Will Hernandez
Will Hernandez has 14 years of experience ranging from newspapers to wire services and trade publications. Before becoming Editor of MobilePaymentsToday.com, he spent two years as the content manager for PaymentsJournal.com, a leading payments industry news aggregator and information hub published by Mercator Advisory Group. Will spent four years covering the payments industry as an associate editor for multiple publications in SourceMedia's Payments Group based in Chicago. View Will Hernandez's profile on LinkedIn

Talking With: Amanda Manna about retailers and digital disruption

Talking With: Amanda Manna about retailers and digital disruption

The former head of narrative and partnerships at Lowe's Innovation Labs is scheduled to give a keynote address at Networld Media Group's CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit in Chicago next month.

Mobile Payments Today: June's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: June's top reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

Are consumers pushing back against the cashless trend?

Are consumers pushing back against the cashless trend?

Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group CEO, recently penned a blog post about why his restaurants will continue to go cashless. But is that really what consumers want?

BofA anticipates customers' needs as AI-driven Erica assistant sees 1M users

BofA anticipates customers' needs as AI-driven Erica assistant sees 1M users

Bank of America launched three months ago what it calls the first widely available AI-driven virtual assistant of its kind in financial services.

Mezu trumpets privacy with new mobile P2P app

Mezu trumpets privacy with new mobile P2P app

As consumers become more conscious about which companies they share sensitive information with, a Cleveland-based company has launched a mobile person-to-person app that adds a level of anonymity its co-founder and CEO believes is missing from the market.

Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide 2018: NFC smartphone payments stall

Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide 2018: NFC smartphone payments stall

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez previews the latest guide from Networld Media Group.

Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

3 suggestions for the industry to

3 suggestions for the industry to "save" the Pays

Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay aren't going anywhere, but U.S. consumers are not enthusiastic about using them at the physical point-of-sale. But the industry could do some things to help bump adoption and incentivize merchants to accept NFC-enabled mobile payments.

PayPal eyes servicing SMBs with $2.2B iZettle acquisition

PayPal eyes servicing SMBs with $2.2B iZettle acquisition

PayPal made the largest acquisition in its history Thursday when it announced an agreement to purchase iZettle, commonly referred to as the European Square.

Talking With: Alipay's Souheil Badran about merchant partnerships, consumers' needs

Talking With: Alipay's Souheil Badran about merchant partnerships, consumers' needs

Souheil Badran has been the face of Alipay in North America as the company continues to expand merchant acceptance in Canada and the U.S. to keep pace with the growing number of tourists visiting popular tourist cities every year.

Perception doesn't match reality in the US payments industry

Perception doesn't match reality in the US payments industry

Bank of America's Head of Digital Banking Michelle Moore and PayPal CEO Dan Schulman each made separate comments the past couple of weeks about the future of digital payments in the U.S. The problem is that right now, they're way off.

Mobile Payments Today provides showcase for mobile wallet providers

Mobile Payments Today provides showcase for mobile wallet providers

Mobile Payments Today is preparing the 2018 edition of the Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide. If your company provides a mobile wallet, you're eligible for a free listing in the guide.

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

Citi study shows mobile banking is vital to consumers

Citi study shows mobile banking is vital to consumers

Of the 2,000 U.S. adults surveyed, mobile banking app use ranked third (31 percent) behind only social media (55 percent) and weather apps (33 percent), respectively.

2018 BCX awards competition call for entries: The best in bank customer experience

2018 BCX awards competition call for entries: The best in bank customer experience

Through Friday, June 15, Networld Media Group is accepting entries from innovative, consumer-focused financial institutions and fintech providers whose unique strategies and technologies are heightening the consumer experience.

Mobile wallets: Are US consumers on the verge of increased use?

Mobile wallets: Are US consumers on the verge of increased use?

A TSYS study reveals mobile wallet users intend to use mobile payments more at brick-and-mortar retailers. But intent and actual use could vary based on a number of factors such as a smooth experience and security concerns.

Evolving payments technologies challenge merchants to keep pace with consumers' expectations

Evolving payments technologies challenge merchants to keep pace with consumers' expectations

Retailers must be aware of what's changing in payments to better serve their customers. That was the overarching message to retailers from a group of executives on a panel at the recent Oracle Industry Connect in New York City.

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

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

Payments companies make it easier for consumers, merchants to embrace cryptocurrencies

Payments companies make it easier for consumers, merchants to embrace cryptocurrencies

While most consumers today likely view bitcoin, bitcoin cash and alternatives such as Ethereum and Litecoin as assets, some payments companies in the past couple of months have announced plans for consumers to more easily use cryptocurrencies as payment, and merchants to accept them.

Convenience will be at the center of how retailers answer Amazon Go

Convenience will be at the center of how retailers answer Amazon Go

Go isn't necessarily a new concept, but Amazon's take on cashierless shopping brings with it questions about the future of retail, and changes the way we as consumers buy goods.

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