Mobile Payment

Alipay Maintains Dominance in China Over Tencent’s WeChat Pay and QQ Wallet

A new report by iResearch Consulting Group indicates that the total size of third-party mobile payment transactions in China reduced by 4% for the first time in the first quarter of 2020 to compared to the same period last year

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In Japan, COVID-19 Puts a Brake on Merchant Cashless Payments Adoption

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic turmoil have put a brake on merchant adoption of cashless payments, according to a new report by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Japanese government launched a cashless incentive program last year to sustain

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Jetco Rolls Out Cross-Bank Cardless Withdrawal Service in Hong Kong

Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (JETCO) today announced the rollout of Hong Kong’s first cross-bank cardless withdrawal service. Customers of participating JETCO member banks can take out cash instantly from any JETCO automatic teller machine (ATM) that supports this service

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Stripe Opens Tokyo Office After Deepening Partnership with JCB

Stripe, the online payment infrastructure provider powering the likes Amazon, Facebook, Shopify, Zoom, Slack today announced opening of an engineering office in Tokyo, which will focus on building more features and capabilities to meet the specific needs of Japanese businesses.

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How Past Lessons in Digital Payments Can Help Banks Navigate in the New Normal

The past couple of decades have seen a complete upheaval in where we buy things and how we pay for them. New technologies have led to huge shifts in consumer behavior and expectation, while businesses have benefitted from faster and

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Ant Financial to Invest US$ 73.5m in Wave Money to Drive Financial Inclusion in Myanmar

Wave Money and Ant Financial today announced a strategic partnership to promote financial inclusion in Myanmar. Wave Money is a joint venture between Telenor Group and the Yoma Group. As part of this partnership, Ant Financial plans to invest US$73.5

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Hong Kong Based Neat Raises US$11M to Provide Digital Financial Services for SMEs

Neat, a Hong Kong-based fintech company offering modern financial solutions to SMEs and startups, today announced raising an $11 million USD Series A funding round. Pacific Century Group (PCG) led the round with participation from Visa, and MassMutual Ventures Southeast

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Wirecard Enables European Merchants to Integrate with WeChat Minutes

Wirecard, is further expanding its e-commerce offer for Chinese online shoppers. Thanks to Wirecard, European merchants can integrate the popular payment method WeChat Pay into their online shop in just a few minutes. Chinese customers can now shop online or

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UnionPay Launches Mobile Wallet in Pakistan Through Huawei Pay

UnionPay International announces today that it has rolled out the mobile payment product of Huawei Pay in Pakistan in partnership with Huawei and the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), one of the largest commercial banks in Pakistan. The new service

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TransferWise Partners with Alipay for Instant Online International Money Transfers

 TransferWise, today announced a partnership with Alipay, to provide its users with fast, affordable and convenient international money transfers to China. According to World Bank stats, China is projected to be one of the top remittance recipient countries in the

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