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.
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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.
Make no mistake, Starbucks is the first name in mobile payments.
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.
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.
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.
Apple Pay has had a spate of double charges related to Bank of America cardholders, but apparently it’s not really anyone’s fault.
Bank Innovation has learned new details on a forthcoming Apple Pay loyalty program.
Bank Innovation has confirmed that Apple Pay will be attached to iOS 8.1, scheduled for an October 2014 release.
On the surface, Apple Pay should make bankers quake. Apple is not required to be a bank in order to offer banking services — which, let’s be honest, includes payments. So why aren’t bankers panicking? The video below, which features Mark Curran, payment technology services director at Lloyds Banking Group, andRead More
UPDATE (10/1/14, 1:41 PM ET) 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 thatRead More