Revolut now supports Apple Pay in 16 countries


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Revolut has expanded Apple Pay support to 16 countries across Europe.

The mobile banking service first started working with Apple Pay in late May, but only in the United Kingdom. Revolut says its customers have been requesting support “for a long time.”

Apple Pay is soon coming to 16 new markets


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Apple Pay continues its expansion across Europe.
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Apple Pay is on its way to 16 new markets, according to one mobile banking service.

Apple plans to increase the total number of supported countries to 40 by the end of 2019. Here’s the full list of territories that are next in line for its mobile payments service.

Apple Pay is about to spread its reach across Europe


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Apple Pay continues its expansion across Europe.
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Apple Pay is on its way to seven new markets across Europe.

A number of banks serving Greece, Portugal, and other territories have already confirmed their support for the service. The launch is “coming soon,” but a more specific date hasn’t been announced just yet.

Apple Pay expands its reach to CVS, 7-11 and Germany


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Apple Pay will expand its reach to new retailers in the U.S. and a new market in Europe this year.

Apple has confirmed that its popular mobile payments service will soon be supported by CVS and 7-11, while Mac and iOS users will be able to use it in Germany this fall.

Supreme Court deals a blow to Apple Pay


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When you use Apple Pay, you save the merchant money, But that's not something retailers can tell American Express users.
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The Supreme Court handed down a number of high-profile rulings this week. One that didn’t get much attention will have a negative effect on Apple Pay.

The SCOTUS decided that retail store owners who accept American Express can not suggest to customers who bring out this card that they use another method of payment. That includes Apple Pay, even though this iPhone payment system would save the merchant money.

Tim Cook wants to see money die


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Tim Cook hates cash.
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The end of money can’t come soon enough for Apple CEO Tim Cook.

During Apple’s annual shareholders meeting today, Cook told investors that mobile payments like Apple Pay haven’t taken off quite as fast as hoped. However, he said he sees promising signs that the death of cash could soon be upon us.

Walmart Pay inches closer to beating out Apple Pay


Walmart launched its mobile payment service one year after Apple.
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Walmart Pay, the mobile payment system launched by the retailer in late 2015, may be on the verge of overtaking Apple Pay usage in the United States, a new report claims.

The service is available for both iOS and Android, across 4,774 Walmart stores, and is currently enrolling “tens of thousands of new users” per day. Two-thirds of them utilize the service for a second time within 21 days, Walmart claims — thereby giving it impressive repeat business.

Target hopes for bull’s-eye with its mobile wallet


Apple Pay, Android Pay, Walmart Pay... and now Target Pay?
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Apple Pay, Android Pay, Walmart Pay… and now Target Pay? Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr CC

Target is reportedly looking to become a player in the mobile wallet game. The fourth largest retailer in the U.S. would be joining a market that’s quickly becoming pretty crowded. The next mobile payment solution on your smartphone very well could be Target Pay, though it can’t be confirmed at this time.