Weekly Newsletter

15 November 2023

Weekly Newsletter

15 November 2023

Worldline enables Tap to Pay on iPhone in France

Worldline's launch of Tap to Pay on iPhone can support a business with a smooth, simple and reliable payment solution

Robert Prendergast November 14 2023

Worldline joins Viva.com in enabling Tap to Pay on iPhone in France. With Tap to Pay on iPhone, merchants can seamlessly and securely accept in-person contactless payments, including contactless credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, and other digital wallets, using only an iPhone and the Worldline Tap on Mobile iOS app. No additional hardware or payment terminal is needed.

This technology breakthrough is another step for Worldline Tap on Mobile solution. Tap to Pay on iPhone with the Worldline Tap on Mobile solution is easy, secure and private. At checkout, businesses will simply prompt their customers to hold their contactless Mastercard or Visa, their iPhone or Apple Watch to pay with Apple Pay, or other digital wallet near the business’ iPhone, and the payment will be securely completed using near-field communication (NFC) technology.

Tap to Pay to bring convenience for French businesses

Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone technology uses the built-in features of iPhone to keep businesses’ and customers’ data private and secure. No cardholder data is stored on the device or on Apple servers. There are many ways Tap to Pay on iPhone can support a business with a smooth, simple and reliable payment solution, whatever their sector of activity. In addition to the convenience of providing simple payment acceptance anywhere, the solution offers many other opportunities to optimise their business operations through use cases like queue busting (to manage in-store traffic during peak times), payment on delivery or at the restaurant table, and much more.

Marc-Henri Desportes, Deputy CEO of Worldline, said: “We are very proud to have enabled Tap to Pay on iPhone for our merchants across multiple countries. Having launched in Australia and the Netherlands earlier this year, we are now set to open a whole new chapter in the end-user journey at our large customers in France by giving them a flexible and secure way to accept payments with nothing more than an iPhone and Worldline Tap on Mobile iOS app.” 

APAC region expected to dominate the global mobile wallet market

Per GlobalData, the mobile wallet market transaction value will be valued at $54.01 trillion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.5% by 2026. The APAC regional growth is expected to be led by China and India, both countries characterized by large population and growing smartphone penetration. Mobile wallet transaction value in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 20% from 2023 to 2026. The country’s government has been promoting the adoption of mobile wallets as part of their digital transformation agenda.

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