Apple Pay

Visa Dropping Signature Requirement for Chip Cards and Apple Pay Starting in April

Visa today announced it will eliminate its signature requirement for EMV payments beginning April 2018 in the United States and Canada. The change will apply to both chip-and-signature credit and debit cards, and contactless payment solutions like Apple Pay when linked to a Visa credit or debit card. The change is designed to allow for …

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Bendigo Bank Announces Apple Pay Support in Australia

Starting today, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in Australia is offering support for Apple Pay. The announcement means account holders in Australia can now use Apple Pay with their Bendigo Blue Bank cards. People who use Apple Pay with their Bendigo Bank MasterCard will continue to get the rewards and benefits that their Mastercard credit and …

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Apple Pay Promo Provides Free Postmates Unlimited Subscription Through End of 2017

Apple today sent out an Apple Pay email to customers, highlighting a Postmates deal. If you use Apple Pay to sign up for the Postmates Unlimited service, you can get free delivery through the end of the year on all orders over $20 without paying the $9.99 per month fee. Postmates Unlimited is a subscription …

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Apple Pay Cash Preview: A Look at Apple's New Peer-to-Peer Payments Service

Apple Pay Cash, Apple’s promised peer-to-peer payments service, is finally here. As of yesterday, U.S. public beta testers and developers running the latest beta of iOS 11.2 are able to use the Apple Pay Cash feature ahead of its official release. With Apple Pay Cash now available for testing, we thought we’d take a close …

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Chipotle's All-New Order-Ahead App Launches With Support for Apple Pay

Chipotle Mexican Grill today launched a significantly redesigned mobile ordering app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The app has a streamlined user experience and several new features, including quick reordering of favorites or recent orders, a more user-friendly store locator, and the ability to receive, store, and redeem Chipotle offers. The app’s order-ahead functionality also …

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Fitbit Pay Launches in U.K. for Starling Bank Customers

Fitbit Pay officially launched in the U.K. on Tuesday, but with only one bank currently supporting the mobile payment platform, access to it remains severely restricted for users of the company’s latest wearables. The Fitbit Pay payment system was introduced as an exclusive feature of the Fitbit Ionic, the activity tracker firm’s first attempt at …

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Apple Pay Launches in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and UAE

As promised during Apple’s third quarter earnings call back in August, Apple Pay today expanded to Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and United Arab Emirates. Debit and credit cards from participating banks can now be added to the Wallet app in each country and can be used to make purchases wherever NFC-based contactless payments are accepted. Apple …

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Apple Extends Internal iOS 11.1 Apple Pay Cash Testing to Retail Employees

Starting in early October, Apple corporate employees in the United States began testing Apple Pay Cash internally in the iOS 11.1 beta, suggesting the person-to-person Apple Pay feature could be introduced in iOS 11.1 despite its current absence from the iOS 11.1 developer beta. Apple has now expanded its internal Apple Pay Cash feature to …

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Discover Now Lets Apple Pay Users Redeem Cashback Bonuses for Purchases

Discover today announced the launch of a new Apple Pay feature that will let Discover cardholders use their Cashback Bonus rewards to pay for Apple Pay purchases. To use the feature, customers make a qualifying purchase with Apple Pay using a Discover card, select “Tap for Details” in the Wallet app and then tap “Redeem” …

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Wells Fargo Adds Apple Pay Support to More Than 5,000 ATMs

Wells Fargo today announced that NFC functionality is now available at more than 5,000 of its ATMs across the United States. The technology enables customers to initiate an ATM transaction by holding their smartphone or wearable device with mobile payment functionality near an NFC-enabled ATM terminal and inputting their PIN. Supported digital wallets include Apple …

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Apple Pay Could Launch in Germany as Early as Next Month

Hints about when Apple Pay is coming to Germany have been few and far between over the last year, with negotiations between Apple and German banks allegedly stalling due to conflicting views over fees and controls. The last rumor came back in May and suggested that Apple Pay would launch in the country in the …

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