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The Real Reason PayPal Isn’t an Apple Pay Preferred Partner

The Real Reason PayPal Isn’t an Apple Pay Preferred Partner

by September 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm 17 comments

Earlier this month, before Apple Pay came out, Bank Innovation wrote that Apple and PayPal had been involved in talks for … something. We’ve finally tracked down the full story. Sources close to Apple and PayPal and in the financial services industry have confirmed that PayPal and Apple were indeedRead More

PayPal Spin Off Is All About Apple Pay

PayPal Spin Off Is All About Apple Pay

by September 30, 2014 at 10:33 am 3 comments

It is no coincidence that three weeks to the day after Apple Pay‘s introduction eBay Inc “chose” to spin off PayPal. In announcing today that it will IPO PayPal in late 2015, eBay effectively acknowledged that PayPal will find it far more difficult to score the double-digit rate of growth theRead More

MasterCard Takes Leveraging iPhone 6 Hype to a Whole Other Level

by September 19, 2014 at 11:35 am 1 comment

Long lines were forming outside AT&T shops long before dawn this morning — and least in Manhattan — in what can only be described as a consumer frenzy. But all the hype surrounding the iPhone 6/6 Plus launch today was leveraged to a whole other level today by MasterCard, anRead More

Apple Already Field-Testing Apple Pay, While Still Adding Features

Apple Already Field-Testing Apple Pay, While Still Adding Features

by September 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

With iOS 8’s release yesterday, many iOS users have been wondering when the new Apple Pay feature will be available on their devices. The “in the wild” tests indicate that it will be sooner rather than later that Apple Pay will be made available widely.

MasterCard Beta Program Adds Voice & Facial Biometrics

MasterCard Beta Program Adds Voice & Facial Biometrics

by September 18, 2014 at 11:57 am 0 comments

MasterCard launched a pilot beta program to test out voice and facial biometrics.

Stripe Said to Be Headed for IPO or Acquisition

Stripe Said to Be Headed for IPO or Acquisition

by September 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

Stripe, a payments company for developers, “is widely regarded as a potential initial public offering candidate or acquisition target down the road.”

Apple Considered Buying Discover, Sources Say

Apple Considered Buying Discover, Sources Say

by September 17, 2014 at 8:00 am 4 comments

What’s behind Apple’s internal deliberations about buying Discover? (Hint: China UnionPay.)

Never Mind Apple’s Stance, Data Remains a Core Payments Pursuit

Never Mind Apple’s Stance, Data Remains a Core Payments Pursuit

by September 16, 2014 at 10:26 am 2 comments

For Apple, privacy means not even securing data, but abstinence from it. What about the rest of the fintech world?

Everyone Wants Under the Apple Tree

Everyone Wants Under the Apple Tree

by September 15, 2014 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

Never in the history of payments has there been such a media-frenzied, corporate disrupting and consumer-captivating moment as last week’s unveiling of Apple Pay.

Apple Poaching Talent from AmEx, PayPal, Google — for Loyalty Program

Apple Poaching Talent from AmEx, PayPal, Google — for Loyalty Program

by September 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm 11 comments

Apple has been filling out its payments team for the past few months, poaching a number of executives from PayPal, American Express, and others — but not just to prep for Apple Pay’s launch this week.

Here’s How the Security Behind Apple Pay Will Really Work

Here’s How the Security Behind Apple Pay Will Really Work

by September 12, 2014 at 11:50 am 38 comments

In an interview with Bank Innovation, MasterCard shared the technical security details for Apple Pay, which will launch next month.