Saying thanks in China has just got a whole lot more caffeinated as Tencent, the company that owns the social media platform WeChat, has struck a deal with coffee chain Starbucks to introduce a gifting feature into the platform.
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Loot, the smartphone banking app aimed at helping millennials stay on top of their finances, has finally launched this week and started to open accounts of the 25,000 people on its waiting list.
For al the joys of giving your loved ones gifts, the process of buying said gifts is a source of much stress, according to new research from Barclaycard. The card issuer found three quarters (72%) of the British population get stressed while Christmas shopping.
Contactless cards made up 22% of all card transactions in the UK in September, according to the latest figures from the UK Card Association. Payment card spending grew by 0.6 per cent in September to reach £54.7 billion.
Google's Android Pay is getting into the festive spirit in the UK by introducing some Christmas rewards on its payment app. It also announces better interaction with Transport for London and Uber.
Six seconds is all it takes for fraudsters to hack Visa credit or debit card security, a new research study from Newcastle University has claimed.
Nearly half of UK online shoppers abandon online baskets at checkout if preferred payment method not offered
New research from e-payment specialist PPRO group has found that a third of consumers (31%) criticise merchants for not offering their preferred payment methods while just under half of consumers (47%) actually abandon their online shopping baskets and go shop elsewhere as a result.
Mastercard partners with Apple on Apple Pay’s Spain launch and rolls out selfie payments in Latin America
The American tech giant has launched its mobile payment service, Apple Pay, in Spain, partnering with Mastercard, Carrefour and American Express.
The Bank of England has confirmed that the new polymer £5 notes contain traces of animal fat, sparking outrage among vegans and vegetarians and triggering a petition that has already received nearly 100,000 signatures.
ING has announced that it is scrapping Twyp, its peer-to-peer payments app, in the Netherlands following negative feedback from its customers.