Square mobile payments have now launched in Australia

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The smartphone based transaction company has now launched its services into a fourth marketplace. Square has now launched its mobile payments services into its fourth marketplace, as it has stepped into Australia, giving small businesses in that country the opportunity to use their smartphones and tablets as credit card reading point of sale devices. The other countries in which the service is available include the United States, Japan and Canada. This announcement arrived nearly immediately before Square was to make the announcement of its first earnings report since the mobile…

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Mobile payments encourage better tipping

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Wait staff in restaurants are discovering that there are unexpected benefits to smartphone wallet apps. Over the next few years, it is believed that mobile payments will be taking off and that people will be using their smartphones in place of plastic cards to pay for everything from purchases in stores to meals at restaurants. Along with this overall shift in payment methods will also come a range of additional unexpected trends. So far, one type of trend that has been identified as a part of the transition toward mobile…

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Suretap mobile wallet app update unveiled

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The smartphone payments application owned by three large telcos in Canada has announced its next big move. The long awaited update to the Suretap mobile wallet has finally been unveiled, and it has shown that these app based payments will soon be compatible with a broader range of smartphones, will be able to include a larger number of credit cards, and will be accepted at more merchants. This has the potential to be a major move in sending the use of mobile payments forward in the Canadian market. Companies have…

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Visa broadens its mobile payments service in the UK

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The digital wallet service is now undergoing yet another expansion to make it easier for people to adopt. According to one of the latest announcements from Visa Europe, the mobile payments service from the credit card giant will soon be broadening even farther, in order to improve the online shopping experience for thousands of people throughout the United Kingdom. The goal is to improve the convenience and appeal of the mobile wallet service for people in the U.K. The company has established partnerships with a number of the biggest high…

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Mobile payments get a boost from PayPal

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In their overall expansion of digital transactions, they have also streamlined their e-checkout process. Last year, PayPal made mobile payments news headlines with its announcement of Beacon as it promised to help to enhance the overall location based experience for brick and mortar stores and their shoppers, and now it is making them again by expanding their efforts for online transactions as a whole. Even as the company pushes its way into offline retail, it is keeping up with mobile e commerce. This week, PayPal launched a new checkout experience…

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