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With sizeable market shares, China’s mobile payments giants Alipay and WeChat Pay are seeking international expansion. What’s next for the tech giants?

Wirecard continues Alipay push with merchant deals

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Wirecard has announced two partnerships this week to expand Alipay acceptance in Europe, one with Schustermann & Borenstein (S&B) and another with Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

Alipay buzz continues with Starbucks deal

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Alipay is zipping along in terms of its international expansion. With its latest partnership, the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial, is now available for Chinese tourists at all 242 Starbucks branches across Malaysia.

Alipay taps Yelp to enrich Chinese travel experience

Alipay's march across Europe continues

Alipay has inked a slew of partnerships lately. The latest deal for the Chinese app is with Yelp and connects local businesses with Chinese travelers, a move that’s likely to boost loyalty and transaction volume in one fell swoop, reports Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). The partnership connects Yelp’s local content to millions of Chinese travelers […]

Barclaycard pilots Alipay payments in eight retail stores across UK

Paulette Rowe, Barclaycard

EXCLUSIVE: Barclaycard is launching a pilot that enables merchants in the UK to accept in-store Alipay transactions. The pilot will commence on 14 August 2017 in eight retail stores across the UK, with Barclaycard providing the POS solution for payments via Alipay.

Payworks to integrate Alipay into its POS tech Europe-wide

Alipay's march across Europe continues

Payworks, a Germany-based provider of point-of-sale (POS) payment infrastructure, has inked a deal with Alipay. Payworks’ gateway tech will be supporting the integration of Alipay for payment providers across Europe.

VTB brings Alipay to Russia big time

Alipay comes to Russia big time

Chinese online and mobile payment platform Alipay is looking to grow its presence significantly in Russia with the help of VTB Group.

Alipay comes to Greece via Viva Payments

Chinese tourists can now use Alipay in Greece

Paytech firm Viva Payments is bringing Alipay to Greece. A strategic partnership between the two companies will see Alipay users “access the service for the first time” while visiting the country.

Alipay comes to Spain with BBVA

Alipay comes to Spain

BBVA has signed an agreement with Chinese tech giant Ant Financial to enable Chinese tourists to pay in Spanish stores using the Alipay mobile wallet. BBVA is the first Spanish financial institution to be working with Alipay.

Concardis brings Alipay to Austria and Switzerland

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German payment service provider Concardis is bringing Chinese mobile payment solution Alipay to Austria and Switzerland. Clothing brand Gössl will be the first merchant in Austria to let Chinese citizens pay via smartphone and the Alipay app. The roll-out in the Swiss market is planned for October this year. In Germany, Concardis says it has […]

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