Mobile Payment

At Long Last, iPhone Users Will Soon be Able to Use Their Phones Instead of The Octopus Card

Octopus cards will soon be usable virtually via an iPhone, according to the city’s e-payments giant. With the iPhone’s Apple Pay, Octopus users would be able to use their phones to pay for travel, or other purchases, or even their

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A Look into South Korea’s Booming E-Wallet Scene

South Koreans are increasingly going cashless as more people turn to e-wallets in South Korea for both online and offline purchases. Figures can attest of the rapidly growing trend with 2.12 million won (US$1,800) worth of mobile payment transactions being

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Xero and Stripe Join Forces to Bring Seamless Payments to Millions of Small Businesses

Xero, the global small business platform announced a partnership with Stripe to develop new innovations that help small businesses get paid faster, in more ways, and gain more visibility over their business performance. The global partnership, announced at Xerocon San

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SWIFT Responds to Bitspark’s Accusations That It Is Slowing Innovation

In his recently published e-book, George Harrap co-founder of Hong Kong based blockchain remittance startup Bitspark, pointed fingers at SWIFT for slowing innovation within the money transfer space. SWIFT reached out to Fintech News Hong Kong to respond to several

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A Snapshot of Fintech in Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong is expected to see a boost in fintech activity after a relatively disappointing year in 2018 as the region saw a sharp dip in the total value of investments. According to Accenture, this was due to new measures

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Tencent’s Fintech & Cloud Unit Generates US$ 3.1 Billion in Q1 of 2019

In their quarterly results announcement, Tencent revealed that its fintech and cloud services generated RMB21.8 billion (US$ 3.1 Billion) in the first quarter of 2019, a 44% year-on-year growth. This quarter marks the first time the Chinese internet giant is

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WeChat Pay Will Start Terminating Accounts Caught Dealing with Crypto

WeChat Pay, one of China’s most popular e-wallet providers, has just updated its payment policy to ban cryptocurrency transactions. The move was first noticed by founding partner of crypto investment firm Primitive, Dovey Wan in a tweet. Urgh, Wechat just

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QR Codes Are Out, Soon You’ll Only Need to Show Your Face to Pay in China

While Sweden is trialling inserting microchips into its citizens as a new way to pay, China is opting for a less invasive method — your face. In Shenzhen, a local subway operator is testing several advanced technologies powered by the

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TNG Wallet Partners Visa For Prepaid Solutions in Southeast Asia

TNG Fintech Group has just teamed up with Visa to launch TNG Wallet-integrated solutions into six markets across Asia. The goal of this move is to capitalise on areas with growing digital wallet traction. They officially revealed their partnership during

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HSBC Unveils PayMe for Business App in Initial Beta Test

HSBC’s PayMe announced the launch of a beta test programme for PayMe for Business, a new person-to-merchant (P2M) payments app in Hong Kong. The beta test will involve 15 businesses from a diverse range of sectors from food and beverage,

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