The company is preparing to allow electronic payments via Wii U’s gamepad NFC reader on the Wii U. The feature would allow gamers to make payments using touch based payment cards. Moreover, Nintendo is considering the use of Japanese Railways Company Suica’s smartcard.
Consumers can currently add funds to their Wii U devices through the credit or prepaid card on Nintendo eShop. Digital sales for the company have seen strong growth in the past six years – from Y2bn to Y16bn.
Barclays has signed contracts with six of the fintech startups that just graduated from its second New York accelerator programme.
Company card killer Pleo has raised $3m in new funding as it prepares for public launch in the UK and Denmark.
Cheques are become less and less common in the UK according to new research from global market research firm Mintel which claims contactless card use has overtaken cheque payments in the UK for the first time.
Payments for digital and physical goods made mobile operating system-based payments platforms like Apple Pay and Android Pay are expected to boom in the next few years according to new analysis from Juniper.