Post Tagged with: "Apple"

Samsung Pay Leapfrogs Rivals with Epic Alipay Deal

Samsung Pay Leapfrogs Rivals with Epic Alipay Deal

by May 20, 2016 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Take that, Apple. Samsung Pay may not be available in the United Kingdom yet, but it’s rapidly expanding its reach in China in a March deal with UnionPay, the world’s largest credit card network, and now through a new deal with Alipay. The Seoul-based electronics company announced the deal today. Alipay’s 450Read More

Wall Between Mobile and Desktop Disappearing — But What About Payments?

Wall Between Mobile and Desktop Disappearing — But What About Payments?

by April 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

Google has signaled that Android apps will soon run on Chromebooks — yet another sign that “mobile” and “desktop” experiences are converging, and that a single online experience will operate across different devices (including your refrigerator). A Redditor spotted code this weekend indicating Google’s Chrome OS will soon allow users to enable Android Apps, presumably including Android Pay (Samsung PayRead More

Why Apple Pay Is Invisible to the CFPB (for Now)

Why Apple Pay Is Invisible to the CFPB (for Now)

by March 28, 2016 at 1:09 pm 1 comment

The FBI may be after Apple, but so far, the CFPB isn’t, at least as far as Apple Pay is concerned. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accepts complaints (and comments) about mobile wallets, which it categorizes as a subset of prepaid cards. You won’t find any mentions of Apple PayRead More

Top 20 Apps: Credit Karma Claims No. 1 Spot in App Rankings

Top 20 Apps: Credit Karma Claims No. 1 Spot in App Rankings

by March 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

Credit Karma and Chase Mobile are old rivals for the top ranking in iOS and Android for finance apps. But after three weeks, Credit Karma unseated Chase Mobile this week on both the iOS and Android platforms. Packed below the new leader and the newly demoted Chase Mobile are BankRead More

Apple Pay on Safari: A Reality Check

Apple Pay on Safari: A Reality Check

by March 24, 2016 at 11:45 am 1 comment

Stop the presses, er, tweets! Something is happening with Apple Pay! The underperforming mobile payments platform from Apple will be available for use on Safari later this year, the world learned yesterday. While not entirely unexpected, the news has rocked the internet, dwarfing coverage of Google’s launch of a newRead More

Ahead of New IPhone Announcement, More Bad News for Apple Pay

Ahead of New IPhone Announcement, More Bad News for Apple Pay

by March 21, 2016 at 11:34 am 0 comments

The pain associated with EMV transactions — slowness, grouchy salespeople, confused customers in the line ahead of you — was supposed to be a good thing for mobile payments. It hasn’t turned out that way. While first time usage of Apple Pay is up, repeat usage is down, according toRead More

back to reality.

Top 20 Apps: Post-Tax Blues Healed With Checking Financial Health

by March 14, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Whether you’ve finished your taxes, or are simply not speaking of such things in this late fiscal hour, a single glance at app downloads reveals that mobile users have by and large moved on. Perhasp this speaks to the responsibility of mobile banking users. Regardless, only Google Play users retain any traceRead More

Why Apple Will Take Over Payments, Part II

Why Apple Will Take Over Payments, Part II

by March 10, 2016 at 11:59 am 1 comment

Apple launched Apple Pay on Sept. 9, 2014. It became available on Oct. 20 of that year. As the two-year mark approaches for Apple Pay, the contracts written with financial institutions back then will start to expire. And with it the 15 basis points Apple gets for including the banks’ cards in theirRead More

here we go again.

Top 20 Finance Apps: Tax Season & Money Transfers

by March 3, 2016 at 11:11 am 3 comments

With tax season upon our furrowed brows, a cursory view of this list may lead one to think everyone is doing taxes on his phone. The Internal Revenue Service’s own IRS2Go and Intuit, Inc.’s TurboTax apps both joined the ranks of the Top Ten for iOS users, pushing out GEICO Mobile andRead More

U.S. Bank to Add TouchID to Its iOS App in March

U.S. Bank to Add TouchID to Its iOS App in March

by January 25, 2016 at 10:39 am 1 comment

U.S. Bank mobile customers: Get your thumbs ready. The fifth-largest bank in the nation will add TouchID biometric capabilities to its mobile app in March. U.S. Bank is a participant in Bank Innovation INV, Bank Innovation’s fintech accelerator that launched last week. The company made the disclosure as part of a notable iOSRead More

Here Are the New Apple Pay Processors

Here Are the New Apple Pay Processors

by January 13, 2016 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

Which companies are processing Apple Pay transactions? Thanks to Brian Roemmele’s Pay Finders, we now have a much better idea which merchants are accepting Apple Pay. But how do merchants know which processors can help them accept Apple Pay transactions? This is particularly pressing for merchants in Canada and Australia, where AppleRead More

Square Still Throws the Best Holiday Party in Fintech

Square Still Throws the Best Holiday Party in Fintech

by December 23, 2015 at 10:18 am 0 comments

There are holiday parties, and then there is Square‘s holiday party. By the looks of it, the now-publicly traded payments company still throws the best fintech holiday party around. Held last week at the San Francisco Armory, it featured everything you would expect, including Jack Dorsey doing Instagram shots with theRead More