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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8 January 2018 | Mobile payments | News | Payments | Smart gadgets

ABN Amro, third largest Dutch bank, announced the invitation for its select 500 customers to join the pilot program for testing various wearable devices to make contactless payments at supported retailers and other locations. The wearables range from smart rings to keyrings. A dedicated sign-up page was created specifically for customers wishing to participate in the technology trial.

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29 December 2017 | Analytics | Articles | Cryptocurrency | Financial startups | Smart gadgets

The holiday shopping period is one of the most difficult seasons during the year, as customers are scratching their heads over what kind of gift they may choose to surprise and please their families and friends. As it appears, fintech enthusiasts and companies have a lot to offer to consumers fond of smart devices, cryptocurrencies and electronic commerce. Here is our quick-look of some interesting fintech gift ideas for this holiday season.

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29 November 2017 | Mobile commerce | Mobile payments | News | Smart gadgets

Comercia Global Payments EP, S.L, a joint venture company established by Global Payments Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of payment solutions, and CaixaBank, a Spanish financial services company, unveiled their plans to launch Apple Pay for cardholders across Spain.

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9 November 2017 | Mobile commerce | Mobile payments | News | Smart gadgets

Visa has partnered with Lotte Card, a financial unit of South Korean retailer Lotte Department Store, over the introduction of contactless payment wearables to be used by visitors to the Olympic Winter Games in 2018. The wearables include NFC-powered gloves, stickers and Olympic pins.

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