Contactless payments

Contactless payments drive doubling of UK Card payments in 10 years

The number of purchases using debit and credit cards has more than doubled in the past 10 years, as contactless payments and online retail have driven a change in the way consumers pay, a...
empay

National mobile wallet service launches in United Arab Emirates

The first nationally sanctioned mobile wallet solution for the United Arab Emirates has been launched. Emcredit, a fully owned subsidiary of the Dubai Economy, will launch empay, a secure mobile wallet and payment platform that...
LG Pay

LG launches delayed mobile payment system LG Pay

LG has managed to launch its heavily delayed mobile payment service dubbed LG Pay on Friday, June 2. The digital wallet will  compete with other wallets like Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. According to the Korea Herald, LG...
Contactless card fraud warning

Contactless card fraud is on the rise – UK rate hits 4,500%

So, contactless card fraud hit £7m in the UK in 2016, up from £153k in 2014. Cue click-bait headlines about fraud soaring by almost 4,500%. When you dig a bit deeper, this is both...
Octopus launches e-wallet app for Apple Pay devices

Apple and Visa hit with Apple Pay patent infringement lawsuit

Apple and Visa have been hit with an Apple Pay patent infringement lawsuit by Universal Secure Registry (USR), a small US company, that alleges their mobile-payment partnership infringes four of its patents. In a federal lawsuit filed in Wilmington,...
Contactless cards

UK payments market: Contactless cards set to overtake cash in 2018

Rapid growth in the use of contactless cards means cash will be overtaken as Britain’s most frequently used payment method by the end of 2018, according to a new report. This latest forecast still...
Samsung Pay launches in UK

Samsung Pay now available to UK Visa cardholders

Samsung Pay has launched in the UK. Visa account holders can now use their compatible Samsung smartphones for purchases worldwide. Visa’s tokenisation service enables cardholders to add their Visa credit and debit cards quickly and easily...

Mastercard unveils next generation biometric card in South Africa

Mastercard has unveiled its next generation biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely identify cardholders for in-store purchases. South Africa is the first market to test the evolved technology, with two separate trails...
Digital Cash

Samsung introduce Contactless Companion Platform to enable “Digital Cash for Everyone”

Samsung has announced the launch of the Contactless Companion Platform (CCP) together with its ecosystem partners, Smartlink and Ingenico, built with its dual interface smart card chip for Digital Cash applications and form factors. As...
Four new UK banks added to Android Pay

Updated Android Pay selected by top global banks to enhance mobile banking apps

Android Pay has linked its mobile wallet service to a handful of mobile banking apps, giving consumers the ability add their cards more quickly to the mobile wallet. Customers of Bank of America, Bank of New Zealand,...

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Is mobile money a haven for money launderers?

Is mobile money a haven for money launderers? There have been a number of developments in the international financial system in recent decades that...
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