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Singtel charges Angry Birds toys to buyers phone bills

Angry Birds plush toys

Singapore carrier Singtel is taking carrier billing into the physical goods world with a pilot test of a service that lets customers order Angry Birds plush toys for delivery to their home address and charge the cost to their phone bill. In the first week, “we’re already seeing five times lower shopping cart abandonment than previously with credit-card billing based checkout,” supplier Fortumo says. More

What's New in Payments

Five hundred banks sign up for Apple Pay

Apple's Tim Cook

Apple customers in the US will be able to use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to make Apple Pay mobile payments from Monday 20 October, CEO Tim Cook has announced, and 500 banks have now signed up to offer the service to their customers. Owners of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 will also be able to use Apple Pay for in-app purchases. More