mobile wallet

JCB Now Supports Apple Pay in Taiwan

JCB Now Supports Apple Pay in Taiwan

“The move comes soon after JCB enabled Google Pay in its home country, reflecting the company’s growing interest in novel payment technologies.” Japanese credit card company JCB is now supporting Apple Pay in Taiwan, the company has announced. JCB’s support in Taiwan comes in partnership with E.SUN Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan, with Taiwan…

G+D Mobile Security to Showcase Solutions at Money20/20 Europe

G+D Mobile Security to Showcase Solutions at Money20/20 Europe

“G+D Mobile Security’s CEO Carsten Ahrens will also get some time in the spotlight at Money20/20 Europe. He is slated to be part of a panel discussion entitled, ‘Cyber security in the trenches and across borders.’” Money20/20 Europe is right around the corner, and Germany-based G+D Mobile Security plans to take the opportunity to showcase…

Financial Biometrics Month 2017: Four Ways To Pay With Biometrics

Financial Biometrics Month 2017: Four Ways To Pay With Biometrics

In less than five years consumers have gone from no-bio to full-bio when it comes to ways to pay for goods and services. The advent of the mobile wallet, signaled by the launch of Apple Pay in 2014, introduced average users to the secure and convenient concept of biometrics payments, and since then the options…

Is Facial Recognition Coming to Android Pay?

Is Facial Recognition Coming to Android Pay?

“…the code appears in the wake of the Hands Free pilot program, which Google recently shut down. That system used facial recognition, along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals, to verify Android Pay payments.” Facial recognition may be coming to Android Pay, though with limited applications, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The speculation is…

Citibank Supports Samsung Pay Ahead of Singapore Launch

Citibank Supports Samsung Pay Ahead of Singapore Launch

“Almost immediately after Apple Pay was launched in [Singapore], Samsung announced that its own mPayment platform would arrive within the second quarter.” Samsung Pay has garnered the support of another major bank in Singapore ahead of its launch in the country. Citibank Singapore cardholders will be able to use the mobile payment platform when it…

Samsung Pay To Launch in Singapore

Samsung Pay To Launch in Singapore

Samsung has announced that its mPayment platform, Samsung Pay, will launch in Singapore this quarter. The announcement came only one day after Apple Pay launched in the country, with Samsung declining to offer a specific launch date. To a considerable extent, the announcement marks yet another instance of Samsung playing catch-up with its rival Apple. While…

TD Bank, Regions Bank Support Samsung Pay in US

TD Bank, Regions Bank Support Samsung Pay in US

TD Bank and Regions Bank have agreed to support Samsung Pay in the US. Announcing the coming support in a statement, Samsung asserted, “With the addition of these banks, Samsung Pay continues to grow momentum in the United States—supporting eligible credit and debit cards from more than 130 banks and credit unions” in the country. The…

Samsung Pay To Support In-App Purchases

Samsung Pay To Support In-App Purchases

Samsung Pay is planning to implement in-app purchases to help fuel its growth. The news came by way of Samsung Pay Europe head Nathalie Oestmann, who spoke about the potential move to CNBC during last week’s Money20/20 Europe conference. In embracing such a concept, Samsung would be playing catch-up against its competitors, with such functionality already…

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…

ProPay Has Announced Samsung Pay Support

ProPay Has Announced Samsung Pay Support

US-based ProPay has announced Samsung Pay support. The company offers payment solutions to a wide range of organizations, from home-based small businesses to major corporations. Now, with its newly announced support, those clients who are using its ProPay JAK card reader and compatible Android or iOS app will be able to start processing Samsung Pay…

Wells Fargo Bank Now Supports Samsung Pay

Wells Fargo Bank Now Supports Samsung Pay

Wells Fargo Bank has announced its support for Samsung Pay. In a statement, Wells Fargo Virtual Channels head Jim Smith framed the support as part of a broader commitment on the bank’s part to offer a range of payment options. “We want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs when, where and how they want,” he said,…

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…

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…

TMG Rolls Out Samsung Pay Functionality

TMG Rolls Out Samsung Pay Functionality

Tech-forward payment solutions provider TMG (The Members Group) is preparing to roll out Android Pay and Samsung Pay functionality for several of its financial institution clients, and Dupaco Community Credit Union had already taken the plunge. The two new mPayment options went live yesterday for Dupaco customers, with Apple Pay support having launched back in December…

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…

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…

Samsung Pay Officially Coming to China via UnionPay

Samsung Pay Officially Coming to China via UnionPay

“Around the same time that [Samsung’s] agreement with China UnionPay was announced, the bank announced a similar deal with Apple for the Apple Pay mPayment platform.” Samsung and China UnionPay have officially announced their cooperation on bringing the former’s mPayment platform to China next year. The companies say that, pending approval by regulation authorities in the…

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…

Android Pay Gets US Launch

Android Pay Gets US Launch

Google has begun its US launch of Android Pay, its own mPayment platform. In an announcement on the Android blog, the company explained that the service will be “rolling out over the next few days, and this is just the beginning.” The service is currently compatible with any NFC-enabled Android mobile device running KitKat 4.4+,…

Pages
  • 1
  • 2