Mobile payment systems want you to swap your wallet for a phone. Rather than carrying around cash and cards, just tap your phone to pay. Currently, the three most established systems are from Apple, Samsung and Google, although some wearables from brands like Garmin and Fitbit also offer their own payment systems. So how do Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay compare and which one is best? Now Playing: Watch this: Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay 7:31 With regards to availability, once you've added your cards to one of these mobile wallets you should be able to use them in any country that accepts contactless payments, as long as you would normally be able to use your physical card in that location. In the case of Samsung Pay, that also includes any terminal with a magnetic card reader. Technology and availabilityApple Pay and Google Pay use NFC, or near-field communication, to power contactless payments. Just tap your phone to a compatible terminal and the … [Read more...] about Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Best payment service
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Apple Pay is a convenient, secure way to make purchases both in stores and in apps. The system enjoys wide support from banks and credit unions around the world, and with more coming on board every few weeks, it might be difficult to keep track of which banks support it. Not to worry, however, because iMore has your back. Here you'll find a list of banks, credit unions, and card issuers that Apple says support Apple Pay, which we'll keep updated as new financial institutions and countries are added. North America Canada Affinity Credit Union American Express Assiniboine Credit Union ATB Bank of Montreal (Interac debit cards, Mastercard credit cards) Cambrian Credit Union Limited Canadian Tire (Mastercard credit cards) CIBC (Interac debit cards, Mastercard and Visa credit cards) Coast Capital Savings Credit Union Collabria Financial Services, Inc Conexus Credit Union Desjardins Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union HSBC (Mastercard credit cards) Island Savings, a … [Read more...] about Here are all of the banks that currently support Apple Pay
By Roger Fingas Tuesday, May 01, 2018, 02:47 pm PT (05:47 pm ET) Continuing a gradual global expansion, Apple Pay will arrive in Norway, Poland, and Ukraine within the next several months, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed on Tuesday. Cook didn't reveal any further launch details in the company's quarterly results call. Last May an Alfa-Bank executive claimed that Apple Pay would be coming to Ukraine sometime in the June 2018 quarter, consistent with Cook's comments. A December report claimed that Apple was planning a Polish launch as soon as the March quarter. While that fell through, a June-quarter rollout was considered more likely. The company was allegedly still negotiating transaction fees with regional banks — potentially a protracted process, given the reluctance of banks to split revenue. On a worldwide level, transactions tripled year-over-year in the last quarter, which would indicate significant popularity within the service's existing markets. Aside from the U.S., … [Read more...] about Apple Pay coming to Norway, Poland and Ukraine later this year
Apple Pay is a payment system designed to change the way you shop. The company has been leading the way in the effort to move consumers from physical wallets packed with cards to a world in which your iPhone or Watch does all the work.We've combed through all the technical details and complexities involved with Apple Pay to give you an easy-to-read summarisation. Take a moment to read on because Apple Pay will certainly change how you pay and it's worth knowing all about it so you aren't caught short.Apple Pay: What is it?Apple Pay is a contact payment technology as well as a feature on the latest iPhones and Apple Watch.It pulls your credit cards, debit cards, and other sensitive-payment data from the Wallet app, enabling you to use your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch as a wallet at store checkouts.Apple Pay is available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, the UAE, Russia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong as well as numerous other European … [Read more...] about What is Apple Pay and how does it work? Plus how to set up Apple Pay on your iOS device
Apple Pay Cash is technically part of Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system, but it lives in Apple's iMessage app.And all the money you receive via Apple Pay Cash will live on a virtual card called Apple Pay Cash card, which exists within Wallet, Apple's other app for storing credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, boarding passes, tickets, and more. So, are you confused yet? No worries.Pocket-lint has explained everything you need to know below.How does Apple Pay Cash work?iMessage appSometime after iOS 11 rolls out, Apple will allow person-to-person payments, just like apps Venmo, Square Cash, and believe it or not, Snapchat do. Apple Pay Cash is accessible through iOS 11's iMessage app. All you have to do is tap the Apple Pay thumbnail within the redesigned app drawer in iMessage. You can then set the payment amount, tap either request or pay, and approve the transaction.TouchID authenticationIf you're requesting money from someone, a link to make the payment … [Read more...] about What is Apple Pay Cash, how does it work, and when can you use it?