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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Newly launched City Bank QR code simplifies mobile payments

City Bank QR code - Wallet with credit cards and QR code

The quick response code will bring together American Express, VISA, Mastercard and UnionPay in Bangladesh. The City Bank QR code is designed to be used in an interoperable mobile payment solution that can be used for VISA, Mastercard, American Express and UnionPay transactions The service is meant to help eliminate the need for separate barcode scans for each payment network. As a result, a merchant can display a single City Bank QR code at the front of a store for use regardless of the payment method the customer wants to…

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PayPal POS QR codes move ahead on the heels of its “strongest” quarter

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The company has been making substantial plays to take large steps into physical points of sale. A new PayPal POS QR codes strategy was unveiled last week to help bring the company into a broader in-person shopping experience. The digital and mobile payments company is seeking to capture a larger number of transactions. These new PayPal POS QR codes have been announced on the heels of the company’s best ever recorded quarter. Though it has previously made moves to enter into physical points of sale, the San Jose, California-based business…

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Mastercard launches ShopOpenings.com to help cardholders find open businesses

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As regions re-emerge from pandemic lockdowns, this tool helps shoppers know what is open. Mastercard has announced the launch of ShopOpenings.com, a regional tool to assist cardholders in knowing which businesses have opened their physical locations following lockdowns. The mobile commerce tool is geared toward consumers residing in regions of the U.S. and Canada. The ShopOpenings.com site was built by Mastercard in partnership with the SixthSense data analytics firm. It works by listing a long list of business types, including everything from pharmacies and grocery stores to restaurants, boutiques, dry…

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WhatsApp mobile payments launching its service in Brazil

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The South American country will be the first to try the new Facebook owned transactions. Facebook is launching its WhatsApp mobile payments service for the first time in Brazil. The country is often the site of initial digital services due to its massive online population. Brazilian users will be able to use this new transaction service to be able to send money securely. The WhatsApp mobile payments will make it possible for a user to send money or buy a product or service from a merchant, all within the chatting…

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