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Don’t Let Apple Pay Disrupt Your Mobile Payment Strategy
As the iPhone 6 makes its way into the hands of consumers, the way we pay may be changed forever.
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Pamela Joseph, U.S. Bancorp's vice chair of payment services
U.S. Bank has been trying to get iPhones to make contactless payments for a long time, but most of its efforts didn't pan out. The launch of Apple Pay and the rapid advancement of mobile technology may breathe some new life into the bank's old ideas. more »
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Online art marketplace Etsy is offering a mobile card reader, Sell on Etsy Reader, to its sellers for free, allowing them to transact in-person. more »
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Scattered reports of double payments and failed transactions have begun to bubble to the surface after what initially looked like a relatively smooth introduction of Apple Pay. more »
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PHOENIX – Even though Apple has more than 500 banks lined up to support Apple Pay, including heavyweights like Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, some bank executives are taking a decidedly defensive stance. more »
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PHOENIX – BBVA has had success in several markets with mobile wallets that blend Near Field Communication (NFC), loyalty and other technologies. But this week's launch of Apple Pay is challenging the bank to ensure its card app remains relevant. more »
Harbortouch's restaurant mobile app
A big part of the EMV migration is awkward for restaurants in the U.S., but Apple Pay may ease the discomfort, said Harbortouch CEO Jared Isaacman. more »
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Barry McCarthy has a number of new jobs First Data, giving him a wide view of the pressures facing payment processors in a world where massive volumes of plastic card swipes are no longer enough to ward off the competition. more »
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A third of the veteran-owned businesses certified with the Veterans Administration are already First Data clients, and the processor is working to win over the other two-thirds. more »

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