Post Tagged with: "Apple"

FreshBooks in Deal with Apple

by June 23, 2015 at 9:42 am 0 comments

Apple has decided that it is working with FreshBooks “to deliver a made-for-business app” to small businesses. FreshBooks, in an announcement today, did not offer specifics on what exactly it was doing with Apple. However, it did point out that, “In its Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple announced it is workingRead More

20 Hottest Apps in Finance

20 Hottest Apps in Finance

by June 10, 2015 at 10:40 am 2 comments

Mobile banking is red hot, but it can still be difficult to determine which financial services apps are winning the most users. It just so happens that both Apple and Google rank the most popular apps in the iOS App Store and Google Play, respectively. The list of the Top 20 most-downloadedRead More

Apple Pay to Enable Loyalty, Adds Discover to the Mix

Apple Pay to Enable Loyalty, Adds Discover to the Mix

by June 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm 0 comments

Apple Pay will get a series of enhancements and updates with the iOS 9 release in the fall, the technology company announced today. Jennifer Bailey, vice president of worldwide online stores, made the Apple Pay-related disclosures at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. IOS 9 is available to developers now.Read More

Android Pay Reportedly Delayed — Already

Android Pay Reportedly Delayed — Already

by June 5, 2015 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

Google introduced Android Pay last week, and already its formal launch appears to have been delayed. Tom Noyes, the former head of channels at Citi-turned consultant, blogged yesterday that he “was at a Top 5 Issuer and Google just called them to say Wallet (errr correction Android Pay) is delayed aRead More

A Tidal Wave of Payments Fraud Wells Up

A Tidal Wave of Payments Fraud Wells Up

by June 5, 2015 at 11:49 am 0 comments

The financial services industry is racing toward faster payments, driven, we’re told, by consumer demand. But consumers are not likely to be aware of the resources banks need to devote to fighting fraud, and that spend will only increase as payments speed up. Dwolla caused a stir this week byRead More

JPMorgan Chase Introduces TouchID for iOS [VIDEO]

JPMorgan Chase Introduces TouchID for iOS [VIDEO]

by June 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

JPMorgan Chase joined American Express, USAA, Simple and Discover in offering TouchID on its iOS app Saturday. The video below explains the enrollment process. TouchID is no longer new, debuting in September 2013 with the iPhone 5S, but when the largest bank in the country adopts it for consumers, it canRead More

Unlocking the Android Pay Pricing Mystery

Unlocking the Android Pay Pricing Mystery

by May 29, 2015 at 10:42 am 2 comments

Being that little about Android Pay, unveiled yesterday, was interesting, attention turns to the only real differentiator available to Google: pricing. What was remarkable about Apple Pay was that Apple launched it with a host of partners — and extracted pricing concessions. This was a non-existent product for which Apple securedRead More

Identity Fraud and Apple Pay: A Discussion

Identity Fraud and Apple Pay: A Discussion

by May 20, 2015 at 10:08 am 1 comment

The payments space moves at what seems like the speed of light.  New products and companies are introduced almost daily, everyone is chasing the next unicorn, and a winner of mobile wallets is declared and then re-declared every other hour by payment pundits. Below is a follow-up conversation from the EmergingRead More

CIBC First to Launch Funds Transfer for Apple Watch

CIBC First to Launch Funds Transfer for Apple Watch

by May 14, 2015 at 9:27 am 1 comment

While fintech was focused on Finovate — around 1,500 #finovate tweets were generated during this week’s event in San Jose, Calif. — CIBC quietly released on Tuesday what appears to be the first Apple Watch app to allow for funds transfer. CIBC, the Canadian bank, officially released its Apple Watch offering on Tuesday.Read More

Antiquated, hand-stamped bank receipts still abound in China.

Circle Misses the Mark on China

by April 30, 2015 at 10:53 am 2 comments

In announcing that it had raised $50 million of venture funding, Circle extolled China’s status as a font of innovation. “China is today the center of innovation in mobile apps and digital finance,” Circle wrote in its press release. Well, not exactly. I returned yesterday from my second trip in asRead More

Apple Pay Scores Big Wins with Best Buy, Discover

Apple Pay Scores Big Wins with Best Buy, Discover

by April 28, 2015 at 11:50 am 0 comments

Best Buy and Discover just moved into Apple Pay’s camp. Could these wins for Apple Pay mean that Cupertino is emerging as the winner in mobile payments and that more players, particularly major merchants, will inevitably follow? Not necessarily, but that doesn’t mean they’re not big deals. The addition of DiscoverRead More