Samsung Wallet to go live in eight more markets

Samsung Wallet logo

Samsung Wallet will soon go live in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, enabling users to store and use digital payment, loyalty, membership and identity cards, digital keys, boarding passes and other credentials on their compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone... More


Delhi buses to get mobile and contactless ticketing

Passengers on a Delhi buse

The Government of Delhi’s Transport Department has issued a tender inviting suppliers to design and implement a digital ticketing system on the Indian capital’s bus networks that will enable passengers to pay for their journeys via mobile ticketing, a contactless card or a RuPay-enabled National Common Mobility Card (NCMC)... More








United Nations pilots contactless grain dispensers in India

Man standing next to automated biometric commodity dispensers for distributing subsidised food in India

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is piloting a new kind of automated, contactless store that uses biometric authentication to let those entitled to subsidised commodities such as rice, wheat and grains receive their allocation without needing to visit a traditional retail outlet... More


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Bengaluru metro to let passengers pay with their face

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) in the Indian city of Bengaluru is planning to roll out AI-powered biometric facial recognition technology that will enable passengers with monthly travel passes to walk through station automatic fare collection gates by verifying their identity with their face and without needing a physical smart card, pass or token... More



Global QR code transaction values to exceed US$3tn by 2025

Juniper Research graph showing global QR code transaction values to exceed US$3tn by 2025

The total transaction values for payments made using QR codes worldwide will reach more than US$3tn by 2025, an increase of 25% from US$2.4tn in 2022, driven by an increasing focus on financial inclusion in developing markets and alternative payment methods in developed regions, according to a forecast by Juniper Research... More


What's New in Payments

BIS reports on CBDCs in emerging markets

BIS graph showing motivations for CBDC projects in emerging market economies

Providing a cash-like digital means of payment, increasing private digital payment services, supporting financial inclusion and achieving greater payment system efficiency are among the key motivations driving initiatives to develop central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in emerging market economies around the world, according to a Bank for International Settlements (BIS) report... More







What's New in Payments

One in five in-person Visa card transactions in the US are now contactless

Alfred Keylly Visa CEO

Nearly 20% of all in-person Visa card transactions in the US are now contactless, with that proportion rising to more than 25% in Los Angeles, Detroit, Orange County, Miami and Salt Lake City, over 30% in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, and reaching 45% in New York, according to the card network’s Q1 2022 earnings call... More