Apple Pay Cash: A step in the right direction for mobile payments?

Apple Pay Cash: A step in the right direction for mobile payments?

With its focus on premium influencers and its control over a large ecosystem, Apple is in a unique position to effect massive change where others cannot.

Apple Pay Cash debuts in beta form

Apple's entry into the crowded mobile person-to-person payments market is now available to iPhone users as part of a beta for an upcoming version of iOS, according to multiple media reports. Users can access Apple Pay Cash via the apps...

Paytronix completes Apple Pay integration to boost rewards redemption

Paytronix, a provider of reward program products to restaurants and retailers, recently completed an integration with Apple Pay that will enable merchant patrons to pay with the mobile wallet while also redeeming loyalty points with a single smartphone tap at...

Wirecard adds major 'Pays' support to US prepaid card business

Wirecard has announced the launch of mobile wallet integration with Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay in the U.S., according to a press release. The move gives Wirecard clients the ability to let cardholders in the U.S. to add incentive and payroll cards to those major mobile wallets.

First Data expands availability of Clover via Apple retail stores

First Data has announced new initiatives with Apple designed to broaden the distribution of First Data's Clover devices and accelerate the expansion and digital transformation of Apple Pay, according to a press release. First Data's Clover Go device, an EMV...

Rambus, eftpos team up in Australia to support Apple Pay

Rambus Inc. is teaming up with eftpos, the Australian domestic debit network, to help support secure transactions with Apple Pay for users in Australia, according to a press release. Through integration with the Rambus Token Service Provider technology, eftpos is...

Discover enables rewards redemption via Apple Pay

Discover announced this week that it will enable its cardholder to redeem Cashback Bonus rewards for a statement credit through Apple Pay, according to a press release. Discover is the first major credit card issuer to offer the ability to...

China UnionPay links with Apple Pay for subway fares

China UnionPay is playing nice with Apple as the companies have joined forces to enable commuters in one city to pay for subway fares via Apple Pay, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. Subway riders with...

Starbucks enables account reloads via Apple Watch

Starbucks now is enabling Apple Watch users to reload their Starbucks Card account from within the coffee retailer's app for the device, according to a report at 9to5 Mac. Apple Watch owners could always pay with the Starbucks app on...

Thinfilm launches NFC Scanner app for iPhones

Thinfilm Electronics ASA, a provider of NFC mobile marketing and smart product products, has debuted its new NFC scanner app for iPhone users, according to a press release. With the release of iOS 11, Apple has extended the iPhone's NFC...

In Depth: Payments industry was (mostly) quiet this summer

In Depth: Payments industry was (mostly) quiet this summer

Mobile Payments Today takes a look back at the top stories from the past three months.

Apple readies NFC tag reading in iOS update

Apple has announced that iOS 11 will bring the ability for iPhones to read NFC tags for the first time.  The new update, which drops September 19, will be available to owners of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in addition to the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, according to Apple at its Sept.

Apple, PayPal take stand against white supremacy groups

Apple and PayPal have each taken steps to distance themselves from the idea that they support the activities of organizations that support white supremacy in the aftermath of events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Apple has pulled Apple Pay support from websites...

Hey Siri: Pay my cable bill

Royal Bank of Canada personal banking customers are now the first in Canada who can ask Siri to pay their bills on iPhone and iPad via the bank's mobile app, according to a press release. RBC also launched Interac e-transfer...

Weebly brings Apple Pay to online merchants

Weebly, a global website and e-commerce player, is integrating Apple Pay into the mobile checkout flow of Weebly online stores, according to a press release. "The process of paying and checking out shouldn't have to be a difficult one," David...

Apple continues to quietly roll out direct carrier billing option for digital content

Apple is continuing to quietly roll out a direct carrier billing for Apple Music, iTunes and other Apple purchases outside the U.S. and recently added the payment option in three more countries, according to a report from Apple Insider. Carrier...

Can a marketing promotion help lift Apple Pay to new heights in China? Probably not

Can a marketing promotion help lift Apple Pay to new heights in China? Probably not

China's mobile-payment incumbents have made it difficult for Apple Pay to gain a significant market share in the country despite Apple's best efforts.

Online payments provider adds Apple Pay integration to merchant services

BlueSnap, an online payments technology company, announced that it is bringing Apple Pay integration to its customers through the firm's Powered Buy platform, according to a press release. With a single integration to the platform, merchants can add Apple Pay...

Apple Pay Cash to debut this fall as mobile P2P market expands

One of the worst kept secrets in payments became official Monday when Apple revealed its entry into the person-to-person payments market with an upcoming system that will enable users to complete P2P transactions using iMessage. Apple made the announcement at...

Report: Apple, Xiaomi lead the way in wearables

The worldwide wearables market maintained its upward trajectory during the first quarter of 2017 with Xiaomi and Apple leading all companies and multiple products, experiencing double- and triple-digit growth, according to a new report from IDC. Companies shipped a total...

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