Technobyte: How to live a life of cashless conveniece

Tech guru Aki Anastasiou brings the latest innovations and innovations in the world of tech.

He takes a look at how to make life cashless - the apps, the services you can use without having to carry cash with you.

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He says Snapscan is one of the early pioneers in the Fintech industry, with an app that scans a QR Code to make and receive payments.

The good thing about Snapscan is really a lot of businesses and small businesses can't afford a credit card machine, so they use their QR code. When you want to buy something at a flea market, you just scan it and they facilitate those payments.

Aki Anastasiou

He says Zapper is a good option, also uses a QR code, and you just download the app and enter your credit card details..

There is nothing more I hate when you've had dinner at a restaurant and you are waiting for the waiter to come with the credit card machine so you can pay and that irritates me. There is always a QR code at the end of your bill, so you simply scan and you pay and you can walk out.

Aki Anastasiou

There is nothing more frustrating than losing a parking ticket at a mall or having to queue to pay for parking, he says. But, there are solutions like KaChing which is a cashless, ticketless, user-friendly parking app which uses license plate recognition to open a boom when a user arrives at a parking lot. Payment is linked to the user's credit card or pre-paid account upon exiting. KaChing makes your parking experience hassle-free and cost-effective.

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