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Lessons from the journey toward digital money

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, examines how some countries are marching towards a world where cash is obsolete.

San Francisco Soup Company executive discusses the restaurant's use of BLE beacons

Clayton Chan, COO for San Francisco Soup Company, discusses the restaurant chain's use of BLE beacons.

WEBINAR: Attract and Retain Valuable Accounts with Mobile Card Services

Mobile services can help your institution attract millennials’ accounts and keep account holders who move out of footprint. This webinar will show you that it’s easier and more cost effective than you might realize to offer these services.

Sponsored by: Elan Financial Services

Where US institutions lag in the mobile-payment onboarding process

Mike Gardner, CEO of Recombo, examines the differences between the U.S. and Europe when it comes to verifying consumers to use mobile wallets.

What will win the day for mobile wallets?

Josh Glantz, senior vice president of Mobiquity Networks, gave his take on what's needed for mobile wallets to grow consumer adoption.

Virtual Currency: The Next Disruptor in Payments

Virtual currency, such as Bitcoin, is the next disruptor in payments. Adoption is on the rise and consumers want places to spend their bitcoin.

Sponsored by: Virtual Currency Today Summit

Remitly plans to expand mobile remittance reach with new funding

The Seattle-based company at the moment enables consumers in the U.S. to send funds to family and friends in India and the Philippines.

How to attract accounts (and keep them) with mobile card services

In a mobile banking world, the place to be is top-of-wallet. A March 26 webinar will share insights on how to get there — and stay there.

Facebook adds payments to Messenger

New feature is similar to offerings from Snapchat and Venmo.

Casting a wider business net for mobile payments

Jason Peck, director of marketing at Canvas, lays out some strategies for IT vendors and businesses to consider when integrating mobile payments.

Improving customer onboarding and sign-ups

Jumio, BlockScore, and Mobile Payments Today hosted a recent webinar about what financial institutions can do to make remote account opening an easier process.

Is HCE ready to transform the point of sale?

Peri Kadaster, the director of strategy and marketing at Monitise, wrote a blog post about how this technology is expected to take off in 2015 and beyond.

Payments buzz from Mobile World Congress

Martin Cox, the global head of sales at Bell ID, wrote a blog post about what everyone was talking about at the recent trade show in Barcelona.

5 major misconceptions about cryptocurrencies

With all the heated rhetoric surrounding the topic, we thought it would be helpful to reach out to people who work with cryptocurrencies on a daily basis to get to the bottom of the most common misconceptions.

Bridging the gap between plastic and mobile payments

The payments industry is trying to figure out the best ways to combine physical cards and the smartphone to create something tangible for consumers.

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple revealed new details about its latest device as the wearable market received a major shot in the arm Monday.

Tokenization is not enough: The role of on-device software for secure mobile payments

Kaushik Roy, the senior vice president of product at Sequent, discusses how dynamic issuance and on-device security and management can work in tandem with tokenization on smartphones.

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TableSafe brings EMV-ready mPOS to restaurants

Company teamed with Creditcall, which is an EMV payment gateway provider.

Verifone intros Android-based cloud POS product

Verifone Cloud POS will be distributed through Verifone's network of ISO and acquirer partners

Powa partners with Merchant e-Solutions to push tablet POS

The two companies will jointly market their complementary POS and payment solutions to help independent software vendors bring their apps to market.

Vodafone partners with Visa, Carta Worldwide for contactless m-payments

Following new agreements with Visa and Carta Worldwide, bank card payments via Vodafone Wallet will be enabled in European markets from the second quarter of 2015 onward.

FIS adds biometric access to ATMs

FIS said is the first provider to offer fingerprint access to its Cardless Cash ATM application.

Synchrony expands mobile credit application product

The mApply product enables shoppers to securely apply for credit on their mobile devices and instantly access their approved credit line.

Bell ID powers ANZ's HCE mobile wallet

The project, for the New Zealand division of ANZ Bank, will bring contactless mobile payments to the smartphones of more than 120,000 ANZ customers.

Centili reduces size of Android in-app payments library SDK

Centili said in the announcement the SDK size is important because lower-end smartphones don't offer massive storage space.

PayStand debuts mPOS product with bitcoin acceptance

The PayStand mobile app is a being offered as an extension of its payments-as-a-service platform.

Powa, iPayment team on new tablet POS suite

Banq POS is intended to provide retail, restaurant and service-based merchants with a full-feature tablet POS product.

MasterCard qualifies firms' PVT product for EMV and NFC

The test tool is intended to help issuers, card manufacturers and personalization bureaus speed up certification and launch of contact and contactless EMV card and NFC payments projects.

CardFlight takes off with EMV mPOS

The EMV-ready card readers pair with CardFlight's SwipeSimple mobile POS product.

InAuth raises $20 million to enhance mobile fraud services

InAuth said the investment comes after a year of record growth in which the company added four of the five largest U.S. banks as customers.

ShopKeep launches payment processing product

Retail shops, restaurants and other businesses can use ShopKeep Payments to have one centralized system for their merchant services.

Report: Global revenues in biometrics expected to rise in 2015

ABI Research forecasts $3B in global revenues this year with much of the growth coming from smartphone solutions.

New study sizes up bill payment methods

Cash constitutes just 8 percent of bill payments, but still leads credit and mobile; checks are now a distant second to online payments.

US retailers struggling to meet consumer expectations around mobile, in-store experience

Only 42 percent of shoppers found it easy to complete a purchase using a mobile device, and when asked which aspect of the shopping experience is most in need of an upgrade, 39 percent ranked the physical store first.

Accel debit network completes its first tokenized transactions

The ability to accept tokenized transactions will allow Fiserv clients on the Accel network to accept debit payments via Apple Pay.

Report: BBA warns UK banks to innovate in face of competition

The study features interviews with leading experts from banks setting out their vision of the future and raises questions for regulators about when a non-banking firm should be overseen in a similar way to a bank.

Payleven partners with GBGroup for ID verification

The London-based mPOS provider will use GBGroup's product to onboard new merchants.

Wells Fargo gives mobile app users Spanish option

Update enables customers to choose a different preferred language.

Card issuers reluctant to leapfrog merchants on EMV migration

Banks hesitate to put chip cards in customers' hands if retailers haven't upgraded their terminals to process them.

ALEC, Fiserv partner to implement digital solutions

Abbott Laboratories Employees Credit Union has added Mobile Source Capture for check deposit, and expanded its Mobiliti mobile banking service.

Square eyes businesses with new Cash features

Merchants now can use the app to get paid for goods and services.

New fintech firm to launch services in Mexico

GlobeOne last week announced a partnership with InvestaBank and Bankaool that will bring the company's mobile banking product to Mexico later this year.

SIMalliance to host workshop for banks and NFC service providers

The organization will host a free-to-attend, half-day interactive workshop ahead of CARTES Secure Connexions America 2015, in Washington on May 4.

FIME updates HCE test tool

The tool confirms that issuers are personalizing the near field communication host card emulation applications correctly.

Custom Business Solutions give NFC mobile payments a boost

The company, a provider of point-of-sale and operations systems for the hospitality industry, announced Apple Pay and Google Wallet connectivity for its NorthStar Order Entry OmniChannel ordering system.

Report: Business pros lean on mobile payments

Of 300 professionals surveyed, 52 percent said they use their mobile phones for payments, with business professionals in Asia-Pacific performing mobile payment transactions most frequently.

Amex pushes forward major retail rewards initiative

AT&T, ExxonMobil, Macy's, Nationwide, Rite Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu will be initial partners.

Flint intros mobile app payment integration

App2App Connect enables developers to embed a "Take Payment" button in their app with minimal coding.

MasterCard hits sweet spot with mobile payments at golf events

Card brand will enable fans to use their smartphones to pay for concessions and merchandise.

UK bank hopes to get to the heart of secure authentication

​The Halifax is testing the Nymi Band, a wearable device that authenticates its owner using an electrocardiogram.

India's central bank drafts contactless guidelines

NFC payments up to 2,000 rupees ($32) in value would no longer require two factor authentication under the proposed rules.

Japanese ISP Rakuten adds bitcoin acceptance

The company will integrate Bitnet's payment processing platform on a number of its marketplaces.

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