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Omnichannel banking: A consumer-first, not bank-first, experience

Fırat İşbecer, Monitise SVP of sales and operations, examines some ways banks can build a successful omnichannel strategy and how mobile can influence it.

PayPal Here comes to Windows

The partnership between the two companies gives small and medium-sized merchants another option for mobile point-of-sale services as Microsoft positions its newest tablet as a commerce device.

Powering the Digital Wallet

CardMobili is focused on providing technology for the value-added services of a digital wallet.

Sponsored by: CardMobili

Retailers seek to link the mobile and in-store experience for consumers

Consumer technology preferences are forcing merchants to rethink how they meet expectations.

Retail customer engagement comes into focus at NRF Big Show

Panelists discuss the need for merchants to build great experiences in physical enviroments and use mobile to enhance interaction.

Digital Wallet Services – Myths and Reality

A commercial perspective on success and failure factors.

Sponsored by: CardMobili

Softcard faces layoffs, but isn't dead

The mobile wallet joint venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile recently made changes to restructure the organization.

Payments in 10 years: Very different

If the last 10 years has taught us anything, it's that disruptive technologies can shift the course of events in a way few would expect.

Circle adds NFC functionality to Android mobile bitcoin wallet app

Company is cautiously optimistic it might be able to attract new customers thanks to the recent buzz around contactless payments.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

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

Andreessen: Bitcoin's viability not based on day-to-day value

Investor defends cryptocurrency in a series of tweets after 72-hour price drop happened over the weekend.

How Apple killed the digital wallet

Rick Oglesby, a senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, explains how Apple Pay changed the outlook for mobile payments.

Mobile helped restaurants connect with consumers in 2014

Panda Express, Panera and Starbucks are a small sample of how brands exploited mobile.

The challenge of creating a new payment type

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, examines the differences between companies that create a new way to pay versus the makings of a new payment type.

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

Dan Kramer, the senior vice president of marketing and merchant services for SHAZAM, wrote about how new entrants in the marketplace can be successful.

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

Data breaches were a hot-button topic in 2014, maybe even more so than Apple Pay.

Lawsky announces changes to proposed bitcoin regulations

"In a new area like this, with very complex issues, it's very important for regulators to listen and see where the regulations makes sense -- and course-correct where necessary."

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Loyalty (and caffeine) continues to drive Starbucks' mobile success

The company soon will roll out its mobile order-ahead service to 600 locations throughout the West Coast.

Mobile use in car shopping rises dramatically

The increase in mobile device usage is being led by used car buyers, who showed the most significant increases in using smartphones and tablets for car shopping.

Vend adds iZettle's EMV card reader to Register iPad app

The companies are announced a limited promotion for customers who sign up in January and February to receive a free chip and PIN card reader and free transactions for their entire first month.

Xoom adds Touch ID to mobile funds transfer app

Company also reports seeing high volume coming from mobile devices.

TSYS, Ingenico partner to offer merchants new POS product

Smart terminals will accept magnetic stripe, EMV and NFC payments.

Amazon's mobile wallet finds a quick end after only 6 months

The company Tuesday sent Amazon Wallet users an email that said the beta program for the mobile wallet had concluded and that the app would no longer be available for new downloads.

Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase lands $75M in funding from FIs

The cash infusion is the largest ever for a bitcoin company, Coinbase said.

No Internet? Fortumo's new Android SDK can still process payments

Direct carrier biller Fortumo today announced it has launched a new version of its Android in-app purchasing SDK for app stores. The new SDK can process payments even when users are not connected to the Internet, according to a press...

Ayden processed $25 billion in transactions last year

Based on figures from the end of 2014, the company has achieved an annualized run rate of $30 billion in transaction volume processed.

Ingenico debuts new mPOS product for small businesses

Company partners with Beamm to provide merchants with a product that combines tablet POS software with cloud-based tools.

Gemalto to deploy prepaid EMV bankcards in South Africa

The card is certified by the major payment schemes and accepted at more than 27,000 ATMs and 240,000 EMV-compliant POS terminals throughout the country.

Customers Bank launches mobile-only FI with network of 55K free ATMs

The mobile FI is focused especially on serving demographic groups that include millennials, Gen X-ers, and tech-savvy baby boomers.

Bankers praise SCOTUS decision to let interchange ruling stand

An appeals court previously rejected retailers' efforts to reduce the interchange cap set by the Fed pursuant to the Durbin Amendment.

Integrity now offers CardFlight mPOS to its merchant customers

The SwipeSimple product includes encrypted mobile card readers, payment acceptance applications for iOS and Android devices, a real-time reporting and admin dashboard for merchants, and a reseller portal.

WorldRemit signs pact with African telecom for mobile transfer services

Partnership enables WorldRemit customers to send remittances instantly to MTN’s Mobile Money customers.

Calpian sees increasing use for mobile money service in India

Money-On-Mobile is a mobile payments service provider that enables Indian consumers to use a mobile phone to pay for goods and services, or transfer funds from one cell phone to another using SMS text.

Twitter buys Indian mobile marketing firm ZipDial

The user experience combines SMS, voice, mobile Web, and access to mobile apps to bridge users from offline to online.

USAA adds biometric recognition to mobile banking app

All stateside members will soon have the option to use their voice or face to quickly and securely access their account information, the FI says.

Turkish PSP intros cloud-based mobile payments for banks

The company said it plans to enable all Turkish banks with HCE capabilities by the end of 2015.

Google reportedly in talks to acquire Softcard from telcos

Almost two weeks after it laid off 60 employees, Softcard is reportedly an acquisition target and Google might be the buyer. TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal both reported over the weekend Google is in negotiations with to acquire the...

SLA Mobile adds DCB partnership with Rubikomm

Rubikomm, a subsidiary of the well-known European vendor Evisteland, has products installed in more than 15 countries, and works with 25 operators globally, serving over 450 million subscribers.

California supermarket chain adds Apple Pay acceptance

The mobile wallet will be accepted at 217 locations in northern California and northern Nevada.

Execs from Overstock.com, Mass. Div. of Banks headline speaker lineup for Virtual Currency Today Summit

The Virtual Currency Today Summit takes place April 29 at the Hilton Boston Back Bay.

Monitise to offer mobile money services for MoneyPass network

Features include core mobile banking services such as balance checks and transfers, as well as more advanced services such as mobile check deposit and cardholder-managed security controls.

New coalition seeks legislative controls on patent trolls

The National Retail Federation and Oracle have organized United for Patent Reform to pursue legislative reform targeting seven aspects of patent litigation.

MasterCard, Masabi partner on mobile ticketing

The companies will combine their technology efforts to help transit systems worldwide offer commuters the option to pay for transit fares with a smartphone.

Verifone announces multiple mPOS initiatives for retailers

Company also puts emphasis on contactless and EMV acceptance.

Real estate purchasing goes mobile

Realtycloud's iOS app uses Mitek Systems' API to enable buyers, sellers, their agents and real estate investors to complete the majority of the home purchase process on an iPhone or iPad.

CallUp releases new SIM management system for MNOs

The product enables cellular operators to manage files and applets on subscribers' SIM cards.

UL to assist First Data with EMV migration for merchants

The companies introduced a product intended to give large and mid-size merchants with integrated POS systems a one-stop EMV migration and certification solution for all major payment networks.

ShopKeep launches mobile app for iOS

The app works with ShopKeep Register, the company’s point of sale application, and offers users the ability to monitor business operations via their mobile devices.

Elavon partners with Verizon on mPOS system

The system integrates Elavon's payment and loyalty products, talech's software platform and Verizon's expansive high-speed 4G LTE network.

CardMobili adds beacon capability to digital wallet offering

Company's beacon product is designed to provide wallet owners with a powerful set of new marketing initiatives that help increase customer acquisition and influence purchasing decisions.

Bluefin and IRG reach pact on encryption services

Bluefin's PCI-validated P2PE solutions secure card transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point of entry swipe or keypad device.

FreedomPay signs new partnerships

Company's commerce product is intended to help retailers create better customer-experience engagement.

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