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Publix Begins Accepting Apple Pay and Other Contactless Payment Options

Publix Begins Accepting Apple Pay and Other Contactless Payment Options

The Publix grocery store chain has announced that it will now be accepting contactless payments at every one of its 1,243 locations. The rollout includes support for Apple Pay, and also extends to Publix’s GreenWise Market banner. The decision reflects public health concerns related to the coronavirus. Mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and…

Mastercard Asks Canadian Merchants to Boost Contactless Payment Caps

Mastercard Asks Canadian Merchants to Boost Contactless Payment Caps

Mastercard is urging its merchant partners in Canada to raise their caps on contactless payments to $250. In announcing the effort, Mastercard framed it as one focused on public health, under the rationale that contactless payments help to facilitate social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also may be viewed as an effort to further…

Apple Card Privacy Policy Changes to Share More Data with Goldman Sachs

Apple Card Privacy Policy Changes to Share More Data with Goldman Sachs

Apple is changing the privacy policy of its Apple Card in order to share more user data with its financial partner, Goldman Sachs – but for many, that might be a good thing. Apple says that the data to be shared will be aggregate and anonymized, and is aimed at giving Goldman Sachs more clarity…

Virginia DMV Now Accepts Google, Samsung, and Apple Pay

Virginia DMV Now Accepts Google, Samsung, and Apple Pay

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is hoping to make the DMV experience a little more convenient for Virginia residents. The Department has announced that it will now accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay at all of its 75 locations across the state. Citizens can also use the mobile wallets at any DMV…

Rumor: High Commission Fees Hinder Apple Pay Negotiations in Israel

Rumor: High Commission Fees Hinder Apple Pay Negotiations in Israel

Apple has entered into negotiations that could bring Apple Pay to Israel. The tech giant is now in talks with Israeli banks and credit companies, although the two sides are currently at odds over Apple’s high commission fees, which are usually somewhere between 0.15 and 0.25 percent of each transaction. While those numbers may not…

Apple Express Payments Come to London Transit

Apple Express Payments Come to London Transit

Apple and Transport for London (TfL) have announced the ability to use Apple’s Express Transit feature of Apple Pay with London’s entire transit network. With the Express Transit feature, Apple Pay users can now simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch against one of TfL’s transit terminals to pay for their ride, without the need…

Financial Services, Smart Cards, and Video Games in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Financial Services, Smart Cards, and Video Games in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Payments and financial services are key themes in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. Apple’s mobile payments platform, for example, got reader attention with its ongoing expansion in the wake of Apple’s launch of its own mobile-first credit card: Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe And a bona fide credit card…

Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe

Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe

Apple Pay has now arrived in Bulgaria and Belarus. Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform arrived in the former country via First Investment Bank, or Fibank, earlier this month; in Belarus, meanwhile, the platform has just launched with the support of BPS-Sberbank. As 9to5Mac reports, this is the domestic arm of the major Russian bank…

Facebook Launches Payments Platform

Facebook Launches Payments Platform

Facebook has officially launched Facebook Pay, its own competitor to online payment services like Apple Pay, Google Pay and Venmo. Despite the problems the social media giant is facing with its Libra cryptocurrency — PayPal recently announced they would be leaving the founding group of Libra, leading to the exit of Visa, Mastercard, eBay and…

Apple Acknowledges Interest in Cryptocurrency Market

Apple Acknowledges Interest in Cryptocurrency Market

Apple recently revealed that it is paying close attention to the growing cryptocurrency trend, though it’s not yet clear what role the company would like to play in the evolving market. “We’re watching cryptocurrency,” Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey told CNN during a private event. “We think it has interesting long-term potential.” “This would be…

Apple Outlines Expansive Deployments of Mobile Student ID Tech

Apple Outlines Expansive Deployments of Mobile Student ID Tech

In the wake of HID Global’s announcement that its technology would help students at South Carolina’s Clemson University to use virtual student ID cards on their iPhones and Apple Watches, Apple has revealed that it’s working to bring this functionality to many more colleges and universities this autumn. Not only Clemson University, but also Georgetown…

Apple Pay Arrives in Iceland

Apple Pay Arrives in Iceland

The Apple Pay network continues to expand. The tech giant has announced that its biometrically secured mobile wallet platform is now available in Iceland, launching with support from the Icelandic banks Arion Banki and Landsbankinn. More banks are expected to add support for the platform in the not-too-distant future. To use Apple Pay, Arion Banki…

Apple Innovates on the Credit Card Concept with Biometric Security, Daily Cash Back

Apple Innovates on the Credit Card Concept with Biometric Security, Daily Cash Back

“A titanium physical card will also be available for shopping in stores, but the card won’t feature a card number, CVV, signature, or even an expiry date – all of that information will need to be accessed from the iPhone.” The rumors were true: Among its other announcements this week, Apple has unveiled a new…

Report Shows Mobile Wallet Usage Rates will Continue to Rise Through 2020

Report Shows Mobile Wallet Usage Rates will Continue to Rise Through 2020

The growth of mobile wallets doesn’t look like it’s likely to slow down anytime soon. That’s according to new research from Germany’s yStats.com, which indicates that the usage rates for Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay will continue to rise through 2020. Apple Pay was the most popular of the three, and is expected…

Apple Pay Now Has 383 Million Users: Loup Ventures

Apple Pay Now Has 383 Million Users: Loup Ventures

Apple’s biometrically secured digital payments platform continues to attract new users, according to a new analysis from Loup Ventures. The venture capital firm had estimated in August of last year that Apple Pay had attained 31 percent of active iPhone users; now, after assessing data points from Apple’s December 18th earnings call, the firm says…

Mobile Money Accounts Jumped 20% in 2018: GSMA

Mobile Money Accounts Jumped 20% in 2018: GSMA

Money is going mobile in a big way, suggests a new report issued by the GSMA on the occasion of this year’s Mobile World Congress. Among the notable findings in the mobile alliance’s new “State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money” is the news that at the end of 2018, there were over 866…

Mobile Biometric Retail Payments Come to Romania

Mobile Biometric Retail Payments Come to Romania

Romania is getting its first biometric payment system thanks to a new partnership between Wirecard and Oney Bank. The two organizations will collaborate on Well.com, a mobile app that will allow customers to use their fingerprints or a QR code to authorize payments in Auchan Retail stores throughout the country. “Payment methods are continuously improving…

Juniper Research Goes Bearish on mPayments in New Report

Juniper Research Goes Bearish on mPayments in New Report

“The window of opportunity in the US for mobile payment providers like Apple Pay and Google Pay is closing fast,” writes Juniper Research in a new report on the mPayments market. Assessing the results of a survey of over a thousand smartphone users across the US and the UK, Juniper Research finds dismaying trends for…

Target Concedes Support to mPayment Rivals

Target Concedes Support to mPayment Rivals

Apple is not alone in gaining support for its mobile payments platform from Target: The major US retailer has announced that it’s also preparing to enable support for Google Pay and Samsung Pay. Apple announced its support yesterday, marking something of a breakthrough in its efforts to gain support among US merchants. Target was one…

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