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The direct carrier billing opportunity

Join Bango, du and Mobile Payments Today in a live, global webinar Thursday that explores how MNOs can take advantage of this payment method.

Apple Pay: A short-term wallet plan for 500 banks?

Costs associated with the Apple partnership might accelerate financial institutions' plans to release their own wallets, maybe with some help from merchants.

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.

Sponsored by: Auriga

Where's my (your) money?: Overcoming mobile payment growing pains

Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile, says having the ability to send relevant promotions, rewarding users with instant incentives and providing security thresholds are critical components of a mobile effort.

Five trends in mobile payments worldwide in 2014

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines the key areas in the market as the year enters the final quarter.

The Rise of Mobile POS

Mobile point of sale (mPOS) has introduced a new dynamic into the mobile proximity payments market. Between 2010 and 2011, approximately 1.2 million mPOS solutions were shipped to MasterCard merchants globally; and 75% of those merchants had not previously been able to accept card payments.

Sponsored by: Mahindra Comviva

Don't hand Apple Pay the mobile payments title just yet

Consumer behavior and the Android users will affect how mobile payments will shake out going forward.

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

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

Photo highlights from the 2014 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

See a little bit of what you missed if you didn't join us for our show this past August in Chicago.

Proxama finds mobile opportunities in North America

Company will expand outside of the U.K. and offer its mobile proximity services in Canada and the U.S., as Apple Pay, BLE beacons, EMV migration and HCE shake up both markets.

Boku acquires mopay

Direct carrier billing receives a major shot in the arm as the merger gives the San Francisco-based company significant reach across digital content brands.

HCE support could reach 85% of smartphones

Marcelo Delima from Sequent discusses how HCE is available on more Android-supported smartphones.

Build an integrated mobile experience on an identity relationship management platform

Lasse Andresen, CTO for multinational identity and access management software corporation ForgeRock, discusses how businesses can reach consumers across different channels.

Preparing for the inevitable: security breaches

Shawn Henry, a retired FBI executive assistant director, spoke with Mobile Payments Today about the threats financial companies face today.

LevelUp's Passbook integration goes live with Capital Teas

Apple's mobile wallet gives merchant-branded prepaid cards a chance to compete with the card networks in the same space.

Boku brings direct carrier billing into the physical world thanks to license

San Francisco-based company partners with the three major MNOs in the U.K. to extend service beyond digital content.

Paydiant's large role in mobile payments

The company's CEO recently spoke with Mobile Payments Today about his work with the Merchant Customer Exchange, Subway and what the future holds for this industry.

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CardFlight inks pact with Anovia for customized mobile products

As part of the partnership, Anovia will leverage CardFlight's SwipeSimple product as their preferred mobile POS solution.

New report examines emerging payments in Africa

With new technologies, a growing middle class, government initiatives, and many drivers towards greater inclusion, Africa’s payment systems are changing rapidly.

Unwired Nation's mobile banking product meant for smaller FIs

Company is offering a product that rivals similar apps from major banks such as Bank of America.

First Data launches Perka retail beacon platform

Merchants placing the beacon near the store entrance or point of sale can sync the beacon with their Perka mobile loyalty program.

Etsy gets crafty with branded mPOS

The new device is meant to help Etsy users create a better presence for themselves at places such as craft fairs.

Staples investigating possible data breach

Has POS malware become an 'easy button' for payment card data theft and counterfeiting?

Square intros Square App Marketplace

The business applications are meant to sync with any Square account.

Mozido raises $185 million in two-part funding round

MasterCard among four investors in mobile payments company; a total of $265 million in capital has been raised by Mozido over the past 12 months.

BitFury Capital makes strategic investment in GoCoin

This is the third such investment for the group.

Samsung signs with Bango for direct carrier billing

Bango will provide carrier billing, collection and settlement for digital content such as games, e-books, music and videos purchased through the Samsung Galaxy Apps store.

Bell ID launches Tokenization Manager software

The company said the product will be used by card issuers and merchants to enhance security and limit fraud by facilitating tokenized payments.

Canadian social shopping network raises $2 million in funding

Retailcommon, which developed a way for retailers to connect with their customers' mobile devices while they are actively shopping, also announced it will launch its services in the U.S. next month.

Optimal Payments hits the UK and Ireland with mPOS products

Company has partnered with Handpoint for chip-and-PIN devices.

Harbortouch adds Apple Pay to pay-at-the-table app

The Perkwave app also includes loyalty and rewards functionality to encourage customers to pay with the app.

Jumio intros new scanning tech for mobile retailers

BAM Checkout's embeddable product is intended to provide a simple checkout experience by enabling users to bypass nearly all manual key entry when completing a mobile purchase.

MasterCard, Zwipe team up to roll out first-ever biometric contactless payment card

Biometric authentication replaces PIN entry, enabling cardholders to make contactless payments in any amount, unlike current NFC-enabled payment solutions.

Nearly 40 percent of US mobile banking users worry about identity theft

Not surprisingly, older users of mobile banking apps are more fearful than younger users about having their mobile banking data hacked.

Almost half of Americans are likely to avoid retailers affected by data breaches

This holiday season, almost half of Americans are likely to avoid shopping at stores that were affected by data breaches over the past year.

Bitnet secures $14.5 million in funding

Announcement comes as company launches its platform and builds teams for sales, marketing and customer support.

MyECheck partners with coffee vendor for real-time check payments

Under the agreement, MyECheck will process payments made by customers to Dad's Roast Custom Coffee.

More merchants to support Apple Pay thanks to Braintree SDK

Airbnb, Eventbrite, StubHub, JackThreads and the Levi's Stadium app from VenueNext will support Apple Pay in the coming weeks and months.

Expect 47% of US terminals to be EMV-enabled by 2016

The estimates are based on forecasts provided by acquirers representing approximately 80 percent of U.S. purchase volume.

Chicago Transit Authority to add mobile app

Mobile payments won't be available until early 2016.

Singapore-based goSwiff releases new mPOS device

Card reader is meant to perform under harsh conditions.

US gov't to introduce EMV for EBT cards

Following on high-profile data breaches originating at POS terminals, the Obama Administration is reportedly taking measures to ensure the security of electronic benefits payments data.

ShopKeep adds EMV, NFC acceptance to new reader

ShopKeep said its new card reader brings the latest advancement in U.S. payment technology to thousands of merchants.

DIMOCO lands in Turkey for DCB

Company will work with AVEA, Turkcell and Vodafone.

Norway's MeaWallet seeks banks for pilots

Provider announced it will use tokenization set by the network brands.

Icelandic company snags mPOS provider's merchant partners

Snorrason Holdings today announced it has signed an agreement with mPOS platform provider Handpoint to acquire its Icelandic merchant portfolio.

Prepaid cards rule in September spending; checks see rare increase

Total dollar volume was up year-over-year, but month-to-month growth slowed slightly as consumers took a breather between back-to-school and Halloween spending.

More UK banks join Paym

Clydesdale Bank, Isle of Man Bank, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank and Yorkshire Bank are among the new banks that will offer Paym this year.

Fortumo flies into physical goods with Angry Birds plush toys

Company is the latest direct carrier company to dabble beyond the digital content realm.

UK-based airline adds passport scanning feature to mobile app

EasyJet's app will use technology from Jumio to drive new function.

European mPOS provider raises $10 million in funding

Orderbird to increase its product portfolio and advance its international expansion.

FIME partners with Russian plastic cards software provider

FIME said its relationship will enable Pronit to combine FIME's global portfolio of services across the contact and contactless EMV and mobile payments landscape.

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