22 February 2018 | Mobile payments | News | Payments | Smart gadgets

Recent research commissioned by Mastercard and held by GCT Research showed that an increasing number of consumers in European countries are tapping into the trend of using NFC-enabled wearables. The survey polling 50,747 people in UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and Sweden, indicates that 25% of Europeans want to start using tap-and-go payment solutions on their smartwatches, bracelets, keyrings and other types of available NFC-powered gadgets.

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21 February 2018 | Mobile commerce | Mobile payments | News | Payments

MusicPlanet Live, a UK-based live music directory, enabling artists and performers to promote their live performances while allowing fans to search for live music events and favorite music genres, issued a press-release announcing the partnership with CellPoint Mobile, a provider of mobile payment services and solutions for travel, hospitality and entertainment industries.

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12 February 2018 | Financial startups | Mobile payments | News | Prepaid cards

Application-based Monzon bank is holding preparatory negotiations with the authorities in the United States to expand its customer reach to the market. Tom Blomfield was talking to the CNBC reporters noting that the startup in at its early stage of conducting the research of the market and the discussions are held on the potential employment.

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9 February 2018 | Mobile commerce | Mobile payments | News | Payments

WhatsApp is conducting a pilot test in India to trial a new functionality enabling users to make payments online and send money to their families or friends in the contact list. No official comment or announcement was made by the mobile app creators, and the reports come from the sources with the knowledge of the matter.

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8 February 2018 | Mobile payments | News | Payment gateways | Payments

PayPal announced the launch of its two new mobile POS devices capable to accept different card payments specifically designed for small businesses. The new mPOS terminals include one device processing swipe card transactions, and the other processing chip and contactless payments. With the new mPOS terminals small businesses will be able to accept card payments conveniently from any location.

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