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Apple Pay expanding to the UAE, Denmark, Finland, & Sweden by year’s end

The Apple CFO announced that Apple Pay will come to the UAE, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden by the end of this year… Maestri didn’t offer any specific launch information, simply saying Apple Pay is “scheduled to go live before the end of this calendar year” in those countries. Most recently, Apple Pay expanded to Italy and it continues to expand to new banks around…

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IZettle adds small business invoicing, local app interaction

Swedish e-payments company iZettle said it is extending its commerce offering to include an invoicing service allowing small tradespeople such as plumbers to send invoices through iZettle’s Point of Sale (PoS) app. READ MORE: Visa Technology Extends Mobile Payments Into 12 European Countries By End Of 2017 IZettle has also added local mobile payments, letting small businesses accept and register…

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Google integrates PayPal in Android Pay

Google and PayPal announced a new strategic collaboration between those world’s leading online payment platforms. The partnership will see PayPal becoming available as a payment method in the Android Pay service, which will allow U.S. users to pay via PayPal for things like Uber as well as at retailers like Walgreens, and restaurants like Dunkin Donuts and Subway. The integration…

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Amazon Pay: Italian users can also buy on third-party sites directly from their account

Amazon Pay has also landed in Italy today by offering its users the option of paying directly through their Amazon account purchases made on affiliated third-party sites. “By increasing the number of customers who choose to make their online purchases, via mobile devices and related devices, expectations for speed, convenience and security in payment of products and services increase,” says…

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Group Payments available in FB Messenger

Since 2015, you could send and receive money on Messenger, but until now, these person-to-person payments have just been possible between two people. Starting today for Android and desktop, you can send or receive money between groups of people on Messenger. It’s free, simple, fast and secure. Whether you’re splitting a restaurant bill or chipping in for a group gift, all…

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Wirecard and National Bank of Greece Bring Alipay to Greece

Greek merchants will offer Alipay as a new payment method for Chinese tourists within the third quarter 2017 As a leading provider of payment solutions and internet technology, Wirecard is now collaborating with National Bank of Greece (NBG) and is integrating Alipay into the technical infrastructure of Greece’s largest bank as a new payment method. As banks in Greece often provide local…

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Mobile Contactless Users to Reach 300 Million in 2017, Driven by OEM-Pay Services

Apple to dominate OEM-Pay market over the next four years, leading Samsung, Google, and Others New data from leading fintech analysts, Juniper Research , estimates that the number of OEM-Pay contactless users, including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay, will exceed 100 million for the first time during H1-2017, before surpassing 150 million by the end of this year….

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WeChat to make more of UK pay digitally

WeChat Pay is expanding into the United Kingdom next month. China’s biggest mobile payments platform in terms of number of transactions will offer a new payment option to British retailers looking to attract Chinese shoppers. “In overseas markets like Europe, we’ll keep focusing on the development of services to best serve EU companies interested in leveraging digital channels to foster…

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With Azimo’s ‘request’ for money feature – receive money instantly, simply using mobile phone number

Azimo, the international money transfer service, has today launched an industry-first feature that will revolutionise how money is sent and received. Azimo’s new in-app feature enables customers to instantly request, send and receive cash internationally simply using a mobile phone number. The offering – which has the potential to benefit 793m people based on Azimo’s global footprint – will fundamentally…

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Square launches in the UK

Square today announced that it has launched in the UK, making it easier than ever for millions of small and medium-sized businesses across Britain to take card payments and run their business. The UK marks the fifth country where Square is available, joining existing markets Canada, Japan, Australia and the U.S. Square helps independent traders take card payments and offers…

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