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American Express Starts Paying Consumers to Use Apple Pay

American Express Starts Paying Consumers to Use Apple Pay

by April 15, 2015 at 11:25 am 1 comment

American Express has started paying its cardholders to use Apple Pay. Yes, you read that right. Yesterday, Amex started promoting an offer that pays its cardholders in Chicago $5 to use Apple Pay at “participating concessions” at the United Center. Cardholders need to make at least $5 of purchases with Apple PayRead More

This Israeli Startup Just Leapfrogged Everyone with Apple Watch Payments

This Israeli Startup Just Leapfrogged Everyone with Apple Watch Payments

by April 14, 2015 at 11:53 am 0 comments

24me, an elegant “personal organizer” app built in Israel, has quietly figured out how to facilitate payments via Apple Watch. Before Apple Watch is even in consumers’ hands. The 24me Apple Watch app allows users to tap a pay feature when reviewing tasks on the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch appRead More

Alerts, the Gateway to Wearables

Alerts, the Gateway to Wearables

by April 1, 2015 at 11:57 am 2 comments

What time is it? How about time to pay your credit card bill? The most important driver of adoption for bank apps on wearable devices will not be mobile payments — it will be alerts. For payments, the watch form factor is only marginally more convenient than the mobile phoneRead More

First Look at Misys’s Apple Watch App [VIDEO]

First Look at Misys’s Apple Watch App [VIDEO]

by March 31, 2015 at 10:48 am 2 comments

Yes, Citibank, Fidelity, Desjardins, Scotiabank’s Tangerine unit, and even Mint have launched Apple Watch apps. But Misys is the only third-party technology vendor to put out a Watch app so far. The app, which was reported by Finextra a couple weeks ago, has largely remained unseen. Until now. The tech vendorRead More

Is Facebook Paying $0 for Payment Processing?

Is Facebook Paying $0 for Payment Processing?

by March 24, 2015 at 10:41 am 1 comment

One of the rumors circulating around Facebook’s new payments service is that the social media giant will not pay even 1 basis point to process payments. While this is just an unlikely rumor, the scuttlebutt is indicative. It shows that: a) Facebook may have negotiated hard with the payments networks; b) theRead More

Square Cash Opens to Businesses, Introducing $Cashtags [Video]

Square Cash Opens to Businesses, Introducing $Cashtags [Video]

by March 23, 2015 at 11:21 am 1 comment

Just days after Facebook sent shock waves through the peer-to-peer payments world, Square announced $cashtags, simple addresses that will allow individuals, and now businesses, to accept payments. In a way, today’s announcement continues Square’s suite of services for businesses, but it is also likely another move to get cards on files, aRead More

Card Not Present — For a Day

Card Not Present — For a Day

by March 18, 2015 at 11:14 am 1 comment

I left my payment cards at home yesterday. And… it didn’t matter. It’s getting easier these days to keep that card in your pocket — or wherever. For example, BMO Harris announced this week it is enabling cardless cash withdrawals at 750 ATMs — about half its total fleet. Customers willRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: AppleThe Global Brand Cometh

Coolest Brands 2015: Apple

The Global Brand Cometh

by March 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm 2 comments

Perhaps you’ve heard of this thing called Apple Pay? Perhaps you will also recall that more than a few “experts” proclaimed NFC dead. Years ago. Yet, along comes Apple — bolstered by a little something called the iPhone — and completely turns the payments game upside down to the pointRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: Top 10 Alphabetical List

by March 15, 2015 at 10:05 am 1 comment

American Express Apple Fidor Lending Club Ripple Starbucks Stripe US Bank Venmo Xignite Coolest Brands 2015 Home

Citibank Releases First Apple Watch Bank App

Citibank Releases First Apple Watch Bank App

by March 10, 2015 at 6:16 pm 1 comment

Citigroup announced today that it will release a mobile banking app for the Apple Watch on April 24, the day the watch enters the marketplace. Citi’s app is currently the only bank app for the Apple Watch, though Mint and an app called Invoice2go are also available. Moven also has anRead More

Stratos Card, Another ‘Card to Rule Them All,’ Launches

Stratos Card, Another ‘Card to Rule Them All,’ Launches

by March 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Stratos Card, an all-in-one card like Coin, Plastc (not yet launched), and Wallaby (bought and repurposed by BankRate in December) launches today. The card was conceived several years ago by CEO Thiago Olson and differs from Coin in significant ways. It feels different than other credit cards, with a textured finish, andRead More