Google Pay expands to Germany with four local banks on board

Google Pay is officially launching in Germany ahead of both Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, with credit and debit cards supported by a quartet of banks.

Apple Pay makes its long overdue debut in Brazil, at least for one bank’s customers

The long-awaited release of Apple Pay in Brazil is limited to one bank, while thousands of local retailers and dozens of apps and websites will support the service right off the bat.

Samsung Pay is available in 21 markets after launching in Italy with robust local bank support

Samsung Pay is narrowly ahead of Apple Pay in terms of the number of global markets supported, even if the latter has made a much earlier debut in Italy.

Google Pay officially launches as Android Pay replacement, starting in the US and UK

Previewed early last month, the Google Pay Android app is now available as a free Play Store download in lieu of the old Android Pay digital wallet service.

LG Pay is likely launching as LG Wallet alongside the G7 in the US soon

The Korea-only LG Pay digital wallet platform has its sights set on the US market, according to reports, where it might be renamed as LG Wallet during H1 2018.

Google brings Android Pay and Google Wallet together under Google Pay banner

Google Pay is the new name for a long overdue combination of the search giant’s multiple payment platforms, including Google Wallet and Android Pay.

Android Pay is available in Brazil and Czech Republic today, starting ‘soon’ in Slovakia as well

After recently debuting in Ukraine, Android Pay follows Samsung Pay in Brazil while beating both Samsung and Apple Pay to the punch in Czech Republic.

Apple Pay raises its tally of supported countries to 20 with Denmark, Finland, Sweden and UAE rollouts

There are now 20 markets around the world where you can use Apple Pay for fast, easy and secure mobile payments, including Denmark, Finland, Sweden and UAE.

Google launches Tez in India for simple and secure online and offline mobile payments

Instead of trying to adapt the NFC-only Android Pay platform to the rigors of the Indian market, Google has released a brand new payments app called Tez.

Apple Pay expansion is far from over, UAE, Denmark, Finland and Sweden to get it by year’s end

Official Apple Pay support will continue to spread to new territories around the world by the end of 2017, including in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

Samsung Pay could support ‘high-end smartphones of other companies’ starting next year

Samsung Pay could deal Android Pay a heavy blow and also make it difficult for Apple Pay to lead the market with support for other OEMs’ phones.

Samsung Pay follows Android Pay, beats Apple Pay to the PayPal-supporting punch

If using your PayPal balance feels more convenient than tapping into your credit or debit card, Samsung Pay now supports the option, just like Android Pay.

LG Pay is finally deployed to the G6 only in Korea as a feeble Samsung Pay rival

LG Pay is more than a little late to the digital wallet platform party, not to mention largely unremarkable and targeted at a tiny audience for starters.

Months turn into weeks, as Android Pay also launches in Taiwan

Android Pay is already officially available in three of the five markets Google touted at I/O just a couple of weeks back.

Android Pay works with Mastercard and Visa cards from no less than 15 banks in Russia already

Google is officially launching Android Pay in Russia after both Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, but at least the local banking support is robust.

Google confirms Android Pay rollouts in Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain and Taiwan over the ‘coming months’

From 10 to 15 countries around the world, Android Pay looks set for a pretty robust expansion effort over the next few months.

Apple Pay is the first major digital wallet service available in Italy starting today

Following Ireland and Taiwan earlier this year, as well as more than a dozen countries previously, Apple Pay has now officially expanded to Italy.

Samsung Pay launches ‘officially’ in Sweden and the UAE, with ‘early access’ for Hong Kong and Switzerland

Samsung Pay raises its availability count to no less than 14 markets around the world, including Sweden, the UAE, Hong Kong and Switzerland.

Mastercard’s next-gen biometric card integrates fingerprint recognition for enhanced payment security

In addition to fully supporting the world’s three fast-growing mobile payment apps, Mastercard has been working on its own evolved biometric card.

Apple Pay officially launches in Taiwan with seven local banks in its corner

Taiwan is the latest country to warmly embrace Apple Pay across a number of bigger and smaller banks, as well as plenty of important retailers.

LG Pay will go after Samsung Pay in June, exclusive to Korea and the G6 for starters

With “Wireless Magnetic Communication” technology and wide credit card support, LG Pay could be a fierce domestic Samsung Pay rival starting June.

Samsung Pay officially, properly and widely launches in India

India is the latest and possibly most important market yet to fully support Samsung Pay, with both NFC and MST tech in tow.

Samsung Pay is still coming to lower-end phones eventually, and a fingerprint reader may not be required

Dreaming of using Samsung Pay on a truly affordable Galaxy phone, even without a fingerprint sensor in tow? Just wait a little while longer.

Samsung Pay launches in India, Apple Pay in Ireland, and Android Pay in Belgium

Today’s another big day for the digital wallet market, as Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay expand to Belgium, Ireland and India respectively.

Samsung Pay launching widely in Thailand, Apple Pay beats PayPal in US retailer support

Both Samsung Pay and Apple Pay continue to grow at a remarkable pace, stateside, across Asia and many other regions.