Talking With: Amazon payments exec on brokering consumer trust, solving customer pain points (Part 1)

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Patrick Gauthier at the Shoptalk conference to discuss a wide range of topics about e-commerce, the checkout experience and what makes Pay with Amazon different from MasterPass, PayPal and Visa Checkout.

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Bango's BilltoMobile acquisition puts spotlight back on direct carrier billing

On the same day that U.K.-based Bango made its acquisition for $3.5 million, Las Vegas-based Axiologix Inc. announced that it had entered into a joint venture with SLA Mobile, a direct carrier biller with headquarters in Malaysia and the U.K. The next day, Austria's Dimoco purchased Italy-based Onebip for an undisclosed amount.

MCX delays nationwide rollout of CurrentC mobile wallet

Almost four years after its formation, MCX has little to show for its efforts outside a pilot in one Midwest city.

Mobile payments opportunities and obstacles for US vendors

Sergio Chalbaud, the founder of a mobile-focused consumer banking platform called Fintonic, examines some of the issues facing mobile wallet providers in the U.S.

Mobile wallets don't have enough going for them right now

Richard Buckle, founder and CEO of Pyalla Technologies LLC, wrote a blog post about how he believes security concerns and an abundance of options for consumers continue to stifle widespread adoption of mobile payments.

The card networks' EMV dilemma

Blinded by the financial windfall of offloading billions in fraud losses to their own customers, the card brands now face serious risks on a number of fronts. Daryl Cornell, the CEO of Triton, gives his opinion about the current industry.

Kohl’s first retailer melding Apple Pay, store charge card, loyalty program

Kohl's customers can now tap Apple Pay to use their store charge cards and not miss out on earning loyalty rewards in the process.

Where did Starbucks go wrong with loyalty?

Brands can learn a lot from the Starbucks reward program controversy — from using best methods in the program development stages, to structuring reward programs to remain flexible, to striking a smarter balance between customer happiness and business needs.

Airlines should pursue partnerships with payments innovators

Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Mobile, wrote a recent blog post about how airlines are missing out on potential revenue opportunities by not partnering with the likes Apple and Google.

The Internet of Things to come as Nespresso, Apple, Nest try to grind out predictability

The adaptation of digital technology across products, from clothing to coffee, is slowly reshaping what today's consumers expect from brands and their retail experiences. Here's one example, by Nespresso, of how the Internet of Things influences not only new consumer behaviors, but also revenue streams.

Fintech: The great equalizer

Richard Steggall, the CEO of Urban FT, examines how the proliferation of fintech products presents opportunity for small and midsized financial institutions to compete with large banks.

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Mobile Money and Mobile Financial Services @ ATM Networks: The Role of ATM Networks in the “Mobile First” World

This white paper examines the opportunities for financial institutions (FIs) and mobile network operators (MNOs) to generate new revenue streams in the “mobile first” environment, which is becoming a reality in developed and emerging markets.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Wincor Nixdorf International


Tokenization: Everything You Need to Know

This white paper looks to inform the reader on the subject of tokenization, specifically. What is tokenization? How can it be implemented? Why is this payment solution getting so much industry attention?

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bell ID


Why Haters are Wrong about Loyalty Programs

I talk to a lot of merchants about loyalty programs. I’ve read numerous opinion pieces on the subject as well. Most seem to hit the same talking points: loyalty programs do not create loyalty, they only subsidize the most loyal customers, and any incremental gains will be fleeting as competitors roll out similar programs.

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Sponsor: CARDFREE


WEBINAR: Security and the Internet of Things in a self-service banking environment

More and more banks are looking to introduce the Internet of Things, Bring Your Own Device and Smart Wearables into their self-service environments.But Are they really aware of — or prepared for — the potential security risk to themselves and their customers?

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Wincor Nixdorf International


Implementing EMV in the U.S.

Instant issuance allows financial institutions to transition cardholders gradually or quickly to EMV, meeting your individual institutions’ needs and consumer acceptance levels.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: MagTek


Webinar: Managing the Holiday Rush: Harnessing Self-Service for Improved Customer Care

In 2015, retail sales increased by 3 percent while online stores sales increased by 9 percent. During the months of November and December, sales spiked dramatically – driving 30 percent more ecommerce revenue than during non-holiday months.

Type: Webinar

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