Australian bank to add Apple TouchID mobile app access

St. George Bank plans to release the feature next month once Apple updates its mobile operating system.

Latest Apple rumor has company in talks with Visa, others

Expect Apple mobile wallet rumors to come fast and furious over the next six weeks as the iPhone 6 (and iWatch) approach on the horizon. The lastest rumor is from The Information, which reports Apple is discussuing a mobile payments...

Apple in payments: Bluetooth edition

Apple in payments: Bluetooth edition

Cherian Abraham from Experian Global Consulting examines how Apple might enable payments at the point-of-sale in the next iPhone.

What would Apple's rumored mobile payments play mean for credit card networks?

What would Apple's rumored mobile payments play mean for credit card networks?

Tech giant has a filed patent that shows small loans could play key role in new system.

Mobile wallets lead as alternative payments grow worldwide

The total share of all alternative payment methods is expected to reach over 50 percent of business-to-consumer e-commerce payments with digital wallets and mobile payments expected to show the fastest growth, according to a report from Germany-based secondary research organization...

More analysts predict NFC-enabled iPhone 6

Add Morgan Stanley to the long list of analysts predicting that the next iPhone will have an NFC chip and be at the center of Apple's mobile payments initiatives. Last month, KGI securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo also predicted a new...

Apple Store experience reportedly about to change with VeriFone partnership

Apple reportedly is set to launch a revamped point-of-sale system in its storefronts that will use a VeriFone sleeve capable of accepting EMV transactions and contactless payments, a noteworthy addition considering the absence of an NFC-enabled iPhone. 9to5Mac initially reported...

Virgin Atlantic tests iBeacons in London

Virgin Atlantic is testing an iBeacon at London's Heathrow Airport as part of an effort to give travelers a chance to customize their experience, according to a report in the International Business Times. The airline placed the iBeacons throughout areas where it operates in Heathrow Terminal 3, according to the report.

Out of Africa: Why NFC will fail and simplicity will be the winner

Out of Africa: Why NFC will fail and simplicity will be the winner

Despite the much publicized consumerization of IT and the growing domination of mobile in the online world, progress with mobile payments always seems pretty slow. Sure, we see high growth numbers but from a low user base.

Location-based mobile advertising to be worth 10.7 billion euros by 2018

The total value of the global real-time mobile location-based advertising and marketing market will grow from 1.2 billion euros (US$1.6 billion) in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate of 54 percent to 10.7 billion euros in 2018, according to...

Another week, another Apple mobile payments rumor

Apple reportedly is interviewing candidates for two new positions that would focus on building a payments business based on its current iTunes user base, according to a report from re/code earlier this week. The technology publication reported Apple's head of...

Apple will change consumers' behavior about contactless mobile payments

Apple will change consumers' behavior about contactless mobile payments

No matter what you think of Apple and its products, you cannot deny the fact the company changes consumers' behavior. And it will do the same for mobile payments one way or the other. A couple of weeks ago I spoke with Dr.

Securities analyst predicts NFC-enabled iPhone

Apple this fall will release a new iPhone with NFC integration and also include the technology in its long-rumored iWatch, according to an investor note from KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Several media outlets Thursday reported about Kuo's research note.

What is Apple up to in payments?

What is Apple up to in payments?

Research firm charts roadmap for Apple's role in payments industry.

Westpac in Google Glass and iBeacon trials

Westpac wants to give its customers in Australia and New Zealand access to their bank accounts via Google Glass and other wearable devices, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. "We are currently trialling a version of the St. George MoneyMeter app on both smart watches and Google Glass (for the St.

PayPal pitches payment service to Apple

PayPal is offering its payment service on a white-label basis to Apple, according to Re/code. The information is based on conversations between three payments industry executives and Re/code. Rumors of Apple's interest in mobile payment have been rife since the...

Apple in-store payments coming soon?

Recent developments at Apple signal the company plans to offer in-store mobile payments for physical goods, according to The Wall Street Journal. Discussions about Apple's interest in handling payments for physical goods and services on its devices have taken place...

Apple files patent for multi-interface contactless payments

Apple has filed a patent for connecting wireless devices to POS terminals using more than one interface. The patent describes the use of NFC or RFID for secure communication of payment information at the POS, while Wi-Fi or Bluetooth is...

Apple advertises for payments software engineer

The payments world has long wondered if, when and how Apple will jump into the space in a definitive way. Now there's one more tidbit to fuel speculation.

Apple at the bottom of barrel for mobile websites

You wouldn't typically find Apple's name popping up in a conversation with Zales or Burlington Coat Factory, but when it comes to mobile websites, those entities share something in common: Their m-sites leave something to be desired, according to a...

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