Today, Apple has made it official that the company has expanded its Tap to Pay feature in Brazil.
Tap to Pay is a feature on the iPhone (iPhone XS or newer) where a merchant can use an iPhone as a POS system that can be used for payments. A customer can then use their iPhone and pay with Apple Pay. The same logic applies to the Apple Watch and contactless credit and debit cards.
Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, said this will be great for Brazil businesses large and small.
“Tap to Pay on iPhone has helped companies around the world and of all sizes — from freelancers to large retailers — to offer new payment experiences, and we are excited to bring an easy, secure and private payment solution to Brazilian merchants,” she said. “Brazil is a nation of great entrepreneurship, and now companies will have the possibility to accept payments by approach in all places of operation.”
The financial institutions and payment platforms that will be supporting Apple’s Tap to Pay feature will be CloudWalk’s Infinite Pay, with Granito, Nubank, Stone and SumUp that are said to be “available soon.”
Luis Silva, founder and CEO of CloudWalk, said this about Tap to Pay support coming to his company.
“With Tap to Pay on iPhone, merchants can quickly start accepting payments by approach using only one iPhone, offering an excellent opportunity for people to create businesses of all sizes,” he said. “It is exciting to offer this technology in Brazil to our InfinitePay users. Our goal is to democratize access to the world’s most innovative payment services and offer merchants the ability to accept payments quickly. The integration of Tap to Pay on the iPhone is an important step in this direction.”
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