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By Chris Dawson December 12, 2018 - 3:10 pm

Usain Bolt Xoom Global Brand Ambassador as service expands to Canada

PayPal have named Usain Bolt Xoom Global Brand Ambassador. The fastest man on earth and eight-time Olympic Gold Medalist will be the new Xoom global brand ambassador through to 2020 as they expand outside of the US for the first time and start to offer

PayPal Android Trojan steals money from your account

There's a frightening PayPal Android Trojan that attempts to raid your account sending large sums of money from your PayPal account (possibly bank card funded) to a PayPal account controlled by the hacker. The scary part is that the Android Trojan makes use of your genuine

The Apple Pay Germany Launch is today

Today sees the Apple Pay Germany launch with users already able to add bank cards to Apple Pay on their Apple devices. If you're in Germany and looking to use the service, it's possible that Apple Pay Germany is still rolling out so if it

Moneycorp introduces cross-border payment service for online merchants

Moneycorp, international payments provider have announced today a launch of cross-border payment service for online sellers. The new cross-border payment service is designed to offer merchants free online payment operations available in GBP and EUR including sending or receiving funds via a Euro-focused borderless bank account.

Walmart launches new ‘order and pay in-store’ payment app service

Walmart have announced a launch of a new payment app service that will see shoppers ordering and paying for an online item in-store. The marketplace's new service is designed to bind the best online and offline practices via a new in-store app. Customers are able to

ECB launches TARGET Instant Payment Settlement to compete with PayPal

The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched an instant Euro payment system designed to compete with the likes of PayPal. TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) is a new component of the Eurosystem’s TARGET Services and aims to enable banks to offer fund transfers in real

Mastercard and Microsoft set to advance digital identify verification

Mastercard and Microsoft are working together to advance digital identity verification that will see shoppers easily managing payments and shopping that requires identity-proof. The partnership is aiming to address the challenges shoppers face of being bound by online verification checks that need a proof of address, drivers'

Amazon Pay is set to be available at petrol stations, restaurants and stores

Amazon Pay is set to introduce its digital wallet payments at petrol stations,  restaurants and brick-and-mortar stores. The marketplace are poised to promote their seamless payment system in physical places that offer goods and services, which won't present competition to their offering, as initially reported by The Wall

Klarna’s payment option is now offered by Arcadia Group

Klarna's payment option is now being used by Arcadia Group to offer customers more convenient ways to pay. Arcadia Group retailers join brands including Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Wallis and Burton that provide their customers with a flexibility of Klarna's 'Slice it in 3' payment method. Shoppers