Apple and Goldman Sachs will partner to help iPhone users manage their money by providing them with a credit card that will pair with their iPhones, according to the Wall Street Journal. The credit card will be able to track spending and rewards as well as set spending goals through the iPhone's Wallet application. The card will also offer cash back on most purchases of about 2 percent, with potentially even more from purchases on Apple services and products. According to the report, the card will undergo a testing period with employees soon and will launch officially later in 2019. The partnership will benefit both companies as they look to tap into new revenue sources.
Apple already gets a small portion of the purchases made through Apple Pay and use of this credit card will undoubtedly increase that amount. Apple is looking to increase its revenue from services as its iPhone sales dipped recently. The iPhone is Apple's largest contributor to company profits.
Goldman Sachs is looking to offset decreases in its trading business by increasing consumer loans and has recently been making significant pushes into digital payments. The bank could also potentially offer more of its services to Apple customers in the future.
The credit card will use Mastercard's payment network, according to the report.
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