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Report Shows Mobile Wallet Usage Rates will Continue to Rise Through 2020

Report Shows Mobile Wallet Usage Rates will Continue to Rise Through 2020

The growth of mobile wallets doesn’t look like it’s likely to slow down anytime soon. That’s according to new research from Germany’s yStats.com, which indicates that the usage rates for Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay will continue to rise through 2020. Apple Pay was the most popular of the three, and is expected…

Mobile Money Accounts Jumped 20% in 2018: GSMA

Mobile Money Accounts Jumped 20% in 2018: GSMA

Money is going mobile in a big way, suggests a new report issued by the GSMA on the occasion of this year’s Mobile World Congress. Among the notable findings in the mobile alliance’s new “State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money” is the news that at the end of 2018, there were over 866…

Juniper Research Goes Bearish on mPayments in New Report

Juniper Research Goes Bearish on mPayments in New Report

“The window of opportunity in the US for mobile payment providers like Apple Pay and Google Pay is closing fast,” writes Juniper Research in a new report on the mPayments market. Assessing the results of a survey of over a thousand smartphone users across the US and the UK, Juniper Research finds dismaying trends for…

Target Concedes Support to mPayment Rivals

Target Concedes Support to mPayment Rivals

Apple is not alone in gaining support for its mobile payments platform from Target: The major US retailer has announced that it’s also preparing to enable support for Google Pay and Samsung Pay. Apple announced its support yesterday, marking something of a breakthrough in its efforts to gain support among US merchants. Target was one…

Google Pay Makes Tardy French Debut

Google Pay Makes Tardy French Debut

“The French launch of Google Pay also comes after a major extension of its support in the US, with Google announcing in late summer that 111 additional banks and credit unions were supporting the platform.” Google’s mobile payments platform has finally arrived in France, long after its major rivals. Six banks and credit card companies – Boon,…

IDEMIA Helps JCB to Enable Google Pay for Customers

IDEMIA Helps JCB to Enable Google Pay for Customers

“…IDEMIA technology is playing a vital role in the process of converting real payment cards into virtual Google Pay payment cards, not just for JCB but also its issuing and processing partners.” IDEMIA is going to help deliver Google’s mobile payments platform to Japan in collaboration with JCB, the company has announced. The Google Pay…

Google Pay Support Sees Big Expansion

Google Pay Support Sees Big Expansion

“…the new Google Pay supporters are mostly small and mid-range in size, with examples including the Bank of Colorado, Freedom Northwest Credit Union, and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.” Google has dramatically extended its Google Pay payment platform’s base of support in the US, with the addition of 111 banks and credit unions to…

Apple Pay Swoops In as eBay Begins Transition Away from PayPal

Apple Pay Swoops In as eBay Begins Transition Away from PayPal

“…evidently the time has come for eBay to offer its end users more options for paying for their purchases, and that’s good news not only for Apple but for the likes of Samsung and Google, which may very well also seek to get their digital wallet platforms integrated into eBay’s system.” eBay is starting to…

P2P Transfers, Virtual Tickets Come to Google Pay

P2P Transfers, Virtual Tickets Come to Google Pay

“Google Pay can now support digital concert tickets and boarding passes in its virtual wallet.” Google continues to refine its mobile payments platform as its confusing rebranding effort starts to smooth out, announcing new features to improve the user experience. Perhaps the most important one is the integration of peer-to-peer payments into the Google Pay…

Starbucks Leads mPayments Market: Report

Starbucks Leads mPayments Market: Report

Starbucks, of all companies, is leading the mobile payments race, beating out Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, according to a new market report from eMarketer. The market research firm estimates that this year about 23.4 million people aged 14 and over will use the Starbucks app for an in-store purchase at least once…

Suica Support Brings Google Pay to Japanese Transit System

Suica Support Brings Google Pay to Japanese Transit System

Users of Google Pay in Japan can now add their Suica and WAON cards to the app. These are two major prepaid payment cards in the country, both based on Sony-developed FeliCa NFC technology. While both cards enjoy popularity, the Suica support could prove particularly advantageous to Google Pay users as the card is accepted…

JCB Announces Google Pay Support

JCB Announces Google Pay Support

Japanese credit card company JCB has announced it will support Google Pay for in-store payments in the country. It’s a modest win for Google Pay, the mobile payments platform that was recently rebranded from its previous moniker, Android Pay. In a statement announcing the support, JCB emphasized that the system will function through its own…