mobile wallets

Google Pay Finally Launches in France

Google Pay Finally Launches in France

“The French launch of Google Pay also comes after a major extension of its support in the US, with Google announcing in late summer that 111 additional banks and credit unions were supporting the platform.” Google’s mobile payments platform has finally arrived in France, long after its major rivals. Six banks and credit card companies – Boon,…

Consumers are Increasingly Open to Financial Services From Tech Companies: Fiserv

Consumers are Increasingly Open to Financial Services From Tech Companies: Fiserv

“…49 percent of respondents in Fiserv’s surveys said they would feel secure with biometric authentication in financial services.” Consumers are increasingly open to the idea of receiving financial services from tech companies, suggests new research from Fiserv, Inc. The findings come by way of Fiserv’s newly published “Expectations & Experiences: Channels and New Entrants” study,…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2018: How Familiarity and Fun Builds Confidence in Consumer Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics Month 2018: How Familiarity and Fun Builds Confidence in Consumer Biometrics

Apple sparked the mobile revolution in 2013 with the launch of Touch ID, and since then biometric authentication has become a mainstream technology. Fingerprint sensors in particular became almost as ubiquitous on smartphones as front-facing cameras and microphones. Now, nearly five years since that fateful Cupertino keynote, the consumer mobile biometrics space is practically unrecognizable.…

Three Markets Where Mobile Biometrics Are Making a Difference

Three Markets Where Mobile Biometrics Are Making a Difference

Mobile biometric technology is more than just unlocking your smartphone with your fingerprint, face, or iris. Many of the same innovations that have made biometrics flexible and affordable enough to integrate into consumer-facing hardware have also allowed for strong biometric identity to become a more prominent aspect of vertical markets on a global scale. This week,…

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…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

Mobility and biometrics are quickly on their way to becoming synonymous. As high profile hack attacks continue to showcase the vulnerabilities in current password-based security systems the proliferation of biometric solutions is coming as a breath of relief, especially in a time when mobility is not just available but expected. Not only do biometric security measures…

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…

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…