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Can mobile boost the digital ordering experience?

Noah Glass, the founder and CEO of Olo, discusses why mobile is the key to digital ordering success.

InComm's drive to bring open-loop prepaid to mobile wallets

The company has partnered with Gemalto to use the digital security company's Allynis Trusted Services Hub to digitize its open-loop prepaid card offerings.

The Future of Carrier Billing in Europe

Carrier billing offers content stakeholders the opportunity to monetise consumers who do not own a debit or credit card, such as the unbanked and younger demographics, whilst also offering an alternative payment mechanism that utilises a pre-existing, trusted billing relationship.

Sponsored by: Dimoco

Will consumers adopt Facebook's 'Buy' button?

The social media giants is adding the feature so its zillions of users can shop as they socialize and the move has industry watchers buzzing.

Three years later: Where does MCX stand today?

Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart were among the first major retailers to announce their support for the Merchant Customer Exchange. More than three years later, the proposed mobile payments system is still more an idea than an actual product.

A successful omnichannel banking for a new branch model

The buzzwords in today’s banking industry are omnichannel, channel integration, cross-channel capabilities and a new branch model. Banks, big and small, are approaching a real revolution with the goals of improving customer experience and increasing efficiency.

Sponsored by: Auriga

No surprise: Gallup finds mobile wallets low priority for consumers

Just 13 percent of more than 17,000 consumers surveyed have a digital wallet on their smartphone.

Banks eye tech upgrades and mobile tops the list

KAL and Mobile Payments Today sister publication ATM Marketplace took the wraps off the 2015 software trends report — and offered a detailed look at what the survey results indicate.

The EMV countdown is on: What merchants should be doing now

The U.S. is the last developed country in the world to move from the magnetic stripe card standard to EMV. It is also the largest and most complex market so far to make the switch, and Ingenico is finding that many merchants — especially medium-size ones — are not fully aware of what they need to do to get ready.

Global consumers interested in proximity mobile payments

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, shares some insights from her company's recent Hyperconnectivity Survey.

Mobile online retail payments in focus

Total mobile online retail payments are expected to grow from $75.8 billion to $217.4 billion at a 23 percent compounded annual growth rate between 2014 and 2019, according to Javelin's Mobile Online Retail Payments Forecast.

Fintech 2.0 needed between startups and banks

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, wrote a blog post about his recent attendance at the MoneyConf in Belfast.

New York's BitLicense in review

When the New York BitLicense landed last month, it created a massive storm of protests. It brought the debate on virtual currency regulations front and center.

Mobile bill pay adoption steadily grows

The Seventh Annual Billing Household Survey from Fiserv supports the assertion that mobile bill pay use has moved from the "early adopter" to the "early majority" phase.

June mobile payments 5 for 5: Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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

Companies seek to take plastic to new digital heights

Rich McIver examines the different players in this unique market.

Interactive customer experience technology has to surprise and delight

Customers expect a personalized experience that surprises and delights them, and most will trade bits of information about themselves if they receive something in return.

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Vodafone links with Powa for mobile top-ups via QR code

All customers will have to do is download the app, scan the PowaTag in a magazine or other advertisement, and choose their top-up value.

Samsung Pay coming to Europe

A partnership with MasterCard will make it possible for European card issuers to add their products to the service.

Study: Grocers find success with mobile apps

A three-year research report indicates a mobile app can be a big boost for sales and customer engagement.

Virtual Piggy adds more functionality to Oink P2P mobile app

The Neon release of the app provides increased visibility and control of potential funders of the youth wallet.

Centili signs direct carrier billing deal with major MNOs in Pakistan

The company will work with Mobilink, Telenor, Zong, Ufone, and Warid, which have a combined 136 million subscribers.

Study: Digital, mobile payments gain ground with US consumers

In a survey of 1,000 shoppers and payment processes in the past year, 93 percent used cash, 68 percent used debit cards and checks, 67 percent used credit cards and 62 percent used PayPal for payments.

Citibank brings MasterPass to India

The bank and MasterCard claim that the digital wallet, which is accepted worldwide at 250,000 online retailers as a checkout option, is the first of its kind available in India.

Subway to add PayPal as a payment option

Paydiant, a mobile wallet developer PayPal acquired last year, originally built Subway's mobile app and released an update earlier this year.

ShopKeep raises $60 million in Series D funding

The company plans to launch international operations in the U.K. this month.

Stripe pegs value at $5 billion after latest funding round

The company also announced a partnership with Visa to work on digital payments.

Apple Watch to hit Best Buy shelves in time for holiday retail season

Best Buy tapped to sell Apple Watch starting Aug. 7.

Firehouse Subs to add mobile payment capability to app

Firehouse Subs customers will be able to order, purchase and pick up their food more quickly than ever thanks to the chain's use of MaterCard's MasterPass.

Optimal Payments partners with Revolut on mobile P2P

The Revolut app enables users to set up an account in a matter of seconds to transfer funds globally via SMS, email, WhatsApp and social media channels using up-to-the-minute exchange rates.

Remittance companies team to launch mobile wallet services

Azimo customers in 20 European countries are now be able to send funds to mobile money accounts in Armenia, Burkina Faso, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines and Somaliland.

WorldRemit rolls out mobile transfer in Sri Lanka

Consumers in 50 countries can now transfer funds directly to eZ Cash mobile wallets.

Study: It's a mobile, mobile, mobile retailing world

New report reveals mobile apps generate almost 50 percent of mobile transactions for some of the biggest e-commerce players.

Ayden helps Uber expand to Morocco to let users pay with plastic

Adyen first partnered with Uber to launch in the Netherlands in 2012, and has since expanded into more than 50 markets on six continents.

Mozido expands presence in Africa with mobile wallet acquisition

The NettCash prepaid electricity product is being extended by integrating Mozido's Mobile Transaction Platform services.

Missing EMV liability shift date NBD, IT execs say

In a recent survey, 42 percent of IT pros said their company was making no apparent progress on EMV; 58 percent didn't think missing the deadline would affect the bottom line.

EMVCo qualifies FIME contactless terminal RF test tool

FIME says that its test tool is the first to achieve EMVCo qualification for Level 1 PCD analog testing on contactless terminals.

Study finds mobile plays larger role in consumers' shopping habits

Results show that the use of mobile technology by shoppers continues to climb, with adoption growing among key segments of the population.

Merchants have another mPOS option with NCR Silver Register

The integrated system, which operates on a closed Android platform, is ready out of the box, with implementation software allowing for a quick setup.

Mobile money transfers expected to increase 150 percent in 2015

Several social media firms are already seeing a dramatic rise in service use, according to analysis from Juniper Research.

PayPal officially separates from eBay

PayPal previously was listed on the Nasdaq under the same ticker symbol "PYPL" before it was acquired by eBay Inc. in 2002 for $1.5 billion.

Detroit businesses adopt bitcoin payments

Several businesses in Detroit are beginning to accept bitcoin as a payment option.

Cellum plans move into China with white-label mobile wallet services

The company's upcoming move follows its recent entry into Thailand and Indonesia.

Sequent plans to make HCE mobile payments safer

The company has entered a strategic partnership with Arxan Technologies to fortify security efforts.

New Jersey smoke shop welcomes state's first bitcoin ATM

The deployer, Kointron, plans to expand to additional locations in New Jersey and New York.

Remitly buys messaging provider to bolster customer relationships

The mobile remittance company wants to create an experience that combines payments and messaging.

Cachet inks deal for prepaid mobile partnership

Sole Financial's Visa Paycard program will now feature a mobile app that cardholders can use to pay their wireless bill, transfer funds and reload money.

Google testing a "buy" button

The company is testing the feature with about a dozen retailers with plans to expand by the end of the year and into 2016.

MasterCard officially launches MasterPass in Brazil

The digital wallet is already available at a significant number of online retailers in Brazil.

Apriva's deal with Globalcom brings EMV to unattended markets

EMV hardware will be integrated into segments such as parking, kiosks, car washes, banking, gaming, airline kiosks, vending and retail.

First Data acquires digital gift card provider Transaction Wireless

First Data said the move is meant to complement its 2014 acquisition of digital gift card provider Gyft.

Barclays caves, will support Apple Pay

Barclays support for Apple Pay was noticeably absent last month during Apple developers' conference.

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