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Topic: Apple Pay

Apple Pay competitor Samsung Pay arrives in China with Alibaba partnership

05/19/2016, 11:05 pm

Samsung on Thursday announced it will bring its Samsung Pay mobile payments service to China through a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba's financial arm, an institution once rumored to be negotiating an identical deal for Apple Pay.

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Apple Pay gains support for Chime online bank, Chase offers free Clapton album

05/19/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple Pay on Thursday picked up support for Chime, a U.S. online-only bank, while the brick-and-mortar Chase Bank promised to give away a new Eric Clapton album to Apple Pay users.

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I/O 2016: Android Pay coming to ATMs & mobile Chrome users

05/18/2016, 05:05 pm

Widening the battleground with Apple Pay, Google on Wednesday announced that Android Pay will soon be usable at some ATMs, as well as by mobile Chrome users.

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Fitbit buys Coin assets, makes plans to enter same mobile payment space as Apple Pay

05/18/2016, 01:05 pm

Fitbit on Wednesday announced the purchase of Coin's wearable payments assets, a takeover which should put Fitbit on a path to launching its own mobile payments technology sometime in 2017, and hence competing even more closely with Apple.

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ANZ's Apple Pay exclusivity drives credit card applications, other Australian banks take notice

05/17/2016, 11:05 pm

Australian bank ANZ earlier this month observed a 20 percent spike in online credit card and deposit account applications after announcing support for Apple Pay, results that have prompted holdouts to rethink their position on Apple's payments service.

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Apple Pay gains 30 more US banks amid wait for more retail chains

05/17/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated the roster of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay with another 30 entries, while shoppers continued to wait for more retail partners to come onboard.

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MCX hits pause on Apple Pay competitor CurrentC, fires 30 workers

05/16/2016, 07:05 pm

The Merchant Consumer Exchange consortium, which previously enjoyed support from major retailers like Walmart, CVS, The Gap and more, has postponed plans to take its CurrentC mobile payments product nationwide.

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Resisting Apple Pay, Walmart pushes its own e-wallet to over 500 retail stores

05/16/2016, 01:05 pm

Rather than accept Apple Pay, mega-retailer Walmart is instead pushing forward with its own mobile payment service, dubbed Walmart Pay, which has launched at its stores across Texas and Arkansas.

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RBC, CIBC & other Canadian banks launch support for Apple Pay

05/10/2016, 08:05 am

Several Canadian banks launched support for Apple Pay on Tuesday, finally opening up the payment platform in the country beyond the limited number of American Express card holders.

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Kohl's becomes first Apple Pay retailer to link rewards, store cards in one transaction

05/04/2016, 11:05 am

Department store chain Kohl's on Wednesday announced that Apple Pay users can now pay with a Kohl's Charge card and earn Yes2You Rewards points at the same, making it the first Apple Pay retailer to combine store card payments and rewards in a single-tap transaction.

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Apple Pay picks up over 20 more US banks including Texas' Moody National

05/03/2016, 01:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated the roster of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay with 26 new entries, such as Moody National Bank, one of the biggest headquartered in Texas with branches in Houston, Galveston, and Austin.

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Apple Pay gets support for prepaid cards with Boon - only in the UK

05/03/2016, 09:05 am

If you're an iPhone owner in the UK and your bank has yet to climb aboard the Apple Pay train -- or you don't have a compatible credit or debit card -- you now have a new prepaid option thanks to the UK launch of Wirecard's Boon mobile payment app with Apple Pay.

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ANZ is first Australian bank to support Apple Pay

04/27/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple Pay expanded services in Australia on Thursday local time with the addition of ANZ Bank, the first major financial institution in the region to support Apple's payments product after a limited rollout in November.

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Apple spotlights iPhone 6s 4K camera, Touch ID in pair of quirky new TV ads

04/25/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple on Monday launched two new television ads to promote the iPhone 6s, and courted the star power of actor Neil Patrick Harris to showcase the moviemaking capabilities of the iPhone 6s and its 4K-resolution video camera.

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Apple Pay support expands to over 50 more US banks and credit unions [u]

04/19/2016, 06:04 pm

Following a market expansion into Singapore, Apple on Tuesday announced Apple Pay integration with 59 new U.S. card issuing banks and credit unions, bringing the total number of supported domestic financial institutions to 1,199. [Updated]

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Apple Pay goes live in Singapore with American Express integration, Visa coming soon

04/18/2016, 08:04 pm

Apple on Monday added Singapore to a growing list of locales that offer support for Apple Pay, with customers in the region now able to conduct touchless transactions and in-app purchases thanks to American Express integration.

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New York City's MTA plans to debut smartphone-based transit payments by mid-2018

04/13/2016, 11:04 am

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York issued a public bid on Wednesday, asking for proposals for a new contactless ticketing system to replace the MetroCard, and potentially allow iPhone users to pay for public transit on their smartphone.

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Coachella 2016 to support Apple Pay transactions with new Square Reader, hand out prizes via iBeacon [u]

04/07/2016, 12:04 am

Revelers at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be able to pay for food, drinks, merchandise and more with their iPhone and Apple Watch thanks to a partnership with Square, which is supplying on-site vendors with Apple Pay-compatible mobile card readers.

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Barclays adds Apple Pay support 9 months after UK launch

04/05/2016, 03:04 am

After months of waiting in the wings, Barclays customers in the UK can now provision bank-issued cards for use with Apple Pay on compatible devices, as the bank finally flipped the switch on Apple's mobile payments service.

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Facebook plans to use Messenger for retail point-of-sale service, could integrate Apple Pay

03/28/2016, 01:03 pm

The popular Facebook Messenger app could soon become far more than a chat client, with the social networking service apparently planning to offer in-store purchases through its mobile app, after the company signaled it could partner with Apple Pay for retail checkouts.

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