Chinese mobile wallet app Alipay has 450 million users spend online or in stores during 2016, according to new data from the company.
Barclays has confirmed that its customers will be able to use Apple Pay from today, almost nine months after the launch of the mobile payment service. Barclays, which has been pushing its own payment solutions, is the last major UK bank to join the Apple Pay system.
Google is rolling out a new ‘Android pay’ service across the US.
Despite concerns that the UK mass market wasn’t ready for contactless payments, UK credit and debit providers have released data showing that shoppers have embraced the technology.
Apple Pay finally launched in the UK and while Barclays Bank had originally failed to sign up, it has tweeted that it will join the system at some point in the future.
Apple Pay will come to the UK in July, Apple confirmed at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on 8th June. It will be available at more than 250,000 locations – more than the number of merchants it had in the US for last year’s launch. Participating retailers will include Marks & Spencer, Costa… Read more »