Apple Pay

Survey Shows iOS Users Skeptical About Using Face ID For Payments

Survey Shows iOS Users Skeptical About Using Face ID For Payments

The new facial recognition system on Apple’s iPhone X is generating a lot of buzz, but a sizeable proportion of iOS users are skeptical about whether they would actually use it, according to new survey findings from Juniper Research’s new report, “Consumer Attitudes to Mobile Banking & Contactless Payments”. Polling a thousand smartphone users evenly…

Will ‘Apple Pay Cash’ Take Advantage of iPhone Facial Recognition?

Will ‘Apple Pay Cash’ Take Advantage of iPhone Facial Recognition?

Apple Pay’s forthcoming peer-to-peer payment system will require users to scan an ID card in order to set it up, suggest newly discovered lines of code in the iOS 11 beta. Apple confirmed that it was working on a P2P payments service for its Messages app in June. The service is meant to essentially let…

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Another dive into Apple’s HomePod code has turned up a new pearl: Apple appears to be bringing facial recognition to Apple Pay. The new findings come immediately after the revelation that lines of code for the firmware of HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home hub device, appear to refer to an infrared facial recognition capability in…

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Banking With a Selfie in Argentina ICBC, the largest bank in the world by asset volume, recently embraced facial recognition based security at its Argentinian subsidiary. The biometric security comes via…

Inventor of SecurID Sues Apple and Visa Over Apple Pay-Related Patent Infringement

Inventor of SecurID Sues Apple and Visa Over Apple Pay-Related Patent Infringement

“Weiss alleges that in 2010 he approached both companies regarding 13 patents he held, at least some of which pertained to smartphone-based biometric authentication and the use of one-time tokens in financial transactions.” A Massachusetts-based company called Universal Secure Registry is suing both Apple and Visa for alleged patent infringement related to Apple Pay, Apple’s…

Western Union Enables Apple Pay, Emphasizes Biometric Convenience

Western Union Enables Apple Pay, Emphasizes Biometric Convenience

Western Union has enabled Apple Pay for money transfers. It’s a reflection of the growing popularity of the mobile channel. In a statement announcing the new functionality, Western Union SVP Khalid Fellahi noted that 60 percent of all of the company’s money transfers are now performed through mobile devices; as such, in enabling Apple Pay…

Apple Gains Support For Mobile Wallet in US, China, and Australia

Apple Gains Support For Mobile Wallet in US, China, and Australia

Apple has extended support for its biometrically secured wallet among financial institutions in the US, China, and Australia. Apple Pay got its biggest additional boost in the US, with a number of banks and credit unions coming on board, including names like Barksdale Federal Credit Union and Lyons National Bank. Santander also found its way…

Ireland Becomes 14th Apple Pay Country

Ireland Becomes 14th Apple Pay Country

Apple Pay has launched in Ireland, making it the 14th country in which Apple’s biometrically secured mPayment service is available. It arrived with the support of Ulster Bank and KBC, as well as the Boon app, which lets users pay with Apple Pay using digital prepaid cards. Merchant partners include Applegreen, Centra, Guinness Storehouse, and…

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission Grants Banks Apple Pay Approval

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission Grants Banks Apple Pay Approval

Taiwan’s financial regulator, the Financial Supervisory Commission, has granted approval to seven major banks to offer Apple Pay – Apple’s biometrically secured mobile wallet – to their customers, paving the way for the service to launch in the state. The banks concerned are Union Bank of Taiwan, First Commercial Bank, CTBC Bank, Taishin International Bank,…

ING Direct and Macquarie Embrace Apple Pay in Australia

ING Direct and Macquarie Embrace Apple Pay in Australia

ING Direct and Macquarie are embracing Apple Pay in Australia, with the financial services organizations joining ANZ Bank in supporting the digital payment platform while the country’s major banks continue to resist its emergence. The firms evidently see an opportunity to get a competitive edge in the Australian market. As Reuters reports, each organization holds only…

Apple Pay Gains Further Bank Support in China, US

Apple Pay Gains Further Bank Support in China, US

Having made a pioneering entry into the China market close to the start of 2016, Apple Pay is closing out the year with new bank support in the country. Fourteen new China-based financial services supporters have been announced, from ChengDu Rural Commercial Bank to HSBC. Apple Pay made its start in the country this past…

Xero Enables Apple Pay, Emphasizes Security and Convenience

Xero Enables Apple Pay, Emphasizes Security and Convenience

Online accounting software provider Xero has enabled Apple Pay for its customers, allowing them to pay invoices via fingerprint scan. With the integration, Apple Pay will now automatically appear as a payment option on invoices from Xero customers using Stripe as their payment service. That means customers who opt to use the mPayment platform won’t…

Apple Pay Comes To Spain Via Banco Santander

Apple Pay Comes To Spain Via Banco Santander

Banco Santander has now enabled Apple Pay support in Spain. In so doing, it holds claim to being the first Spanish financial institution to offer Apple’s mPayment platform. It actually enabled Apple Pay in the UK last year, and offered support to rival mPayment platform Android Pay toward the end of this past summer. It…

Apple Pay Support Dramatically Expands in Russia

Apple Pay Support Dramatically Expands in Russia

Apple Pay’s base of support in Russia has dramatically expanded today, letting more Russians order products and services through their iPhones and verifying them with secure Touch ID fingerprint recognition. While the mPayment platform launched in the country almost a month ago, it was supported at launch only by Sberbank and Mastercard. Now, as MacRumors…

Apple Pay Goes Live in Japan, with Some Transit Glitches

Apple Pay Goes Live in Japan, with Some Transit Glitches

Apple Pay has gone live in Japan, albeit with some hiccups. While the platform’s pioneering use of Touch ID fingerprint scanning to confirm transactions has helped to popularize the ease of use of mPayments for increasing numbers of customers around the world, compatibility issues with IT infrastructure from partner JR East has caused some difficulty…

Apple Pay Comes to New Zealand

Apple Pay Comes to New Zealand

Apple Pay has made its debut in New Zealand, but with somewhat limited support. Only one card issuer in the country is currently backing the mobile payment platform, and that’s ANZ, whose customers can upload their Visa cards to the app. It’s the same bank that is Apple’s only major supporter among financial institutions in…

Apple Pay Web Support Coming To Staples

Apple Pay Web Support Coming To Staples

“The brands are helping to popularize … with Touch ID fingerprint scans still required on paired devices for payment authentication.” Some big names are adding support for Apple Pay on the web, reports AppleInsider. Customers of office supplies retailer Staples will soon be able to make online orders via Apple Pay on the Safari browser. Meanwhile,…

How Do Apple Pay and Samsung Pay Compare in Russia?

How Do Apple Pay and Samsung Pay Compare in Russia?

“Between the two, Samsung Pay has a bit of an edge.” The two most prominent mobile payment platforms are now available in Russia. Samsung Pay launched in the country at the start of the month, and Apple Pay made its debut early this week. Between the two, Samsung Pay has a bit of an edge. Like Apple…

Desjardins Announces Apple Pay Support

Desjardins Announces Apple Pay Support

Canadian financial services institution Desjardins Group has announced its support for Apple Pay. In a statement announcing its support for Apple’s mobile payment platform, the bank placed a particular emphasis on its security, noting that customers’ “actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers,” but are instead encrypted into a…

Apple Pay Has Launched In Russia

Apple Pay Has Launched In Russia

Apple Pay has launched in Russia. The mobile payment service makes its debut in the country with the support of Mastercard and domestic bank Sberbank. Retailers onboard to accept Apple Pay include Media Markt, BP, and Atak supermarkets, with Burger King promising coming support. It’s a bit of a get for Apple in a country…

Apple Pay Finally Comes To The Web

Apple Pay Finally Comes To The Web

True to Apple’s promises, its mPayment platform is starting to emerge on the web. BigCommerce just recently announced its support, and, as AppleInsider reports, other online merchant networks—Shopify and Stripe—have also got on board. Website building platform Squarespace has also announced web support for its hosted merchants, and home decor site Wayfair is also accepting…

Bank of East Asia Supports Apple Pay, Goes a Step Further

Bank of East Asia Supports Apple Pay, Goes a Step Further

“Apple Pay by now has a huge roster of backing financial institutions around the world, but this kind of promotional support is rare.” The Bank of East Asia, Hong Kong’s biggest independent bank, is now supporting Apple Pay. And it’s going a step further, with special offers encouraging users to try out the service. BEA…

Hong Kong Gets Apple Pay

Hong Kong Gets Apple Pay

Apple Pay launched in Hong Kong yesterday, mere hours after it went live in France. The mobile payments service arrives in Hong Kong with the support of Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and domestic banks Bank of China, DBS, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, and Standard Chartered. The service also launches with the support of 40 major…

Apple Pay Has Launched in Switzerland

Apple Pay Has Launched in Switzerland

Apple Pay has launched in Switzerland. It’s the seventh country in which the mPayment service is now in operation, joining Australia, Canada, China, Singapore, the UK, and the US. Apple Pay arrives in Switzerland with the support of MasterCard and Visa, and payment cards issued by BonusCard, Cornèrcard, and Swiss Bankers. Domestic merchants supporting Apple Pay include Avec,…

HotelTonight Further Embraces Touch ID, Apple Pay

HotelTonight Further Embraces Touch ID, Apple Pay

HotelTonight, a hotel-booking mobile app, has tightened its embrace of Touch ID and Apple Pay. The app first introduced Touch ID and Apple Pay support back in 2014, but it’s now expanding their use beyond mere payment. Users are now able to log into their accounts on the app via fingerprint scan, allowing them to…

Digital Marketing Boosts Touch ID Enabled Self-Serve Payments

Digital Marketing Boosts Touch ID Enabled Self-Serve Payments

USA Technologies (USAT), a POS solutions provider for the self-service retail market, has announced some interesting findings from an internal study on Apple Pay. Its results suggest that, when available with digital marketing, the mPayment platform can actually boost sales for vendors. USAT currently supports Apple Pay transactions at over 300,000 self-service POS terminals in applications…

Apple Pay Supported By BMO, Scotiabank, and TD in Canada

Apple Pay Supported By BMO, Scotiabank, and TD in Canada

Apple Pay has gained the support of three more major Canadian banks. BMO, Scotiabank, and TD have all now enabled support for the mPayment platform, rounding out Apple Pay’s support among the country’s leading banks. The banks’ support comes only a few weeks after prominent Canadian banks RBC and CIBC announced their support for the…

Apple Pay Wins Support of Singapore Banks

Apple Pay Wins Support of Singapore Banks

Only a little more than a month after launching in Singapore with only American Express support, Apple Pay now has five of the country’s major banks on board. Accounting for over 80 percent of the MasterCard and Visa cards issued in the country, DBS, OCBC, POSB, United Overseas Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank all now…

Apple Pay Launches in Singapore

Apple Pay Launches in Singapore

Apple Pay has arrived in Singapore, making it the sixth country to support the mPayment platform, which is also available in Australia, Canada, China, the UK, and the US, where it initially launched. As in Canada and Australia, the platform is currently only compatible with American Express cards, which can be issued by that financial…

Are Australian Banks Finally Going To Support Apple Pay?

Are Australian Banks Finally Going To Support Apple Pay?

Apple may be making some headway in negotiations with Australian banks over its mobile payment platform. According to a new report from iPhone in Canada, some Australians who have recently tried to upload their payment cards to Apple Pay have received Apple Pay setup verification texts from their banks. No official statements of support have yet…

Barclays Enables Apple Pay

Barclays Enables Apple Pay

UK bank Barclays has finally enabled Apple Pay support. The move comes after lengthy delays. When Apple was negotiating with the country’s major banks ahead of its UK launch last summer, Barclays was a holdout until the last moment; and while it was officially on board for the mPayment platform’s debut, actual support, in terms…

What to Expect at Money20/20 Europe

What to Expect at Money20/20 Europe

This year’s Money20/20 Europe conference is shaping up to be an exciting one. While many important trends and issues will be covered, much of the event will revolve around disruption – of traditional markets, of business models, and of standard methods. That isn’t a bad thing. It’s a reflection of the dramatic technological changes that are…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: The Roundup

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: The Roundup

March is coming to a close and with it we are bringing an end to Mobile Biometrics Month 2016. Throughout the month we have been taking a special look at the current state of mobile biometrics, culminating in our special webinar, Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT. Of course, March had its share of industry news…

Is Apple Preparing Apple Pay for Mobile Websites?

Is Apple Preparing Apple Pay for Mobile Websites?

Rumor has it that Apple is preparing to bring its mPayment platform to mobile websites. While Apple Pay started as a mobile payment platform allowing contactless transactions in stores via users’ iPhones (and now through Apple Watches), it later enabled in-app purchases with partner merchants. Now, the idea is to bring it to mobile websites,…

Apple Pay Exceeds Expectations in China

Apple Pay Exceeds Expectations in China

Apple Pay has decisively beaten naysayers’ expectations with its launch in China. According to new reports, the mPayment platform saw three million payment cards loaded within the first two days after its debut on February 18th. Speaking to the media in China, Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey said she “would rate our first-day performance as 1,000,…

PayEase Announces Apple Pay Support

PayEase Announces Apple Pay Support

A Chinese ecommerce platform provider has announced Apple Pay support. The company, PayEase, will support business apps that are themselves integrating support for the mPayment platform. PayEase works with vendors to facilitate online and mobile payment functionality, offering support for 23 state banks and China UnionPay, as well as foreign bank cards issued by partners…

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics in Barcelona

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics in Barcelona

Last week marked Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World brought you live coverage form the major mobile industry event. MWC is massive, and since last year when we first reported from the show, biometrics technology has taken Mobile World Congress by storm. Last week wasn’t only about Barcelona, however, and we…

Free TfL Rides for Apple Pay Commuters

Free TfL Rides for Apple Pay Commuters

Apple and MasterCard have teamed up once again to promote Apple Pay on the Transport for London network. Rehashing a promotion first launched last autumn, the companies are offering free rides on Mondays from February 29th to March 14th. When the promotion was first launched last year, it was seen by some as a means of…

Apple Pay Finally Launches in China

Apple Pay Finally Launches in China

Apple Pay has finally launched in China. In addition to the support of China UnionPay, the country’s sole domestic bank card issuer, Apple Pay has also now won the support of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the country’s major lender. That’s encouraging, but the Cupertino mobile wallet is still going to face an uphill…

Apple Pay Hit With Seven Hour Enrollment Issue

Apple Pay Hit With Seven Hour Enrollment Issue

Apple experienced an unusual and unexpected issue with its mPayment platform yesterday, with some users unable to register their Visa cards on Apple Pay. It started at about 4:15 a.m. eastern time, and lasted for about seven hours, with full functionality now restored. Apple has not disclosed what caused the problem or how it was…

1000 Card Issuing Supporters Back Apple Pay

1000 Card Issuing Supporters Back Apple Pay

Apple has just about hit the 1,000-mark for its roster of bank and credit union supporters. The addition of 32 new partners brings the total to 998, and if you include retailers that issue their own payment cards, Apple’s list of card issuing supporters has met the 1,000 milestone. With most major US card issuers…

Apple Pay To Finally Get Barclays Support

Apple Pay To Finally Get Barclays Support

It looks like Apple Pay is finally going to get the support Barclays has long promised. The UK bank has confirmed, via an email reply to a customer inquiry, that its customers will be able to start integrating their payment cards into the mPayment app “within the next 60 to 75 days.” Having held out…

Over 50 Card Issuers Add Support To Apple Pay

Over 50 Card Issuers Add Support To Apple Pay

More than 50 new card issuers have been added to Apple Pay’s roster of supporters. Once again, the mPayment service’s latest batch of supporters is mostly composed of smaller and more local financial institutions such as Houston Highway Credit Union and Sundance State Bank, since Apple has already garnered the support of most major national…

All US Bank Cards Now Apple Pay Compatible

All US Bank Cards Now Apple Pay Compatible

US Bank customers who use its FlexPerks American Express Cards can now sign them up for Apple Pay, the bank has announced. The move completes US Bank’s Apple Pay support, with all US Bank cards now compatible with the mPayment service. As with so many other banks that have offered Apple Pay support since its…

Apple Pay Data Reveals Biometric Payment Insights

Apple Pay Data Reveals Biometric Payment Insights

Interesting new data on Apple Pay is emerging from Phoenix Marketing International. In a new report, the marketing services firm outlined its most recent findings. Among them is the fact that in-app purchases make up a considerable proportion of Apple Pay’s credit card transactions: a survey conducted after the first year of Apple Pay’s service…

Nearly 1,000 US Card Issuers Support Apple Pay

Nearly 1,000 US Card Issuers Support Apple Pay

Apple could soon hit the 1,000 mark for US card issuers supporting its mPayment platform. The company updated its list of supporting institutions with 58 new banks and credit unions. As AppleInsider points out, most of these new supporters are local institutions and none are big names. But the sheer quantity in the batch has…

Avidia Bank Is Now Apple Pay Compatible

Avidia Bank Is Now Apple Pay Compatible

Another US bank has come into the Apple Pay fold. Massachusetts-based Avidia Bank has announced its debit and credit cards are now compatible with the mPayment service. In a press release, Avidia CEO Mark O’Connell highlighted the technological sophistication of the platform while also pointing to its convenience for customers. “We are proud to be able…

Apple Pay Still Finding Friction Down Under

Apple Pay Still Finding Friction Down Under

Apple is still locking horns with Australia’s major banks as the company negotiates to extend the presence of its mPayment platform in the country. Apple Pay recently launched in the country, but, as was in the case in its Canadian debut, it started with only American Express support. That’s because Amex issues its own cards…

Kohl’s, JCPenny Try Apple Pay For Store Cards

Kohl’s, JCPenny Try Apple Pay For Store Cards

“With Kohl’s having become the first to do so earlier this fall, JCPenney is now allowing some of its shoppers to upload their store cards to the mPayment app.” US retailers are tentatively starting to try out Apple Pay’s new compatibility with store credit cards. With Kohl’s having become the first to do so earlier…

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