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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






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Qatar to roll out contactless fare payments across metro, bus, tram and taxi services

Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications is to roll out an automated fare collection system as part of its Sila multimodal public transportation project that will enable passengers to make contactless payments for metro, bus, tram and taxi journeys with their debit or credit card, their Sila transit card or from their mobile device... More











What's New in Payments

More than half of Asia Pacific consumers make digital payments at least once a week

Survey graph showing percentage of Asia Pacific consumers making digital payments on named devices

Nine in 10 consumers in the Asia Pacific region have used mobile payment apps at least once during the past 12 months, while more than half have used digital payment methods at least once a week and a sixth have made a digital payment for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic (15%), according to research published by Kaspersky... More