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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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Apple Pay may soon be expanding to Germany

Apple Pay map suggests the service could soon launch in Germany. Apple is preparing an expansion of its mobile payment service to one of the key European market – Germany. The company has even included Germany in the Apple Pay map with all supported countries, according to a German blog. Later, the map was removed, but the rumors remain, fueled by the discovery that Apple’s official website had an inactive page ‘/de/apple-pay/”. If Apple really announced the mobile payment solution in Germany, it would be the fifth country on the continent (after France, UK, Russia & Switzerland) that supports Apple[…]

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Apple Pay supported by 20 more bank institutions in the United States

Twenty banks and additional credit unions now support Apple Pay. Apple customers in the United States have been able to use Apple Pay to make purchases in stores using supported mobile devices since 2014, and the service has improved much since its launch. Today, hundreds of banks and credit unions support Apple Pay, and new are being added every month. From October 2017, customers who use some of the following 20 banks and unions can also start making mobile payments in the US: BankLiberty CinFed Credit Union Cumberland County Federal Credit Union Denmark State Bank Family Security Credit Union Franklin[…]

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ATM withdrawals with Apple Pay enabled in select locations

Bank of America ATMs now support Apple Pay withdrawals Bank of America is now allowing users to withdraw cash from ATMs in select locations around the US using NFC and Apple-Pay. A Reddit user has noticed that the NFC readers in California have been switched on for some ATMs, but they currently only work with Bank of America’s own credit/debit cards. However, support for third-party cards could be added too, so you could withdraw money without entering your card in the ATM, just by touching the NFC reader and entering the password. Bank of America announced earlier in 2016 that[…]

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Apple Pay reportedly expanding to online merchants

Apple to announce Apple Pay for websites at WWDC 2016 The company is planning to announce Apple Pay touch-to-pay transactions for select online retaliates in a move to expand the popularity of the payment service and challenge PayPal. The move means that online retailers will soon be able to accept payments through Apple Pay, which may endanger the position of PayPal as the only major mobile payment service for websites. Apple will reportedly announce the expansion of its in-house payment service to online merchants at WWDC 2016 next Monday. This is not the first time we hear rumors about tap[…]

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