Apple Pay Alternatives

    Apple Pay is described as 'lets you make purchases securely in stores, in apps, and on the web using Safari . Pay with just a touch, in person or online, with debit and credit cards. Your purchases are safe and private, card details never shared by Apple' and is a Payment Processing Service in the Business & Commerce category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Apple Pay, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows. The best alternative is PayPal. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Bitcoin Cash or Google Pay. Other great sites and apps similar to Apple Pay are Privacy.com (Free Personal), Apple Wallet (Free), Payoneer (Paid) and Lydia (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 28, 2021

    1. PayPal is the faster, safer way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account. There are not fees for paying money, but there are fees for receiving money.
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    2. Bitcoin Cash is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. It's a permissionless, decentralized cryptocurrency that requires no trusted third parties and no central bank.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Android Wear
      • Apple Messages
      Google Pay is the fast, simple way to pay with Google online, in stores, and more. Book a trip, grab a meal, see a show, and enjoy new experiences—all without your wallet. Just add a card once from a participating bank and you’re ready to go.
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    3. Make a unique debit card number for every single purchase online with just 1 click. Never worry again about credit card breaches, shady merchants, or sneaky subscription billing.
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    4. Wallet keeps things like airline boarding passes, movie tickets, and gift cards all in one place, letting you scan your iPhone or iPod touch to check in for a flight, get into a movie, redeem a coupon, and more. Wallet is what you would use to set up Apple Pay.


    5. At Payoneer, our goal is to empower our customers to grow their businesses by enabling them to pay and get paid as easily globally as they do locally.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      Lydia is a mobile payment solution. Started with payment through QR code, email or SMS and direct money exchange with friends using your credit card, it is now an all-in-one payment and money management service.
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    6. DASH is an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that uses a system called Darksend to add privacy to transactions. It allows you keep your finances private as you make transactions, similar to cash.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      GNU Taler is a privacy-preserving payment system. Customers can stay anonymous, but merchants can not hide their income through payments with GNU Taler. This helps to avoid tax evasion and money laundering.
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    7. Peercoin is a P2P digital currency and payment system optimized for security and energy-efficiency.
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