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Square Wallet's new virtual gift card feature could potentially spell bad news for PayPal and its decade-long dominance in the digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payments space. Square's modern spin on gift cards in conjunction with its rapidly growing brand presence will be instrumental in its bid to lure consumers to use its mobile wallet service.
Wonga has recently rolled out Wonga Paylater, a retail loan service for online shopping that allows consumers to repay purchases in three installments. The move shifts the company from its payday loan space into the wider payments arena. While still growing, public pressure on Wonga's business model may be driving it to seek new growth platforms.
According to figures released by ANZ and CBA regarding their respective goMoney and Kaching apps, mobile payments are becoming increasingly popular among Australian consumers. Although uptake of these apps has been strong, there is still a great opportunity to encourage usage and grow the Australian mobile payments market.