Survey participants wanted for 2015 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report

Mobile Payments Today has released its latest survey for the upcoming 2015 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report, which will be available for purchase in September.  Survey participants have a chance to win an iPad mini for completing the questionnaire as one person will be randomly selected for the contest.

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Twitter for mobile marketing and payments

The social network give brands the opportunity to spread their message and even the ability to nab some sales in the process.

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.

Apple in payments: Bluetooth edition

Cherian Abraham from Experian Global Consulting examines how Apple might enable payments at the point-of-sale in the next iPhone.

Alipay's mobile ticketing plans could have an impact outside the Far East

Alibaba's payments arm is involved in a transit pilot in 30 cities across China.

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.

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.

Apple in payments: a disruptor's dilemma

Cherian Abraham, who is the mobile commerce and payments lead at Experian Global Consulting, dives into what we could see happen in the next iPhone.

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.

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NEWS


Minnesota Twins partner with US Bank for mobile app credit card promotion

The Minnesota Twins and U.S. Bank are testing a new mobile app that enables fans to apply for a Minnesota Twins Rewards MasterCard by snapping a photo of a driver's license with the camera of an Apple iPad, according to a press release.

Nintendo gives Japanese gamers a chance to use NFC payments

Nintendo last week finally made use of the NFC feature on the Wii U game console and began enabling Japanese owners to purchase items in its digital shop using contactless public transportation cards. Japanese gamers can use Suica, Pasmo Kitaca,...

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...

London opens transit fares to contactless cards and mobile

Transport for London today announced that starting Sept. 16 it will enable commuters to pay for fares with any U.K.-bank-issued contactless credit, debit or prepaid card as well as through NFC-enabled Android handsets through the Cash on Tap app from...

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...

Westpac tests NFC-enabled mobile payments using HCE in New Zealand

Westpac is trialing Host Card Emulation (HCE) mobile payments and is the first bank in New Zealand to do so, according to an announcement from the financial institution. Westpac is using Carta Worldwide's HCE technology during the three-month trial, which...

ACI Worldwide to acquire Retail Decisions to boost CNP fraud prevention

ACI Worldwide, a global provider of electronic payment and banking products, and Retail Decisions (ReD), a fraud prevention company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive transaction agreement, according to a press release. Under the terms of the...

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.

Twitter acquires payments company CardSpring

Twitter Thursday announced on its blog that it has acquired CardSpring, a payments infrastructure company that helps merchants work with leading publishers to create online-to-offline promotions. CardSpring also announced the acquisition on its blog. "We see the intersection of payments...

Sionic Mobile enables e-donations through online and smartphone portals

Sionic Mobile and Ching Thursday launched Shop2Give, a fundraising product that enables non-profit organizations to make the most of e-donations at no extra cost to supporters.

Visa introduces Visa Checkout to replace V.me

Visa today announced the launch of Visa Checkout, a payment service that replaces V.me and enables consumers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in just a few clicks, according to a...

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,...

Prepaid cards No. 1 in growth for June

Prepaid cards took the biggest hike of any noncash payment method in June in terms of dollar volume — barely, beating out credit by just one-tenth of a percent.

UK airline testing iBeacons across Europe

United Kingdom-based airline easyJet this week announced that it has become the first airline to trial iBeacon technology across Europe to help passengers navigate their way through the airport, according to a press release. The strategically placed beacons, which are...

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