Mobey Forum seeks to help FIs understand mobile options

A white paper by the forum analyzes the impact of the secure element and the role of third parties, as well as current acceptance status and business models.

FEATURES


Retailers remain slow to embrace emerging payments tech

Although technology continues to enhance the customer experience, retailers are still guarded when it comes to embracing upgraded payment options.

Mobile: The smart approach to in-store shopping

Pat Bakey, global retail EVP at SAP, encourages retailers to embrace smartphones as a way of life for their customers.

Kiosk makers want to take a bite out of Apple Pay

Apple Pay already has jumped to the forefront of mobile payments in its short lifespan, and it appears ready to make the jump into kiosks as well.

ATM and mobile: A perfect match

Mobile devices are becoming ATM-access tools, able to offer many of the display and keyboard functions currently available on the self-service device.

Can Facebook and Twitter accelerate retail m-commerce markets?

Alex Hum wrote his latest blog post about the power social media could have in regards to the retail digital transformation.

Will mobile biometric authentication replace today’s passwords?

Peri Kadaster, the director of strategy and marketing at Monitise, wrote a blog post about a question the industry has been asking for some time.

Does virtual currency's past dictate its future?

Excerpted from the author's opening remarks at the Virtual Currency Today Summit last week in Boston.

Top 3 benefits of mobile payments in Africa

Eran Feinstein, founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited, discusses the opportunities and challenges for mobile payments on the continent.

States still wrestling with virtual currency regulation

Last week at the Virtual Currency Today Summit hosted by Networld Media Group, representatives from the Massachusetts government and the FTC discussed their views on the virtual currency regulatory landscape from the state and federal level.

Bitcoin, mobile payments share some consumer adoption problems

Executives from across the bitcoin ecosystem gathered in Boston last week for the first Virtual Currency Today Summit.

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NEWS


Mobile payments come to more Canadian wireless subscribers

EnStream announced MTS and SaskTel customers now have the ability to make mobile payments.

ICXA now accepting nominations for 2015 ICX Excellence Awards

The Interactive Customer Experience Association is now accepting nominations for its Industry Excellence Awards, meant to honor the best self-service, digital signage and mobile technology deployments across all vertical market segments.

Mobile financial services grow in Latin America and the Caribbean

The GSMA said in a report that the two regions boast a total of 37 mobile money services accounting for approximately 14.9 million registered users across 19 countries.

Issuers believe shift to chip cards will be almost complete by 2017

Eight financial institutions, representing approximately 50 percent of the total U.S. payment card volume, estimate that 63 percent of their credit and debit cards will contain EMV chips by the end of this year, expanding to 98 percent by the end of 2017.

Industry organizations work to simplify EMV transition

Payments Security Task Force, PCI Security Standards Council and the EMV Migration Forum have launched educational and prequalification tools for resellers and software vendors.

Study looks at Apple Pay prospects six months on

A research note from Mercator contends that future prospects for Apple's payment tool are brighter than current use data might suggest.

Apple Pay outperforming PayPal, according to consumer survey

Apple Pay is the top choice in terms of mobile payment applications consumers plan on using going forward.

Global report shows big strides in reducing numbers of unbanked

China saw the greatest increase with 15 percent of adults brought into the banking system; South and East Asia and the Pacific followed, with 14 percent apiece.

Study: New cyberthreats come in old packages

A Verizon report says that cyberattacks are increasingly sophisticated, but they're still carried out using the same old delivery techniques — phishing and hacking. Will we ever learn?

Barclays expects huge gains in UK spending on mobile devices

Barclays said the influence of mobile on spending, however, is expected to more than double this figure from £18.4 billion to £112 billion over the same period.

Networld Media publisher named among 'Top Women in Media' in Folio: awards

The annual list includes publishing executives who have 'fearlessly moved their brands, teams and companies in new directions,' according to the sponsor.

Early Warning bolsters mobile fraud offerings with Authentify acquisition

Founded in 1999, Authentify provides phone-based, multifactor authentication products.

Semble emerges as New Zealand's go-to mobile wallet

MasterCard is helping to power the product, which is a joint venture between Paymark and the country's mobile network operators.

US retailers struggling to meet consumer expectations around mobile, in-store experience

Only 42 percent of shoppers found it easy to complete a purchase using a mobile device, and when asked which aspect of the shopping experience is most in need of an upgrade, 39 percent ranked the physical store first.

Report: BBA warns UK banks to innovate in face of competition

The study features interviews with leading experts from banks setting out their vision of the future and raises questions for regulators about when a non-banking firm should be overseen in a similar way to a bank.

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