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Apple Pay Swoops In as eBay Begins Transition Away from PayPal

Apple Pay Swoops In as eBay Begins Transition Away from PayPal

“…evidently the time has come for eBay to offer its end users more options for paying for their purchases, and that’s good news not only for Apple but for the likes of Samsung and Google, which may very well also seek to get their digital wallet platforms integrated into eBay’s system.” eBay is starting to…

Samsung Drops Payments Platform from Budget Phones

Samsung Drops Payments Platform from Budget Phones

Samsung is no longer including its mobile payments platform in budget-friendly devices. Whereas budget devices like the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 launched with Samsung Pay last year, in 2018 only three of 10 Samsung smartphones featured the payments app – the new Galaxy S9 devices, and the A8. According to new reports, the strategy…

Apple in Talks to Bring Payments Platform to Austria

Apple in Talks to Bring Payments Platform to Austria

Apple’s biometrically secured mobile wallet may soon be in the pockets of many Austrians. The company is now in talks with Payment Services Austria (PSA), which is reportedly negotiating on behalf of all of the country’s banks. An Austrian launch would represent Apple Pay’s continuing march across Europe, with the platform having recently gone live…

Biometrics a Key Topic at U.S. Payments Forum Event

Biometrics a Key Topic at U.S. Payments Forum Event

Biometrics and other innovative methods of authentication will be a key topic at the July Member Meeting of the U.S. Payments Forum, a non-profit cross-industry alliance that encompasses the whole payments ecosystem. Organizers have announced the agenda for this year’s event, and it’s going to kick off with a plenary panel entitled, “Next Generation Consumer…

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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