QR Codes

SingTel Unveils Cross-border Mobile Payments System

SingTel has launched a cross-border QR code-based mobile payments service that lets people use their phones for purchases in its home market of Singapore and Thailand.

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Google P2P Payments via QR Codes in the Offing?

Google is working on using QR codes to allow its users to send peer-to-peer (P2P) payments. While Google Pay already enables P2P payments, XDA-Developers revealed that the company is adding support for QR codes to make that process a bit easier, at least if a user needs to pay someone they just met and make […]

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Singapore Launches Unified Payment QR Code, Said to Be World’s First

Singapore unveiled the first-of-its-kind unified payment QR code on Monday, in an announcement by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

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Bank Indonesia to Standardize QR Payments

Bank Indonesia is in the process of standardizing payments using QR codes by forming a special working group that includes representatives of payment service providers.

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Will QR Codes Wipe Out Cash and Cards?

There’s been an interesting but hidden trend taking place. It started in China with Tencent and Alipay and has now gone global. The phenomenon is called QR codes.

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Payments via QR Codes Slowly Becoming More Widespread in Japan

The number of restaurants, convenience stores and other shops accepting payments with smartphones using QR codes is rising in Japan, although the pace of growth is slow.

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Alipay Brings QR Code or Tap-n-go ‘Digital Payments’ to Melbourne’s Buskers

Remember that viral video from a few years ago of an Indian man seeking cash donations from the side of the road from Indian drivers, and when told they had no cash on them, he brought out a mobile payment credit card terminal? Well, what if he could accept payments via QR code instead? This […]

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QR Codes Are Gaining a Brighter Profile

The QR Code has been enjoying some love and attention over the past few weeks, though the prospects for the digital payment tool remain relatively limited outside of Asia, at least according to one report. First up, EMVCo, the global technical body that manages those payment specifications, just introduced what it calls a QR Payment […]

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Japanese Megabanks Team Up on Mobile Payments

Japan’s three megabanks are working together to standardize a smartphone payment system using QR codes, aiming to promote cashless transactions already widespread in China and elsewhere. Mitsubishi UF

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