Travellers can now use Apple Pay to make mobile payments when using Thomas Cook’s pre-paid currency card.
Tossed will open two new cash-free stores this week: Coleman Street and Upper Thames Street. Both are fitted with self-service kiosks instead of manned tills, and will take payment by credit or debit card, contactless and Apple Pay instead of cash.
For the next couple of Mondays (7th & 14th March 2016), Apple Pay users travelling on Transport for London services can get their fares paid for them by MasterCard.
A new study has found that the number of consumers making contactless payments via their mobiles will reach 148 million this year, with Apple and Samsung together accounting for nearly 70% of new customers.
A Barclays executive has confirmed that it will launch on Apple Pay within the next month and a half.
Mastercard is promoting the adoption of Apple Pay by offering free journeys on London transport networks on the next few Mondays.
Apple Pay is slowly adding support for more UK banks, with Halifax and Lloyds Bank the latest to launch on the mobile payment system.
Following on from our post on Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay from the other day, it’s worth taking a look at an infographic produced by CNN which compares the features of the major mobile wallets; Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, Paypal and Bitcoin.
Samsung will release its competitor to Apple Pay, Samsung Pay (good, original thinking, guys!) in South Korea in the next few days, followed by a rollout in the US in September.
Despite being named as one of the launch partners, there was some surprise when HSBC and First Direct account holders were unable to use Apple Pay when it launched here in the UK earlier in the month.