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4 New Ways to Pay for Canadian Merchants

“To capitalize on the opportunity, successful retailers minimize friction during the mobile purchasing process, especially at checkout. Checkout is the moment when consumers part with their money but have not yet seen, touched, or received their product — any friction can give the consumer an opportunity to reconsider their purchase and abandon their cart. In […]
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Venmo to Users: If You Owe Us Money, We’re Coming for It

“In a bid to curb losses on its platform, Venmo is threatening to sic debt collectors on some users who carry negative balances in their accounts, according to customer-service emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Venmo also recently amended its user agreement to give itself the power to recover money its customers owe by […]
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Apple Pay transaction volumes are up 100% year-on-year

“More than 1.8bn Apple Pay transactions were conducted last quarter, CEO Tim Cook has revealed during the company’s Q1 2019 earnings call. That number is “well over twice the volume of the year-ago quarter,” he revealed. The rollout of Apple Pay in Germany “has been a huge success”, Cook added, “with Deutsche Bank reporting more activations for Apple Pay […]
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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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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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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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Atom Tickets – Buy Movie Tickets, Invite Friends, Skip Lines

“Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind social movie ticketing app, has launched two new digital payment features and options from Google Pay and Samsung. These features expand Atom’s current integrations with other digital payment leaders including Chase Pay, Amazon Pay, and Apple Pay. Atom strives to give movie fans secure choices when purchasing movie tickets.”
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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 […]