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iOS 11 Brings Exciting Changes to Apple Wallet

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iOS 11, announced in June, comes to iPhone this fall. The new features impacting Wallet users both involve collaboration with other consumers – the ability to make a pass NOT shareable - and the ability to send money to another person using Apple Pay through the iMessage app.

Share Pass is now optional

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Years back, Apple introduced the ability to share a pass in Wallet. An email or SMS could be sent to someone else with the pass directly attached. For users of Walletron’s moBills® product, the ability to share was quite useful for situations in which a joint or co-borrower account could be easily shared between phones without the other person needing to seek out the Add to Apple Wallet button. However, many clients have asked over time whether the Share capability could be turned off. Good news, iOS 11 introduces the ability to remove sharing! We at Walletron also like to the removal of the Share Pass link because it frees up key real estate on the pass’ action screen, moving up key links like Pay Your Bill and View Your Statement.

P2P Payments

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An exciting new capability in iOS 11 is the ability to send money to other iPhone users right through iMessage. To achieve this, Apple is introducing an Apple Pay Cash Card that resides in Wallet. The card can retain a balance of funds just like a PayPal or Venmo account. Those funds can then be used to send money to others or be emptied into a bank account. Sent money can be debited from one’s cash card or another card resident within Apple Pay for that user. The prospects of a user paying a Walletron-served bill in Apple Wallet is a logical capability but one that is a bit down the road.

Want more details? Click the button on the right to view the full "What's new in Apple Pay & Wallet" webinar from WWDC 2017!

 

Comcast Launches Apple Pay Option for Xfinity Bill Payments

Comcast customers will be able to pay for their cable and internet bills easily and securely using Touch ID and tokenization through Apple Pay instead of entering and saving credit card information online or mailing in payments by check.

Comcast says the new Apple Pay bill payment feature is rolling out over the next few weeks, with version 1.24.0 of the cable company’s Xfinity My Account app for iPhone, including the new feature.

 

Read the original article from PYMNTS here.

Biller Direct Payments Increasing

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A recent study from Aite Group found that in 2016 U.S. consumers paid 14.7 billion bills worth US $3.9 trillion.

An increasing number of online payments, over 70%, are now made directly on billers’ websites while bank website payments are dropping.  Third party websites represent less than 1%.

These trends are prompting utilities like Clearview Energy to look at new solutions like mobile wallets.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://aitegroup.com/report/how-americans-pay-their-bills-sizing-bill-pay-channels-and-methods 

Transactis Partners with Walletron for Mobile Wallet Billing & Payment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

New York, NY – April 18, 2017Transactis is excited to announce a strategic relationship with Walletron, expanding its electronic billing and payment offering BillerIQ with the bill-to-wallet service moBills®, enabling businesses to present notifications, bill statements, and a streamlined payment experience through customers’ smartphones – all without ever downloading an app. Walletron will serve Transactis’ premier distribution client base, all leading players in the financial services, technology and digital communications industries.

“Our relationship with Walletron enhances our mobile delivery strategy for our distributors and their clients’ bill pay solutions,” explains Transactis CEO Joe Proto. “The mobile wallet is a critical component of today’s omnichannel payment strategy. Now, Transactis’ clients can save costs and improve cash flow while connecting with customers through their preferred channel – the mobile phone – reaching the next level of paperless engagement.”

Walletron moBills® operates within the native mobile wallets on the leading smartphone systems, Apple Wallet on iOS and Android Pay on Android phones, covering over 97% of U.S. consumers. Walletron’s moBills® delivers a new twist on traditional mobile wallet uses like boarding passes and membership cards – an electronic bill delivered, paid and updated in real time via moBills® in the smartphone.

Walletron CEO and founder Garrett Baird states, “We are delighted to partner with Transactis to open a new method of communication for their biller clients, and to expand the moBills® biller footprint via Transactis’ impressive distribution network of leading treasury banks and digital communications partners.”

Transactis and Walletron will host a joint webinar on April 20th to share more details about the relationship. You can register for the event via this link.


About Walletron

Walletron, Inc. delivers a SaaS platform that automates brands’ presence in mobile wallets like Apple Wallet and Android Pay. Walletron manages the content and appearance of digital cards consumers add to their wallets. Initially established to deliver mobile wallet loyalty, Walletron now also serves billers through the world’s only bill-to-wallet solution. Billers and their customers are able to engage securely in real time with valuable, personalized information. Walletron engages consumers to pay bills in only two taps – expediting cash flow and reducing paper handling costs for billers.

Walletron powers millions of mobile wallet passes across leading biller, retail and hospitality brands. To learn more about Walletron, visit www.walletron.com.

 

About Transactis

Transactis transforms traditional paper billing and payment processing by enabling businesses of all sizes to replace paper bills, statements, invoices, payments and documents with efficient and cost effective digital alternatives. Transactis goes to market exclusively with resellers—financial institutions, technology companies, printers and business process outsourcers—to provide their customers with secure, configurable, white-label, industry-leading SaaS solutions. More than a technology provider to resellers, Transactis is a full-service business partner, delivering a broad and deep suite of sales, marketing, technical and operational support, empowering resellers to more successfully serve their clients. Transactis meets the strictest regulatory and compliance requirements including HIPAA, SSAE 16, PCI Level 1, and SOC 2. Transactis has received the Inc. 500 Award, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Award, AlwaysOn OnFinance Top 100 Award, Red Herring Top 100 Award, ‘Cool Vendor’ by Gartner and PYMNTS Innovation Award. Transactis’ investors include ff Venture Capital, MacAndrews & Forbes, Metamorphic Ventures, Safeguard Scientifics, StarVest Partners, Capital One, Fifth Third Bank, PNC, TD Bank and Wells Fargo. For more information, please visit transactis.com or follow us on Twitter @TransactisUS.


CONTACT:
Kate Ryan / Walletron
kate@kateryanpr.com

Laura Mitchell / Transactis
lmitchell@transactis.com