Mobile wallets: The hidden commerce model


Ed Busby, a former Softcard executive, discusses an overlooked aspect of today's mobile wallet game.


Preview: 2015 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

Technology offers new ways for consumers to hold, control and spend their money. This summit promises to help execs get their arms around the former and meet the expectations of the latter.

CONNECT: Putting a bow on the mobile experience

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez discusses some of the key points from this year's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit.

Wearable payments: The next frontier?

Companies like Nymi are attempting to take this corner of the industry to another level, but where does the market stand as we roll towards 2016?

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

Mobile ATM access on the rise

Three-and-a-half years after its introduction, it looks as though mobile cash access at ATMs might finally be 'off and running.'

Major mobile wallet providers not distinguishing themselves

Apple Pay leads the pack in media hype, but it's been difficult to gauge its success, along with other schemes.

Digital wallets: The rise of promising platforms and what's needed to break through with consumers

Teri Llach, chief marketing officer at Blackhawk Network, discusses how digital wallet providers need to help consumers shop, spend, save, and engage with their favorite retailers.

Remember that time when Rowdy Piper was in a Softcard commercial?

The now-defunct mobile wallet's marketing machine was plagued by problems from the start.

Mobile POS market expected to increase 400 pct. by 2019

A new report from 451 Research predicts that the global installed base of mPOS devices will increase fourfold to just over 54 million units at a 32 percent compound annual growth rate in 2019 from the current 13 million devices in the market today.

July mobile payments 5 for 5: The march towards the EMV liability shift

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

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North American Bancard mPOS device to debut in Apple stores

The device will retail for $39.95 and North American Bancard is also offering merchants $5,000 in free Apple Pay transaction processing.

Mobile payments swings into another PGA Tour event

Concession point-of-sale terminals throughout Plainfield Country Club at this weekend's Tour stop will be enabled to accept contactless payments and Qkr! with MasterPass.

Global Payments to deploy EMV-ready, Apriva mPOS devices

The agreement enables Global Payments to provide white-labeled mobile payment products to its U.S. clients through Apriva's mobile payments solution, AprivaPay Plus.

Boston-area FI joins ATM cardless cash movement

Avidia Bank, a community FI serving suburban Boston, has partnered with FIS to offer QR code-based cardless cash access at its ATMs.

NFC Forum announces new members

The 19 new members include organizations based in Austria, Belarus, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the U.S.

Report: NFC-based mobile payments gain ground in Germany

Increases in mobile penetration and the availability of the availability of 3G and 4G connectivity are supposedly driving growth.

Will mobile payments kill cash?

A new research paper asks — and answers — the question.

Australian banks reportedly at odds with Apple over interchange

At the center of the debate is the $2 billion in interchange fees the banks make per year.

EMV migration slows even as deadline looms

The reasons for the slowdown — and its longer-term implications — are the subject of a new research note by Mercator.

ABnote and MeaWallet partner to deliver open-loop mobile wallet products

ABNote said the MeaWallet platform will provide an advanced interface layer for its wallet products that allows customers the ability to enable payment services as well as other services, such as loyalty, coupons and more, in a mobile wallet

Synchrony Financial links with Samsung Pay

All of Synchrony's payment solutions and CareCredit cards, including 12 million average active accounts accepted at nearly 300,000 locations, are capable of being provisioned for the Samsung Pay.

Rite Aid decides to support Apple Pay, Android Pay

The pharmacy chain is the latest MCX member to to announce support for NFC-based mobile payment systems.

Heartbeat payments come to Canada

Over 100 TD users in Toronto, Ottawa and Regina will be testing the Nymi Band's contactless payment functionality until the end of the summer, as part of this closed payment pilot.

Chile processing network to deploy Verifone mPOS device

Verifone's VX 520 3G includes an integrated color screen, PCI 3.0 compliance and the ability to accept EMV, NFC and all other forms of payment.

Moneris makes EMV mPOS line available in US

PAYD Pro and PAYD are two smartphone-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) products.

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Near-field Communications (NFC) is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology commonly used in contactless cards, mobile phones and passive RFID. Mobile payment applications include retail, public transportation ticketing and interactive advertising.