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Mastercard turns phones into contactless payments terminals

Mastercard turns phones into contactless payments terminals

30 August 2017  |  20566 views  |  1 comments | 24 tweets | 54 linkedin

Mastercard is prepping a pilot that will see small businesses in Poland able to accept contactless payments with only a smartphone.

Ride-hailing app Grab introduces P2P payments feature

Ride-hailing app Grab introduces P2P payments feature

30 August 2017  |  8566 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 2 linkedin

Southeast Asian ride-hailing service Grab is venturing further into the payments market, adding a P2P instant fund transfer feature to its app in Singapore.

PayPal rolls out cashback credit card

PayPal rolls out cashback credit card

30 August 2017  |  14048 views  |  8 comments | 14 tweets | 22 linkedin

PayPal has come up with a novel new weapon to help it take over the high street - an old-fashioned plastic credit card.

Russian bank opens blockchain research centre

Russian bank opens blockchain research centre

30 August 2017  |  19528 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 11 linkedin

Russia has stepped up its plans to exploit the potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) with the announcement that state-owned bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is to open a blockchain research centre in Moscow.

Singapore to develop common QR code for payments

Singapore to develop common QR code for payments

29 August 2017  |  10585 views  |  1 comments | 14 tweets | 22 linkedin

Singapore is planning to develop a common QR code that will facilitate payments among different schemes, e-wallets and banks.

Fitbit brings NFC payments to Ionic smartwatch

Fitbit brings NFC payments to Ionic smartwatch

28 August 2017  |  10980 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 21 linkedin

Fitbit has struck deals Visa, Mastercard and American Express to bring NFC payments to its new Ionic smartwatch.

OCBC Keyboard lets customers make P2P payments without leaving messaging apps

OCBC Keyboard lets customers make P2P payments without leaving messaging apps

28 August 2017  |  7056 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 8 linkedin

Singapore's OCBC Bank has launched an Android keyboard that enables customers to make peer-to-peer payments from within any app or mobile browser.

Amazon brings cash option for the unbanked to UK

Amazon brings cash option for the unbanked to UK

25 August 2017  |  12602 views  |  1 comments | 22 tweets | 28 linkedin

Amazon has brought a service that lets people top up their accounts by handing over cash at the physical locations of partner retailers to the UK.

Ice-cream van goes cone-tactless

Ice-cream van goes cone-tactless

25 August 2017  |  13098 views  |  3 comments | 12 tweets | 15 linkedin

Barclaycard is aiming to put an end to ice-cream van queue meltdowns through the introduction of a cone-tactless system that lets customers pay with a tap of their card or phone before pouring their own vanilla soft-serve.

Gloves come off as Ripple preps Toronto conference during Sibos

Gloves come off as Ripple preps Toronto conference during Sibos

24 August 2017  |  20535 views  |  4 comments | 20 tweets | 18 linkedin

Ripple is cranking up its assault on Swift by signing up big names Ben Bernanke and Tim Berners-Lee for a conference next month, which will take place at the same time and in the same city, Toronto, as the annual Sibos jamboree.

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