Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]

Mercury Processing Services International hire Start for a full rebrand

Mercury Processing Services International hire Start for a full rebrand

Mercury Processing Services International, payment processing company located in Croatia and Slovenia, has announced it will say goodbye to its name and corporate identity following a complete rebrand. The rebrand will extend across all facets of the brand, including its logo, tone and name. To lead the rebrand, the company has selected independent customer experience […]

Mastercard adopts selfie security as an alternative to passwords

Mastercard adopts selfie security as an alternative to passwords

Mastercard is the latest financial institution looking to make it easier for customers to access their money by embracing new biometric log-ins enabled by new technological breakthroughs. After HSBC recently announced it is moving to accept biometric voice and fingerprint security prompts, Mastercard revealed at the Mobile World Congress tech show in Barcelona that it […]

Swatch Launches Contactless Payment Watch

Swatch Launches Contactless Payment Watch

Swiss watchmaker Swatch recently unveiled the Bellamy, a watch that enables the wearer to make contactless payments. The Bellamy isn’t a smartwatch – it’s got a regular analogue face and no other extra functionality – but it does feature an NFC chip under the dial. This means payments don’t require any power from the watch, […]

Samsung Pay processes transactions worth $30m in the month following South Korean launch

Samsung Pay processes transactions worth $30m in the month following South Korean launch

Samsung Electronics has said its mobile payment service has processed over $30m worth of transactions since its launch in home market South Korea. Since launching the mobile payment scheme one month ago, it has processed a more than 1.5 million total transactions via the NFC-based tech. The company claimed that approximately 60 percent of transactions […]