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Alibaba Group’s Mobile Payment Platform Coming to Capital One Arena

“Alipay, a mobile payment platform from Chinese multinational conglomerate Alibaba Group, is now available at Capital One Arena. The platform, which serves one billion users worldwide, is available across the arena’s ticketing, concessions and team store — making Capital One Arena the first stadium of its kind globally to have the leading Chinese payment app […]
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Apple Pay Comes to Uber Eats in Nearly 20 Markets

“Apple Pay has been a payment option in Uber’s app since fall 2014 , but the payment option hadn’t made its way over to Uber’s food delivery app, Uber Eats. Now, that’s changing. Uber today announced that users who want to use Apple Pay can finally do so using FaceID or TouchID in the Uber […]
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Vietnam Tops Global Growth for Mobile Payments

“Vietnam has recorded the highest growth in mobile payments in the past year, according to research by PwC. Singapore also saw strong growth, climbing 12 percentage points from 34% in 2018 to 46% in 2019. PwC says this highlights how efforts by mobile payments companies and its government – which began paving the way for […]
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JCPenney Drops Apple Pay

“Department-store chain J.C. Penney Co. Inc. confirmed over the weekend that it no longer accepts Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay mobile-payment service. The confirmation came in a tweet on the Ask JCPenney Twitter feed, where a consumer inquired after his wife tried to pay for a purchase with Apple Pay but was told the service no […]
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Mexico to Launch Smartphone Payments System

“The Mexican central bank is to launch a smartphone payments system, and has instructed the country’s banks to join up by the time the system goes live at the end of September. Banxico’s new platform, known as CoDi, is designed to reduce the use of cash and draw people into the financial system. “If we […]
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Line Teams up With Visa to Boost Its Mobile Payment Service

“The deal will see Line Pay become compatible with Visa’s 54 million merchant partner locations worldwide, boosting the service outside of its native Japan, where it has been pitched heaviest so far and where Line claims 80 million users. The tie-up will allow Line users to use the app’s payment system even where Line Pay […]
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Majority of Korean Smartphone Owners Use Mobile Payment Service

“According to a poll conducted by local market tracker DMC Media on Tuesday, 79.1 percent of the 282 respondents said they used mobile payment service such as Samsung Pay and Kakao Pay at least once over the last six months. Of all female respondents, 87.3 percent had the experience, 14.9 percentage points more than 72.4 […]
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DBS Launches Mobile Payments Service for SMEs

“To use DBS MAX, customers scan the merchant’s FPS QR code and pay in real-time via their own mobile banking apps.DBS says the system not only makes payment reconciliation easier, it also eliminates the need for physical payment terminals an reduces the costs and risks associated with handling cash.The app has been trailed at 10 […]

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CellPoint Mobile Enables Viva Air to Become the First Airline in Latin America to Offer Apple Pay and Google Pay

“CellPoint Mobile, a leading provider of digital commerce and payment solutions for airlines and travel companies will enable the roll-out of multiple digital and mobile payment methods for Viva Air, starting with Apple Pay, Google Pay, MasterPass and Visa Checkout. CellPoint Mobile is fast-tracking the deployment of these payment methods along with Viva Air’s current […]