Mobile tap-and-pay spending is accelerating on the high street, spurred by the growing popularity of contactless payments at the point-of-sale, according to new data from Worldpay.
Apple's refusal to grant access to the iPhone's NFC function looks set to dent the firm's Chinese ambitions, leaving customers unable to use a new payments app for journeys on Beijing's public transport system.
Westpac has poured $40 million into point-of-sale financing startup ZipMoney in a deal that is being billed as a coming-of-age for Austalian fintech.
With the tenth anniversary of the introduction of contactless cards in the UK fast approaching, Barclaycard is forecasting that tap and pay spending will soar by more than 300% over the next four years as seven-in-ten Brits begin to use the technology more frequently for everyday purchases.
An American company is inviting employees to get RFID chips that can be used to buy food in the office break room implanted in their hands.
PayPal has strengthened its ties to two of America's biggest banks, forming a comprehensive partnership with JPMorgan Chase and a rewards-focussed deal with Citi.
Swatch is bringing the second generation of its contactless payments-enabled watches to China through a deal with the country's UnionPay card scheme and 11 banks.
Combining two of the most hyped trends in fintech, wearables and cryptocurrencies, Irish startup Festy has unveiled a wristband that lets festival-goers make contactless payments in Dash.