Apple today announced the expansion of Tap to Pay on iPhone in France. This new feature allows businesses to accept contactless payments on their iPhones without the need for any additional payment terminal hardware. Tap to Pay is a secure and convenient way for customers to pay for goods and services, and it is also a great way for businesses to reduce their costs.
The following banks in France are currently supporting Tap to Pay on iPhone: Banques Populaires, Caisses d’Epargne, Payplug, Adyen, myPOS, Revolut, SumUp, Viva Wallet, and Worldline. Apple is also working with other banks in France to bring Tap to Pay to their customers like BNP Paribas, Crédit Coopératif, Market Pay, Stancer and Stripe. It is expected that they will support Tap to Pay in the coming months.
Tap to Pay is available on all iPhone models that support NFC, including the iPhone XS and newer along with the iPhone 15. It is also compatible with all major contactless payment cards and mobile wallets, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
Along with France, Tap to Pay on iPhone is also supported in the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Australia, Netherlands, Brazil, Ukraine and the United States. Making France the eighth country to receive the feature since the initial launch in February 2022 in the United States.
Here’s how Tap to Pay works:
- A customer holds their contactless payment card or mobile wallet near the merchant’s iPhone.
- The merchant’s iPhone uses NFC technology to communicate with the customer’s device.
- The customer authenticates the payment using their device’s fingerprint sensor or Face ID.
- The payment is processed and the customer receives a confirmation message.
There are a number of benefits to using Tap to Pay for businesses and consumers. For businesses, Tap to Pay is a cost-effective way to accept contactless payments. It does not require any additional hardware, and it is easy to set up and use. Tap to Pay also helps businesses to reduce their checkout times and improve the customer experience.
For consumers, Tap to Pay is a convenient and secure way to pay for goods and services. It is faster than using cash or a traditional credit card, and it is also more secure. Tap to Pay uses the same security features as Apple Pay, so customers can be confident that their payments are protected.
Tap to Pay is a great feature for both businesses and consumers. It is a secure, convenient, and cost-effective way to accept and make contactless payments.