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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14 February 2018 | Analytics | Articles | Payments | Personal finance management

Traveling abroad is costly. Air tickets and lodging alone can be expensive, without even taking into account the cost of food, entertainment, local transportation, shopping and more. So you wish every dollar to stretch as far as it can. That requires having the correct combination of payment tools in your wallet, as well as learning a way to avoid international fees and get the best foreign exchange rates.

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14 February 2018 | Analytics | Financial fraud and hacking | News | Payments

In the report titled “Cost of Cyber Crime Study,” Accenture and Ponemon Institute cites the figures related to the losses and costs borne by financial companies as a result of continuous cyberattacks and, hence, in connection with the need to protect their systems against breaches.

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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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