European Central Bank draws up plans for digital euro app for contactless and QR code payments

Fabio Panetta, European Central Bank (ECB)

The European Central Bank (ECB) is considering plans to develop a digital euro app that would enable consumers to use the proposed central bank digital currency (CBDC) to make contactless and QR code-based payments and “facilitate a standard approach to connecting end users to intermediaries” including banks and other payments processors... More






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





Moscow Metro reports on face biometric ticketing adoption

Woman on Moscow Metro using face biometric ticketing

Passengers travelling on the Moscow Metro and Moscow Central Circle services in the Russian capital paid for a total of around 32m journeys using the network’s FacePay biometric contactless fare payment system and more than 220,000 new users registered to use FacePay during 2022, Moscow Metro reports... More




European Central Bank lays out design options for digital euro

European Central Bank

The ECB has laid out a series of design and distribution options for a digital euro that describe how the Eurosystem and supervised intermediaries such as commercial banks would operate in order to issue, distribute and settle transactions made using the proposed central bank digital currency. More




Bank of England to trial proof of concept CBDC wallet

Bank of England bank notes

The Bank of England has issued a tender inviting suppliers to design and produce a proof of concept central bank digital currency (CBDC) wallet, sample user and merchant websites and a back-end server that can be implemented as a prototype for future user testing of a digital pound in the UK... More


Dejamobile adds support for tips to its ReadyToTap Payment for Merchants SoftPOS solution

Tips on a smartphone on Dejamobile ReadyToTap Payment for Merchants SoftPOS solution

PARTNER NEWS: Dejamobile has added support for tips to its white-label SoftPOS solution, making it possible for merchant service providers, acquirers and payments facilitators to provide restaurants, hairdressers and other merchants with the ability to accept contactless payments that include a gratuity on a standard Android NFC phone... More




Las Vegas casino adds remote identity verification, biometric authentication and digital wallet payment for contactless gaming

Resorts World Las Vegas casino

Gamblers visiting Resorts World Las Vegas can now register, verify their identity, join a loyalty program and upload funds to a dedicated digital wallet before they arrive at the resort, and will no longer have to confirm their identity with casino staff prior to purchasing gambling chips and placing contactless cashless bets at slot machines directly from their smartphone... More