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Tech

Silicon Valley’s Clipper All-in-one Transit Card Finally Adds Apple Pay

“Silicon Valley might seem like a shining beacon of technological progress to some onlookers, but natives know it can be weirdly hit and miss — like how the San Francisco Bay Area has long had a physical tap-to-pay card that’ll let you onto practically every form of public transit, and yet never let you simply tap your […]
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Companies

Patent Shows How Apple Pay Could Automatically Select a Card Based on the User’s Location

“Apple Pay users could be able to make contactless payments and other transactions with merchants or transit providers without having to manually select the correct payment, rewards or transit card or other digital credential from within their mobile wallet. Technology that would enable Apple Pay to automatically choose the stored card or credential most appropriate […]
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Global

Apple Pay Goes Live in South Africa

“Apple Pay has rolled out in South Africa with support for Visa cards issued by Absa and Discovery Bank and for Visa, Mastercard and American Express cards issued by Nedbank . Apple Pay has now added the three South African banks to the list of banks and payment cards it supports , and “by midday […]
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Global

Rollout in Brazil Is Part of MagicCube’s Push for Card Acceptance on Ordinary Phones

“As part of its drive to turn off-the-shelf mobile devices into secure point-of-sale terminals using software as opposed to a dongle, MagicCube Inc. announced Thursday that its i-Accept application has expanded to Brazil. Acquiring banks and financial-technology service providers in Brazil can now enable merchants and retailers to accept contactless cards across all four major […]
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Global

Apple Pay Goes Live in Mexico

“Apple Pay has rolled out in Mexico, with support for American Express and for Mastercards issued by the country’s Banorte and Citibanamex banks. According to the payment service’s updated Mexican website , retail chains supporting Apple Pay in the country at launch include 7-Eleven , Chili’s , Domino’s Pizza , Italianni’s , MacStore , Petco […]
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Tech

Covid-19: Contactless ATM Withdrawals Go Mainstream

“Covid-19 has accelerated the trend towards contactless cash withdrawals in Switzerland, according to SIX, which says that more than a third of machines in the country are now equipped with QR code readers while another 20% have NFC readers. The number of ATMs that offer contactless cash withdrawals has been on the rise for some […]

On The Wires

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Domains

Toast Launches Enhanced Contactless Suite to Help Increase Restaurant Revenue and Support Restaurateurs in Reimagining Hospitality

“Toast , the fastest-growing restaurant management platform, today launched an enhanced suite of contactless and guest-facing solutions to help restaurateurs reimagine operations and reduce overhead as they rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Toast debuted updates to its Toast Order & Pay™ solution, including pre-authorization tabs and group ordering. Designed to meet the ever-increasing demand […]
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Companies

One Billion Additional Touch-free Visa Payments Made As Consumers Embrace Contactless Commerce

“Visa today announced that it has processed one billion additional touch-free payments1, where previously consumers would have needed to enter their PIN, as consumer confidence in contactless payments continues to grow. This milestone has been reached in less than a year since contactless payment limits were increased in 29 countries across Europe in response to […]