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.

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Where US institutions lag in the mobile-payment onboarding process

Mike Gardner, CEO of Recombo, examines the differences between the U.S. and Europe when it comes to verifying consumers to use mobile wallets.

What will win the day for mobile wallets?

Josh Glantz, senior vice president of Mobiquity Networks, gave his take on what's needed for mobile wallets to grow consumer adoption.

Remitly plans to expand mobile remittance reach with new funding

The Seattle-based company at the moment enables consumers in the U.S. to send funds to family and friends in India and the Philippines.

Casting a wider business net for mobile payments

Jason Peck, director of marketing at Canvas, lays out some strategies for IT vendors and businesses to consider when integrating mobile payments.

Is HCE ready to transform the point of sale?

Peri Kadaster, the director of strategy and marketing at Monitise, wrote a blog post about how this technology is expected to take off in 2015 and beyond.

Payments buzz from Mobile World Congress

Martin Cox, the global head of sales at Bell ID, wrote a blog post about what everyone was talking about at the recent trade show in Barcelona.

Bridging the gap between plastic and mobile payments

The payments industry is trying to figure out the best ways to combine physical cards and the smartphone to create something tangible for consumers.

Tokenization is not enough: The role of on-device software for secure mobile payments

Kaushik Roy, the senior vice president of product at Sequent, discusses how dynamic issuance and on-device security and management can work in tandem with tokenization on smartphones.

The consolidation game in the mobile payments market

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, shares his thoughts on what we've seen the past couple of weeks in the industry.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: A month to remember

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

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NEWS


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.

Report: Business pros lean on mobile payments

Of 300 professionals surveyed, 52 percent said they use their mobile phones for payments, with business professionals in Asia-Pacific performing mobile payment transactions most frequently.

SIMalliance to host workshop for banks and NFC service providers

The organization will host a free-to-attend, half-day interactive workshop ahead of CARTES Secure Connexions America 2015, in Washington on May 4.

Report: Mobile boarding pass use expected to increase

Over 1.5 billion boarding passes will be delivered via mobile by 2019.

Report: GSMA finds mobile money customers continue to grow

Mobile money is now available in 61 percent of developing markets.

Fortumo reveals emerging markets payment index

The tool is intended to be used by Web, game and app developers to benchmark their revenue in markets with high smartphone growth and low credit card penetration.

More mobile money interoperability comes to Africa with Tigo Pesa

The company's customers in Tanzania can use the mobile money service to transact with users of all their country's mobile money networks following an agreement with Vodacom's M-Pesa service.

U.S. Treasury chooses PayPal, Dwolla for online payments

This implementation is part of an ongoing effort to move away from paper-based processes to more efficient and secure electronic transactions for the Federal Government.

GoCoin co-founder and CEO to keynote Virtual Currency Today Summit, April 29 in Boston

Steve Beauregard, co-founder and CEO of payment platform GoCoin, will keynote VCTS on the 'the next disruptor in payments.'

Pyrim intros tool designed to provide clarity to mobile commerce

Product lists over 100 consumer-facing, mobile commerce products and each is fully described and mapped to the mobile commerce ecosystem.

White House info sharing plan wins favor with ABA

The group encouraged Congress to craft legislation that protects merchants against frivolous lawsuits when voluntarily sharing information. .

Study: Use of mobile by young customers will drive change in retail banking

A new study predicts that with the next five years mobile will become the No. 1 channel for millennials and younger consumers.

In cash we trust: UK consumers see hard currency as most secure payment method

They're using more payment methods than ever, but by a wide margin, Brits still place the greatest confidence in cash.

Brits keen on contactless, UK Cards Association says

Spending on contactless cards trebled in both volume and value over the last year, according to figures from the group.

Contactless payments, US EMV migration power sharp increase in smart card growth

The US accounted for 185 million smart cards shipped in 2014, compared with just 30 million in 2013, the Smart Payment Association says.

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