Insight: Apple Pay’s Expansion to 13 New European Countries Won’t Add Much Transaction Volume but Follows Familiar Strategy

By:  Dan Balaban NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Apple’s expansion this week into 13 new European countries may not look so good on paper, but it follows a divide-and-conquer strategy that Apple has used effectively before. Related stories, automatically selected:  Analysis: Apple Chips Away at Fortress Europe with Another Major Bank Planning to Join Apple Pay…

Visa Deepens Push into Tokenization with Planned Acquisition of Rambus Payments and Ticketing Unit

By:  Dan Balaban NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Visa plans to buy the payments and ticketing unit of U.S.-based chip company Rambus for $75 million, as the payments network seeks to expand tokenization beyond Visa cards, including to bank accounts used for real-time payments, as well as to transactions processed by domestic networks. Related stories, automatically…