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The chicken or the egg? Loyalty will drive mobile payments

Tiago Soromenho, founder of Mozido's StickyStreet mobile loyalty solution, gives his view on why this is still a longstanding issue.

The retailer side of the bitcoin equation

Three merchants discuss why they began accepting virtual currencies for payment – and how accepting bitcoin has changed their business.

ATM - Mobile Integration Guide: Strategies for Successful Omnichannel Banking

This guide examines how banks are developing cross-channel strategies linking their ATMs with their mobile channels, their branches and Internet banking.

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Uber and lessons for the mobile wallet

Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide believes payment apps need to focus on the experience and create new experiences that are meaningfully better than the ones we have today.

Virtual currencies: bitcoin and beyond [infographic]

An array of virtual currencies are making their presence known.

Starbucks: Getting rid of plastic in ways no other brand can

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, gives us another glimpse into why the coffee giant does loyalty right.

Payfone to work with major banks on mobile banking authentication

The company's new service relies on the same security standards mobile network operators use to identify their customers.

Mobile shoppers want better customer care right now

John Hibel, director of marketing at Contact Solutions Inc., lays out the issues merchants face as consumers shop more on their smart devices.

Mobile payments rule the early holiday shopping season

Consumers now more than ever are using their smartphones and tablets to shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

CardMobili brings digital wallet capabilities to MNOs

The company is partnering with direct carrier biller Bango to enable consumers to buy physical items and charge them to their monthly mobile bill.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Rise of the restaurants

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

Wearables: The future of mobility

Mehul Nayak, from Softweb Solutions, writes about what the future may hold for the Apple Watch, Google Glass and similar devices.

Apple Pay's missing one thing retailers crave: Data

The mobile payments system diminishes the ability to track shopper behavior. This is among the reasons why some major retailers are not accepting it, writes the President and CEO of LoyaltyOne Inc. Bryan Pearson.

Mobile is no longer an alternative channel for banks

The rise of mobile has huge implications for how we manage our money. For banks to remain competitive, it’s essential for them to adopt a mobile-first strategy centered on the consumer experience, writes Monitise SVP of Sales & Operations Fırat İşbecer.

Webinar explores 5 mistakes retailers make with mobile

Presentation examines the checkout process, speed, security concerns and more.

WorldRemit brings mobile money transfer services to US

The London-based firm is also establishing an office in Denver as it seeks to take advantage of the growing mobile financial services market in the states.

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Golden Pacific Bank teams with Digital Insight to offer mobile RDC

RDC allows Golden Pacific customers to deposit checks using the FI's mobile banking app and the camera in their mobile device.

Walt Disney World adds Apple Pay, Google Wallet acceptance

Disney will leverage the contactless infrastructure it already has in place for the MagicBand.

Apple Pay shows future promise based on November stats

Apple Pay customers used the service roughly 1.4 times per week and used Apple Pay at the same merchant for future transactions roughly 66 percent of the time.

Funds sent via bitcoin app can be retrieved at the ATM

Funds sent from the user's bitoin account can be withdrawn in fiat currency at any Security Bank ATM in the Philippines.

Diebold, Luxembourg FI collaborate on mobile-ATM integration

The new service allows cardless cash withdrawals at any Banque Internationale à Luxembourg ATM, and also enables P2P transfer of funds.

McDonald's adds iBeacon technology in Georgia restaurants

Franchisees can deliver coupon offers, timely alerts, employment opportunities and customer surveys as customers enter the restaurants.

WingCash makes its digital wallet brand available to merchants

Brand Cash is a closed-loop, digital currency that a business creates with WingCash, and that a consumer can use either for online purchases or at a brick-and-mortar store with a smartphone.

Royal Bank of Canada adds HCE to mobile banking app

Bank said it is the first North American financial institution to develop an HCE payment product.

Mozido takes majority stake in CorFire

Acquisition gives company more global reach and enhances its product offering for NFC-enabled mobile payments.

ShopKeep giving away free readers for Apple Pay and EMV acceptance

The device, powered by Ingenico Mobile Solutions, connects to the ShopKeep register app via Bluetooth.

Global mobile NFC payments to exceed $130 billion by 2020

This equates to 254 million mobile users making five payments per month at an average of slightly less than $9 per transaction.

ChowNow adds Apple Pay platform

Company claims to be the first online ordering system to offer the new payment technology.

Samsung reportedly talking with LoopPay about mobile payments

Smartphone manufacturer's handsets could feature startup's wireless payment technology.

Mobile bill payment grows

Some 27 million U.S. online households now pay at least one bill from their phone, up nearly 70 percent over 2013.

NCR Silver POS adds LevelUp

NCR Silver merchants can activate the LevelUp application as a payment option in their POS system.

First Data and Verifone partner to fight consumer payment data theft

First Data will offer Verifone's Secure Commerce Architecture (SCA) to provide safer, streamlined transactions and expedite EMV integration in the United States.

Chinese mobile game publisher partners with Fortumo

Developers publishing games on 9Game now have the opportunity to collect additional revenue from up to 83 countries through direct carrier billing.

State Bank of India to provide mobile financial services to underserved

Government's goal is to provide banking products to 75 million households.

Regional transit app on the way for Chicago commuters

Cubic Transportation Systems will supply area local transit operators Chicago Transit Authority, suburban bus operator Pace, and Metra, the commuter rail system, with an integrated mobile application and system.

Arizona bank adds P2P payments through clearXchange network

FirstBank Holding Company is the fourth member of the network, and the first regional FI to offer the service.

Bitcoin Brands, Midwest BTC partner on ATM placements

Under the new agreement, the partners expect to deploy at least 10 new bitcoin ATMs during the first quarter of 2015.

UK consumers want more mobile purchasing options, survey says

Some 47 percent of mobile users in the U.K. would like to use their mobile phone more to pay for physical or quasi-physical goods and services.

Cahill returns to Boku as CTO

Former Boku vice president of engineering and one of the company's earliest employees returns after two years away.

Bango brings direct carrier billing to Telkom Samsung mobile users

South African MNO customers can purchase applications from Samsung's Galaxy Apps store and charge it directly to their mobile phone bill or airtime.

Bindo adds invoicing to tablet-based POS

Retailers can now deliver invoices directly to individual customers through Bindo's new invoicing feature.

Interactive Customer Experience Summit coming to Chicago in June

The conference will focus on technologies such as digital signage, self-service kiosks, mobile and tablets, as well as emerging technologies like beacons, virtual assistants and augmented reality.

Iowa preps digital driver's license pilot

Smartphone app would not only store identification but also send motorists push notifications with traffic alerts.

Pay the rent from your mobile device

PayLease announced the launch of several mobile products that will enable residents to pay rent or HOA dues using a smartphone.

Bluefin finds distribution partner for encryption product

Priority Payment Systems to provide Bluefin's PCI-validated point-to-point encryption product to its merchant clients.

ShopKeep reveals new website

Company is giving new customers a free credit card reader that supports NFC and chip cards.

Mobile wallet adoption in APAC and Africa expected to boost NFC

The Global NFC Transaction Market is expected to post a staggering CAGR of 47.47 percent from 2015-2019.

Fortumo snags billing pact in China

Company will work with Changyou, a digital entertainment company that operates the Mobogenie app store.

Microsoft adds bitcoin as payment option

Customers can now buy apps, games, videos from online stores.

Square reaches $100 million single-day sales milestone

Square also announced over 40 percent of its payment volume comes from sellers who process over $125,000 a year.

SIMalliance updates OMAPI specification

Requirement specifies how mobile applications may access different SEs, including the UICC and embedded SEs, within a mobile device

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