Liven x Apple Pay partnership encourages Aussies to leave their wallet at home when they dine out
If you haven’t already heard, it’s 2020, the beginning of a new decade, the future is here and all that jazz. But what does that actually mean? Surely technology won’t suddenly change just because we’ve dipped into a new decade?
Well the truth is, technology is constantly progressing; fintech in particular progressed a lot in the last decade. In fact, the world of fintech progressed so much in the last decade, that the 2020s could actually see us all discarding the heavy wallets in our bags or back pockets and opting for lighter, digital payment methods.
Solid proof of this is the new partnership between mobile payment service Apple Pay and dining rewards app Liven. The Melbourne-based fintech startup announced today that Aussies using the Liven app, will now be able to make use of invisible payments with Apple Pay.
What are invisible payments?
Ever used apps such as Uber, Ola, Foodora or Menulog to get from A to B or to order yourself a pizza? Well then you’ve used invisible payments already. What you love about those apps is probably the convenience. You don’t have to get your credit card or debit card out every time you order a ride or a takeaway, you simply confirm the payment in one or two taps.
Invisible payments are exactly that, invisible. This type of payment eliminates the need for cash, debit or credit cards, wearables, PINS and POS card readers. With invisible payments you’re basically paying by way of a virtual wallet that already has your details stored. And this is where mobile payment services such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay come in, because these digital wallets use invisible payments in the exact same way.
What is the Liven app?
The Liven app is a dining rewards app with its own digital currency (LVN). The Aussie app is free to download and available to use in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane at the moment. Amongst a sea of food-ordering apps already available in Australia, the minds behind this app are keen to encourage and reward people for actually dining out.
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