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Mobile shopping soars into the mainstream

Around three -quarters of smartphone and tablet users said they have purchased a product or service on their devices in the past six months, according to figures released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

  • Customer Experience
  • Tech trends

Pay-by-selfie launched in Europe by MasterCard

Consumers in Europe will be able to pay for goods by taking a picture of themselves

  • Tech trends
  • Security & Fraud

Alipay now allows users to ask strangers to do things for a fee

What started out as an April Fool’s joke has now become a reality. Alipay has added a feature to its mobile payments app that will find nearby strangers to carry out services for cash.

  • Tech trends

Mobile payments future is here but not evenly distributed

The UK and Australia outstrip the US when it comes to using contactless payments.

  • Customer Experience
  • Tech trends

Contactless tech and lower card fees put cash in the shade

Less than half of all retail transactions were carried out using cash in 2015, according to the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC).

  • Customer Experience
  • Tech trends

Mastercard unveils B2B smartphone payments

Mastercard has launched a mobile app in Hong Kong to help small businesses make B2B payments.

  • Customer Experience
  • Tech trends