Mobile Payments

PayPal Ramps Up Integrations and Partnerships

PayPal has reached a new agreement with Apple that will see that two technology giants accept each other’s products in their respective payment ecosystems. The partnership is the latest in a series of collaborations announced by PayPal over the past

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Sainsbury’s Appoints Checkout.com to Digitalise Its Payments Infrastructure

British grocery chain Sainsbury’s has appointed cloud payments company Checkout.com to modernise its payment infrastructure and and improve its customer offering. The partnership sees Sainsbury’s utilising Checkout.com’s new till-free technology to allow customers to pay for their shopping via Sainsbury’s

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QR Code and Instant Payments are Fueling the Growth of Non-Cash Transactions

The pandemic prompted businesses and customers to embrace digital technologies and non-cash payment methods, fueling the adoption of innovative payment methods like QR code payments, digital wallets, and account-to-account (A2A) payments. Adoption of digital payments among consumers and businesses will

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Payment Innovations Remain Apple’s Top Fintech Priority

With a market capitalization of more than US$2 trillion and over US$100 billion in annual profit, American technology giant Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world. Widely known for its consumer electronics, including the Macintosh personal

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Rakuten Viber Selects Rapyd as Payments Partner to Roll Out Viber Pay

Rakuten Viber, a cross-platform voice over IP and instant messaging software application owned by Japanese multinational company Rakuten, has partnered with global fintech platform Rapyd to launch Viber Pay. This will allow for in-app payment transactions to the Viber app

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Facebook Pay Rebrands to Meta Pay to Align with Broader Metaverse Ambitions

Facebook’s parent company Meta has rebranded its online payments service to Meta Pay, bringing the firm’s payments offering closer to its broader rebrand and aligning it with its grand ambition to building the ultimate metaverse. On June 23, 2022, Facebook

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Banking Circle Supports Bluecode and TWINT’s Interoperability

The mobile payment systems German-Austrian Bluecode and the Swiss TWINT are now interoperable with one another. Interoperability of said two systems is based on the specifications of EMPSA (European Mobile Payments System Association). TWINT and Bluecode interoperability has already been

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Virtual Debit/Credit Cards Take Off Amid Rising Theft, Digital Shift

Around the world, virtual debit and credit cards are on the rise, a trend brought about by COVID-19. In Switzerland, neobanks, incumbents and card issuers are waking up to the shift, launching new products to address evolving customer demand and

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Swiss Contactless Payments Has Continued to Flourish, Neobanks Rise in Popularity

The Swiss Payment Monitor found that the trend towards credit card use and contactless payment has continued to flourish in Switzerland. The Swiss Payment Monitor is a joint research project between the University of St.Gallen and the ZHAW Zurich University

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Bluecode Taps Deutsche Handelsbank’s Former Top Exec as New COO

European mobile payment provider Bluecode has expanded its executive team by hiring Daniel Koller as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Koller was formerly the COO for the Deutsche Handelsbank and Klarna Group’s subsidiary Sofort. The 42-year-old Bavarian strengthens the managerial

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