Venmo payment app diversifies with credit card QR code launch

Credit card QR code - Venmo Credit Card

The mobile payments company has taken its first steps into the plastic card business with mobile features. Payment app Venmo, owned by PayPal Holdings Inc., has launched its first physical payment option with a credit card QR code prominently displayed on the front. The option to apply for this payment method is being rolled out in a gradual way. The cards themselves, featuring the credit card QR code, are issued by Synchrony Financial. The first wave of availability is to US consumers, according to the company. Cardholders can opt for…

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Amazon One places mobile payments in the palm of your hand

The e-commerce giant has launched the new system at two of its Amazon Go stores for faster checkout. Amazon One is launching at two Amazon Go stores to help make the checkout process quicker and easier for consumers there. The palm payment technology was developed to simplify the shopping experience as a whole. The online marketplace giant is seeking to provide consumers with an enhanced retail experience. Though the initial Amazon One rollout is exclusively at the company’s own stores, the intention is to roll it out further at some…

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Ticketmaster enters contactless mobile payment technology partnership

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The massive ticketing company has partnered with VenueNext for a broad digital fan experience. Ticketmaster and VenueNext have announced the rollout of a new contactless mobile payment technology partnership. This collaboration between the companies will make it possible for fans to manage transactions in a contact-free way. The same can be said about their mobile orders and other forms of in-venue experiences, which will all be accessible by way of their smartphones. The partnership will be based on the VenueNext point of sale and m-commerce company’s tech. The two companies…

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Google Pay in India tests NFC based payment technology

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The mobile payments platform is using credit and debit cards to trial the tech in the country. Google Pay in India has launched a new pilot for a near field communication (NFC) based feature to be used to complete contactless payments. The idea is to use enabled debit and credit cards to test NFC before rolling out wider mobile tap. NFC would make it possible for Google Pay in India to provide contactless or tap payments across the country. Considering that there are over a billion people in that market,…

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Will Apple Pay QR codes become an option for iPhone users?

Apple Pay QR codes - Person using Apple Pay

The tech giant is reportedly researching ways to integrate the barcodes into future mobile payments. Apple Pay QR codes don’t currently exist, as iPhone users must employ near field communication (NFC) technology to complete a mobile payment transaction. However, growing information suggests that the iPhone maker is looking into secure barcode scans. A growing body of evidence suggests that the company is looking into ways to make Apple Pay QR codes secure to scan to complete transactions. While using NFC based tap or contactless transactions at a retailer’s payment terminal…

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