Chinese mobile payments taking off as country moves toward cashlessness

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A growing number of cities throughout the nation are accepting smartphone transactions for public transit. Chinese mobile payments are becoming increasingly valuable as residents, merchants and services adopt its use on a rising basis. During the quarter running from July through September 2017, their value tripled. Alipay and WeChat Pay use has been spreading like wildfire throughout Chinese cities. Consumers are using these Chinese mobile payments apps to pay for products, services, tickets and even high yield financial products. During that same quarter, the transactions in the country totaled an…

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Mobile payments popularity will be greater than credit cards in two years

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A new U.N. report underscored the skyrocketing growth of PayPal, Alipay and other blockchain based transaction systems. A United Nations report indicates that by 2019 mobile payments popularity will “overtake credit cards” in terms of online shopping use. The report pointed to blockchain using systems as primary drivers for the popularity of mobile transactions. The United Nations body released a report saying that digital currency systems of payment will see greater use in e-commerce than debit and credit cards by 2019. The mobile payments popularity report was released by a…

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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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American Express makes a move on Chinese mobile commerce

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Mobile payments continue to grow in China Mobile commerce is making strong progress in China. A growing number of people are using their mobile devices to shop online and this is putting pressure on businesses to become more mobile-centric or risk being left behind by consumers. American Express has announced its partnership with China Mobile, the largest telecommunications company in China. Through this partnership, the two companies will work to promote Hebao, an NFC-based mobile payments system. Hebao aims to make it easier for Chinese consumers to make payments while…

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Mobile payments receive new framework in China

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People’s Bank of China sets sights on mobile payments The People’s Bank of China, China’s largest telecommunications company, has released new technical standards that are meant to govern the proliferation and support of mobile payments. Mobile commerce has been experiencing strong growth in several Asian markets, with much of this growth taking root in China. A growing number of consumers are becoming comfortable with the idea of mobile payments, leading People’s Bank of China to begin seeking ways to expand mobile commerce services throughout the country. In order to do…

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Mobile payments to take off in China over the next three years

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Chinese consumers are expected to adopt the method quite widely by 2015 As mcommerce takes off in China, it is leading to a number of other associated growths, such as in mobile payments, which are expected to continue their momentum to the point that they will be highly profitable as early as 2015. A recent report has shown that although it is still just emerging in China, it will soon explode. The mobile payments report was created by Deloitte & Touche, and demonstrated that although the Chinese marketplace for paying…

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China to lead the world in mobile commerce, says ABI Research

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China is on the verge of a mobile commerce explosion, according to a new study from ABI Research. The technology market intelligence firm released a report yesterday showing that China could surpass $8 billion in mobile payments by 2014. This would put the nation far ahead of others in terms of contactless payments. The rapid growth of NFC-driven commerce may be due to the single-minded pursuit of NFC technology in China. The progress toward electronic transactions has been slow in the West. Several companies, including Google and Nokia, have been…

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