Apple Pay

Apple Pay Gets ‘Smooth Entry’ Into Norway

Apple Pay Gets ‘Smooth Entry’ Into Norway

Apple Pay has made it to Norway, launching in the country with the support of Nordea Bank, Santander Bank and Sbanken. The banks are allowing customers to upload their Mastercard, Visa, and debit cards to Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform. Meanwhile, Danish merchant acquirer Clearhaus says it’s extending Apple Pay support across Norway-based online merchants.…

JCB Extends Apple Pay Support Beyond Japan

JCB Extends Apple Pay Support Beyond Japan

“The move comes soon after JCB enabled Google Pay in its home country, reflecting the company’s growing interest in novel payment technologies.” Japanese credit card company JCB is now supporting Apple Pay in Taiwan, the company has announced. JCB’s support in Taiwan comes in partnership with E.SUN Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan, with Taiwan…

Apple Pay Lets Concertgoers Order Drinks from the Dance Floor

Apple Pay Lets Concertgoers Order Drinks from the Dance Floor

Apple may have found a new venue for the promotion of its biometric mobile payment platform: concerts. The company trialed a new order-ahead system at the recent BottleRock music festival near San Francisco, allowing Apple Pay users to order a drink from a concession stand, pay for it, and then just walk up and grab…

Starbucks Leads mPayments Market: Report

Starbucks Leads mPayments Market: Report

Starbucks, of all companies, is leading the mobile payments race, beating out Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, according to a new market report from eMarketer. The market research firm estimates that this year about 23.4 million people aged 14 and over will use the Starbucks app for an in-store purchase at least once…

Apple Pay to Make UK Debut Next Month

Apple Pay to Make UK Debut Next Month

Apple Pay is coming to the UK, and has many retailers and major banks on board. Starting next month, brits will be able to use their iPhones to pay for goods and services in-store with about 250,000 participating merchants. The service is set to launch next month, with 19 high street stores, 24 apps, and…

MasterCard Emphasizes Importance of Biometrics, Tokenization

MasterCard Emphasizes Importance of Biometrics, Tokenization

MasterCard has been speaking about its digital securitization efforts at this year’s Risk to Reward conference in London, according to a Business Reporter article by Joanne Frearson. To that end, the company says it’s developing fingerprint and facial biometric systems. “The future is moving towards biometrics,” said Ajay Bhalla, MasterCard’s president of enterprise security solutions.…

Apple Pay a Catalyst for mPayment Growth

Apple Pay a Catalyst for mPayment Growth

A new survey by 451 Research indicates that Apple Pay is “gaining momentum”, the tech market research company says. The mPayment platform is even apparently displacing PayPal. A quarter of the survey respondents who own smartphones said they expect to use an mPayment app sometime in the following 90 days – a six-point increase from a…

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