Posts tagged as: Mobile Payments

Samsung Pay Now Works In Mexico

Samsung  has announced its Samsung Pay mobile payment service is now available in Mexico. According to Samsung, its touch-and-go payment tool is accessible in 20 markets around the world, including the U.S. Samsung Pay makes use of both NFC and MST to connect to retail payment terminals. This gives it an advantage over services that […]

Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal for Peer-to-Peer Payments

Facebook Messenger and PayPal today made it possible for people to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when paying friends and family. Facebook Messenger has supported P2P payments for some time now, but previously required people to rely on their debit card for funds. Moving forward, Messenger users can take advantage of PayPal if […]

Microsoft and PayPal Team for New Skype Mobile Payment Feature

Skype is constantly looking to add more features to continue its popularity among users. They have now added a new feature called ‘Send Money’ which will allow users to transfer funds using their latest version of the Microsoft Skype mobile app. For this to happen, Skype has partnered with Paypal. Now, all you need to […]

PayPal Support Comes to Samsung Pay

Samsung and PayPal today announced that Galaxy smartphone owners can now use PayPal as a funding source for Samsung Pay. Samsung said all Samsung Pay users in the U.S. will have access to PayPal as a funding source, and it can be used to make purchases anywhere Samsung Pay is accepted. Samsung Pay uses both […]

PayPal Has Added Support for Apple Accounts

PayPal today announced that it has added support for Apple accounts. The update means iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and other Apple device users will be able to make purchases from the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, and iBooks using their PayPal account. Customers need only add PayPal as their payment method in order to take advantage […]

Ant Acquires Singapore’s helloPay Service – Still in the Hunt to Buy MoneyGram

ANT Financial, the payment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has acquired Singapore-based payment service helloPay Group, part of the Chinese firm’s drive to boost its Alipay brand and presence in Southeast Asia. HelloPay is the payment subsidiary of e-commerce firm Lazada Group, which is majority-owned by Alibaba after a US$1 billion deal in 2016, […]

Android Pay and PayPal Now Work With Each Other

Google’s Android Pay service is now compatible with PayPal. The companies today announced that Android Pay users can opt to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when making tap-and-go payments at retail stores or on the web. PayPal via Android Pay will stand in for a debit or credit card. People will be […]

Facebook Messenger Now Has Group Payments

Facebook today made it possible to pay groups of people within Messenger. The app has supporter peer-to-peer payments since 2015, but they were limited to single people. The latest version of Messenger makes is possible to send funds to a group of people. Facebook suggests the tool will be helpful when groups need to split […]

Google Ends Hands Free App and System

Google announced yesterday it is cancelling its Hands Free mobile payment service. The company has been piloting Hands Free Payments since March 2016. Hands Free allowed people to pay for goods and services without taking their phone out of their pocket. It relied on location data, WiFi, Bluetooth beacons, and other sensors to detect nearby participating […]

Samsung Pay for the UK Pushed Out Until 2017

Six months ago Samsung started rolling out its mobile-based payment system in Europe starting with Spain. At the time, the company did plan to bring Samsung Pay to the UK but according to several sources, it appears that the service won’t be arriving until next year… One reason for the delay could be the fact that […]

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