All articles by Ellie Chambers

Ellie Chambers

WorldRemit adds Thai currency to remittance services

Online money transfer service WorldRemit has added Baht, the local currency of Thailand, to the currencies it offers for remittances.

iPhone 6 payments rumour round-up – The truths, the half-truths, and the not-at-all truths

Mystery is an integral part of the Apple brand, one that the company carefully preserves with its notoriously media-shy approach and its tendency to drip-feed information to iPhone aficionados – a process that frequent leaks may or may not play a deliberate role in, writes Ellie Chambers

Westpac trials mobile payments in New Zealand using HCE

Westpac is trialling mobile payments using host card emulation (HCE) in New Zealand, the first bank in the country to do so.

Social media giants Twitter and Facebook make steps towards online commerce

Social media giants Twitter and Facebook are gearing up to face off over online payments, both making bold steps into the online commerce space.

Paym – strictly person-to-person, or a retail opportunity?

Paym, the payments initiative pioneered by the UK Payments Council, is perhaps the first scheme that has seen the high street lenders unite over mobile payments. The programme is already available to more than 30m UK consumers through nine banks. Ellie Chambers investigates what is in the future for Paym

Customers of Westfield London to pay for parking with PayPal

Australian-based shopping centre chain Westfield has joined with PayPal to enable customers of its Shepherd’s Bush centre to pay for the carpark with their mobiles.

CaixaBank to launch wearable payments with contactless Visa wristbands

Spain’s CaixaBank has announced it is launching Europe’s largest wearable payments scheme, giving 15,000 contactless wristbands out to customers in the second half of this year.

TouchBistro and PayPal provide “Pay at Table” service in restaurants

TouchBistro has integrated its Pay at Table feature with the PayPal app, meaning diners can order and pay from their tables in participating restaurants.

Monitise acquires myvouchercodes and online ticket retailer

UK-based mobile payments firm Monitise has announced its acquisition of a group of businesses including discount website and online retailer Last Second Tickets.

Payments that keep in touch – Can Apple’s Touch ID make mobile work with shopping?

With a massive footprint amongst mobile device users, it is almost inevitable that the tech giant Apple’s every move is the source of speculation and excitement in the payments industry. As more and more users turn to their mobile devices for shopping, Apple’s latest venture is no exception, writes Ellie Chambers