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AliPay grows overseas with China outbound tourism

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21-Jan-19 As Chinese consumers increasingly vacation overseas, their mobile-payment apps are following them, and offering a new way for merchants to attract customers. More than half of businesses saw an increase in foot traffic and transaction size after adopting Alipay. [image: Nielsen / Alizila]

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Malaysia switches on real-time payments platform

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14-Jan-19 Malaysian consumers can now conduct instant P2P payments using just the recipient's mobile phone, passport or identity card number, with the go-live of the country's Real Time Payments platform Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet), powered by ACI Worldwide. [image: Finextra]

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Alipay now has over 1 billion users worldwide

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10-Jan-19 Worldwide users of Alipay, China’s leading online payment platform, have exceeded one billion. Alipay’s Ant Financial Services Group said it had cooperated with nearly ten major overseas smart payment companies, which contributed to its growth in user numbers. [image: Alipay]

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UnionPay partners Millennium bcp to foray into Portugal market

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06-Dec-18 China’s UnionPay has partnered with Portugal's private bank Millennium bcp to issue UnionPay Portugal cards. Millennium will issue both consumer and commercial cards. Millennium becomes the first local institution in Europe to provide the cards. [image: Cards International]

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American Express secures payments license in China

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12-Nov-18 American Express has been granted preparatory approval from the People’s Bank of China for a clearing and settlement license in mainland China. Amex can begin building a network business to process domestic RMB transactions through its joint-venture in the country. [image: Beyond My Ken / Wikipedia]

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