Troubled phone manufacturer Blackberry has partnered with PayPal on BBM Money, a new P2P payment service that will allow BBM users to instantly send and receive money over the messaging service.
Starting from this week, select users in Canada on BlackBerry 10, Android and iOS phones can send money securely with PayPal straight from their BBM app.
To use the service users need to click on the PayPal ‘Send Money’ icon in BBM and connect to their PayPal account. Users will not need to have a separate PayPal app.
The idea of inserting payments into digital conversations has recently been getting a lot of traction with Facebook launching its payments service within Messenger and Snapchat’s Square-powered Snapcash.
It seems laptops are about to catch the biometric fever as PayPal, Intel, Lenovo and Synaptics are collaborating to introduce FIDO-enabled embedded fingerprint solution to PCs.
Mastercard is working with Stripe to expedite the payment process for American sellers on the latter's marketplaces using the instant payouts feature from Stripe.
Lloyds has launched biometric finger print authentication for mobile banking.
Barclaycard has partnered with Case Station, a company that makes personalised phone cases, to embed contactless technology in the latter's smartphone cases.