The European digital ticketing market to surpass EUR 150 bln in 2019

The European digital ticketing market is forecasted to surpass EUR 150 billion, according to the analysis carried out by Telecoming. Users are already choosing digital ticketing as a suitable option to buy tickets for transport, sports events, concerts, and other entertainment shows. According to data from Telecoming, by the end of 2019, there will be more... Continue Reading →


OnePlus announces plans for OnePlus Pay launch

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has announced the launch OnePlus Pay, a digital payments service. With a debut set for 2020, there’s some speculation about OnePlus Pay being an alternative to Google Pay and other UPI-based services, but the company said the users won’t need a physical wallet, which could also mean a cards-plus-wallet service with... Continue Reading →

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank makes Samsung Pay available for Visa cardholders

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has announced the launch of Samsung Pay for its Visa covered cardholders. Samsung Pay is the first mobile wallet system to be adopted by ADIB. The partnership allows Visa covered card holders to make payments using their Samsung Pay-enabled devices at any contactless POS reader around the world. The service... Continue Reading →

Sohar International to offer eFloos mobile payments to new merchants

Sohar International has partnered with new business groups to offer mobile payment through eFloos, the bank`s mobile payment service, in partnership with Omantel. In a bid to strengthen its footprint in the mobile payment market in Oman, this expansion enables eFloos users to make transactions for various products and services available across the country via mobile.... Continue Reading →

Mastercard launches Samsung Pay Cash

Mastercard has partnered Samsung and Netspend, a manager of prepaid and debit card programs, to launch Samsung Pay Cash. Samsung Pay Cash is powered by a new virtual prepaid Mastercard and secured by Mastercard tokenization service, which lets consumers store and use their cards without exposing their 16-digit card number. It’s the same service that... Continue Reading →

Dubai public transport announced mobile payment option for 2020

The Roads and Transport Authority has announced that commuters in Dubai will be able to pay for their journeys using their mobile phones from 2020. Used as an alternative to the traditional Nol card, the virtual Nol card will be available for use on the Dubai Metro. Once they download the card, users will simply... Continue Reading →

Taiwan rolls out mobile payments rewards programme

Taiwan’s government has teamed up with several mobile payment companies to launch a USD 14.24 million nationwide mobile payments rewards programme. According to data compiled by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), mobile payment transactions have increased more than threefold from TDW 14.8 billion in 2017 to TDW 47.8 billion in 2018. According to Taipei Times,... Continue Reading →

Samsung Pay adds remittance feature via Finablr platform

Samsung Pay has an international remittance feature, utilising a platform owned by Finablr, a London-listed Ripple partner. Branded as Money Transfer, the service is currently available only in the US, except in Oklahoma, and will be rolled out to other countries in 2020. Finablr said the cooperation with Samsung Electronics America involves a new in-app feature... Continue Reading →

Starbucks, Alibaba launch voice ordering and delivery capabilities

Starbucks has launched voice ordering and delivery capabilities within Alibaba’s smart speaker, Tmall Genie, streamlining the digital experience for customers in China. Customers can now order Starbucks beverages and food by using their voice for delivery within 30 minutes. Moreover, they are able to track their order in real-time within the 30-minute delivery timeframe. Leveraging Alibaba’s on-demand food... Continue Reading →

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