Mobile Payments

Mobile payments refer to payment services operated under financial regulation and performed from or via a mobile device. Instead of paying with cash, cheque or credit cards, a consumer can use a mobile phone to pay for a wide range of services and digital or hard goods. Although the concept of using non-coin-based currency systems has a long history, it is only recently that the technology to support such systems has become widely available.

Android Pay to Arrive in Canada on May 31st
May 26th, 2017

The mobile payment platform will become available in Canada by the end of the month, following the launch of the service in Russia this week.

UK Apple Pay Merchants Can Now Accept Limitless Payments
May 23rd, 2017

According to Jennifer Bailey, head of Apple’s payment arm, the users of the app can make limitless mobile payments at the majority of vendors around the country.

Samsung Pay Has Finally Launched in the UK, Takes on Apple and Google
May 17th, 2017

Samsung Pay becomes available for customers in the UK starting May 16, two years after the service was first introduced in 2015.

BNP Paribas and Carrefour Launch Universal Mobile Payments System ‘Lyf Pay’
May 15th, 2017

The new payment platform, which is set to be launched across France later this week, will allow users to make purchases using their mobile phones.

Chinese Top Mobile Payment Service Alipay to Launch in the U.S.
May 11th, 2017

Ant Financial, the operator of Alipay, is expanding its mobile payments platform into the United States market, following limited trials in California and New York.

PayPal Integrates Venmo as a Payment Option During Checkout
May 6th, 2017

Online payments giant is adding Venmo as a new payment option and is planning for more partnerships with companies across multiple sectors.

Sorry Venmo, Apple Wants to Launch a Peer-to-Peer Payment Service for Apple Pay
April 28th, 2017

Apple users will soon be able to transfer money to other people, as the company is reportedly going to launch a new peer-to-peer payment feature later this year.

PayPal Teams up with Android Pay to Make Paying with Your Mobile Phone Easier
April 18th, 2017

Android Pay users in the US will soon be able to make payments with their PayPal balances at thousands of new retailers, including Walgreens, Dunkin’ Donuts and Subway.

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Extends Mobile Payment Services to Indonesia
April 13th, 2017

Ant Financial is set to bring mobile payments technology to customers in Indonesia via a new partnership with major local media company Emtek.

Facebook Launches Group Payments in Messenger App
April 12th, 2017

With the new payments functionality, the social media networking giant will enable Messenger users to send funds to several members of the group chat.

Western Union Announces Apple Pay Support for U.S. Mobile Money Transfers
April 7th, 2017

Offering Apple Pay as a payment method in the US and later to the UK, Western Union allows customers to conveniently and reliably transfer money whenever they want.

FinTech Company Tramonex Partners with WeChat to Boost Their WeChat Pay Feature
April 5th, 2017

The cooperation will allow the increasing number of Chinese travelers in the UK to purchase goods and services via the WeChat Pay application on their mobile phones.

Samsung Partners with Visa to Bring Samsung Pay to Online Merchants
March 30th, 2017

Later this year, Samsung Pay will be available at hundreds of thousands of merchants around the world where Visa Checkout is accepted.