Jan. 27, 2015
TCF Bank, Western Union and USA Technologies this week announced Apple Pay integration within their respective businesses.
TCF Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of TCF Financial Corp., announced the availability of Apple Pay for its debit and credit cards.
Western Union announced it will give visitors to its flagship locations the ability to send fund transfers using Apple Pay. Consumers making Western Union transactions at kiosks in more than 7,600 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide also have the ability to use Apple Pay.
"Innovative payment options are a strategic focus for Western Union, and starting to accept Apple Pay is in keeping with the company's blueprint for the future," said Odilon Almeida, Western Union president for the Americas and European Union. "Our customers' needs and preferences are top of mind."
Launched at Western Union's flagship 1440 Broadway location in New York City — with more participating Western Union Agent locations to follow — customers will be able to use their iPhone 6 to fund a Western Union Money Transfer transaction or bill payment, according to a press release.
To use this service, customers must register their debit card on their device and ensure their bank is a participating partner of the Apple Pay service. They can then make a payment simply by holding their phone near the contactless reader with their finger on Touch ID.
USA Technologies Inc., a provider of wireless, cashless payment and M2M/IoT solutions for small-ticket, self-service retailing industries, announced a nationwide rollout of new acceptance points for Apple Pay.
The extension of Apple Pay adds approximately 200,000 acceptance points to the growing list of locations officially supporting Apple Pay, including owners and operators of coffee brewers, vending machines, kiosks, laundry equipment, parking pay stations and other self-service appliances.