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Mobile Payment Apps

Learn how to improve your digital literacy by using mobile payment apps to start paying with just your smartphone.

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Mobile payment apps enable users to make financial transactions using their mobile devices. They have become a common form of payment due to their convenience and security, including methods like fingerprints or facial recognition. Here are some examples of mobile payment apps you may consider using:

PayPal

PayPal is an online payment system that serves as an alternative to traditional methods such as checks, money orders, and cash. Users can link their bank account, credit card, or debit card to send money to other parties. Transfers take place over an app or through the website. Electronic commerce platforms widely accept PayPal as a payment service.

Venmo

Venmo is a digital wallet that allows users to request and send money through an app, online, or even in stores. Users can link their bank account, credit card, debit card, and prepaid, network-branded cards registered under their name. Friends and family members often use Venmo to split costs with friends and family members.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service for Apple users. They can make secure and convenient payments in stores, apps, and online using Apple devices. This includes iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Mac computers. Apple Pay stores users’ credit, debit, and prepaid cards on their devices. Users can make a secure transaction in-store by bringing their device near a card reader.

Google Pay

Google Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service for Google users. They can make secure and convenient payments online, in-app, and even do money transfers. They can store their credit and debit card information securely on their Android devices. This includes smartphones, tablets, and other devices. These devices can make a secure transaction in-store by bringing it near a card reader.

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