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Apple Pay Available in an Estimated 652,000 Locations

Apple Pay Available in an Estimated 652,000 Locations

by January 28, 2015 at 11:33 am 1 comment

Apple Pay was launched last October and is now available in — brace yourself — approximately 652,000 North American locations, according to an estimate made public yesterday. Brian Roemmele, arguably one of the more well-versed payments experts in the nation, indicated that he made the estimate based on some difficult legwork,Read More

Zions to Be the 40th Apple Pay Partner

Zions to Be the 40th Apple Pay Partner

by January 20, 2015 at 10:12 am 1 comment

Zions Bank, the Salt Lake City-based regional bank, reportedly will add Apple Pay capabilities this week. Should the capabilities be added, Zions would be the 40th financial institution to sign on to Apple Pay. Zions, which does business in 11 states in the West and Southwest, made the disclosure inRead More

Apple Pay Dominates Our Top 25 Posts of the Year

Apple Pay Dominates Our Top 25 Posts of the Year

by December 22, 2014 at 11:16 am 0 comments

Forget the Year of the Horse (apologies to our Chinese readers), but for the banking innovation industry, 2014 was the Year of the Apple Pay. Indeed, Apple Pay changed the financial services landscape this year, and especially on the retail, changing perceptions of how products should launch, how mobile paymentsRead More

ShopKeep's NFC reader, which is being given to merchants for free

Will NFC Keep Square from Profitability?

by December 16, 2014 at 10:34 am 1 comment

Yes, Square has finally gotten NFC religion. Jack Dorsey, Square’s founder, disclosed in an interview with The New York Times a few days ago that, indeed, Square will unveil NFC functionality, although he offered no release date. Dorsey said only that, “We have committed to making sure our sellers areRead More

Amex Gives TouchID a Vote of Confidence for Biz Cards

Amex Gives TouchID a Vote of Confidence for Biz Cards

by December 4, 2014 at 10:33 am 1 comment

In updating its core cards app for iOS late Tuesday, American Express has given a thumbs up to TouchID security for business cards.

Excitement About Mobile Payments Outruns Reality

Excitement About Mobile Payments Outruns Reality

by November 18, 2014 at 11:57 am 2 comments

Customers are fired up to make mobile payments using Google Wallet and Apple Pay even if they don’t own the devices they would need to accomplish this. That information arrives via a recent survey by Stratos, makers of a “connected card” solution along the lines of Coin and Plastc.

Apple Adds China’s UnionPay to App Store Payments

Apple Adds China’s UnionPay to App Store Payments

by November 17, 2014 at 11:46 am 0 comments

UnionPay cardholders — everyone with a payment card in China — can now use their cards to make payments in Apple’s App Store. With 100 million iPhone users, China is the iPhone’s leading growth market, and Tim Cook has repeatedly stated this is where he sees Apple’s greatest opportunities lying.

Starbucks Owns Mobile Payments

Starbucks Owns Mobile Payments

by November 3, 2014 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Make no mistake, Starbucks is the first name in mobile payments.

Consumers Who Make Daily Mobile Payments Quadruples in 2 Years

Consumers Who Make Daily Mobile Payments Quadruples in 2 Years

by October 30, 2014 at 10:23 am 0 comments

The percentage of the consumers who make daily mobile payments has quadrupled since 2012, according to new data. According to the Accenture data, 4% of the world’s consumers are currently making daily mobile payments. In 2012, but 1% of consumers did so.

MCX Must Get to Market Soon or Risk Defections

MCX Must Get to Market Soon or Risk Defections

by October 29, 2014 at 11:26 am 0 comments

The so-called payments war between MCX/CurrentC and Apple Pay is reaching a fever pitch — but one of the fighters hasn’t even shown up on the field, yet.

Apple Pay is a Losing Proposition for Midsize Banks

Apple Pay is a Losing Proposition for Midsize Banks

by October 23, 2014 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Midsize banks are losing money on Apple Pay transactions, and the marketing value of their “partnership” with Apple is questionable, says Doug Brown, who leads the mobile strategy and product team at FIS. They will still participate, however, because they have to.