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Contactless 27 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Payments technology and fraud prevention top list of investments for…

A new payments survey of more than 1,100 executives representing leading banks, retailers and billing organizations across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA revealed that although 80% of them understand they…

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Daily News 24 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

A new competitor for Bitcoin

The total value of the digital currency Bitcoin is now approximately $3.4 billion, and many companies and investors are working to prove that the technology can make financial services cheaper…

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Daily News 23 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Visa and MasterCard shares surge as China ends card monopoly

Shares in Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. climbed the most since October after China’s government indicated it plans to end a monopoly in bank-card clearing. Visa gained 4.1% to close…

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Daily News 23 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

The changing landscape of real-time retail payments systems

A new research paper by SWIFT assesses the global real-time retail payments systems (RT-RPS) landscape, provides analysis on the key drivers and trends, and identifies the different approaches, barriers to…

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Daily News 23 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

US readiness for EMV at a low point

With a crucial deadline looming in 2015, the US payments industry will have only partially converted to the Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) chip card standard by the end of that year. Indeed,…

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Contactless 22 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

World Retail Banking Report 2015

For the second year in a row, improvement in global retail bank customer experience levels has stalled with a decline of less than 1% leaving banks challenged to drive top-line growth,…

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Daily News 22 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

New POS malware family named Punkey

In conjunction with a US Secret Service investigation, Trustwave SpiderLabs researchers have unearthed a new family of POS malware. POS malware is a sinister and often difficult-to-detect threat that preys on retailers running …

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Daily News 21 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Can you turn regulatory and payment scheme compliance into a…

Regulatory compliance has long been viewed as a mandatory component and a ‘cost’ of doing business as a financial services provider, whether you are an issuer, programme manager or payment…

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Contactless 21 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Apple Pay outperforming PayPal in mobile payments

A new survey from 451 Research finds Apple Pay gaining momentum in the mobile payments space, primarily at the expense of PayPal. “Our latest survey shows planned use of Apple Pay…

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Contracts 21 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Verifone selects Thales to protect card holder data

Thales says that Verifone now uses Thales nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) for its end-to-end payment encryption solution – VeriShield Total Protect – to provide robust, high speed, scalable crypto to…

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Daily News 20 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

£12.8 billion a week set to be sent through digital…

The number of mobile banking users is set to almost double from 17.8 million to 32.6 million by 2020, whilst the number of UK adults using online banking will increase…

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Daily News 20 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Consumers want part in protecting their payment cards from fraud

A survey conducted in the US, Canada and the UK by FICO shows that fraud is top-of-mind for consumers in the wake of high-profile data breaches. Respondents’ primary concern about payment fraud…

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Contactless 20 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Apple Pay struggling to gain bank support outside US

According to several reports over the weekend, Apple is struggling to get the same level of support for its payments brand Apple Pay, outside of the US. Apple is alleged to…

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Contactless 17 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Google Wallet gaining traction with merchants

Google's efforts to promote broader adoption of its Google Wallet mobile payment system appear to be gathering momentum. The company earlier this week announced that Dunkin' Donuts and online food ordering …

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Contactless 17 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Europeans rapidly adopting mobile payments

The number of Europeans who will use a mobile payment application in 2015 will rise 51% year over year for a total of about 185 million, according to an ING…

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Daily News 17 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

AmEx Lab testing facial recognition technology

According to a WSJ blog, American Express is experimenting with facial recognition and wearable technology that could turn into new capabilities for some of its mobile apps, including products aimed…

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Contactless 17 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Royal Bank of Canada launches Mobile Wallet

Royal Bank of Canada, which over a year ago built its own mobile wallet technology (with partners) that it's adapted to work with Apple Pay, Android alternatives and the card…

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Daily News 17 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

86% of fraud in chargebacks

Global Risk Technologies (GRT) recently examined friendly fraud, and found approximately 86% of chargebacks are fraudulent, and many consumers bypass merchants to directly file complaints with card-issuing banks. GRT CIO Monica…

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Daily News 16 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

ACH volume increases to 23 billion payments in 2014

ACH volume grew to almost 23 billion electronic payments, an increase of almost 5%, or 1 billion transactions, over 2013 volume, according to new statistics released by NACHA — The…

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Daily News 16 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Massive drop in number of unbanked says World Bank

From 2011 and 2014, 700 million people became account holders at banks, other financial institutions, or mobile money service providers, and the number of “unbanked” individuals dropped 20% to 2…

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Daily News 16 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

NCR launch cloud-based ATM software platform

NCR says it has introduced the biggest change to the way an ATM operates since the self-service banking channel was invented nearly 50 years ago, launching Kalpana software, an enterprise software platform…

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Daily News 15 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Card fraud increases as stolen cards used once every 20…

British businesses were hit by card fraud once every 20 seconds in March, with Worldpay warning that small businesses are likely to have been hackers’ biggest targets. Worldpay saw over 133,000…

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Contactless 15 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Growth in global NFC SIM market

The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM card market, has reported an 11% year-on-year increase in SIM unit shipments in 2014. Globally, the growth trend for NFC…

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Daily News 15 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

TNS set to accelerate UnionPay acceptance worldwide

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has launched a new global card scheme gateway which will enable merchants and banks to quickly and easily connect with UnionPay for authorization and processing of…

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Contactless 15 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Wirecard to enable mobile payments for Kairos Watches

Wirecard and Kairos Watches have announced a collaboration in the field of mobile payment services for wearables. Kairos will use Wirecard`s Payment Software Development Kit for its unique offering of Wirecard to…

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Daily News 15 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Retail Banks turn to IT to drive revenue in 2015

Retail bank IT investment in 2015 will be focused squarely on driving revenue growth, according to new research from Ovum, the global analyst house. Digital channels will be at the heart…

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Daily News 14 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Cybercrime bigger than drug trade

In an extraordinary presentation at a TechUK event Adrian Leppard, the City of London police commissioner attacked the big banks by saying that cybercrime may now be bigger than the drug…

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Daily News 14 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Card Fraud Report 2015 - now available

Card Fraud is the driver of major industry initiatives such as EMV implementation to combat the use of lost, stolen and counterfeit cards, while 3D-Secure authentication protects against the fraudulent use…

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Daily News 14 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Judo Payments builds mobile payments SDK for Xamarin

Judo Payments has announced the launch of its mobile app payments software development kit (SDK) for mobile development solution Xamarin. Xamarin’s platform enables developers to build apps for iOS, Android, Windows and…

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Daily News 13 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Mobile app use sees emergence of cashless society

Half of European adults with access to a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet computer expect to use mobile payment apps over the next 12 months, according…

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Daily News 13 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

European ATM crime incidents fall 26%

In a European ATM Crime Report covering the full year 2014 EAST (European ATM Security Team) has reported that ATM related fraud incidents fell 26% when compared to 2013, although…

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Contracts 13 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

PayPal free to work with eBay rivals

New filings reveal that eBay and PayPal will soon be free to do business with their most entrenched enemies. Under an agreement detailed in a regulatory filing from eBay, the companies will…

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Contactless 13 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

The global mobile money landscape

The mobile money sector is one of the most fluid in the whole of the mobile ecosystem, with more players entering and exiting, new tech and services being launched or…

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Contactless 13 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Apple Pay performance problematic at POS

Just months after Apple Pay went live, the adoption rate came in at an impressive 11% of all credit card-owning households and 66% of iPhone 6 owners, according to new…

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Daily News 09 Apr 2015 Victoria Conroy

Europeans favouring mobile payments

Around 185 million consumers in Europe are expected to use mobile payment apps over the next 12 months, according to an ING survey of more than 14,000 individuals around the…

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Contracts 09 Apr 2015 Victoria Conroy

BBVA Compass teams up with Dwolla for real-time payments

BBVA Compass customers is teaming up with the Dwolla digital currency platform to enable consumers to make real-time payments. Dwolla is teaming up with BBVA Compass BBVA Compass is bypassing the…

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Contactless 09 Apr 2015 Victoria Conroy

CBA launches apps for Apple and Android wearables

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has released new apps for Apple and Android wearables such as smart watches. The Apple Watch CBA’s apps for Android and Apple smart watches will allow…

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Daily News 08 Apr 2015 Victoria Conroy

Digital currency regulator should be global body

Regulation of the digital currency marketplace would need to be co-ordinated by a global body such as the Basle-based Bank for International Settlements, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia. …

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Daily News 08 Apr 2015 Victoria Conroy

Microsoft gears up for HCE-based mobile payments

Tech giant Microsoft is planning a move into host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments by preparing for the regulatory approvals needed for the launch of such a service. Microsoft is…

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Daily News 08 Apr 2015 Victoria Conroy

Square launches customer engagement tools

mPOS player Square is launching a new suite of customer engagement tools aimed at small businesses. The new tools will work in conjunction with the Square Register service in order…

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Daily News 07 Apr 2015 Victoria Conroy

Internet spending is one-third of UK card expenditure value

New figures published by the UK Cards Association show that 30% of the value of all spending on cards in January was via the internet, with £15.4 billion of the…

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Contracts 07 Apr 2015 Victoria Conroy

Intel and Ingenico team up for Internet of Things

Ingenico Group and Intel Corporation have announced a collaboration to combine Intel technology and Ingenico Group secure payment acceptance for the Internet of Things. Intel and Ingenico are teaming up…

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Daily News 07 Apr 2015 Victoria Conroy

Poland’s Idea Bank launches mobile ATM fleet

Poland’s Idea Bank is launching a fleet of automobiles fitted with ATMs which can be ordered by smartphone. Idea Bank is launching mobile ATMs The bank has fitted four electric BMW…

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Contactless 02 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

New Zealand mobile wallet JV

Some of New Zealand's biggest banks and telcos have joined forces to launch Semble, a SIM-based NFC mobile payments service. Telcos Vodafone, 2degrees, Telecom teamed up with bank-owned payments network New…

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Contracts 02 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Post Office to accept American Express

The Post Office has announced it will accept American Express Cards in all of its 11,500 branches making it the largest UK retail network to do so. The introduction of American Express…

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Daily News 02 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Payment Systems Regulator takes aim at Vocalink

The Payment Systems Regulator, which launched on Wednesday, will open up access of the infrastructure underpinning financial transactions, from mobile payments to house purchases. The largest lenders, such as Lloyds, Royal…

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Daily News 01 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Online fraud – an unrelenting, unforgiving battleground…

The recent release of the annual UK fraud figures describes an interesting picture of some successes and some areas for continued concern and renewed action. First, the headline successes. Fraud conducted…

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Daily News 01 Apr 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Verifone launches cloud POS solution

Verifone says that it is launching a new cloud POS solution for small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The Android-based solution, Verifone Cloud POS, will be distributed through Verifone’s network of ISO and acquirer…

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Daily News 31 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

US mobile banking and mobile financial services

According to research from the Federal Reserve Board, nearly 40% of banked Americans now use their mobile phone to access their accounts. A survey of 2,900 people on behalf of the…

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Contactless 31 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Asia Pacific sees 49% growth in contactless payments

MasterCard has revealed that consumers across Asia/Pacific are embracing contactless payments, with the number of unique contactless users (or tappers) in 2014 growing by 49% year-on-year (YoY), in comparison to…

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Contactless 30 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

UK is the global leader in contactless payments

According to a new research from Timetric, contactless payments have become a major tool for migrating consumer payments from cash to cards, particularly debit cards. “Contactless cards have gained popularity in…

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Contactless 30 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Vodafone wallet to accept contactless card payments

Vodafone customers will soon be able to add bank cards to their Vodafone Wallet and use smartphones to pay for goods and services at contactless terminals. Following new agreements with…

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Contactless 27 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Apple Pay simplicity raises fraud concerns

A recent rise in fraudulent Apple Pay transactions raises concerns among security analysts that the service's simplicity may be a major weakness. Users only have to open the app on smartphones…

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Contactless 27 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Differing forecasts for mobile wallet

Research and opinion on mobile payment trends contain conflicting predictions and conclusions, partly as a result of banks commissioning fewer market studies, leaving researchers to find a new starting point…

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Daily News 27 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

PayPal fined £5.2m over failure to block malicious users

In an embarrassing moment, PayPal has been forced to pay a £5.2 million ($7.7 million) settlement over alleged sanctions violations including allegations that it processed payments for a man involved in…

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Daily News 26 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Middle aged men most likely fraud victims

Recorded fraud victims increased by 25% last year, according to the latest report from the UK fraud prevention service, Cifas, published today. In total there were 276,993 frauds recorded in…

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Contactless 26 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

ANZ bank integrate HCE wallet

ANZ has announced it will release an HCE mobile wallet application later this year as an upgrade to its popular goMoney app in New Zealand. Available to around 120,000 customers at launch, the…

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Contactless 26 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Türk Ekonomi Bankası launches mobile payment app using Visa’s HCE…

Türk Ekonomi Bankası (TEB) has announced it will launch a mobile contactless payment application, powered by Visa Europe’s HCE (Host Card Emulation) technology. The application will use the HCE functionality that…

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Daily News 25 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Google's 'Pony Express' Gmail bill payment

Google is reportedly developing a new Gmail feature, Pony Express, that will allow users to receive and pay bills directly from their email inbox. According to Recode, the new project is…

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Contracts 25 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Global Payments acquires Realex payments

Realex Payments, one of Europe’s largest and fastest growing payment gateways, has been acquired by Global Payments, a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services. “We are thrilled to be joining…

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Daily News 25 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Payment Systems Regulator begins £75 trillion UK payment industry oversight

On April 1st,, in what will be a landmark date for UK financial regulation, The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), the new economic regulator for payment systems, has confirmed how it will regulate…

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Daily News 25 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Monitise rejects sale, Lukies ejected

Former mobile banking darling Monitise has decided not to sell itself, but a strategic review of its "options" has led to its founder and co-CEO Alistair Lukies stepping down from the…

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Daily News 24 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Mobile money transfers double

New research from remittance specialist Azimo, demonstrates that the percentage of money transfers sent from mobile phones has more than doubled in the 12 months to January 2015. Azimo’s research found that almost…

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Daily News 24 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Digital tipping point: Banks must focus on innovation to harness…

A major new report sets out key recommendations for the banking industry and urges regulators to give consumers certainty that their money is equally well-protected wherever they choose to bank. Banks…

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Contracts 23 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Optimal Payments to acquire Skrill

Optimal Payments a global provider of online and mobile payment processing services, has entered into an agreement to acquire Skrill Group from CVC Funds and other shareholders, for an enterprise…

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Daily News 23 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Target settles data breach for $10 Million

Target is said to be preparing to settle a class-action suit over its 2013 data breach by paying $10 million to set up a fund for breach victims, who will…

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Daily News 23 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

MTN Uganda clarifies mobile money fraud rumours

MTN Uganda has been forced to call a press conference, with high-ranking executives from both MTN and Stanbic. Stanbic bank’s Managing Director, Patrick Mweheire, opened by explaining that the MTN Uganda clarifies mobile money…

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Daily News 20 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

More than half of global professionals use their mobile …

In a recent survey of over 300 global business professionals by Timetric, respondents were asked if they use mobile phones for payments and if it is set to change over…

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Daily News 20 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Money laundering rules for digital currency to be put in…

Setting out its approach to digital currency, the UK government has vowed to start applying anti-money laundering regulation to exchanges but also promising to put cash behind research into the potential…

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Daily News 20 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Xiaomi offers interest bearing mobile wallet

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is the latest tech company to cross over into financial services by offering an interest bearing mobile wallet. Xiaomi began public beta testing Tuesday of an online…

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