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Google Pay goes live in France

“Google Pay is now live in France, with support for Boon, Boursarama Banque debit and credit cards, Edenred Ticket Restaurant cards, Lydia prepaid Mastercards, N26 Mastercard debit cards and Revolut Mastercards.”
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Wirecard woos with Apple and Google Pay play

“Good things come in twos as Wirecard’s boon customers now have Apple Pay in Germany and Google Pay in France. For its German boon customers, users can top up their account using any Mastercard or Visa credit card and via bank transfer. As a result, Wirecard says it is not necessary to already own a credit card from a bank supported […]
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Huawei launches Huawei Pay in Russia

“UnionPay cardholders that bank with Gazprombank or the Russian Agricultural Bank and that use a Huawei device now have a new mobile payment option – Huawei Pay. The mobile payment service similar to Samsung Pay and Google Pay had been exclusive to users in China, and this marks the first expansion of the service and serves as a stepping stone for […]
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TD Ameritrade taps Apple Pay for instant fund transfers to accounts

“The Omaha, Nebraska-based financial firm said on Tuesday it was allowing customers to fund their accounts with a debit card in their Apple Pay digital wallets. Using the wallet and a system called Apple Business Chat, TD Ameritrade customers with Apple devices can transfer up to $10,000 a day to their accounts and have access […]
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Microsoft Wallet for Windows Phone to be retired in February

“Support is set to end for all Windows 10 Mobile devices by the end of this year, and Microsoft is already beginning to retire apps in anticipation. In an update to the Microsoft Wallet website, Microsoft has noted that the app will be “officially retired” on February 28, 2019. Microsoft Wallet is the official tap-to-pay method for Windows Phones, […]
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Apple Pay is a sleeper hit

“Today (Jan. 22), Apple announced that it has also signed up Taco Bell and Target—two years ago, Target said it had no plans to adopt Apple Pay— meaning that 74 of the top 100 US retailers by revenue now accept Apple’s digital payment. The company added pharmacy chain CVS, along with 7-Eleven, late last year. They joined other major […]

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Industry First: TD Ameritrade Enables Investors to Instantly Fund Brokerage Accounts Using Apple Pay

“TD Ameritrade announced an industry first today: the ability for individual investors to instantly fund a brokerage account with Apple Pay through Apple Business Chat in the Messages app on iPhone and iPad. Historically, to fund brokerage accounts, investors have had to endure a multi-day waiting period while funds were verified or manage a complicated […]
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