PayPal strengthens mobile plans with Paydiant acquisition

Boston-area company already has partnerships with Capital One, Subway, and the Merchant Customer Exchange.

A cashless, mobile day in London

Andrew Hull, the strategy director for Pocket App, wanted to see if he could survive without cash for 24 hours.

Regulation of Virtual Currencies: A Global Overview

Financial regulators around the globe are developing virtual currency regulations covering issues such as taxation, anti-money-laundering, counter-terrorist-financing, consumer protection and fraud.

Sponsored by: Jumio

Google snags Softcard's technology

As part of this deal with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, Google Wallet now will be preinstalled on Android phones running the latest versions of the mobile operating system.

A conversation on all things mobile: Banking, payments, and Costanza

In his latest blog post, Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide is joined by his colleague Dan Ring for a fun Q&A about the current market.

Mobile Payments: Three Steps to NFC Testing Success

The inclusive approach to multi-channel payment testing.

Sponsored by: Clear2Pay

Samsung acquires LoopPay to help drive mobile wallet plans

LoopPay's technology works with 90 percent of point-of-sale terminals in the U.S.

Mobile payments and customer care: The trust issue

John Hibel, director of marketing at Contact Solutions Inc., wrote a blog post that examines the need for providers to give consumers a reason to adopt mobile commerce.

The bitcoin-ISIS connection

An analyst says he has found proof that the terrorist organization is using virtual currency to fund its operations.

Mexican banks adopt mPOS payments technology

The country's government is supporting different initiatives to increase card payments and financial inclusion.

Future of money: Cashless, cardless, paperless

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, examines how new technology will accelerate the evolution of the payments landscape.

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Company buys PayEase, which is one of 22 licensed payment processing companies in the country.

Mobile POS providers focused on flexibility and simplicity

Mobile Payments Today spoke to several companies at last month's National Retail Federation Big Show about what they need to do to differentiate themselves from the competition.

A holistic mobile payments strategy goes beyond the point of sale

While Apple Pay is grabbing headlines, Shirra Frost from Fiserv believes it's important for banks to not get caught up in the hype and overlook other opportunities that strengthen the customer relationship.

Is there a battle looming in the UK between Apple Pay and Zapp?

Both mobile payment schemes are set to debut at about the same time.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on digital wallets

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

Cracking the Apple Pay code

Apple released record-breaking first quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon, but the mobile payments industry still doesn't have concrete transaction numbers for the company's wallet.

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Report: GSMA finds mobile money customers continue to grow

Mobile money is now available in 61 percent of developing markets.

Bitcoin exchange gains access to M-Pesa through acquisition

The bitcoin exchange, named igot, buys TagPesa crypto exchange and remittance gateway.

Bulgarian bank to launch mobile payments with MeaWallet tech

The service is based on virtual payment cards using cloud-based security and host card emulation.

New association will promote tech-powered experience across consumer channels

The Interactive Customer Experience Association will explore ways that technologies can be combined to create new and unique consumer experiences.

Boku intros new product for streamlined DCB checkout

Phone-on-File is a new cross-platform product that lets consumers store their mobile phone number as a preferred payment method for one-time and subscription purchases.

More banks to offer cloud-based mobile payments with Visa

BBVA and Cuscal have already launched, while Banco do Brasil, PNC and US Bank intend to launch supported apps in the near future.

Inside Secure plans updates for HCE products

Proxama is the first company to use the updated products to help banks get to market faster with HCE-enabled mobile banking apps.

Fortumo reveals emerging markets payment index

The tool is intended to be used by Web, game and app developers to benchmark their revenue in markets with high smartphone growth and low credit card penetration.

Proxama adds new division to tackle mobile marketing and payments

Product will enable card issuers and financial institutions to implement services such as tokenization and mobile NFC payments.

ValidSoft, FICO anti-fraud partnership scores another win

The companies have teamed up to address a growing threat from fraudsters who redirect mobile calls and texts in order to defeat authentication systems.

Firms seek to secure bitcoin wallets, e-commerce apps on Android

Intercede and Rivetz partner to enable software developers to integrate a security product into their apps.

More mobile money interoperability comes to Africa with Tigo Pesa

The company's customers in Tanzania can use the mobile money service to transact with users of all their country's mobile money networks following an agreement with Vodacom's M-Pesa service.

Tweet a payment with Barclays' Pingit mobile app

Consumers will also be able to us the service starting next month to pay small businesses.

Carta Worldwide launches cloud-based payments and tokenization

Company claims its the first such service for banks and mobile wallet service providers.

GuestLogix lands agreement for onboard iPhone retail platform with large air carrier

Global provider of ancillary-focused merchandising, payment and business intelligence technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry today announced it will be supporting one of its largest customers' initiative to implement Apple iPhone devices for multipurpose use by flight attendants onboard.

Modest intros new platform aimed at streamlining m-commerce

Modest, a company founded by four engineers from President Obama's re-election campaign, today introduced a mobile commerce platform for retailers designed to allow them to create a free mobile app store or drop a smooth shopping experience into an existing mobile app in minutes.

G&D offers white label mobile cloud payment service for FIs

The Convego CloudPay payment service provides secure mobile transactions, Giesecke & Devrient says.

EMV Migration Forum announces new leadership

The EMV Migration Forum recently announced a new slate of officers and steering committee members for 2015–2016.

CardConnect throws hat in the mPOS ring

CardConnect Mobile is an app available for iOS and Android that enables merchants to accept payments, edit receipts, manage inventory and view reports on a mobile device.

Mitek intros commercial remote deposit capture for businesses

The product allows businesses of all types to capture important invoice documents and deposit checks from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet camera.

Vibes seeks to improve mobile marketing with new initiative

WalletAds is a patent-pending mobile ad technology that enables consumers to "tap and save" branded content and offers to Apple's Passbook or Google Wallet directly from a mobile ad.

Transfast latest entrant into mobile remittance market

Company's app features Apple Touch ID and scan technology for added security.

Another mPOS option comes to Asia-Pacific region

Mint Payments Limited and Miura Systems announced a strategic distribution partnership that will deliver products to Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

Hip Digital links with InComm for digital gift cards

Hip will use InComm's Digital Solution's platform to access a large selection of gift cards from top national brands.

Companies intend to bring mobile commerce to petro retailers

Fiscal Systems Inc. and P97 Networks Inc. announce partnership to deploy product later this quarter.

U.S. Treasury chooses PayPal, Dwolla for online payments

This implementation is part of an ongoing effort to move away from paper-based processes to more efficient and secure electronic transactions for the Federal Government.

Mobile business app provider adds PayPal acceptance

Users also have the option to use PayPal Here.

Powa teams with eProcessing Network on mPOS product

Powa will integrate eProcessing Network's ePNMobile for Tablet iOS and Android application with the PowaPOS T25.

Oberthur powers Polish bank's new HCE-enabled mobile app

Getin Bank customers at the end of the first quarter will be able install the wallet and register their Visa mobile card.

Two UK banks add Apple Touch ID

RBS and NatWest have become the first financial institutions in the region to add fingerprint sensor functionality to their mobile banking apps.

Bitrated launches reputation management system for virtual currency payments

According to the company, Bitrated gives every user a bitrating score based on their online presence on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. The number is influenced by a "trust relationship with friends" based on past transactions.

GoCoin co-founder and CEO to keynote Virtual Currency Today Summit, April 29 in Boston

Steve Beauregard, co-founder and CEO of payment platform GoCoin, will keynote VCTS on the 'the next disruptor in payments.'

UnitedHealthcare adds payments to updated mobile app

The mobile bill-payment service is available to more than 13 million plan participants nationwide

Mobile POS provider iZettle gives away new Lite readers

Device is available to businesses in the U.K., Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands

Pyrim intros tool designed to provide clarity to mobile commerce

Product lists over 100 consumer-facing, mobile commerce products and each is fully described and mapped to the mobile commerce ecosystem.

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