VISA Offers To Support Samsung Pay

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has announced it is supporting consumer payments with the new Samsung Galaxy S6. Eligible consumers in the U.S. will be able to make secure Visa payments with Samsung Pay, Samsung’s new payment service scheduled to launch this summer. Visa is already an Apple Pay supporter. Samsung...
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Visa Checkout – A New Payment Initiative Launching Soon In UAE

Visa announced that the United Arab Emirates will be one of the 16 countries where consumers will soon be able to use the new Visa Checkout service in the second phase of its global rollout. Visa Checkout was first launched in July 2014 in the US, Canada and Australia and is a quick and easy payment...
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Beam Wallet App Introduces Contactless Payment in Middle East

Beam Wallet, the revolutionary, world-class mobile commerce and rewards platform, is the first company in the MENA region to introduce Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacon technology, enabling consumers to shop, earn and redeem rewards while enjoying specifically targeted offers and promotions, without...
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Zomato To Enable Cashless Payments In Dubai Restaurants

Restaurant listings website Zomato announced via Twitter on Monday that the company is launching its payments service in February, starting with Dubai. According to the Zomato CEO, Deepinder Goyal, the service will save the user's credit card details in the app, and automatically complete the transaction...
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Will Apple Pay Transform Consumer Payments?

On September 9, Apple announced an exciting new feature, Apple Pay, a mobile wallet payment system available on the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch devices. A lot of initial reactions to the announcement was "Not another mobile wallet option!" Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect at AccessData...
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PayForward: An Initiative To Mentor Start-ups

PAYFORT, the Arab world’s leading online payment provider, announced yesterday at an iftar  the launch of its PayForward Initiative, an e-knowledge sharing and networking space that aims to connect startups with seasoned entrepreneurs who are willing to offer the needed mentorship to "fast forward...
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The First Arab World Online Payment Report 2014

While the internet penetration and e-payment rates are relatively low in the Arabic-speaking world, online shopping has been showing remarkable growth thanks to increasing credit card penetration and high percentage of the youth in total population. Fueled further by internet penetration of over 35%...

‘Tap N Go’ When You Pay For Your Next Coffee – An NFC Sticker Payment Solution

Mashreq has introduced the country’s first NFC (Near Field Communication) Sticker solution and is set to redefine the world of mobile payments. The Tap n Go Sticker makes low-value purchases exceedingly simple by converting any mobile phone of any generation into a credit card that can then be used...
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Overview Of Online Transactions In The Middle East

A recent study released by the Northwestern University in Qatar revealed some interesting statistics on how people use internet for conducting routine banking and shopping transactions. About 77% of internet users in the survey search for information about productsonline. Users in UAE (90%) are on the...
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Yahoo leads the email market in Iran (Infographic)

Chimigi, Iran’s first online research panel, has released a selection of highlights from its syndicated study on the latest web trends in Iran. It is the fifth in a series of online studies designed to create greater transparency for both foreign and local companies on the attitudes and behaviours...
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