Future of payments? Phone will set the tone

Consumer are looking for tools that make moving and managing money convenient and enable them to take control of their financial lives. Mobile can can accomplish these things.

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Consumers consider mobile P2P a new social norm

Bank of America's latest Trends in Consumer Mobility Report shows that P2P adoption is strong across all generations. While millennials lead the charge, Gen Xers, baby boomers and even seniors use such services to varying degrees.

The mobile-payments dilemma for retailers: What's what in the market

The decision on which mobile app to work with is an important decision. Some are sleek. Others are clunky. Some are quick. Others are slow as molasses. There are many items you must choose from, but here is an important something to think about.

Facebook Messenger chatbots prepare financial services companies for the future

Consumers these days want to connect with their preferred brands at a moment's notice. This, in turn, has forced companies to dabble in areas that didn't exist three to five years ago.

Retailers miss opportunities without a mobile app

With the inherent convenience of ordering favorite specialty items online, come new demands from consumers, namely: the expectation of finding their favorite brands in the app store. The more consumers turn to their smartphones for buying convenience, the more competition arises for brands looking to cash in on the gold rush.

Making international money transfers mobile

As more and more financial providers do way with physical locations and ATMs, making way for innovations that place mobile payments at the forefront, similar movements for international money transfers are likely much further down the track.

It's a weird time for mobile payments

We've seen multiple studies over the past few months that conclude younger generations are aware of mobile payments, but don't care much about them — a service such as Venmo being the rare exception.

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

How Chinese exchanges influence bitcoin

Bitcoin was designed to be free from control by any one institution. But as mining and buying activity become concentrated in China, a country whose government wields absolute power, it's getting harder to argue that bitcoin is decentralized and borderless.

The mobile app security risk is growing

Retailers, financial services companies, government agencies and others that interact with customers through mobile apps need to keep security top-of-mind and threats become more sophisticated.

POS check: Rising to the mobile challenge

Mobile payment platforms debuted amidst tremendous buzz. Although the platforms launched successfully, most consumers continued to use traditional payment methods, pushing business owners to delay their mobile-first strategies to a later date. But that is changing and retailers need to be ready.

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Gain Competitive Advantage with Wireless Roaming

Explore how a new multi-carrier roaming SIM solution can help improve the performance of wireless POS terminal fleets

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Transaction Network Services




Carrier Billing in Latin America: 2017

This white paper gives an overview of the mobile payments landscape in Latin America. It covers 10 of the biggest countries in the region by population where Fortumo has coverage: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia and Panama.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fortumo




Carrier Billing – How to Convert Gamers into Buyers [Infographic]

The global gaming market is set to be worth over $118bn globally by 2019 and SLA Digital’s infographic details the key gaming growth markets and how Carrier Billing can be used by gaming companies to convert gamers into buyers.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: SLA Digital




Emerging Markets Payment Index Q1 2017

The Emerging Markets Payment Index is intended to be used by digital media companies, web and game developers for benchmarking their revenue in markets with high smartphone growth and low credit card penetration.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Fortumo




Preparing for PSD2: Exploring the Business and Technology Implications of the New Payment Services Directive

The European Commission’s revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) was designed to enhance consumer protection and convenience, improve the security of payment services and promote innovation and competition.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Advapay




What is Android Pay™ & How Does it Work?

Google announced the launch of ‘Android Pay’ in May 2015, and with the global rollout accelerating and adoption growing, what do banks and service providers need to know about this innovative platform?

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rambus


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