The mobile shift is now for companies, software developers

Executives from mobile commerce and marketing companies such as Facebook and Stripe gathered in New York City last week to discuss the current state of the mobile economy.

Android Pay, ISIS and the road to mobile payments ubiquity

A number of different factors could help Android Pay pull ahead in 2016, according to Tim Spenny, the vice president of financial services consulting at GfK Custom Research, North America.

Mobile Wallets 101

This report provides an introduction to mobile wallets, and explains why they should accept mobile proximity/point-of-sale payments through their own mobile app, through financial institution-issued mobile wallets, and through third-party mobile wallets.

Sponsored by: The CardLinx Association

AMIS: 'The Future of Payments' revisited

A video presentation of highlights and insights from the 2015 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit, Sept. 9–11, in Washington, DC.

The omnichannel imperative

In a panel discussion at the ATM & Mobile Summit, bankers talk about the forces and technologies that are driving institutions to deliver a seamless customer experience.

ATM & Mobile 101

This report provides guidance for ATM deployers considering the integration of their ATM and mobile channels.

Sponsored by: FIS

Ashley Madison: The new face of data breaches

At the recent ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, DC, a pair of security experts discussed the implications of the Ashley Madison data breach, as well as other worrisome cybercrime trends.

Mobilizing EMV in the US

As consumers continue to adopt EMV payments, mobile and contactless payment solutions will also become more commonplace because the two technologies are interconnected, writes Moneris' Karen Cox.

Why we need 'the fool on the hill'

Every industry needs people with crazy ideas who don't care who's watching or what they think. The financial service sector needs them worst of all.

Bitcoin brings the blockchain, and regulation, to the forefront

The annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C., included discussions about virtual currency and the role it might play in financial services.

Samsung Pay: The mobile wallet winner?

That's what one industry executive declared during the first day of the annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.

The loyalty-program argument with mobile payments

The point of sale is a valuable moment to boost a consumer's experience. If managed right it can also be a huge loyalty-boosting event.

The blockchain's future opportunities

Bitcoin has an aura of rebellion, danger and newness that gets much of the media attention. However, the technology powering bitcoin has remained in the background until recently.

Reimagining the core: Bank payments systems

There is pressure on legacy bank payments systems and how they must be reimagined for their successful transformation as the industry moves forward.

Are biometrics the next big thing in payments?

As the payment industry continues to grapple with breaches, hacking and theft, it seems only natural that industry leaders would turn to authentication technologies that are harder to fake.

August mobile payments 5 for 5: Digital wallets in focus

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in August, and what we can learn from them.

Mobile wallets: The hidden commerce model

Ed Busby, a former Softcard executive, discusses an overlooked aspect of today's mobile wallet game.

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Report: Shift from physical to digital spurs payments innovation and growth

The report goes on to note that banks are still in a strong position to develop innovations that improve the customer experience despite the rise of other competitive payment providers.

Visa helps bring mobile payments to Chevron gas pumps

The companies will launch the the program later this fall at select Chevron stations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Winklevoss twins' bitcoin exchange receives BitLicense

The Winklevoss twins' new bitcoin exchange, Gemini, has become one of the first to be approved for a BitLicense from the NYDFS.

Bigcommerce enables Buyable Pins on Pinterest

Bigcommerce merchants will be among the first to have access to Buyable Pins.

Mobile wallet provider Cellum teams with Credorax to broaden 'Plug & Pay' reach

The partnership is intended to broaden the geographical reach of Cellum's service as well as offer and foster international acquiring and settlement in less widespread currencies.

Twitter rolls out 'Buy Now' button

Adidas, Best Buy, and PacSun are among the first retailers to use the feature.

P97 Networks links with Verifone for mobile commerce at retail fuel

P97's PetroZone product provides merchants with a mobile marketing and commerce platform that supports mobile payments, digital offers and customer rewards, as well as integration with loyalty hosts.

PayPal debuts EMV mPOS in the US

PayPal first introduced the particular device in Australia and the U.K.

Button debuts marketplace to bring mobile developers together

The company describes its contextual commerce as the intelligent matching of purchase intent in one app with the services that can fulfill it in another app.

French supermarket chain combines mobile payments with loyalty

The system enables users to pay with their smartphone using their bank's Digicash app and to link it to their Auchan loyalty card.

Canadian Tire intros new mobile payments app

The app is exclusive to to Canadian Tire Options MasterCard members.

Bell ID snags HCE certification for 3 payments schemes

Bell ID said in an announcement it is the first vendor to receive approval from three schemes for its HCE platform.

CSI tokenization to support payments via Android Pay

Android tokenization capability means that CSI customers can now fully participate with the major mobile wallet schemes, the company says.

98 percent of US cards forecast to be EMV-enabled by end of 2017

By the end of 2015, 60 percent of cards will have chips, compared with 30 percent in June, the Payments Security Task Force says.

Alibaba invests in Indian mobile payment company Paytm

Paytm said the investment will help it to achieve scale and develop new products.

Powa brings POS services to Mexico

The company has partnered with Sophitech, a Latin American point-of-sale software provider.

Study shows wide adoption of mobile banking app among US consumers

Seventy percent of consumers said that they use a mobile banking app a few times a month or more.

1Pay expands payments coverage through partnership with Fortumo

Merchants using 1Pay now can collect payments in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia by charging payments to users' phone bills.

Samsung Pay transactions top $30 million in South Korea

Consumers have made more than 1.5 million total transactions to date, with approximately 60 percent of the transactions taking place on the Galaxy Note5 device.

Centili launches browser-based direct carrier billing in South Africa

The service enables consumers to buy online and digital items from mobile Web browsers and charge those purchases to their mobile phone bill.

Powa expands global presence with Canadian deal

The PowaPOS T25 is being introduced to CT-Payment ISO and software developer partners as a preferred tablet-based POS platform for meeting the growing demand from their retail clients.

Security experts expect increase in mobile payment-related breaches

The 2015 Mobile Payment Security Study from global cybersecurity association ISACA suggests that cybersecurity professionals are willing to balance benefits with perceived security risks of mobile payments.

Shift4 expands mPOS availability after PGA Tour test

Following exclusive use with selected merchants, including the PGA Tour, the VT4 is now available to merchants in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

Seamless intros digital cash register within mobile app

The service enables small enterprises and private individuals to receive payment without the need for a physical card reader.

Report: Aussie smartphone users forecast a cashless future

A new study by Australian bank Westpac reveals that consumers Down Under believe cash could be history by 2022.

The EMV merchant liability shift: A last-minute look

One week out from the Oct. 1 deadline, consumer awareness of and about EMV remains low, an ACI Worldwide survey finds.

Federal Reserve Board announces enhancements to ACH service

The changes are intended to align the Fed's same-day ACH service with recent amendments to NACHA ACH operating rules.

MyCheck adds menu reordering capability for custom mobile payment apps

MyCheck said the feature leverages its integrations with point-of-sale systems, sending orders directly to POS terminals and prep stations, eliminating the need for tablets or special tableside hardware.

PayNearMe launches mobile bill payment center for unbanked consumers

PayNearMe said this domestic bill payment service is the first in a line of affordable financial services that the company plans to offer cash-preferring U.S. consumers.

Starbucks expands mobile order and pay nationwide

The service enables customers to place and pay for their order in advance of their visit and pick it up at a participating Starbucks location.

Apple planning Apple Pay move into China?

Apple in June registered itself as a payments business in Shanghai's free trade zone.

First BitLicense application approved by NYDFS

Payments company Circle Internet Financial has become the first company to receive an approved BitLicense.

ShopKeep acquires iPad and iPhone POS system provider

Ambur provides a feature-rich set of options specifically designed for full-service, quick-service and fast casual restaurants, as well as bars and food trucks.

Canada moves to modernize payments infrastructure

The Candian Payments Association and the Bank of Canada have released research that supports the initiative, outlining critical issues the industry must investigate to improve the payment system.

POS provider Lightspeed raises $61 million in new funding

Lightspeed said the financing will support the company's rapid global growth, technology infrastructure enhancements and deeper investment in its omnichannel offering.

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