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Real-time payments: The way forward?

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11-Jul-18 Some experts predict 80% of global GDP will rely on real-time online payments by 2023. Others still believe cash will hold its position as 'king' of payments. [image: Shutterstock / HKTDC]

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WeChat Pay to keep overseas focus on outbound tourism

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11-Jul-18 Tencent Holdings' WeChat Pay said it will not seek to offer more local payment wallets to overseas customers over the next three years and will remain focused on serving outbound Chinese tourists better in popular overseas destinations. [image: SCMP]

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American Asian supermarket chain adopts Alipay

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29-Jun-18 One of the largest Asian supermarket chains in the United States, New York-based 99 Ranch Market, will soon begin accepting mobile payments via Alipay, a third-party mobile and online payment platform developed and owned by China-based Ant Financial. [image: Progressive Grocer]

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Japan's Line Pay throws down gauntlet to Alipay

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28-Jun-18 Japanese chat app operator Line unveiled a new service aimed at spreading mobile payment across Japan, in the most potent challenge yet by a Japanese operator to the dominant Chinese mobile payment platform, Alipay. [image: Keiichiro Sato / Nikkei Asian Review]

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