Samsung Pay now supports HSBC and M&S Bank cards in the UK

In the UK at least, Samsung is awfully late to the mobile payments party. Samsung Pay launched last month well behind Apple Pay and Google's Android Pay, and almost two years after its debut in South Korea. To make matters worse, it was only availabl…

Walmart Pay will hook new users with instant access to its credit card

When Walmart debuted its own in-house mobile payments service last year, the company was not afraid to roll it out quickly. Walmart Pay arrived in 4,600 stores nationwide in under two months, proving the retail giant could still be nimble — especial…

Alibaba opens its mobile payment system to 4 million US stores

Chinese internet titan Alibaba has struck a deal to let its global AliPay customers buy things in the US through First Data, makers of the Clover point-of-sale system. Just don't mistake this for a full American expansion to compete with Apple Pay an…

WhatsApp’s digital payments push will begin in India

Three years after buying WhatsApp, Facebook still hasn't quite figured out how to make money off of messaging service's massive user base. According to a report from India-based media company The Ken and confirmed by Bloomberg WhatsApp will be jumpin…

The Galaxy S8 may use your face for secure mobile payments

Facial recognition is a done thing. So are contactless payments. So why not put them together? Samsung might do just that according to Bloomberg sources. The incoming Galaxy S8 will reportedly feature facial recognition payment tech "within months of…

Google gives up on ‘Hands Free’ wireless mobile payments

Google has ended its "Hands Free" payment scheme, which let you live the retail dream of paying wirelessly with no need to pull out a card or phone. The program, which ran only in San Francisco's South Bay area, first detects if you're in a participa…

Tesco’s mobile payment app is ready for everyone

To keep up in the supermarket wars, Tesco is rolling out support for its PayQwiq app nationwide. That means you can walk into any UK store, peruse the shelves for your weekly shop and then pay with the app at checkout. You can spend up to £250…

Sweetgreen will stop accepting cash payments in 2017

Money makes the world go around, but it's not always necessary to have greenbacks in your pocket any more. Healthy fast food joint Sweetgreen has revealed that it's going to stop accepting cash payments at the majority of its stores in 2017. The comp…