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Japan wants tourists to pay for everything with fingerprints

Japan wants tourists to pay for everything with fingerprints With that in mind, tourists would be best arriving there with a lot of cash.Although Japan has a very low crime rate, the Japanese government would like to remove the hassle of using cash or cards completely for tourists.

Apple opens carrier billing in Japan, a day after Taiwan and Switzerland

Apple opens carrier billing in Japan, a day after Taiwan and Switzerland This makes Japan Apple's fifth market globally to get this payment method after Germany and Russia last year, and just a day after Taiwan and Switzerland launched on Tuesday.Direct billing is an additional payment mode for users, who have relied on credit cards and iTunes stored value cards in the past to make their virtual purchases.

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment “For consumers, the use of cash for daily payments is high,” Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said at a financial technology conference on Friday.7 checks were written per person in Singapore in 2014, compared with practically none in Sweden, he added.

When it comes to mobile payments, Apple Pay reigns supreme

When it comes to mobile payments, Apple Pay reigns supreme If you’re making a digital payment, chances are you’re doing so by way of Apple Pay.According to new research from Boston Retail Partners (BRP), Apple Pay boasts the largest percentage of supporting U.

Need cash? Let me Slack it to you

Need cash? Let me Slack it to you You can download it from the Slack App Directory, and to use it, you'll have to link your PayPal and and Slack accounts.Sending money in Slack is as easy as typing "paypal" as a slash command.

India wants to make credit and debit cards obsolete for payments

India wants to make credit and debit cards obsolete for payments The Indian government has launched BharatQR Code to enable people to pay for things they purchase without swiping their plastic cards.Instead, merchants can ask shoppers to scan a QR code and make payments directly from their bank account.

Now you can send money internationally through Facebook Messenger

Now you can send money internationally through Facebook Messenger A new bot released on Facebook Messenger on Sunday lets users send money to and from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or Europe.Powered by TransferWise, the bot completes money transfers and guides users through the process.

You will soon be able to pay for Netflix using Paytm

You will soon be able to pay for Netflix using Paytm The on-demand video streaming service will soon integrate the Paytm mobile wallet service as a payment method, according to two sources familiar with the matter.Right now, the company only supports credit cards for payments, the penetration of which remains very low in India.

No more dodging your IOUs: Gmail lets you send money on Android now

No more dodging your IOUs: Gmail lets you send money on Android now This feature is already available on Gmail's web version, but bringing it to mobile means you can have one less app on your phone — no need for Venmo anymore.You can send money to any user, meaning they don't need to have a Gmail address.

Truecaller gets payment support and Duo integration as it trickles to feature phones

Truecaller gets payment support and Duo integration as it trickles to feature phones Dubbed "Airtel Truecaller ID", the feature will work without internet connectivity.Trying to ride on India’s demonetisation wave, Truecaller said its app now allows users to transfer money to their friends.

Soon you'll be able to make payments using WhatsApp in India

Soon you'll be able to make payments using WhatsApp in India The company is in talks with the government to add support for UPI, a new payment system by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).In a statement to Mashable, WhatsApp spokesperson didn’t deny the claims and said, "India is an important country for WhatsApp, and we're understanding how we can contribute more to the vision of Digital India.

MasterCard adds MasterPass to Facebook Messenger bots for easy mobile payments

MasterCard adds MasterPass to Facebook Messenger bots for easy mobile payments Or rather, it’s helping others make payments through bots easier.The company has announced that its MasterPass digital wallet system will now be compatible with a slew of Facebook Messenger bots, including bots from FreshDirect, Subway, and The Cheesecake Factory.

PayPal follows Amazon, applies for mobile wallet license in India

PayPal follows Amazon, applies for mobile wallet license in India Global payments major PayPal wants a slice of the blossoming mobile wallet pie in India, according to reports.This comes at a time when the payments space in India is abuzz with potential foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions.

Stripe's deal in China is huge for western stores keen to welcome Chinese shoppers

Stripe's deal in China is huge for western stores keen to welcome Chinese shoppers With this deal, retailers who use Stripe to process payments will now be able to welcome Chinese shoppers onboard — the majority of whom use the two Chinese platforms when they shop online.Far fewer use credit cards.

Now you can use PayPal on iTunes and in the App Store

Now you can use PayPal on iTunes and in the App Store users will get the ability to link their PayPal accounts to iTunes "soon after," PayPal said.Other countries will soon get the capability, too.

Visa is bribing small businesses to stop accepting cash

Visa is bribing small businesses to stop accepting cash The credit card and payments company is urging restaurants to stop accepting cash with its new Visa Cashless Challenge, which comes with a $10,000 prize.Many vendors have already made the switch to cashless payments only.

You can now pay for fried chicken by just scanning your face

You can now pay for fried chicken by just scanning your face It's now way easier to pay for a bucket of fried chicken in China.A KFC restaurant in Hangzhou, China is testing a new facial recognition payment system that lets you pay for your meal by simply smiling at a camera.

Grocery Store Introduces Pay-by-vein

Grocery Store Introduces Pay-by-vein In 2017, your wallet is no longer an essential piece of equipment when you go on a shopping excursion.Some places even let you pay with your veins.