Will Apple Touch ID-enabled mobile payments reduce interchange rates?

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At least one merchant services provider believes the card networks should consider it to stay relevant as more payment providers, and alternatives such as Bitcoin, enter the market.

FEATURES


#CONNECTsummit14: The analyst's view: think mobile first

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, shares her key takeaways from last week's conference.

Fuel operator partners with PayPal for mobile payments

MAPCO Express customers can use the new mobile app at 276 locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

#CONNECTsummit14: mobile experience first, payments second

Brands are more concerned about creating the right overall mobile experience that will keep users coming back again and again.

#CONNECTsummit14: Beacons offer immediacy, simplicity and context

Beacons are powerful tools, enabling marketers to push the right message to the right person in the right place at the right time.

Can smart cards bypass mobile?

The ability to securely download apps to a consumer's smart card has been demonstrated. But why is this important to a market that is already moving toward mobile payment?

#CONNECTsummit14: Gartner shares mobile best practices statistics

In the opening session for the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, Gartner vice president of research Michael McGuire shared his view of how retailers should approach mobile technology, as well as some new statistics on mobile usage.

PayToo has a different vision for a mobile wallet

CEO Michel Poignant recently sat down to do an interview with Mobile Payments Today sister publication Kiosk Marketplace.

Host Card Emulation: A solution for the 90%

Marcelo De Lima, vice president of marketing for Sequent Software, believes HCE can better connect the mobile consumer and retail stores.

Amazon enters the mPOS fray

The online retailer Wednesday introduced Amazon Local Register with a better transaction rate than Square.

MasterCard, Visa face adoption challenges with respective digital wallet services

MasterPass and Visa Checkout are out in the wild, but will consumers and merchants take kindly to them?

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GoCoin to process digital currency transactions for Apriva

Strategic technology partnership allows Apriva resellers to offer merchants Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin acceptance.

What can 'Brown' do for data theft victims?

The UPS Store has notified customers of a potential data compromise occurring at 51 franchised locations between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11.

Square expands capital program

Victory Park Capital invests in Square so that mPOS provider can target more small businesses with lending opportunities.

Square gets defensive

The mPOS provider addressed in a blog post what it called myths about its pricing, service and a number of other issues.

Changecoin expands digital tipping across social media products

ChangeTip is now available for YouTube, Google Plus and Tumblr as a bitcoin tipping product.

Charity organizations form Mobile Giving Alliance

American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, World Vision, U.S. Fund for UNICEF and United Way Worldwide are involved in the new initiative.

First Data SpendTrend analysis: Credit cards tops in payments for July

The dominance of charge purchases reflects consumers' preference for credit when it comes to big ticket purchases like air travel and hotels.

Research: 'Preparing for 2015: The Year of the Liability Shift'

A new Mercator research note explores factors influencing the willingness, motivation and speed of payments players in implementing EMV technology.

Study finds that digital coupons positively affect brand and loyalty

Nearly 7 in 10 consumers surveyed strongly believe that digital coupons have a positive impact on a retailer's brand, and 68 percent also say that coupons generate loyalty.

Paym reaches 1 million registrants in the UK

Users have sent more than £6.5 million in funds using the P2P mobile app.

UK Pingit users to have access to electronic gift cards

A week after the prepaid provider Blackhawk Network announced a partnership with the new Amazon Wallet, it aligns with Barclays for the bank's p2p mobile app.

Department of Homeland Security warns retailers of new POS malware

Backoff uses a variety of methods to compromise the POS, including keylogging and injecting malicious code into explorer.exe. That second one is particularly nasty because it means the exploit will still be there if the machine is turned off or rebooted.

MyCheck's full integration with POSitouch aimed at restaurants

MyCheck has announced a complete integration into POSitouch point-of-sale software for quick-service and full-service restaurants. According to a news release, the MyCheck install onto POSitouch systems is done remotely and involves the implementation of a button straight onto the payment...

Croatian bank tests HCE mobile payments with American Express

PBZ is the first American Express card-issuing partner to test HCE on the American Express global network.

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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