Study looks at opportunities for payments industry to migrate to digital payments

New research from Mercator presents case studies that illustrates best practices for transitioning into digital distribution. The competitive landscape for payments is rapidly changing with the emergence of new technologies and consumer preferences for virtual, digital, and mobile products. Companies...

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Mobile wallets: Moving from early adopters to followers

Kristen Gramigna, CMO for BluePay, examines the consumer mobile wallet adoption problem.

The Starbucks mobile wallet: Will fantasy become reality?

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez believes robust rewards could help such an initiative take off.

App overload: mobile payments adding convenience or confusion?

Ron Herman, Founder & CEO of Sionic Mobile, urges mobile-payment app providers to focus on the customer experience first.

Isis needs a phoenix-like reincarnation for its mobile wallet

Shaunt M. Sarkissian, Founder & CEO of mobile payments technology company Cortex MCP, believes Isis can change the conversation for the better about mobile payments despite unfortunate circumstances.

Mobile wallets: will value actually drive adoption?

Consumer adoption of mobile wallets continues to be held back by legacy point-of-sale systems and competing payment standards even though they provide an excellent payment experience for consumers.

Consumers want three main things from mobile payments

Kristen Gramigna, chief marketing officer for BluePay, gives some insight into what she believes works at the point of sale.

Isis looks to reposition mobile wallet brand in aftermath of unavoidable situation

The joint venture between AT&T; Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless will change its name to avoid any perceived connection with extremist militant terrorist group.

Leave my physical wallet at home? No thanks

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez addresses one particular marketing issue that is backfiring on mobile wallet providers.

Banks lag behind retailers, telcos in providing mobile wallets

The trade group Mobey Forum advises financial institutions to reconsider the role prepaid plays in mobile financial services.

CashStar lights the path with digital gifting

CEO Ben Kaplan discusses the role gift cards can play in mobile payments.

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NEWS


Latest Apple rumor has company in talks with Visa, others

Expect Apple mobile wallet rumors to come fast and furious over the next six weeks as the iPhone 6 (and iWatch) approach on the horizon. The lastest rumor is from The Information, which reports Apple is discussuing a mobile payments...

Starbucks continues mobile payments growth

Mobile payments accounted for 15 percent of Starbucks' total U.S. revenue, the coffee giant said Thursday during its third quarter earnings call. CEO Howard Schultz told investors during the call that there are 12 million mobile app users in the U.S.

LoopPay secures investment from Visa

LoopPay, a mobile wallet platform provider, today announced it has received an investment from Visa, according to a press release. The investment is part of a larger strategic funding round for LoopPay, announced earlier this month, which includes Synchrony Financial...

Amazon sneakily introduces barebones mobile wallet app

Amazon Wallet appeared on the Amazon Appstore and Google Play store late last week, but a number of Android fan blogs are just noticing it exists. Amazon's new app, which is a beta version, does not support mobile payments, but...

Payments Council report claims UK leads the world in mobile payments

Following the April launch of Paym, a person-to-person mobile payment service, the U.K. Payments Council Thursday launched a research paper comparing mobile payments markets on an international basis.

CashStar intros digital gifting product for Google Wallet

CashStar, a digital gifting company, Thursday announced that its real-time digital gifting platform is now fully integrated with Google Wallet. The integration enables brands on the CashStar platform to offer digital gift card recipients the ability to save their eGift...

CU Wallet continues growth 9 months after launch

Some 65 credit unions have agreed to offer the company's mobile wallet to their customers.

Is Japan getting a preview of Apple's mobile wallet plans?

Without any warning or fanfare, Apple today launched a service in Japan that enables iPhone and iPod Touch users to add funds to their Apple ID account without the need for a physical card. Reports later surfaced that the service...

Standard Bank launches MasterPass-enabled app in South Africa

MasterCard today announced Standard Bank will be the first South African financial instiution to offer its digital wallet service, MasterPass. "The world we shop in is constantly evolving and the ways we pay should keep pace. With a single click,...

Motel 6 adds Google Wallet for online bookings

The Motel 6 chain of hotels this week announced it added Google Wallet to its list of online and mobile checkout options when consumers book accomadations for their trips, according to several published reports. Motel 6 joins a number of...

'Dads and Grads' gifting period boosts digital card sales for CashStar

CashStar, a digital gifting company with over 300 retailer partners, today announced it achieved an 80-percent year-over-year increase in the number of digital gift cards sold in the month of June, according to a press release. The company contributed the...

Growing e-commerce market drives digital wallet adoption in China, Forrester report says

Digital wallets adoption is growing in China, according to a new report from Forrester Research. The growth is attributed to the burgeoning e-commerce market, explosive growth of smartphone penetration, and mobile payment technologies in recent years that have made digital...

LoopPay debuts charge case for the iPhone 5 family

LoopPay Inc., a mobile wallet platform provider, today announced the availability of the LoopPay ChargeCase, which the company says is world’s first iPhone charge case that enables secure mobile credit card transactions while extending battery life. The ChargeCase is the...

Sequent awarded patent for tech turning apps into mobile wallets

Sequent Software, a provider of digital issuance and open wallet platform-as-a-service, announced today that it has received a United States patent for its technology that turns apps into wallets. According to the announcement, Patent No.

Apple's iPhone 6 to include NFC

This fall's Apple iPhone 6 will include near field communications to enable mobile payments, according to "a source close to the situation," reports VentureBeat. VentureBeat said it was "unclear" if Apple will align itself with ISIS, the mobile commerce joint...

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