Report: Mobile accounts for 25 percent of online transactions in Q4 2014

The holiday shopping season accounted for the majority of such transactions.

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Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on digital wallets

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

Cracking the Apple Pay code

Apple released record-breaking first quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon, but the mobile payments industry still doesn't have concrete transaction numbers for the company's wallet.

Paydiant doing just fine after last year's MCX controversy

Mobile Payments Today caught up with the mobile wallet provider at the National Retail Federation's Big Show trade conference.

Apple killed the mobile wallet? No, not in the least

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, believes there can and will be many viable secure and exciting wallets on operating systems and hardware stacks that remain open such as Android.

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.

Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

Panasonic gets into mPOS market

Company debuts the Toughpad FZ-R1, a tablet that features an integrated EMV reader and is also capable of accepting NFC-enabled mobile payments.

Webrooming: A new reality for retailers

Jordan McKee, a senior analyst on the 451 Research Mobility team, discusses how same-day in-store pickup options are working well for retailers who are offering it. Mobile can eventually play a large role in this recent trend, he wrote.

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.

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

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

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'Bit-what?' Most Americans clueless about cryptocurrency, study finds

A 'first of its kind' survey indicates that bitcoin proponents have their work cut out if they aim to educate Americans about bitcoin and its usefulness.

For better or worse, researchers forecast 'a year to remember' in payments and banking

A free outlook series from Mercator Advisory Group looks at converging trends in US EMV deployment, omnichannel delivery, and mobile payments.

Federal Reserve releases faster payment report

'Strategies for Improving the US Payment System,' lays out the Fed's plan for engaging with industry stakeholders to improve the speed, safety and efficiency of payments.

Report: Mobile commerce fraud increased in 2014

Revenue that mobile commerce merchants lost to fraud spiked 70 percent in 2014 to 1.36 percent compared with 0.80 percent in 2013.

Silver surfers ride the waves of mobile banking in the UK

Nearly 2.3 million consumers between 70 and 100-plus years old are now using Internet banking, according to new industry figures compiled by the British Bankers Association.

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.

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.

EMVCo to develop 3DS 2.0 spec for card-not-present payments

An enhanced EMV 3DS 2.0 specification will support additional data available during the transaction to enable more intelligent risk-based decisioning.

Polish banks confirm plans to launch HCE mobile payments

The FIs will use Visa's cloud-based payment specifications for their apps.

Uncertainty over contactless infrastructure boosting European mobile payments

At the end of 2013, there were 133 million contactless cards in issue in Europe.

Seventy percent of shoppers buying gift cards this year

Although other holiday retail signals are mixed, gift card spending is on the rise.

Global mobile NFC payments to exceed $130 billion by 2020

This equates to 254 million mobile users making five payments per month at an average of slightly less than $9 per transaction.

Regional transit app on the way for Chicago commuters

Cubic Transportation Systems will supply area local transit operators Chicago Transit Authority, suburban bus operator Pace, and Metra, the commuter rail system, with an integrated mobile application and system.

UK consumers want more mobile purchasing options, survey says

Some 47 percent of mobile users in the U.K. would like to use their mobile phone more to pay for physical or quasi-physical goods and services.

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