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Apple Pay's UK launch was spoiled earlier this month by lacklustre support from some of the nation's most popular banks. HSBC and First Direct were among the notable omissions, but today they're stepping up and giving customers the option to link their debit and credit cards. That means you can st...

July 28th 2015 at 1:18am 0 Comments
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Samsung's Apple Pay competitor is almost ready for primetime -- but first, it's going through a bit of testing. The company announced that it's begun a Samsung Pay trial for select owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Plus in Korea. To refresh, Samsung Pay is the company's spin on mobile payments...

July 16th 2015 at 12:07pm 0 Comments
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Irked that Apple Pay is only officially slated to reach the UK sometime in July? Don't worry -- you might not have to wait all month to see it. Multiple retailer leaks at 9to5Mac point to Apple launching its iPhone tap-to-pay service in Old Blighty on July 14th, or soon enough that you can likel...

July 4th 2015 at 4:35pm 0 Comments
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As we suspected, you'll be hearing more about the new Android Pay setup -- announced a couple of months ago during Mobile World Congress -- during the Google I/O event this week. According to a New York Times report, Android Pay will let retailers take payments from inside their mobile apps, use i...

May 27th 2015 at 8:24pm 0 Comments
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Now that Samsung Pay is nearly here, the company is riding its two-year-old Wallet service into the sunset. Samsung is now telling users that Wallet will stop taking purchases on June 30th. Any reservations and tickets you score before then will still be valid, but you'll otherwise be left out of...

May 14th 2015 at 1:44pm 0 Comments
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Square's let you securely wire money via its (cringe-inducingly named) $Cashtags for a bit now, but the feature's gotten a little more streamlined as of late. Now, you can specify a dollar amount for payments by appending the 'tags with a number. For example: cash.me/$RED/5 is a $5 donation toward...

May 8th 2015 at 6:02am 0 Comments
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The money in your bank account is typically covered by federal insurance, but your internet payment services typically aren't. If PayPal or Venmo went belly-up, you'd probably lose your existing balance. That won't be a problem if you're using Google Wallet, though. Google is now holding your Wall...

April 19th 2015 at 12:03pm 0 Comments
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Reports of thieves using stolen payment info with Apple Pay surfaced earlier this week, and banks are already stepping up security measures. In fact, the culprits used the software to employ credit card details stolen during Target's massive breach in 2013. The Wall Street Journal reports that tho...

March 6th 2015 at 3:16pm 0 Comments
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There was no question that AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon gave up on their Softcard mobile payment service when they agreed to pre-install Google Wallet, but it's now apparent that they're beating an especially hasty retreat. Softcard is telling users that its service will stop working after March...

March 4th 2015 at 10:02pm 0 Comments
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PayPal is no stranger to mobile payment solutions, but at Mobile World Congress, the company is making a useful upgrade to its Here card reader. In addition to being able to handle payments from those chip-and-PIN credit/debit cards, the new version of PayPal's transaction tech will also support N...

March 2nd 2015 at 2:52pm 0 Comments
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eBay's Venmo mobile payment service can be extra-helpful when you need to repay a debt to a friend, but it's grappling with some significant security problems -- and it's not clear that a proper fix is in sight. Slate notes that Venmo not only lacks a few basic security measures, such as notifying...

March 2nd 2015 at 2:02am 0 Comments
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Since the launch of Barclays' Pingit app, it's become almost impossible to dodge paying your share of Friday night's curry. The mobile payment service lets you transfer money to whichever mate picked up the bill, regardless of where you both bank, using just their mobile number. Come March 10th, h...

February 25th 2015 at 6:31am 0 Comments