Apple expands Tap to Pay on iPhone support to France
Apple has today expanded the availability of Tap to Pay on iPhone, a feature which theoretically turns the iPhone into a payment terminal, with businesses able to accept Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets through a simple tap of their iPhone, to users in France.
Apple announced its new Tap to Pay on iPhone feature in February last year. The feature has since rolled out to users in Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Brazil, allowing businesses securely accept contactless payments, using only an iPhone and a partner-enabled iOS app.
Tap to Pay on iPhone is available through Banques Populaires, Caisses d’Epargne and Payplug, plus Adyen, myPOS, Revolut, SumUp, Viva Wallet, and Worldline. They will soon be joined by BNP Paribas, Crédit Coopératif, Market Pay, Stancer and Stripe, according to Apple.
When a business presents their iPhone to a customer for a contactless payment, the customer’s payment will be securely completed using NFC technology. No additional hardware is needed to accept contactless payments through Tap to Pay on iPhone, so businesses can accept payments from wherever they do business