EU drivers may soon be able to add licenses to mobile wallets

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The European Council has proposed the change as a part of a new package of legislation. The Council of the European Union has unveiled changes to a proposed package of legislation intended to make it legal for EU drivers to be able to add their licenses to mobile wallets in the form of the European Digital Identity Wallets. The first proposals were put forward by the European Union Commission as a “road safety package” component. This one of the two proposed legislative packages would include an entire overhaul of the…

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BLIK mobile payments expands from Poland to Romania and Slovakia

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The system will be crossing borders with the introduction of DXC Technology, aiming to expand further. Leading Fortune 500 global tech services provider DXC Technology has been tapped to offer support to the expansion of the Polish Payment Standard (aka Polski Standard Płatności, PSP) mobile payments system BLIK as it moves into Slovakia and Romania. The idea is to modernize the BLIK central system and adapt it to meet Romanian and Slovakian standards. DXC will be responsible for making certain that BLIK will be capable of processing transactions in both…

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Apple sued over mobile payments market competition abuse allegations

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Venmo and Cash App customers have filed a class action lawsuit against the iPhone maker. PayPal’s Venmo and Block’s Cash App customers have sued Apple Inc. in a proposed class action lawsuit accusing the iPhone maker of having required consumers to pay “rapidly inflating prices” by manipulating mobile payments market competition. The class action lawsuit was filed by four customers from Georgia, Hawaii, New York and South Carolina. The mobile payments competition lawsuit was filed in a San Jose, California federal court. The filing accuses Apple of having violated US…

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Google wants its mobile wallet to be usable as bus fare

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The tech giant is aiming to make it possible for more commuters to add digital transit passes to the app. Google is working to help commuters using transit systems in a growing number of locations to add their passes to their mobile wallet instead of having to carry a physical card. The company recently posted a blog discussing the way it wanted to combine the app with this service. Google has been watching the increasing trend in the use of mobile wallet apps and contactless technology for transactions of all…

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Mobile payments in supermarkets shockingly most common from this generation

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Though it would be easy to assume Millennials would be the heaviest users, they’re surprisingly not. It’s easy to think of the most common users of digital commerce and transaction tools as being from the Millennial generation, but when it comes to grocery shopping, Generation X has taken the lead in using mobile payments. When shopping in supermarkets for the food they’ll prepare, Gen X often uses phones to pay. In the United States, over 9 percent of Gen Xers are using mobile payments and commerce to purchase their groceries…

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