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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 […]

On The Web

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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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Domains

Thai Banks Spread QR Code in Asean

“Thailand is set to kick off cross-border payment via QR code technology in Asean by mid-year, aiming to enhance financial transactions through the digital platform across the region. Digital payments between Thailand and Singapore, Cambodia and Myanmar are expected to begin in the middle of the year, said Siritida Panomwon Na Ayudhya, assistant governor for […]
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Tech

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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Tech

Poste Italiane Adds QR Code Payments to Postepay App

“Italy’s national postal service provider has added QR code-based payments to its mobile payments app, to support the country’s transition from cash to digital payments. Postepay’s QR function, Codice Postepay, also offers merchant features including geolocation, integration into Postepay’s loyalty and engagement programmes — including discounts and cashback — as well as money transfers to […]
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On The Wires

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Companies

‘Dine and Dash’ Redefined With New Clover Scan to Pay Feature

“Restaurants can offer guests a more efficient, flexible, and secure payment experience with Scan to Pay, a first of its kind feature available with the Clover® platform from Fiserv, Inc.  With Scan to Pay, guests use their iPhone camera to scan a Clover-generated QR code at the bottom of their receipt to pay their restaurant […]