MasterCard will offer its customers access to Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay, when it launches in the UK.
Visa Europe will offer Visa debit, credit and reloadable prepaid cardholders access to Apple Pay, a new service that looks set to transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay when it launches in the UK this July.
Toronto-based Virtual Next has teamed with Global Payments to offer its Canadian merchants a new mobile payment, loyalty, promotion and gift card service.
Chase has added Touch ID authentication for iPhones (5s, 6 and 6 plus), becoming one of the first U.S. banks to offer the feature. Chase also plans to offer a fingerprint authentication for the Chase Mobile App for Android later this year.
Today, there are a total of 37 mobile money services in Latin America, accounting for roughly 14.9 million registered mobile money accounts, in 19 countries1 in the region. This includes seven new services launched in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama and Peru since 2014.
New Wallet unveiled a new Apple Watch app which will alert you when your keys or wallet are left behind or lost. New Wallet is an all-in-one wallet phone case and key tracker.
NCR’s Digital Insight is providing Touch ID functionality for mobile banking applications to its financial institution customers. Touch ID will be generally available later this year.
Apple Pay is on a major winning streak this week after corralling Best Buy in its fold, watching the Merchants Customer Exchange (MCX) implode as its CEO hits the door and finally coming to terms with Discover.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: DISCOVER (Apple Pay); CHARGE PAYMENT (i3Verticals); CALLAHAN/TRK (CCMS); and FREELANCER.COM (escrow.com).
Moderate percentage point gains in consumer smartwatch adoption can be expected over the next year if the Apple Watch follows historical patterns. It has been widely estimated Apple will ship 15 million Apple Watch devices its first year on the market.
Türk Ekonomi Bankası (TEB) has launched a new digital banking service, CEPTETEB (Turkish for “TEB in your pocket”). The new TEB mobile banking service was designed and developed by Monitise.
While some Apple Pay critics scoff at the low number of retailer locations available as its coming demise, others argue that writing off Apple Pay for its slow initial adoption misses the forest for the trees.