Wallet 2.0 with NFC Tap to Pay is now rolling out to Windows 10 Mobile Fast Ring (US only)

Microsoft Wallet 2.0 is now live for those on the Fast Ring for Windows 10 Mobile. The update brings NFC Tap to Pay to select markets.

Take a look at the upcoming revamped Wallet app for Windows 10 Mobile

It looks like the Wallet app for Windows 10 Mobile is in for an overhaul, and some newly leaked screenshots have given us an early look.

Microsoft pushes updates for Outlook Mail and Wallet

Microsoft has pushed updates for both its Outlook Mail and Wallet apps. It appears as though Wallet will be losing some functionality, as a number of features are being depreciated in this build, such as credit and debit card support, wallet pin and more.

Windows 10 Mobile Wallet app adds support for retail loyalty cards

Microsoft has updated the Windows 10 Mobile Wallet app, which now allows users to scan and add in retailer loyalty cards for the first time.

Microsoft says it will reveal its Windows 10 mobile payment system 'soon'

Microsoft vice-president Joe Belfiore stated in a new interview that the company plans to reveal a full mobile payment system for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile "soon". He added, "Windows is going to have a wallet concept. We’re going to think about the range of payment scenarios.”

Windows Phone Wallet could get a big boost with former Amazon Payments leader

Could a Windows Phone Wallet expansion be in the works now that Apple had introduced Apple Pay for iPhone users? While nothing has been announced by Microsoft, the company has poached rival Amazon's product leader of Payments in Iain Kennedy. Described as a 6-year veteran at Amazon, Kennedy had worked on the company's "local commerce efforts."

How to redeem Xbox or Windows Store gift cards

Did someone just give you an Xbox gift card, Windows Store gift card, prepaid card, or promotional code? They usually come in the form of cards with a 25-character code. You can use these prepaid codes to make purchases without a credit card. We'll show you how you can redeem the codes on your Xbox One, Windows Phone device, or your computer.

Apple's Passbook passes now work with Windows Phone 8.1

When Apple introduced Passbook in iOS 6 they billed it as a way to store all your tickets, coupons, boarding passes, loyalty programs, and other cards all in one place. It's hard to imagine they expected that place to one day be Microsoft Wallet, but thanks to Windows Phone 8.1 that appears to be exactly what's happening.

Virtual wallet service, Mobikwik updated to allow cash payment

MobiKwik is a fast growing mobile wallet service in India, and the app allows users the convenience to purchase goods and services on third party merchant websites, recharge prepaid and post-paid mobile, television/DTH, data cards and make bill payments for broadband/landline phones, electricity, gas, and insurance.

MobiKwik, popular Virtual Wallet service from India, arrives on Windows Phone

MobiKwik is a fast growing mobile wallet service in India with popular Android and iOS apps. Finally, the app arrived on Windows Phone over the weekend, allowing users the convenience and security to purchase goods and services on third party merchant websites, recharge prepaid and post-paid mobile, television/DTH, data cards and make bill payments for broadband/landline phones, electricity, gas, and insurance.

American Airlines updated for Wallet support and more on Windows Phone 8

There are a handful of official airlines with apps on Windows Phone. Delta, United and American Airlines being the largest for US customer that have apps in the Store. American Airlines just received an update today that should make frequent flyers on the airline pretty happy. Let’s check out the new features in American Airlines for Windows Phone 8.

Blockchain for Windows Phone brings Bitcoin support to the Wallet

Blockchain has been available on Windows Phone for some time, but we've failed to cover it until now. Billed as the first app on the platform to support Bitcoin, the app enables you to carry out transactions using the Wallet service (www.blockchain.info). The developer is also the same soul who was behind Web2Tile back in 2011.

CloudZync launches on Windows Phone, introduces wireless payment options

CloudZync (www.zync.co.uk) is a British mobile commerce company that has launched an app for Windows Phone. With 280 merchants and stores already signed up, Zync Wallet makes it so you don't need to carry along a wallet in your pocket with numerous cards and cash at hand. Relying on your mobile phone for almost everything in life, mobile payments are slowly catching on with deployment taking place using NFC capabilities.

This Windows Phone app aims to help consumers take steps to make it easier to pay for services and goods with loyalty cards and more.

Need a deal? LivingSocial releases official Windows Phone 8 app

Like getting a great price on things? Don’t like the green color of Groupon? Or just a die-hard LivingSocial.com fan? Either answer will bring you to the new official, LivingSocial app that is now available on the Windows Phone 8 Store.

LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com) is a similar service to Groupon in that it highlights local deals for pre-purchase. Think plays, lessons, events and various services around your area for a better idea. The company has been around for years but it seems like Groupon, for better or worse, has had greater media coverage, resonating more with the public.

Microsoft adds gift cards as method of payment to Wallet for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft will be adding the option for consumers to utilise gift cards on the Windows Store and Xbox Live, but the company has already enabled the payment gateway on the Windows Phone Store. Adding a gift card to the Wallet, a feature in Windows Phone 8, smartphone owners can use the cards to charge app, music and media purchases. 

Keep retail cards in one place with Store Card Buddy

Wallet integration in Windows Phone is a useful way for credit / debit and other cards to be stored for use, without carrying around the pesky wallet (hence the naming of the app itself). Software developer Scott Lovegrove (@scottisafool) has created an app called Store Card Buddy to further expand on this functionality and provide a means for consumers to store and generate retail / store cards.

Valpak for Windows Phone brings coupons to the Wallet

Valpak (www.valpak.com) is set to drag coupon deals and offers into the Windows Phone Wallet with a new release for the mobile platform, according to a recently published press release. The company sells itself as the leader in local print and digital coupons, providing consumers ample opportunities to save the pennies for a rainy day. An app for Windows Phone has been available for a while, but Wallet integration is set to be a new addition.

MWC Coupon saves cash for Windows Phone 8 users at Mobile World Congress

As promising as the Wallet feature in Windows Phone 8 sounded back in June, we really haven’t seen many apps leverage the platform. For those lucky enough to be at Mobile World Congress you might want to check out a couponing app called MWC Coupon that integrates the wallet and NFC technology to save you some cash this week.

Tip: How to protect your Wallet in Windows Phone 8

Purchasing apps and games on a Windows Phone is an absolute breeze. Trials are a unique opportunity for developers to allow consumers to download and "try" their work before committing to a purchase. But with the speedy process in purchasing apps from the Store, should there be some level of protection for credit cards that are attached to a Microsoft Account?

Currently, anyone who has access to a Windows Phone that has a Microsoft Account loaded with valid credit cards for transactions can head into the Store and engage in a shopping spree - this isn't a good situation to be in but it can occur with children or other folk who borrow a smartphone for a few minutes. Luckily, Microsoft has a solution for this issue.

Bing Rewards exchanged for Windows Phone Store credits. Here's how it works.

Do you have Windows Phone 8 (see review)? Okay, well probably not quite yet but if you are about to get one and you have some Bing points sitting by (you know, those things you get for every time you do a search using Bing on your computer), you can use 'em for the Windows Phone Store.

Yup, Bing Rewards has two special Windows Phone 8 offers on hand--one for 170 credits ($1.25) and one for 525 credits ($5). Redeeming them will turn into credits/voucher for the Store, which you can then use to buy Windows Phone apps...