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Global

Welcome to China. You Probably Can’t Buy Anything, Though.

“China was never an easy place for tourists, but lately just about everything seems to have gone square-shaped—as in the payment-app QR code needed to unlock much of the Middle Kingdom. It’s how people hail taxis, consult doctors, pay for meals and book flights. Even beggars are asking for money via QR code. Not needing […]
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Global

MTB, Mastercard to Launch Bangla QR

“Mutual Trust Bank (MTB) Limited is going to launch cashless transaction with an app in the metropolises and later gradually in other parts to boost e-commerce and digitalization in economy. The app, Bangla QR, an interoperable Quick Response (QR) code-based payment acceptance solution, is the latest technology in the banking industry aimed at easing transaction. The […]

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Noor Bank Partners With UnionPay to Launch QR-based Mobile Payments

“Noor Bank is partnering with payments scheme UnionPay to enable customers to make instant, secure payments on the go. Specifically, Noor Bank is rolling out its first EMVCo QR-based mobile payment service. Consequently, Noor Bank customers and merchants can leverage UnionPay QR code scanning for all their payments. Participating retail, restaurant and tourism-focused merchants will […]
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Tech

Google Pay Launches NFC Spot Codes for Merchants in India

“Google has launched a new offering for merchants in India that combines an online storefront with physical Spot Codes they can place in their premises to let shoppers easily place orders and make payments. Spot stores are fully integrated into Google Pay and built using HTML and JavaScript “so existing investments into mobile websites or […]
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Tech

PicWicToys Lets Shoppers Skip the Checkout Lines

“The new ‘Scan, Pay, Play’ system is rolling out first at PicWicToys’ stores in Lomme, Caen-Mondeville, Villeneuve D’Ascq, St Maximin (Creil) and Le Havre. It lets shoppers scan items with their smartphone as they shop and then self-checkout using mobile payment, “leaving them free to exit the store with their purchases, without any need to […]
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One QR for All Digital Payments: Paytm’s Latest Unique Feature

“The Indian digital payments company Paytm announced about integrating Rupay cards to its QR code for merchants for accepting payments. The recent Paytm QR code is already operable to receive payments via UPI apps such as PhonePe, GooglePay, BHIM, etc apart from Paytm wallet and cards. During the launch of the all-in-one Paytm QR code, the Paytm […]
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On The Wires

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One QR Code for All Payments

“Bank Indonesia has launched a Quick Response (QR) Code standard for payments through server-based e-money applications, electronic wallets and mobile banking known as QR Code Indonesian Standard (QRIS) to coincide with the 74th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence, today (17/08) in Jakarta. National QRIS implementation will be effective from 1st January 2020 in order to provide […]