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Global mobile wallet users to total 2.1 billion in 2019

Nearly 2.1 billion consumers worldwide will use a mobile wallet to make a payment or send money in 2019, up nearly 30% from 1.6 billion...

Chinese tourists want to use mobile payments when travelling

Nearly all Chinese travellers (91%) would be more willing to shop and spend at overseas merchants that accepted Chinese mobile payments, according to a...

CK Hutchison and Ant Financial ink mobile payment JV

CK Hutchison, the multinational conglomerate,  and China's Ant Financial have announced a joint venture to drive mobile payments in Hong Kong under the existing AlipayHK brand. In...

Barclaycard pilots Alipay acceptance in UK stores

Barclaycard is rumoured to begin a pilot that enables merchants in the UK to accept Alipay transactions at POS in-store. The pilot will commence on 14 August 2017...

Apple Pay’s first large-scale promotion in China intensifies its competition with...

The size of Apple Pay's share in the mobile payments market in China will depend on how well Apple Pay fits the needs of...

Competition increases for China’s $5.5 trillion mobile payment market

China’s mobile payment market is more than 50 times bigger than that its US counterpart sitting at $5.5tn and is now being shaken up by...

Alipay partners leading EU banks and payment providers to drive European...

Alipay, now the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group, has announced a series of partnerships with some...

Mobile wallets – a comparison chart

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, Google Wallet...lets not forget PayPal, AliPay, Zapp, Pingit and a whole raft of others. There has been plenty of...

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UK’s Open Banking initiative goes live after managed roll out

The Open Banking initiative in the UK has finished a three-month managed roll out programme, leaving regulated companies free to start offering Open Banking...
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