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Topic: Apple Pay

Mastercard to add fingerprint sensors to cards, won't follow strict Apple Pay security policy

04/20/2017, 02:04 pm

Mastercard is reportedly testing cards that integrate a fingerprint sensor, intended to offer a more convenient alternative to entering a PIN. Unlike Apple Pay, however, the cards would lack a series of important security features.


Comcast intros app-based Apple Pay bill payments with Xfinity iPhone update

04/20/2017, 01:04 pm

Expanding on a recent promise, Comcast on Thursday updated its Xfinity My Account app for the iPhone with support for Apple Pay, letting people handle TV and internet bills using their fingerprint.


Apple Pay picks up over 25 more card issuers across US & China

04/18/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday added over 25 more banks and credit unions to its list supporting Apple Pay, spread around both the U.S. and China.


Western Union enables Apple Pay for money transfers on iPhone

04/05/2017, 10:04 am

Western Union on Wednesday announced support for Apple Pay in its iPhone app, potentially speeding up international money transfers versus using a credit card or a bank account.


Apple Pay agreements with credit card companies, banks up for renewal this year

04/05/2017, 09:04 am

This year could prove to be pivotal for Apple Pay in a number of ways, including adoption and merchant availability, but also in support from card issuers, many of which have contracts with Apple up for renewal.


Apple Pay comes to over 20 more US & Russian financial institutions

04/04/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its rosters of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 20 additions, mostly in the U.S., but also including two in Russia.


ACCC denies Australian banks to collectively bargain, boycott over Apple Pay

03/30/2017, 07:03 pm

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Friday local time issued a determination denying the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to Apple Pay NFC technology.


Apple Pay launches in Taiwan with support for 7 banks

03/28/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple introduced Apple Pay to Taiwan on Wednesday local time with support for seven banks in the region, bringing the touchless payments system to its 15th market.


Square brings payment service to UK with Apple Pay-supporting Square Reader

03/28/2017, 12:03 pm

Card payment firm Square is expanding its reach into Europe, with the launch of the Square Reader in the U.K., offered as a way for small businesses to easily accept card payments using chip and PIN, contactless transactions, and mobile payments including Apple Pay.


Wells Fargo to offer Apple Pay-based ATM transactions later in 2017

03/27/2017, 11:03 am

In launching smartphone-based ATM transactions across the U.S. on Monday, Wells Fargo simultaneously announced plans for NFC support "later this year," including Apple Pay.


Apple Pay gains over 30 more card issuers in US, China & Australia, re-adds Santander

03/23/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple this week updated its list of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 30 additions across the U.S., China, and Australia, most notably re-adding Santander in the U.S., which was mistakenly put on the list a month ago.


Wells Fargo to open up iPhone-based ATM withdrawals next week, no Apple Pay yet

03/23/2017, 10:03 am

Following the end of a successful pilot project, Wells Fargo will be opening up smartphone-based withdrawals at all 13,000 of its U.S. ATMs on Monday, March 27 -- though support for Apple Pay isn't yet on the horizon.


Starbucks gifts coming to Apple's Messages app with Apple Pay

03/22/2017, 04:03 pm

Starting in April, iPhone owners will be able to gift Starbucks purchases to others by way of the native iOS Messages app and Apple Pay, the coffee chain announced on Wednesday.


WePay joins online payment platforms supporting Apple Pay

03/16/2017, 10:03 am

On Thursday WePay -- an online payments platform with clients like Meetup, GoFundMe, and FreshBooks -- announced that its clients can now accept Apple Pay on the Web, along with Android Pay.


Australian banks call alternatives to NFC 'unrealistic' in fight to avoid using Apple Pay

03/15/2017, 11:03 am

Major banks in Australia find alternatives to NFC-based payments, such as Apple Pay, to be an "unrealistic" prospect to the Australian mobile payment marketplace, according to a submission provided to a government regulator, arguing for Apple to open up access of the iPhone's NFC technology to third parties.


New terminal could bring Apple Pay to more restaurant tables

03/14/2017, 02:03 pm

A new payments terminal, E la Carte's PrestoPrime EMV, could potentially bring Apple Pay to more restaurants, and let people pay for food and drinks without either a card or interacting with a waiter.


MCX sells one-time Apple Pay challenger CurrentC to JPMorgan Chase

03/10/2017, 11:03 pm

JPMorgan Chase on Friday said it has reached an agreement with the Merchant Customer Exchange to buy the consortium's financial technology assets -- the defunct CurrentC mobile payments platform -- as the bank works to build out its own Chase Pay solution.


Apple Pay donations turn on for 22 UK charities such as Oxfam & UNICEF

03/08/2017, 10:03 am

Apple on Wednesday introduced support for Apple Pay donations in the U.K., starting with a wave of 22 organizations such as the Alzheimer's Society, Oxfam, the Royal British Legion, and UNICEF.


Official webpage hints at Apple Pay's imminent arrival in Italy

03/07/2017, 09:03 am

Apple's Italian website now includes a section dedicated to Apple Pay, confirming earlier signs that the mobile payment option is coming to the country in the near future.


Apple launches Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC, Ulster Bank

03/07/2017, 01:03 am

As rumored, Apple on Tuesday debuted Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC Bank Ireland and Ulster Bank, introducing the mobile payments solution to its 14th worldwide market.