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5 Things Brands Need to Know About WeChat, China’s Mobile Giant

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat are the platforms that get most of marketers' love in the U.S., but digital practitioners could learn a …

Google Wallet Goes International: Gmail P2P Money Transfer Now Live In The UK, Silent On Payments

Google Wallet — the search giant’s payments business that competes against PayPal and Apple Pay, among others — is today taking its first step outside of the U.S., in the form of money transfers. Users in the UK will now be able to send money to each other by way of an “attachment” in Gmail. Google …

Apple Pay

THE PEER-TO-PEER PAYMENTS EXPLAINER: Why tech companies and banks are offering a service that doesn’t make money

Now a bunch of different tech companies and banks are offering apps that can make this process easier and all but eliminate the need for cash and checks. The problem: there's no money to be made from facilitating these transactions.<p>So why are so many businesses clamoring to get into this space?<p>The …

Peer-to-peer

Britain just gave the green light to a bank with no branches and no website — just an app

Unlike traditional banks — and even some challengers — Atom Bank won't have any branches or even a website initially, operating purely though a mobile app.<p>Customers will be able to open accounts and carry out all their banking activity just from their smartphone. The 1-year-old startup said it …

A Stanford grad built a more advanced Instagram, and it racked up 250,000 downloads in its first 48 hours

Polarr CEO Borui Wang thinks everyone is smart enough to master advanced photo editing software, and his new iOS app aims to eradicate the biggest barrier most people face: price. He and his team of seven had never built an app before, but saw an opening in the "pro amateur" market that Adobe …

PayPal Launches PayPal.Me, A Simpler Way To Request Money Using Your Own Personalized URL

PayPal today is launching a new take on peer-to-peer payments with the debut of a platform it’s calling PayPal.Me. For the first time, PayPal customers will be able to set up their own user profiles which are associated with a personalized URL (e.g. paypal.me/<i>username</i>), which can then be shared …

The Future of Personal Payments

Recent rumors that Apple was in discussions with banks about the potential of offering an Apple iPhone-enabled person-to-person (p2p) payment …

Apple Reportedly In Talks With Banks About A Person-To-Person Pay Service

<i>Disclosure: I have a small number of Apple shares.</i><p>Apple is reportedly in talks with U.S. banks about creating a person-to-person mobile payment feature, according to The Wall Street Journal’s sources. The new person-to-person mobile payment feature would let iOS users easily send money to each …

Wall Street

40 more banks join Apple Pay in latest US expansion

Apple is continuing to sign more banks and credit unions up every few weeks to support Apple Pay, and the latest expansion in the United States includes another 40 new partners to back the company’s mobile payment service. Check below to see the latest banks to go live:<p>American Heritage Federal …

Apple Pay

Apple Pay was a massive flop on Black Friday

Apple may have kicked butt on Black Friday, with reports of its strongest Friday sales in history and more online purchases made using iOS devices than Androids by a giant margin.<p>There was one area of Apple’s business where Black Friday wasn’t a day of triumph, however, and that’s Apple Pay. …

Apple Offers New Apple Pay for iPhone Guided Tour Video

- Nov 23, 2015<p>While this is probably to be filed under “Stuff we Already Know,” since Apple Pay is now available in two new countries, Australia and …

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New Visa ad campaign for Apple Pay starts today in the UK with ‘anticipation’ theme [Video]

Apple seems to be working hard with its card company partners to promote Apple Pay in the UK. Alongside a MasterCard promo offering free travel in London, Visa Europe is today launching a two-month long ad campaign designed to emphasize the speed, ease and reliability of the service.<p>Featuring a …

Apple Pay

Square's new reader arrives to accept mobile payments and chip cards

We've known about Square's new NFC-friendly reader for a while, and now the point-of-sale gadget is available for use. Starting today, 100 merchants in "select cities" (quite a few, actually) will begin accepting NFC-driven payments like Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay and those newfangled chip …

Uphold Now Enables U.S. Members to Fund Accounts with Bank Transfers, Debit and Credit Cards

<i>The leading cloud money platform continues to offer more ways to move, convert, hold and transact instantly, securely and for free</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 23, 2015–<p>Uphold, the world’s leading cloud money platform, today launches the ability for U.S. members to fund their Uphold …

Q&A: Why peer-to-peer payment is PayPal’s lucrative next frontier

Venmo’s P2P payments are taking off among usersPayPal’s peer-to-peer payment platforms such as Venmo and PayPal.Me have seen significant user …

Apple could disrupt banking industry by launching peer-to-peer payments service on mobile devices

After entering the mobile payments world in 2014, Apple is now rumoured to launch a peer-to-peer payments service on mobile devices by partnering …

Apple Forays Into Payments: Could The US Finally Have Easy Peer-To-Peer Payments?

We might finally be able to do what folks in Kenya and India have been doing for years now: send money to each other without hefty fees or writing a check.<p>This week, Apple hinted at a new payment system that would allow peer-to-peer transfer. This could be a game changer for payments in America, …

100 Million+ People Use Mobile Money Each Month: From P2P transfers to bill payments, here’s how they’re using it

Last month, we discussed mobile money adoption by users around the world and calculated that 103 million people globally were making transactions via …

FinTech

MasterCard now allows any business to enable P2P payments

Payments giant MasterCard is the latest company to get into the person-to-person payments business, joining Facebook, PayPal, and rival Visa. The …

Dominant Alipay adds P2P payments and further broadens its mobile commerce platform

<i>This story was originally sent to thousands of professionals in the payments industry in this morning's PAYMENTS INSIDER newsletter. You can join them-- sign up for a RISK FREE trial now »</i><p>"Friends" tab: This tab includes peer-to-peer money transfers, payment reminders, and a messaging platform that …

Square's IPO, Apple's 'P2P Service' -- The Future For Mobile Payments Is Promising

Square goes public. Apple plans a new peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile payment service. Venmo sees $2.1 billion in transactions in the first half of 2015 alone. These are just a few of the recent headlines to sweep the financial services industry. The future of mobile payments offers huge opportunity – …

Here's why this is such a game-changing time for mobile payments

Paying for things with a wave of your phone once seemed like something out of a science-fiction movie. Today, mobile payments are becoming so commonplace that we don't talk about <i>whether</i> we should be using this technology, but rather what's coming next and how we could be using mobile payments even …

The Future Of The Mobile Payments Players

Share Email<p>The PYMNTS team caught up with experts in the payments field to ask them their views on industry trends, predictions for the coming year …

FinTech

7 things small businesses should know about accepting mobile payments

While mobile payments are still not nearly as commonplace as Apple and other players may have hoped, they are becoming more popular. The majority of …

TechCrunch

A hint at why platforms like Facebook and Snapchat are getting in the payments business

Cyprus shaking off recession say lenders, growth estimates revised upwards, minister says (Update 2) - Cyprus Mail

Bailed-out Cyprus has made “overall good progress” on its economic adjustment programme but needs to keep on with its reforms, senior European …

Economics

Turkish experts cautiously optimistic about Cyprus talks

Turkish experts cautiously optimistic about Cyprus talks<p>ANKARA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkish analysts caution whether the long-running dispute …