Apple Pay picks up 40 new supporting US banks, total nears 800 mark

Article Image Apple on Wednesday added another 40 U.S. banks to the list compatible with Apple Pay, bringing the total close to 800 as it prepares to improve merchant support as well.

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Apple May Enter P2P Mobile Payments Fray


Apple is in negotiations with several major banks to launch a peer-to-peer mobile payment system that would compete against rival digital payment companies, including PayPal and Square, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Apple is working on a plan that would allow consumers to transfer funds directly from their checking accounts to other people. It would be similar to the PayPal transfer system operated through Venmo. “It would also be a nice extension to Apple Pay,” said Kevin Krewell, principal analyst at Tirias Research.

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Apple Pay gains 54 more US card issuers ahead of Canadian, Australian launches

Article Image Apple on Tuesday added 54 more banks and credit unions to the list of U.S. Apple Pay issuers, putting the total over 650 as the company prepares to expand to Canada and Australia.

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Apple Pay now boasts more than 500 US banks thanks to latest round of additions

Apple on Tuesday added 46 US banks to its list of Apple Pay backers, putting the total over 500 for the first time as it prepares to roll out a series of further improvements to its mobile payment platform.

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UK banks Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland add support for Apple Pay

Support for Apple Pay is expanding in the United Kingdom, with a trio of new banks going online with Apple’s tap-to-pay service on Friday: Lloyds Bank, Halifax, and Bank of Scotland.

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Apple Pay adds 46 new banks & credit unions in the US, passes 400 participating issuers

Apple on Tuesday added 46 more U.S. banks and credit unions to the list of Apple Pay card issuers, pushing the total to more than 425 financial institutions throughout the country.

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Apple Pay's US roster adds 35 new banks, approaches total of 400

Apple on Thursday added another 35 companies to the list of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay, this time offering a more even split of credit unions and conventional banks.

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Apple Pay comes to 23 more US banks, sees early signs of UK support

Apple on Tuesday added 23 more companies to the list of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay, simultaneously gearing up for the launch of the mobile payment service in the United Kingdom.

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Banks reportedly clamp down on Apple Pay card provisioning in wake of fraud

Banks are instituting more stringent credit and debit card authorization policies for Apple Pay users after criminals took advantage of previously lax security protocols to provision new accounts using stolen card data.



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Apple Pay Cybercrime Burns Banks


Identity thieves are using Apple Pay to defraud banks of what could amount to millions of dollars. Armed with iPhones, the fraudsters are entering stolen payment card information into Apple Pay. Due to weak authentication procedures at the institutions issuing the cards, they are able to use the stolen cards to make purchases through Apple Pay. Ironically, much of the purchasing is being done at Apple Stores, thanks to the high resale value of Apple products. Before cards can be added to Apple Pay, they must be provisioned — that is, approved — by the card issuer. Criminals are finding that process easy to game.

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Hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from US, European banks, report says

A Russian-speaking cybercrime ring has stolen millions of dollars from banks in the U.S., Russia, and Eastern Europe, a cybersecurity firm has claimed in a report due to be published Monday. 

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Banks to take on fraud liability in Apple Pay deal, USAA announces Nov. 7 availability

On Thursday, four banks offering support for Apple Pay commented on Apple’s first foray into mobile payments, confirming that liability for fraudulent activity will ultimately fall on their shoulders for both online and physical transactions.



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Banks, Businesses Scramble to Smash Bash Shellshock Bug


Banks and businesses toiled over the weekend to crush a bug in a widely used open source operating system. The flaw has been in Unix for some 25 years, but it was revealed just last week. If exploited, the vulnerability in BASH could be used to inject malicious code or take command of a system or device. “This BASH vulnerability is going to prove to be a much bigger headache than Heartbleed was,” said Mark Parker, a senior product manager at iSheriff. Heartbleed, a recently discovered defect in OpenSSL, sent shock waves through the Net.

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Apple Pay sparks inter-bank battle to be consumers' default choice

Major U.S. banks are set to engage in an advertising dogfight –?designed to sway consumers’ choice of their default Apple Pay card –?as they look to take advantage of the simple one-touch mobile payment flow found on Apple’s next-generation iPhones to boost profits.



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