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Everything You Need To Know About Apple Pay. Apple has launched a new contactless payment system in the UK today after a successful run in America.

Everything You Need To Know About Apple Pay

Loads of different businesses have signed up including: Boots, Burger King, London Taxi and Virgin Atlantic. If you're worrying about security, the contactless payment will only go through when using the fingerprint recognition function on your Apple device. Basically, if you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 or an iPad Mini 3 then you can use the new service. According to research firm KantarWorldPanel, there are currently 2.9 million Apple Pay compatible devices in use in the UK, however older handsets can be used if paired with the Apple Watch.

Apple Pay: How safe is the wallet-replacement service? - BBC News. Eligible devices for use with Google Wallet - Wallet Help. Non-NFC devices The Google Wallet app is available to US users on devices that meet the following system requirements: Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. iOS 6 or higher.

Eligible devices for use with Google Wallet - Wallet Help

NFC devices Tap and pay functionality is available in the US, and requires an NFC-enabled Android device running 4.4 (KitKat) or higher on any carrier network. Best Traveling Apps for The Summer 2015. This summer, make your #1 goal to get out and see something new.

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Apple Pay Rival, Samsung Pay Service Gets A Release Date

Considering the popularity, the Cupertino tech titan is advancing forward to be the best alternative for payment services. However, Apple’s arch rival, Samsung is also bidding to the success of its digital payment system – Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay was initially announced this year on the 1st of March and many speculations have been made for its release date. Today, the Korean electronics, Samsung announced the release date for its upcoming payment system. According to reports from Whowired Korea, Samsung has allegedly announced that the digital mobile payment system, Samsung Pay will be released in the second half of 2015.

Samsung Pay’s release in the US target Apple Pay’s authority undoubtedly. “The consecutive release schedule to the rest of the other countries following Korea and the US in the second half of the year is still under discussion. Via ibtimes. Eligible devices for use with Google Wallet - Wallet Help. Everything you need to know about NFC and mobile payments. Even if you've never owned an NFC-equipped phone or tablet (like the Samsung Galaxy S5 or a Nokia Lumia), you've probably used NFC.

Everything you need to know about NFC and mobile payments

The technology, which lets two local devices share small bits of data, is embedded in things like commuter cards, print advertisements, and smart cards. Now that the technology is placed in more Android and Windows phones -- and Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch -- NFC is more relevant than ever. Especially when it comes to mobile payments. Under the hood NFC (near-field communication) allows two devices placed within a few centimeters of each other to exchange data. In the real world, there are a essentially two ways this works.

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Mobile Payments. We use our smartphones in place of maps, health trackers and cameras, so why not use them to replace our credit cards, too?

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Mobile Payments

It’s not like Americans don’t already choose their smartphones when it's time to shop and bank online. Yet a 2013 survey from financial services company TSYS (PDF) found that just 6% of Americans valued being able to use their card or cash via a smartphone virtual wallet. Consumers seem comfortable with credit cards, whether they're signing a receipt, entering a PIN or waving the card at a contactless payment terminal, and they see little perceived extra value in using smartphones to pay in stores, asserts Rajesh Kandaswamy, an analyst at information technology research and advisory firm Gartner.

“Consumers need an incentive to move to mobile payments,” he says. Digital Wallets – 10 Mobile Payment Systems To Take You There - Hongkiat. Nowadays, we find ourselves carrying cold hard cash less and less because you can just as easily make your purchase with payment cards, and track your spending online.

Digital Wallets – 10 Mobile Payment Systems To Take You There - Hongkiat

Plus, it’s more secure than carrying $350 to buy the latest iPad Mini. Zapp. Available Autumn 2015 Zapp will be launching the new Pay by Bank app paymark, the universal symbol indicating to consumers that a retailer accepts a Zapp-powered mobile payment from a bank app.

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Clicking the Pay by Bank app symbol online will automatically open a consumer’s bank app on their phone. Once securely logged in, they can quickly complete payments. Consumers will be able to see their account balances before they pay and choose different accounts to pay from, thereby staying more in control of their finances. Pay by Bank app transactions are protected by a consumer’s existing bank app security and because the payments use secure digital tokens, customers don’t need to reveal any of their financial details to merchants when they are shopping. Zapp is the UK's leading mobile payment innovator. Mobile Contactless.