mobile wallet

Ant’s global play is to be a payments aggregator and it now reaches 1B users

After trying for years to replicate the success of its QR code-enabled payments solution overseas, Ant Group seems to have finally found a path to scaling. Instead of going after end users, the Alibab

Apple Pay now in 20 markets, nabs 90% of all mobile contactless transactions where active

While we are going to have to wait a little longer for Apple to launch payments in iMessage, this weekend, Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s VP of Apple Pay, announced a series of other milestones for th

India’s financial giant Paytm nabs $60M at $4.83B valuation, raising $240M more

On the heels of large investments made in Flipkart and Snapdeal, another e-commerce juggernaut in India is closing in on an outsized round of funding to tap into India’s fast-growing, smartpho

Android Pay launches in Australia

Google is continuing the expansion of Android Pay in Asia Pacific after the mobile payments service went live in Australia today, its most significant launch in the region to date.

Apple is ‘working rapidly’ to launch Apple Pay in more countries in Asia and Europe

Apple Pay may only be available in a handful of countries right now, but the iPhone maker is working hard to extend the footprint of its digital payment services into new parts of the world.

India’s MobiKwik raises $50M for its mobile wallet service

The increase of smartphone ownership in India is fueling the rise of mobile wallets in India. One company leading the charge, MobiKwik, has topped up its own funds with a $50 million Series C round an

Isis Mobile Wallet Rebrands To Softcard To Distance From Militant Terror Group

Isis, the mobile wallet platform backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is rebranding. "In a few weeks, Isis Wallet will become Softcard. It's a different name for the same great way to pay," the c

LifeLock Acquires Mobile Wallet Platform Lemon For $42.6 Million, Launches LifeLock Wallet

<a target="_blank" href="">Lemon</a>, a digital wallet platform which allows users to store their ID, payment, loyalty cards and more on their smartphone, has been acquired by identit

Filipino Gift-remittance Startup Ayannah Gets $1M Angel Round

Ayannah, a gift-remittance startup in the Philippines, just received $1 million in its first angel round. The company’s service is called Sendah, and allows Filipinos working overseas to pay for

Lemon’s Mobile Wallet Gets More Useful With New Expense Reporting Service; Support For Transactions Is Next

Although you can't ditch your leather-bound billfold yet, a startup called <a target="_blank" href="">Lemon</a> has been slowly building up a mobile wallet platform that's encroac

WalletKit Hustles Its Way Into 500 Startups With Its Mobile Pass Builder For Apple’s Passbook

<a target="_blank" href="">WalletKit</a>, a 500 Startups-backed platform allowing businesses to create passes for mobile wallets like Apple Passbook, is today making its public d

Visa’s Digital Wallet Exits Beta With 50 U.S. Banks Participating; Point-of-Sale Integration, Mobile Apps Due In Early 2013

As the digital wallet battle rages on here in the U.S., with Google Wallet, Amex's Serve, MasterCard's PayPass, Square, PayPal, carrier-backed Isis, and others all wrangling for a piece of the action,

Vodafone To Launch Mobile Wallet Service Next Year; Inks Deals With M-Commerce Company, CorFire, Digital Security Firm Gemalto

Vodafone Group is partnering with m-commerce company CorFire to bring NFC-powered mobile wallet capabilities to its smartphone users next year. CorFire said it would be "providing mobile wallet capabi

Mobile Wallet Provider Lemon Launches Lemonade: Developer Tools For Building “Smarter” Cards

<a target="_blank" href="">Lemon</a>, the makers of a mobile wallet application for iPhone and Android, is today launching its developer platform, cleverly called "Lemonade." The "ADE

The Beginnings Of A Usable Mobile Wallet: Target Brings Mobile Coupons To Apple’s Passbook

Not that it should come as a big surprise, given that Target was one of the brands showcased in the Passbook demo <a href="

Discover Partners With Google, Makes Adding Its Credit Cards To Google Wallet Easier

<a target="_blank" href="">Google Wallet</a>, the company's NFC-based virtual wallet for Android, got a major update <a href="

Testing The iCache Geode Mobile Wallet, A Card That Clones Your Credit Cards

I have to admit, when I first heard about the <a target="_blank" href="">Kickstarter project</a> for the <a target="_blank" hre

Apple’s Passbook Could Be A Platform, Not Just Another Mobile Payments Rival

At this week's WWDC, <a href="">Apple introduced a new application called "Passbook,"</a> meant to function as an organizer for all your passes. It

Saygent Launches In-App Voice Feedback System: Lets Customers Vent To Apps, Not On Twitter

Apple's Siri has been transforming how people interact with their phones. It taught us that it's not just OK to talk to our phones, but that, in many cases, it's actually a more useful way to get thin

Digital Wallet Battle Heats Up As Visa And MasterCard Enter The Game

This week, two of the major players in the credit card industry, Visa and MasterCard launched their online digital wallet services. Known as (Visa's) and PayPass Wallet Services (MasterCard), bot
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