a mobile payments app up its sleeve is coming as a surprise to absolutely nobody as it has been talking about it, testing it and running pilot programs for some time now, but what is making headlines is the final rollout of the application and the way competitors in this sphere are being treated. This is the largest effort the retailer has made to try to bump…

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