Google launches multipurpose digital wallet with support for digital IDs, tickets and payment cards

Google multipurpose digital wallet home page

Google is rolling out a digital wallet that will enable users to store, use and present digital identity documents and driving licences as well as payment cards, transit and event tickets, boarding and loyalty passes, health documents such as Covid-19 vaccination certificates, hotel keys and office badges on their Android smartphone or Wear OS smartwatch... 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




New EU law to force Apple to open up its NFC chip?

EU spokesperson Andreas Schwab speaking in front of EU stars logo

Negotiators from the European Parliament and the European Council have provisionally agreed the text of a Digital Market Act (DMA) that will obligate “gatekeeper” technology companies such as Apple and Google to “allow app developers fair access to the supplementary functionalities of smartphones (eg NFC chip)”... More





Transit Ticketing Today

Paris to add support for NFC transit ticketing on Apple devices ‘by 2024’

Paris Navigo NFC transit ticketing on Apple device tapping reader

Apple users travelling on public transport services in the greater Paris region will be able to store a digital version of their Navigo transit card on their iPhone or Apple Watch, as well as purchase tickets and passes and validate them using their Apple device, “by 2024”, according to a tweet posted by the Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) transit authority... More











What's New in Payments

Google Pay goes live in Austria

Google Pay logo

Google Pay has officially launched its app for owners of both Android smartphones and Wear OS smartwatches in Austria. Austrian customers of neobanks and fintechs including Curve, Monese, N26, Revolut and Viva Wallet have been able to use Google Pay via their mobile banking app since November 2020. More