The new account-based ticketing system will also be extended to mobile payment modes, such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, from the first quarter of next year under the Mastercard trial, the Land Transport Authority said on Monday, September 11.
Spain gets Android Pay, which will allow its customers to use their Visa and MasterCard debit or credit card with BBVA to conduct payments with their mobile phones.
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.
Samsung Pay becomes available for customers in the UK starting May 16, two years after the service was first introduced in 2015.
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.
Android Pay is expanding its support in the United States, while South Korean electronics giant Samsung is preparing to launch its mobile payment platform in India.
The bank estimates the growing number of mobile payments and becomes one of the first ones to offer all five mobile payment options.
Apple Pay continues its European expansion and Samsung delays the next launch of its mobile payment service.
Samsung may soon roll out its mobile payment system in Canada, according to a Twitter user who contacted a customer service rep with the company.
Reportedly, LG has encountered certain problems while testing its mobile payment service LG Pay and had to cancel the scheduled launch.
Google is reportedly developing an update to its Apple Pay application that will show users where the NFC antenna on their mobile phones is located.
Making attempts to expand payments globally, Apple Pay has run into technical challenges, low consumer take-up and resistance from banks.