In a roundup of news from this week, Mastercard announced the launch of Samsung Pay in India, Shopify integrates Klarna’s instant financing, and Paytm expands into Canada.
Samsung and Mastercard launched Samsung Pay in India on Wednesday. The service enables Mastercard cardholders to pay using eligible Samsung Galaxy mobile phones.
“To make payments using their Mastercard card, consumers choose their preferred Mastercard credit or debit card when accessing Samsung Pay, scan their fingerprint and tap their device on a contactless terminal to complete a purchase,” the company said in a press release.
Leading payment facilitators Shopify and Klarna have teamed up to offer Klarna’s instant financing to Shopify merchants. The service is available to merchants in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and The Netherlands. The financing options differ by country, Klarna said in a press release. The merchant does not bear the risk for the financed transactions.
“Today’s consumers want flexible purchasing and financing options and our integration with Klarna provides another alternative for our merchants,” Mohammad Hashemi, senior product manager, Payments, at Shopify, said in the release. “We’re always looking for ways to reduce friction at checkout and are excited about Klarna’s new offering.”
Indian payment facilitator Paytm announced its expansion into Canada. Canadian consumers now can pay for a variety of bills, including cell phone, cable, internet, electricity and water, as well as insurance and property taxes, through the mobile Paytm Canada app. The app includes a bill reminder feature, which reminds the user until the bill is paid.
DocuSign has taken its DocuSign Payments feature live in Australia, Canada, and the U.K. The service, which is powered by Stripe, enables users to collect payment and signatures at the same time. The company launched the feature in the U.S. last month, following a beta test beginning last October.
Ecommerce company 3dcart has integrated Square into its platform. This gives its merchants the ability to accept payments through Square.
Dun & Bradstreet announced the launch of its D&B Beneficial Ownership solution. The product provides data on beneficial ownership pulled from its verified business records, the company said. D&B Beneficial Ownership helps companies meet AML and KYC regulations. It is available to users through an API as well as batch and online.
E-commerce platform BigCommerce has integrated Amazon Pay into its offerings. Amazon Pay allows customers to pay using information that is already stored in their Amazon accounts. The option is available to BigCommerce merchants in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Spain, the company said in a press release.