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Apple Pay expanding soon to Belgium and the Netherlands

Contactless payments may be coming to new countries in Europe. Apple is gradually expanding its own mobile-based payments, Apple Pay, to more countries. According to Apple’s support webpage, customers in Belgium and the Netherlands will soon be able to pay wirelessly using their iPhone or iPad. The website now lists a bank in the Netherlands – Bunq, which is a sign that the service is launching soon in the country. Apple Pay already has around 130 million customers around the globe, which are 16 percent of the iPhone users, according to Loup Ventures. The Apple Pay service in the Netherlands[…]

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Visa drops the signature requirements for Apple Pay in the Spring

Visa makes signature optional in April. The card-payment company announced today that signature requirements will be dropped for all EMV contact or contactless merchants in North America from April this year. The change will also apply for Apple Pay, so customers won’t have to sign a signature when making a purchase to verify its card. Signatures are optional even now, but often when you purchase something that cost over $25 with a Visa Card, the merchant requires a signature. This is especially common in the United States, while in Canada purchases below $100 won’t have to be verified as a[…]

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Video tutorial explains how to use Apple Pay with iPhone X

A how-to video for Apple Pay has been published online. Apple has released a new video tutorial in which the company explains how to use Apple Pay for transactions with the new iPhone X. Because of the Face ID recognition system in the iPhone X, the process is a bit different than phones with Touch ID like the iPhone 7 & 8. There is no Home Button in the iPhone X, so you have to double-tap on the power button on the side. Step 1: Look for Apple Pay symbol Step 2: Double-click side button. Glance at screen Step 3: Hold[…]

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Apple Pay gets support for new banks in US, Canada, Japan and Russia

Additional bank institutions now support Apple Pay Apple is expanding the coverage of Apple Pay in some of the markets. In the US, Apple Pay has added support for 21 new banks and credit institutions. Additionally, Apple Pay adds new institutions in Japan, Canada and Russia. The company added 40 new banks in the US in November only, and keeps adding new each month, which makes the mobile payment platform even more popular. Additionally, the US users can now send and receive peer-to-peer payments thanks to Apple Pay Cash – a service integrated with both the Wallet and the Messaging[…]

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Apple Pay debuts in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and UAE

NFC-based payments coming to more countries. Apple has just launched its contactless payments in four new countries – Finland, Denmark, Sweden and UAE. There only a few banks supporting the NFC-based payments in these countries, but hopefully more will be added soon. In Sweden, ApplePay supports both debit and credit cards from Nordea and ST1. Customers of Jyske Bank with Debit cards can pay using their modern Apppe devices in Denmark, as well as customers of Nordea with Visa Debit and Credit cards. In Finland, the banks supporting Apple Pay are Nordea and ST1, while in the United Arab Emirates[…]

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Apple Pay Cash coming soon with the iOS 11.1 update

P2P payments tested internally ahead of official launch. Apple announced the new payment platform called Apple Pay Cash in the summer during its WWDC conference. The company has been quiet on when the new person-to-person payment platform will be ready for launch, but we now understand that the internal testing is ongoing and the public release is coming very soon. Apple Pay Cash is now almost ready to make its public debut, and that will happen with the iOS 11.1 update coming later this year. Apple already has a developer beta with the same version number, but it doesn’t include[…]

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Apple Pay extended to 13 new banks in the United States

Apple Pay adds support for more banks in the US. iPhone customers in the United States can use secure mobile payments through TouchID in 13 more banks and credit institutions. Here is the list: Community National Bank & Trust of Texas First State Bank of Mendota First State Bank Southwest Great Plains Bank Great Southern Bank Holyoke Credit Union Icon Credit Union Landings Credit Union Mascoma Savings Bank McIntosh County Bank Park National Bank Texas Brand Bank Xplore Federal Credit Union Apple also announced that the mobile payment service would be improved in iOS 11. New features will be added[…]

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Apple Pay expands its services to Italy

Apple Pay officially launches in Italy. After starting in markets outside of the US in 2016, the Apple Pay service reached several European markets like Russia, Spain, France and others. Now Apple is bringing the payment service to Italy. According to the official website for the service in Italian language, Apple Pay accepts Italian debit and credit cards which can be added to the Wallet app and then used in stores and online. Currently, there are only a limited number of cards accepted in Italy – Visa & Master Card from UniCredit, Carrefour and Boon. More will be added in[…]

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Apple Pay expands to Spain with support for two banks

The payment service now works in 13 countries. Apple has announced an expansion of its payment solution in Spain. From today, December 1, users in Spain can pay securely using a supported iOS device in select stores and locations in the country. It’s worth mentioning that Apple Pay currently supports only two bank institutions in Spain – American Express and Banco de Santander. Credit and Debit cards issued by these two banks could be added to Apple Pay from day one, while support for more banks is expected to arrive later. After expanding to Spain, Apple Pay now works with[…]

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Apple Pay mobile payments launching in Japan

Apple Pay now works in Japan for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Japanese users with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can now make mobile purchases in stores that support Suica prepaid card, iD or QuicPay. Apple has yesterday activated Apple Pay in Japan, following the release of iOS 10.1 to the global public. Apple Pay in Japan is now possible thanks to the inclusion of a FeliCa chip in the new iPhone 7 models for Japan. Apple Watch ver.2 also supports this non-standard NFC mobile payment standard. Japanese customers can pay with their phones in cafes, bookstores, ticket[…]

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