India has given WhatsApp, which is owned by social media giant Facebook, permission to start a payments service in the country, with the rollout initially limited to 20 million users.
Afterpay, Apple Pay and Google Pay are driving the adoption of new digital payment services according to a new report that shows an increasing proportion of Australians are utilising new digital payment methods such as buy-now-pay-later services, contactless mobile payments and wearable payment devices.
There has been rapid growth in the buy-now-pay-later digital payments Australian market, with new research revealing 1.95 million Aussies used digital payments in the year to the end of September - up from 1.38 million in the previous 12 months.
Rideshare platform Ola has integrated Apple Pay as a payment method in Australia and New Zealand in what it says is the first significant overhaul of its international customer app.
Westpac and National Australia Bank customers will have to wait awhile to use Apple Pay, with both banks unwilling to give any indication when they would provide the digital payment option.
In the 12 months to January 2019, more than 1.5 million Australians used one of the latest "buy-now, pay-later" digital payment methods, with millennials making up the biggest share, according to a newly published report.
Australia's debit card system, eftpos, will be available on Google Pay for St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA customers from today.
The Commonwealth Bank says there’s been a surge in tap and pay transactions over six months, with its own customers increasingly using their smartphones instead of their wallets when making payments.
Members of CUA, Australia’s largest credit union, can now register a PayID access, a faster, simple and smarter way to make and receive payments.
The old Android Pay is set to become Google Pay, allowing you to go ogle Google's new way to pay, coming soon to you via Google Play.
Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Pay Wave, PayPal, credit/debit/savings card, cash and gift cards – they are all designed to remove money from the consumer as painlessly as possible.
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