Understanding the risks of mobile-payments technology

Fraud remains a risk that mobile payments providers, as well as consumers, need to be aware of and take measures against.

Unconventional channels driving mobile payments adoption

Mobile payment technology is still in its relative infancy, but growing pains can be costly when it comes to new technologies seeking wider adoption.

Mobile Payments Today: February's best reads

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

MasterCard taps Oracle to bolster digital payments for consumers and merchants

The card network said its new partnership with the software company will focus on restaurants, hotels and retail stores.

Visa puts a spotlight on the IoT through competition

The Everywhere Initiative, which Visa first launched in 2015, lands in Europe for the first time at Mobile World Congress.

The importance of building mobile payments with the right POS in mind

As the mobile wallet ecosystem continues to grow and expand, there are still several barriers to entry in the restaurant industry that are making it difficult to increase consumer adoption and employee execution.

How emerging payments technologies are changing the fast food industry

Careful consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of each available payments option will enable restaurant owners to find the one that best meets the needs and preferences of their diners.

The persistence of traditional payments among digital natives

Marketing strategies devised for millennials by older generations have been based on bad intuition, poorly curated data, and unquestioned, incomplete assumptions. That leads to bad guesses. When you're designing banking and payment systems for your next generation of customers, bad guesses can be expensive.

How emerging payments impact merchant acquirers

With the landscape of payments acceptance constantly changing and new disruptive technologies entering the market, a merchant acquirer must be constantly looking at how to adopt these solutions.

Recent earnings reports show the future for mobile payments

Facebook's mobile-first mentality has become a rallying cry of sorts for other companies, whether they're in the payments industry, or a retailer such as Starbucks.

Mobile Payments Today: January's best reads

It's time for a look back at January's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.

What restaurateurs can learn from Starbucks' mobile ordering challenges

Starbucks said it faced operational challenges at some of its stores where mobile ordering is popular. How Starbucks responds to this challenge is something the industry will closely monitor as mobile ordering becomes a standard feature for many fast casual chains as well as a revenue generator.

How much more will the internet change financial services?

One area that has lagged in innovation is financial services. While money is inherently a conservative market, many predicted that providers would innovate quickly or be replaced.

What Target's mobile payments plan says about today's retail trends

CVS, Kohl's and Wal-Mart all added payments features to their mobile apps in 2016. Target now reportedly will do the same.

Amazon Go's impact on payments, self-checkout

The Amazon Go store has no cash register or payment kiosk. Instead, shoppers scan themselves into the store using the free Amazon Go app, shop as normal, remove items from a store shelf, place items in a shopping bag, and leave the store.

How banks can win the P2P payments war

Roxanne Voidonicolas, marketing communications specialist at Sensibill, relates how financial institutions might be able to snag some market share from incumbents such as Venmo and Square Cash.

Mobile payments and kiosks: The perfect match?

Smartphones are driving an e-commerce revolution. While mobile payments can adversely affect the need for kiosks in some situations, most industry observers see mobile payments as another payment option that kiosk operators need to consider to meet consumer buying habits.

Will mobile payments give way to wearables?

Kirsty Tull, from BillPro.com, examines the link between mobile payments and wearables and whether the latter will become mainstream any time soon.

Will rewards finally push mobile payments past the tipping point?

One of the more interesting discussions during the Digital Money Forum Wednesday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show revolved around consumer take-up of mobile payments technologies.

Samsung: King of the IoT?

The company said that the IoT will guide its overall strategy going forward. Samsung Pay will play a small role in that transition.

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