Malaysian mobile payment customers can now use Apple Pay

Mobile payment - Malaysia Flag - Apple - Mobile Payments

The American tech giant has partnered with Standard Chartered Malaysia, Ambank and Maybank. Apple has announced that it has entered into a new mobile payment partnership with Maybank, Standard Chartered Malaysia and Ambank to be able to offer its digital wallet services to customers in Malaysia. Customers who have credit cards issued by those three major banks will be able to use it later in 2022. “Customers with Visa and Mastercard cards from banks including AmBank, Maybank and Standard Chartered Bank can now use Apple Pay, with American Express cards…

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Mobile wallet market to break $16.2 trillion by close of 2031

Mobile wallet - Payments via smartphone

The world is moving evermore cashless, and consumers are turning to their phones for payments. As a growing number of countries worldwide trend toward cashlessness, the mobile wallet market worldwide is seeing striking growth. Even before the pandemic, it was already taking off, but contactless trends sent its use skyward. In 2015, the mobile wallet market was valued at $675 billion. By 2018, it had already risen to 1602.4 billion, and the number has only continued to climb. Among the factors that have helped to drive the use of payments…

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Mobile wallet partnership forms between Samsung Pay and South African PayGate

Mobile wallet - Business - Partnership

The South African payment gateway has announced it is accepting the electronics giants’ payments. South African online payment gateway PayGate, a DPO Group subsidiary, has announced that it is adding the Samsung Pay mobile wallet to its list of payment methods its merchants will be able to accept. This solution makes it possible for smartphone users to complete transactions with their phones. The mobile wallet is from a trusted brand and allows consumers to be able to complete a purchase without having to use cash or share any of the…

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Mobile Tap to Pay trend picks up speed among US retailers

Tap to Pay - Mobile Phone & POS Terminal

Shoppers have started to see the appeal of using their smartphones to pay for purchases in-store. Compared to many other countries worldwide, the US has been slow to adopt mobile payments, but Tap to Pay technology has started catching on among American shoppers. Adyen, one of the largest US payment services providers is now supporting this tech for retailers. Adyen has now officially launched support for Tap to Pay in its merchant networks and retailers. This has opened the door to allowing people using iPhone XS or newer, as well…

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Virtual reality technology could boost multiple sclerosis rehabilitation therapies

Virtual reality technology - Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers are conducting a study to determine how beneficial the VR tech will be to MS patients. Kessler Foundation scientists recently published an article in which they advocated for working virtual reality technology into certain more conventional multiple sclerosis therapies to help to boost their effectiveness. The researchers offered a conceptual framework to support the use of VR tech for cognitive rehabilitation. The researchers discussed a way of using traditional cognitive rehabilitation and exercise training along with virtual reality technology. They theorized that this combination would strengthen the impact of…

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