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Apple's latest foray into fintech offers high interest, but is it too interested in users’ lives?

The tech giant makes it easy to open an account on an iPhone. Sara Morrison of Vox isn’t entirely comfortable with its expanding reach.
Apple CEO Tim Cook. Its new savings account quickly drew nearly $1 billion in deposits.
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Apple plugs into the credit card business

Aug 7, 2019
How might this change the competitive landscape?
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
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Why Apple encourages holders of its new credit card not to swipe it

Mar 26, 2019
Apple’s launch event Monday for the first time included no new iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches or other devices.
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An Apple-Goldman credit card could help both titans

Feb 21, 2019
A report in the Wall Street Journal Thursday said Apple is about to launch a new credit card with Goldman Sachs. The move comes as Apple is trying to diversify its revenue sources away from iPhones, which have been struggling around the world. For Goldman, the reported partnership could be the bank’s latest attempt to […]

Are chip implants the payment method of the future?

May 24, 2016
BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel had an RFID chip implanted in his hand and lived to talk about it.
An employee of internet security company Kaspersky Lab has a microchip implanted in the area between his thumb and the index finger during a Kaspersky Lab press conference on biological, psychological and technological implications of microchip implants ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. 

Apple Pay debuts in China

Feb 18, 2016
Apple's mobile payment system faces stiff competition in the world's second-largest economy.
A display explaining that purchases can be made using Apple Pay, as well as other formats, at an Apple store in Shanghai.
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Will international money transfers boost PayPal?

Oct 28, 2015
Remittances are a new area of growth for PayPal.

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Tech IRL: Mobile transactions and Apple Pay

May 14, 2015
What does the future hold for mobile payments?

Samsung steps up the battle to be your "pay phone"

Mar 3, 2015
You can pay with the new Galaxy nearly everywhere credit cards are accepted.

Living without cash or credit cards for a week

Nov 4, 2014
Lisa Selin Davis limited herself to mobile payments. Spoiler alert: it was hard.