mCommerce

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…

Samsung Pay and Best Buy Enable Holiday Spirit

Samsung Pay and Best Buy Enable Holiday Spirit

The official Samsung promotions website is offering up $50 Best Buy gift cards to users who activate Samsung Pay on their smartphones between November 20 and December 31. News users that enable the mobile wallet on their Samsung phones simply need to add the feature to their devices and then visit the offer website, where…

Samsung Pay Scores Eight More Payment Card Issuers

Samsung Pay Scores Eight More Payment Card Issuers

Samsung Pay now has the support of eight more payment card issuers, Samsung has announced. Its newest MasterCard issuers include Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, Citizens Equity First Credit Union, State Employees’ Credit Union, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Virginia Credit Union, and SunTrust. It also has a new Visa backer in Navy Federal Credit Union. But it’s perhaps the support of Chase—whose…

Canadians Get Apple Pay

Canadians Get Apple Pay

Apple Pay has launched in Canada, just as promised – with support from American Express. The move comes as support for the service continues to expand in the US, where it was first launched last fall, with over 100 new card issuers climbing aboard. Right now, Amex card users are the only ones in Canada…

Apple Pay Coming To Canada Tomorrow

Apple Pay Coming To Canada Tomorrow

Apple Pay is expected to make its Canadian debut tomorrow. The launch will be spearheaded by American Express, whose representatives have confirmed that at least some of their customers will be able to use the mPayment service starting November 17th. It’s the fruition of a promise on the part of American Express, which formally announced…

Biometric Tech a Highlight of Money20/20 Conference

Biometric Tech a Highlight of Money20/20 Conference

Biometric technology is enjoying a surge of interest from the payment industry in the wake of this year’s Money20/20 conference. Reporting on conference trends, Investorideas.com asserts that “biometric technology was a key topic in many of the panel sessions,” and was “incorporated into many of the exhibiting technologies.” The investment news source also highlights technologies…

News Roundup: Bringing Biometrics To Money20/20

News Roundup: Bringing Biometrics To Money20/20

Last week FindBiometrics brought biometrics to Money20/20 once again with a panel on the topic of strong authentication and identity management in finance. We brought Mobile Identity Month to a close last week too with a look at how mobile biometrics are being applied in vertical markets while the headlines covered everything from eye-based modalities…

Biometric Transactions to Reach Five Billion by 2019: Report

Biometric Transactions to Reach Five Billion by 2019: Report

The rise of mPayment platforms is going to dramatically increase the number of transactions based on biometric authentication over the next few years. According to a new report from Juniper Research, transactions authenticated via biometrics will rise from a little less than 130 million this year to five billion by 2019. While only Apple Pay…

Radius Bank Announces Apple Pay Support

Radius Bank Announces Apple Pay Support

Radius Bank, a US-based community bank specializing in virtual banking services, has announced Apple Pay support. Effective immediately, all Radius customers will be able to link their debit cards to their Apple Pay profiles. It’s a logical step for the bank, given its forward-thinking approach to technology. Radius Bank launched its own mobile payment system…

Samsung Pay Now Available on Verizon

Samsung Pay Now Available on Verizon

Samsung has made it official: Its mPayment platform, Samsung Pay, is now available on Verizon. Signs had already been appearing in the form of software updates for some Verizon customers over the last few days, but a lack of any official confirmation left consumers and analysts to speculate. The major US telecom had been a…

Photon Future Invests in Zwipe

Photon Future Invests in Zwipe

Biometric card developer Zwipe has raised $5 million in equity funding from Photon Future Ltd., the company has announced. Photon Future is a subsidiary of Kuang-Chi Group, an investor in innovative technologies. In a statement acknowledging the investment, Zwipe CEO Kim Kristian Humborstad explained that it would help the company in “preparing to expand our…

Samsung Pay Safe Despite LoopPay Hack

Samsung Pay Safe Despite LoopPay Hack

Samsung is insisting that its LoopPay technology is safe and secure in the wake of revelations that its namesake developer faced an IT breach from a China-based hacker group. LoopPay’s technology provides the basis for the Samsung Pay mPayment system. This past spring, Massachusetts-based LoopPay’s corporate network was hacked by the Codoso Group (also known…

Mobile Identity Month: The Primer

Mobile Identity Month: The Primer

Mobility and biometrics are at a mutual point of transformation thanks to a perfect alignment of factors. To celebrate the resulting boom in biometrics, FindBiometrics is pleased to announce that October is Mobile Identity Month. Throughout the next four weeks we will be taking a featured look at how biometrics and mobility are converging, the…

MasterCard Embraces Tokenization, Biometric Authentication

MasterCard Embraces Tokenization, Biometric Authentication

MasterCard is pushing ahead with new payment security technologies as it fights to stay competitive with alternative transaction tools. The company is now exploring biometric authentication for online payments, and introducing tokenization for card information. The company is advertising its biometric authentication system as a password replacement, aimed at both improving customer security and encouraging online…

Olympic Hopefuls Try Out Visa’s Biometrics

Olympic Hopefuls Try Out Visa’s Biometrics

Visa is hoping to promote its wearable and biometric payment solutions at next year’s Olympics, and in the lead-up to it; the company has unveiled Team Visa Rio, a group of Olympic hopefuls Visa is sponsoring as they strive to attain their Olympic dreams. The athletes were recently invited to the Team Visa Summit in…

Lloyds Enables Apple Pay For Customers

Lloyds Enables Apple Pay For Customers

UK-based Lloyds Banking Group has finally enabled Apple Pay for its customers. That means Halifax, Lloyds Bank, and Bank of Scotland customers are now able to use Apple’s mPayment service via their iPhones and Apple Watches. It’s incremental progress for the mPayment service, which launched in the UK in mid-July and has since suffered from…

Bank of America App Authenticates Via Fingerprints

Bank of America App Authenticates Via Fingerprints

Bank of America is now letting users of its Android mobile app log in via fingerprint scan. The upgrade comes by way of an update to the app available through the Google Play Store. Along with improvements to the app aiming to make it easier for users to digitally deposit cheques and to set up…

iWallet Strategically Aligns With NEXT Biometrics

iWallet Strategically Aligns With NEXT Biometrics

iWallet is delving deeper into biometric authentication solutions with a new partnership. The company has announced it is teaming up with NEXT Biometrics to integrate the latter’s fingerprint sensors into its products. iWallet is, of course, the company behind the iWallet product as well as the iPassport. The products are essentially wallets and passport holders,…

Australia’s Suncorp Bank Embraces Touch ID

Australia’s Suncorp Bank Embraces Touch ID

Australian financial services organization Suncorp Bank has enabled Touch ID authentication on its mobile app. Customers can now access account balances and other mobile services via fingerprint scan on their compatible iPhone and iPad devices. The move was implemented to improve the user experience and customer satisfaction. Speaking to Computerworld, Suncorp Bank digital banking manager…

Touch ID Biometrics Implemented by Citizens Bank

Touch ID Biometrics Implemented by Citizens Bank

Another bank has signed on for Touch ID authentication for its mobile app. Citizens Bank, of Rhode Island, announced that the biometric authentication system has been implemented as part of its Bank Better program, an effort “to make banking simple, clear and personal.” Touch ID is pretty good means of reaching such objectives, given the simplicity…

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