New telecom scam sweeping across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Reports have surfaced over the past few days of a new scam in which smartphone users receive a notification that their "package" has been sent and that they only need...

Mobile payment growth highest among 26-35 age group in Taiwan

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Consumers in Taiwan aged 26-35 saw the highest growth in the use of mobile payment systems in the first half of this year, according to the results of a survey released Monday by...

Taiwan startups secure deals worth over US$20 million at Singapore trade show

Taiwan companies secured orders worth NT$640 million (US$20.5 million) at Innovfest Unbound in Singapore, spotlighting the success of government efforts to promote emerging enterprises, the Ministry o...

China Eastern Airlines launches Taichung-Kunming flight route

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China Eastern Airlines (中國東方航空) has launched the Taichung-Kunming flight route, with the first flight from Kunming (昆明) to Taichung and the return flight having taken plac...

LINE to invest additional US$100 million in Taiwan

LINE Corp., the mobile messaging and communication services supplier, said Wednesday that it will invest an additional US$100 million in Taiwan after an earlier investment in the local Internet-only b...

McDonald's across Taiwan now accept e-payment cards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- McDonald's on Tuesday (April 2) announced that most of its restaurants across Taiwan can now accept the four main electronic payment cards, and EasyCard is offering free la...

McDonald’s Taiwan starts accepting EasyCard payment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People in Taiwan can now pay for their meals with EasyCard at the country’s McDonald’s outlets, the fast food chain giant announced Friday. Starting March 1...

Taiwan's Tamsui light rail line to open to public on Christmas Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The newly completed Danhai Light Rail Transit (LRT) line in New Taipei City's Tamsui District will open to the general public on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). The new 7.3 kil...

Taiwan’s Tamsui Light Rail to start service Dec. 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu announced Tuesday that the Tamsui Light Rail will commence operations on Dec. 23 as a farewell present for the residents of the city before ...

12 Taiwan national forest recreation areas accept mobile payments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve national forest recreation areas in Taiwan have adapted themselves to accepting mobile payment, which has become a trending payment in recent years, according to a ...

Taiwan convenience stores soon to accept card payments for fines, taxes, utility bills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – You could soon be able to pay your taxes, parking fines, power and water bills at convenience stores and supermarkets with credit cards, if the Financial Supervisory Commi...

China-style social credit system comes to Venezuela with 'Homeland Cards'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a manner similar to China’s existing social credit system, the Venezuelan government is reportedly preparing to introduce new smart ID cards capable of tracking a...

American investor Warren Buffett sets his eyes on India's fintech market

Warren Buffett's investment would not only give Berkshire Hathaway a three to four percent stake in One97 Communications Ltd, the parent company of Paytm, but also allow one of Buffett's close...

IDEMIA WISE Platform Delivers Contactless Payments as Confirmed by Proof of Concept

COLOMBES, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2018--Over the 3 month proof-of-concept with the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (“NAPAS”), IDEMIA and NAPAS together found that under laboratory con...

Fans Win With Visa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 26, 2018--Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, today announced its final results for the FIFA World Cup™, showcasing the positive impact o...