Month: October 2019

eMarketer identifies top countries for mobile payments adoption

China remains the country with by far the highest mobile payments adoption rate, with 81.1% of smartphone owners making use of the technology, eMarketer reports. Consumers in Denmark are the second highest adopters of in-store mobile payments at 40.9%, followed by India (37.6%), South Korea (36.7%) and Sweden (36.2%). Germany (12.5%) and Mexico (10.2%), where …

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Gautrain to let passengers use contactless bank cards to pay for trains, buses and car parking

Gautrain, the commuter rail service that connects the South African cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, is to let passengers use their contactless bank cards to pay for their journeys by tapping on and off the service from 31 October. Commuters will also be able to use their bank card to tap in and out of …

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Apple Pay takes top slot as most popular mobile payments app in the US

Three in ten US smartphone owners now use a mobile payments app to make payments in stores — and Apple Pay is now the most popular with 30.3 million users, according to new research by eMarketer. Starbucks’ mobile app, the previous market leader, is now in second place with 25.2 million users, followed by Google …

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Market Research Firm: Apple Pay Surpasses Starbucks App in Users in U.S.

By:  Dan Balaban NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight –Apple Pay, which launched its mobile payments service five years ago this week in the U.S., has so far failed to live up to expectations with the service, either in the U.S. or globally, in terms of users and transactions. Related stories, automatically selected:  Research Firm Projects Use …

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Transport for NSW launches Opal Connect transportation payments platform

Australia’s Transport for NSW has introduced Opal Connect, a new service that aims to become “a one stop shop for all transport transactions and information, whether it is public transport, rideshare, taxis, parking and even tolling”. “Opal Connect is a new ticketing solution that aims to provide an integrated and convenient experience for customers through …

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WHSmith to accept online payments direct from UK customers’ bank accounts

Mastercard has signed up four WHSmith retail brands for Pay by Bank (PbBa), a strong customer authentication-compliant payments service that uses customers’ mobile banking apps and the UK’s faster payments system to let online retailers accept payments direct from shoppers’ bank accounts. “Pay by Bank app is an easy and secure way for customers to …

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Visa finalises acquisition of Rambus’ payments and ticketing businesses

PARTNER NEWS: Visa has announced that it has now completed its acquisition from Rambus of the company’s payments and ticketing businesses — formerly known as Bell ID and Ecebs. “The acquisition strengthens Visa’s tokenization capabilities beyond card-based payments Read the rest of Visa finalises acquisition of Rambus’ payments and ticketing businesses at NFCW.