The use of QR codes has spiked throughout the pandemic crisis

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Governments, organizations and companies have rapidly turned to contactless quick response barcodes. The use of QR codes has taken off across the country and around the world due to the ongoing pandemic crisis. Before the warnings to go zero-contact, the future of these pixelated barcodes was questioned. Businesses in particular have returned to the use of QR codes as they aim to provide their customers with a contactless experience. This is true in businesses of all sizes and in virtually every consumer-facing industry. Everywhere from grocery stores and pharmacies to…

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PayPal contactless QR code payments feature allows in-person touchless transactions

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A new in-app feature makes it possible for quick response barcodes to facilitate purchases. PayPal is rolling out contactless QR code payments that use barcode scans to complete transactions for easy buying and selling. This will allow transactions to be completed in person but without making physical contact. The contactless QR code payments will be rolling out in the official PayPal app for safe and secure in-person transactions. It is rolling out in 28 markets around the world. Moreover, for a limited time, PayPal is waiving the transaction fees typically…

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New universal QR code unveiled by HPS and GhIPSS

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The global payment solutions provider has partnered with Ghana Interbank Payment Settlement Systems. HPS, a global payment solutions provider, has launched a new universal QR code payment solution in partnership with Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a Bank of Ghana Subsidiary. The quick response barcode solution is meant to help consumers make fast and convenient transactions. The launch included the Universal QR code and Proxy Pay platforms in a move the country is taking to reach a state of cashless society. It is was created to allow shoppers…

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FinTech ANNA Money partners with TrueLayer for instant QR code payments

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ANNA users will have a new option to use instantaneous quick response codes for mobile payments. ANNA Money users will now have the option to choose the use of instant QR codes to make payments through a new partnership between the FinTech and TrueLayer. Using the quick response codes would eliminate the requirement for terminals and payment cards. ANNA is a provider of financial administration, business accounts and debit cards for customers such as small businesses and freelancers. Using an instant QR code makes it possible to eliminate some of…

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Alipay app for tourists: foreign visitors in China can now use popular mobile payments

Alipay app for tourists - Shanghai

Alipay and WeChat pay are widely used in China and now travelers to the country can use them, too. Taking a trip to mainland China? You might be glad to know that there is a WeChat pay and Alipay app for tourists now available. Alibaba and WeChat announced that travelers to the country will be able to link their international cards to their payment apps. This move will make it more convenient for tourists to buy goods in China. Prior to the roll out of these mobile payment options for…

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