Post Tagged with: "Apple Pay"

Circle, Square, and Venmo Tie Into Siri & iMessage

Circle, Square, and Venmo Tie Into Siri & iMessage

by September 20, 2016 at 11:44 am 0 comments

With the launch of iOS 10 on Sept. 13, new payment functionality was enabled for Siri, iOS’s voice-activated virtual assistant, and iMessage, Apple’s text-based messaging platform. The first wave of payments apps on Apple’s newly platformized apps are: Venmo, the P2P payments platform from PayPal; Square Cash, from mobile payments serviceRead More

Apple and the Banks Appeal to Regulators in Down Under Brawl

Apple and the Banks Appeal to Regulators in Down Under Brawl

by August 18, 2016 at 12:38 pm 2 comments

Apple and three of Australia’s Big Four banks are fighting about mobile payments — and both sides are appealing to regulators for help. National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac have united to fight the Cupertino, Calif.-based giant — which is bigger than all of them combined. Australia and New ZealandRead More

CVS Health Launches Barcode-Based CVS Pay

CVS Health Launches Barcode-Based CVS Pay

by August 15, 2016 at 9:41 am 0 comments

For anyone who has to fill prescriptions, there’s an app for that — finally. Friday, CVS Health launched its new end-to-end mobile payment app, CVS Pay, for select stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The solution is focused on easing the process of picking up prescriptions or payments by CVSRead More

Banks Down Under Declare War on Apple

Banks Down Under Declare War on Apple

by August 11, 2016 at 10:34 am 1 comment

When Apple launched Apple Pay in 2014, it obtained advantageous terms for transactions, and banks seemed eager to be aligned with Apple’s brand. A bit of the shine is off Apple Pay today due to low usage numbers, and some banks are playing hardball– at least in Australia. The banks involved are CommonwealthRead More

Ally Adds Android Pay and Samsung Pay to Boost Mobile Payments

Ally Adds Android Pay and Samsung Pay to Boost Mobile Payments

by June 23, 2016 at 10:44 am 1 comment

Ally Bank belongs to the “open-wallet camp,” for now. The online bank introduced Android Pay and Samsung Pay integration for its debit cards, in addition to the existing Apple Pay option, Ally announced yesterday. The addition of these two mobile payment services, according to CEO Diane Morais, expands the optionRead More

The Big Apple to Square Off Against Online Payment Giants

The Big Apple to Square Off Against Online Payment Giants

by June 15, 2016 at 3:43 am 2 comments

Recently H&M opened its doors here in Australia. Devoid as we have been for some time down under of fast fashion, the past few years have seen a flood of global retailers open on our high streets, including Zara, Gap, Uniqlo and Forever 21 to name a few. In myRead More

How Important is Apple Pay on the Web?

How Important is Apple Pay on the Web?

by June 14, 2016 at 4:53 pm 1 comment

Yesterday, Apple announced a number of features for both iOS and its desktop operating system, renamed macOS, but the one that struck the payments community was the announcement that Apple Pay was moving to Safari on both desktop and mobile. Just how important is this development, however? The payments community thinks thisRead More

Apple’s iOS 10 Offers Significant New Platforms for Payments

Apple’s iOS 10 Offers Significant New Platforms for Payments

by June 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm 4 comments

The payments news from Apple seemed sparse compared to other flashier offerings at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but significant new payment platforms within the iOS were quietly announced. Ben Brown of the bank consultancy First Annapolis tweeted: WWDC payments news in a tweet: Apple Pay in/coming to 9 markets, comingRead More

U.S. Bank Wallet? Not Yet

U.S. Bank Wallet? Not Yet

by June 9, 2016 at 4:07 pm 2 comments

U.S. Bank would launch a mobile wallet, if a customer need arises, a spokeswoman told Bank Innovation. The bank announced a partnership with MasterCard yesterday, allowing customers to load their debit or credit cards into Android Pay and Samsung Pay mobile wallets. Choosing an open-wallet is the bank’s approach for now, spokeswomanRead More

Visa Has Built Private-Label Wallet Apps for More Than 40 Banks

Visa Has Built Private-Label Wallet Apps for More Than 40 Banks

by June 8, 2016 at 3:54 pm 0 comments

Payments network Visa announced a private label digital commerce app yesterday, noting that more than 40 banks have already implemented it, or are soon to. Visa has said it will go to war with PayPal in ways “you’ve never seen before” — and it turns out one of those ways mayRead More