PayPal and Google have recently announced the consolidation of their partnership which will bring to a virtually total integration of PayPal within Google Pay by the end of the year. Initially effective only in the United States, a global extension is expected to follow the testing phase. Users will have the possibility of adding their PayPal data to their Google Pay account – though this has been possible since 2014 – and will be able to pay invoices and bills with PayPal without having to login each time and without exiting Google services. The integration will extend to a set of Big G apps, such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Store and any other service using Google Pay, including peer-to-peer transfers.
In 2017 India has dominated worldwide news in the field of digital payments and digital identity and the trend seems still active in 2018, since over the recent weeks there have been several news and launches in India: from the launch of Google Mobile Payment services, Whatsapp, and American Express, to the addition of facial recognition to authentication services provided by Aadhaar Digital Identity services.
“Money 20/20”, one of the most important events at global level dedicated to payments and the digital revolution of the financial world, has just concluded in Copenhagen. Three days of conferences with eminent guests from the worldwide payment scenario. Money 20/20 is a cross-examination opportunity with an atmosphere of innovation where ideas and incentives can be picked up, and where the most important companies in the sector and the most promising startups come in contact. The Mobile Payment & Commerce Observatory also visited the event.