Mobile wallets using NFC technology need new regulations, says Dutch market authority

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The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets wants updates to contactless technology access regulations. Dutch market authority Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) is calling for new rules to control anticompetitive practices in NFC technology using mobile payments apps such as Apple Pay. The ACM is seeking changes to the rules following an access investigation it recently conducted. The ACM issued a media release in which it stated its concerns regarding NFC technology mobile payments apps access and making a call for a change in regulations. “The Netherlands Authority…

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PayPal mobile wallet transactions are the online leaders

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They are also gaining ground in-store, where they represent a quarter of phone-based transactions. Mobile wallet transactions had been slow to take off but received a shot in the arm during the pandemic, when consumers looked to contactless payment options. Now, PayPal is leading the way in transactions conducted online and is also gaining ground among in-store shoppers who are looking to their phones to complete their purchases. According to PYMNTS data, PayPal is the leader in virtually every digital payments category. The PayPal mobile wallet is leading the way…

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This year, UK mobile commerce will hit £2.27 trillion

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By the end of next year, m-commerce in the United Kingdom will have reached £2.73 trillion. By the end of 2021, UK mobile commerce will have reached the £2.27 trillion ($3.16 trillion) and will rise even further to reach £2.73 trillion by the end of next year, says a Kaleido Intelligence report for Payvision. This is occurring as consumers and businesses alike seek contact-free transactions in the pandemic. The report showed that 11 percent of all online shoppers around the globe are currently using mobile wallets at least once per…

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The consumer shopping experience is increasingly dependent on mobile payments

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A new Buyer PaymentsInsights Survey by Mercator Advisory Group examined this trend. Mercator Advisory Group has released the outcomes of its recent Primary Data report, Buyer PaymentsInsights – Payment Behavior: Younger Shoppers Lead a Change, showing that mobile payments has become highly critical to the consumer shopping experience. The report’s conclusions are based on Mercator’s 2020 Buyer PaymentsInsights Survey. This online survey involved the participation of 3,000 adult consumers in the United States. It was conducted before the outbreak of the pandemic in the U.S., in February 2020. It examined…

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

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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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