Wednesday , January 17, 2018

Near-Field Communication (NFC)

There Are As Many as 500,000 U.S. ATMs Now, Says ATMIA

The estimated number of U.S. ATMs—including those deployed by financial institutions and independent operators, and branded machines—increased 10.5% to at least 475,000 and as many as 500,000, the ATM Industry Association said this week. The previous estimate, released in 2015, was 430,000, says David Tente, ATMIA’s executive director for the …

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Just One in Four Apple Pay Transactions Come From the U.S.

Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay service continues to roll out in foreign countries, so much so that 75% of its transaction volume is coming from abroad, according to Apple’s chief financial officer. Apple Pay, which uses near-field communication technology for contactless payments with the iPhone and Apple Watch wearable device, was …

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PayPal Gets a Key Boost at the POS Through a Wide-Ranging Deal With Samsung Pay

In a deal that follows months of partnership agreements with other payments companies, PayPal Holdings Inc. on Monday said its PayPal service will become available as a payment method in Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Samsung Pay wallet. When it goes live, the link is expected to go a long way …

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Mobile-Wallet Payments Topped 1 Billion by End of 2015, Latest Fed Data Show

Mobile-wallet transactions in the United States grew 333% from 2012 through 2015, albeit on a relatively small base, according to data released Friday by the Federal Reserve. Wallets generated 1.3 billion payments in 2015, the Fed data show, versus 300 million transactions three years earlier. That robust rate of growth …

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A Weekend Promotion Yields 30% of Transactions Made With Apple Pay at Square Sellers

Apple Inc.’s “Lose your wallet” Apple Pay promotion apparently paid off handsomely for Square Inc. The promotion, which ran June 23-25, saw 36 local merchants in two San Francisco neighborhoods offer discounts or free items with a purchase when consumers paid for the purchase with Apple Pay, the brand’s mobile-payment …

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Apple Makes an Offers Ploy To Drive Apple Pay Use

By Kevin Woodward@DTPaymentNews Apple Inc. is sponsoring its first known offers promotion for Apple Pay users with deals available June 23-25 in two San Francisco neighborhoods. Dubbed “Lose your wallet” on Apple’s Web site, the promotion includes a percentage off the purchase or a free item with a purchase. The …

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Confirming Months of Rumors, Apple Announces a P2P Service Tied to Apple Pay And iMessage

Payments observers have expected Apple Inc. to add person-to-person payments to its Apple Pay mobile-payments service for almost as long as the mobile wallet has been available, and on Monday, the computing giant obliged. Without adding much detail, Apple announced that users of its iMessage feature will be able to …

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As Sellers Adopt EMV And Apple Pay, Square Pushes Its EMV/Contactless Reader

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews With chip cards and contactless mobile transactions gradually working their way into more merchant checkouts, Square Inc. is pairing a couple of tried-and-true offers to push an 18-month-old card reader that handles both EMV and Apple Pay. In the latest wave of a promotional campaign that …

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The Pays Users To Surpass 150 Million by the End of 2017, Predicts a Juniper Report

The number of consumers using at least one of the major third-party mobile-payment services—Apple Pay, Android Pay, or Samsung Pay—will top 150 million globally by the of 2017, says Juniper Research, a U.K.-based firm, in its “Is OEM-Pay the Future of Contactless” report. Some 50 million of them will begin …

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