AndroidPay could be a thing in China next year

China UnionPay reportedly working on a system like Apple Pay that combines fingerprint authentication and NFC.

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Mobile is no longer an alternative channel for banks

The rise of mobile has huge implications for how we manage our money. For banks to remain competitive, it’s essential for them to adopt a mobile-first strategy centered on the consumer experience, writes Monitise SVP of Sales & Operations Fırat İşbecer.

Restaurants just getting started with mobile, Tillster CEO says

The technology should have maximum utility for consumers, such as ordering and loyalty; payment alone isn't enough.

BitPay preps Florida city as bitcoin haven as bowl game approaches

As the lead sponsor for the St. Petersburg Bowl, the processor wants the area's merchants to be able to accept the cryptocurrency at their stores.

Consumers shifting to mobile payments

A panel discussion at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit examined why the restaurant industry needs to focus its efforts on emerging technologies.

Bytemark rides the rail in Toronto

Mobile ticketing provider to develop app for train service that will connect the city's downtown transportation hub with the airport.

5 for 5: MCX grabs unwanted attention

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

Mobile wallets: It’s a matter of trust

Ed Busby, founder of Hudson Mobile Advisory, examines how recent data breaches have an affect on how consumers view mobile payments.

Former Google Wallet exec on Poynt with new venture

EMV migration in the U.S. has opened the door for a new entrant into the point-of-sale terminal industry.

Restaurants and the mobile revolution

Five payments executives discuss how this sector is changing the way it interacts with consumers through technology.

New guide offers a comprehensive view of ATM and mobile integration

The free downloadable publication includes 53 pages of survey results, case studies and interviews with innovators in the areas of ATM and mobile channel integration and branch reinvention.

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Danish telecom JV sells mobile payments division to banks

Swipp said it will launch a new app in 2015 and combine the best technology features from both companies.

Co-op designated by Visa as 'engaged issuer-processor' for Apple Pay

The company says that, to date, it is the only CUSO authorized to facilitate the enrollment of credit unions in Apple Pay.

Square plans to accept Apple Pay

Founder Jack Dorsey says support will come in 2015.

US smartphone owners want to use Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Survey found some 30 percent of respondents want to use the mobile wallets but are unsure where they're accepted.

Atlanta neighborhood gets its own mobile rewards system

Sionic Mobile is the company behind what's being called Midtown Loyal.

Canadians resist mobile payments

Only 21 percent of Canadian shoppers reported making a mobile payment online and in-store in the past six months, according to GfK survey.

GSMA spills details about Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Conference will focus on how mobile technology is revolutionizing and enhancing every aspect of individuals' lives.

PayPal intros Pebble smartwatch app

The app enables users to check-in to pay, or pay with a payment code at retailers accepting PayPal as payment.

Mobey Forum examines bank attitudes on HCE

Seventy percent of respondents to a survey said they are keen to outsource mobile product development to third parties.

Trade groups come together to accelerate NFC-based services

GlobalPlatform and the Global Certification Forum this week signed a liaison agreement.

Australian telco reveals SIM-based mobile payments

SingTel-Optus has partnered with Visa and Heritage Bank for the new mobile wallet that's funded with a prepaid card.

Trade association set to host mobile payments session in DC

The Merchants Payments Coalition wants to educate Congress members and their staffs about upcoming innovations in payments.

Oberthur partners with Mobeewave on mPOS

Companies move forward to turn any NFC device equipped with a certain Oberthur secure element chip in a contactless payment reader.

Sionic Mobile extends merchant network for ION users

JCPenny, Dell, Legal Sea Foods and Regal Cinemas now accept the app for mobile payments and rewards.

Givex's Vexilor POS now accepts bitcoin

Company announces partnership with Bitpay.

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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.