Briefing: Thieves fool smartphone facial recognition to steal Chinese man's life savings

Sleeping Chinese man robbed of US$1,800 as smartphone’s facial recognition…


Briefing: Alipay expands facial recognition payment to Hong Kong

支付寶刷臉支付進軍香港機場免稅店 成中國境外首家 – HK01.com What happened: Chinese visitors can now use…


China's mobile payment market fourth quarter growth dwindled

China’s third-party mobile payment market reached RMB 47.2 trillion ($7.01…


Briefing: Fintech startup Airwallex now a unicorn with $100 million Series C

金融科技公司Airwallex完成1亿美元C轮融资,DST Global领投 – 动点科技  What happened: Hong…


Briefing: Tencent said to launch UPI-based WeChat Pay

WeChat Pay to reportedly take on Google Pay and Paytm in India later this year…


Briefing: Xiaomi payment app Mi Pay enters India

Xiaomi enters the crowded payments space in India with the launch of Mi Pay –…


Barclaycard and Alipay expand partnership for UK payments

UK payments processing company Barclaycard announced a new partnership with…


Briefing: WeChat-Apple stalemate over mini-programs continues

Apple, WeChat Tussle Over How to Divvy Up Mini Program Revenue - Caixin Global…


Briefing: Alibaba to offer M-Pesa as payment option on AliExpress

Kenya's Safaricom secures deal to use M-Pesa payments on AliExpress.com -…


Briefing: AlipayHK gained 2 million users and 50,000 merchants its first year

支付宝宣布AlipayHK用户数超200万 5万商家已接入 - CnBeta What happened: Ant Financial’s mobile…