United Overseas Bank set to launch Razer Pay in Singapore

United Overseas Bank Limited and Razer Inc. are working together for the Singapore launch of Razer Pay, an e-wallet designed for youth and millennials, according to a press release. The companies plan to launch Razer Pay in Singapore in the next couple of months.  Razer Pay first went live in Malaysia on July 4.

LevelUp partners with Playfull to add gaming twist to digital restaurant orders

LevelUp is partnering with Playfull, an app that uses games to increase the frequency and volume of digital orders at restaurants, according to a press release. Playfull is the newest ordering channel through LevelUp Broadcast, a service that enables restaurant...

Study: Walmart shoppers more likely to chose Apple Pay over Walmart Pay

Walmart shoppers who use Apple Pay, and have a mobile payment preference, are twice as likely to choose Apple Pay over Walmart Pay, according to research from Auriemma Consulting Group's Mobile Pay Tracker. Auriemma noted in a press release that...

TerraPay helps bring remittance services to several African countries

GIMAC, the regional electronic money transfer platform of Central Africa, and TerraPay have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will strengthen the remittances ecosystem in CEMAC region, according to a press release. The partnership will enable instant cross border money...

Paysafe extends reach of Skrill money transfer service

Paysafe has extended the reach of its money transfer service, Skrill Send Direct, to nine countries, according to a press release. Skrill customers can now transfer money from anywhere in the world to bank accounts and mobile wallets in a...

Visa partners with Kuwait FI on mobile wallet

Kuwait Finance House is partnering with Visa to launch a mobile wallet for the bank's Visa credit and prepaid cardholders, according to multiple local news reports. Waleed Khaled Mandani, the group chief retail and private banking officer at the Kuwait...

Study: Apple Pay to reach 200M users by 2020

The global number of mobile contactless users will exceed 760 million by 2020, up from an estimated 440 million in 2018, according to a new study from Juniper Research. It forecasts OEM Pay services, including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and...

Nuggets teams up with QFPay in China

Nuggets, a blockchain e-commerce payments and ID platform, has entered into a partnership with QFPay, one of the largest Chinese mobile payment product providers and which is used by Asian e-commerce giants Alipay and WeChat Pay, according to a press...

Nets forms pacts with Finland's Pivo mobile wallet

OP Financial Group's Pivo Wallet Oy and Nets are joining forces to pilot mobile payments in Finland, according to a press release. The two companies have signed a letter of intent to make Pivo available for Finnish Nets merchants, both...

UK debit card use surpasses cash for first time thanks to contactless, digital payments

The popularity of contactless payments, online shopping and smartphones is having a significant effect on how U.K. consumers manage money and pay for things, leading to debit cards overtaking cash as the most used payment method in region, according to the latest research from U.K.

Standard Chartered Uganda partners with mobile operator on digital wallet

Standard Chartered Bank has partnered with MTN Uganda Ltd., a mobile money provider in Uganda, to launch the Straight2Bank Wallet in the country, according to a press release. First introduced by Standard Chartered in Kenya, Straight2Bank Wallet is a mobile...

3 companies team up to deliver real-time mobile digital payments between Botswana and Zimbabwe

Orange Money Botswana and EcoCash earlier this year launched a partnership to enable better and more affordable access to digital money transfers between Zimbabwe and Botswana. The service now enables Zimbabwean diaspora, living in Botswana, to use their Orange Money...

UK small businesses increase acceptance of mobile payment apps

New research commissioned by Verifone shows how U.K. small and medium enterprises are modernizing their businesses to deal with the huge demand from a digitally-savvy society, according to a press release about the study. The independent report, conducted by Verve...

Ondot touts secure wallet payments as part of new digital card services platform

Ondot Systems has announced what it calls a comprehensive end-to-end digital card services platform for card issuers providing full card life-cycle management associated with the "digital card" in a single platform, according to a press release. Ondot’s digital card services...

Mobile-only Starling Bank enables Google Pay in-app provisioning

Starling Bank, the mobile-only bank based in the U.K., claims it will be the first bank in the region to offer Anroid phone users the ability to setup Google Pay within the Starling app through the use of push provisioning,...

Visa makes strategic investment in Latin American mobile payments company YellowPepper

Visa last week announced a strategic investment in YellowPepper, a mobile payments company in Latin America, to help accelerate innovation in digital payment technology. Visa said the YellowPepper investment is the first such one for it in the region and...

Cubic, TransLink launch open payments on Vancouver's public transit system

Cubic Corporation's business division, Cubic Transportation Systems, and Vancouver's transportation authority, TransLink, are introducing a tap-to-pay feature on the city's public transit system, enabling passengers to pay for travel using their contactless credit cards and mobile wallets. The system works...

Apple Pay comes to southern California's Metrolink app

Metrolink, Southern California's regional commuter rail service, has added an Apple Pay option to the Metrolink mobile ticketing app, according to a press release. "Currently, more than 40 percent of our riders are using the Metrolink mobile app to buy...

Grab, Maybank ink strategic partnership to drive mobile payments in Malaysia

Grab, the on-demand transportation and fintech platform in southeast Asia, has announced a strategic partnership with Maybank to drive the acceptance and use of Grab's mobile wallet. The announcement comes as Grab, which received its e-money license from Bank Negara...

Wirecard to power contactless payments in Garmin smartwatches

Wirecard is partnering with Garmin to provide Garmin smartwatch owners a digital payment experience through Wirecard's flagship product, boon, according to a press release. As of now, Garmin smartwatch users in France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K. will...

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