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.
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How elotes and tamales keep a cashless society at bay

A Chicago neighborhood is one example of the many anomalies when it comes to the digital discussion and pushing mobile payments forward.

For restaurants, pay-at-table devices are a chance to catch up with EMV

Pay-at-the-table devices, which generally accept both EMV and contactless payments, could start to appear at restaurants in a big way during the next couple of years.

Mobile Payments Today: May's top reads

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

Restaurants realizing importance of mobile payments and loyalty

Loyalty and order-ahead-and-pay are becoming the standard in the industry.

Rooam sees opportunity for mobile payments in hospitality industry

The company earlier this month officially launched a mobile app for Android and iOS that enables users to open, view and close a bar tab right from their smartphone.

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.

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.

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.

The offline and online worlds collide at Amazon's bookstores

If you want to see the potential future of retail, visit an Amazon bookstore.

MCX's CurrentC showed potential with loyalty-based approach

When JP Morgan Chase acquired the Merchant Customer Exchange payments technology last month, a 5-year saga came to a bitter end. The payments industry, which has proven difficult to navigate and succeed in over the past decade, claimed another victim.

Talking With: Gemalto's Jack Jania about EMV at the fuel pump

The card networks decided late last year to show some mercy on fuel operators and pushed back their EMV deadline to Oct. 1, 2020.

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.

It's the same old story for mobile payments adoption

A recent field test from the Boston Fed's Payments Strategies group shows the shortcomings of today's market.

Retailers continue to fine tune mobile experiences

If 2015 was a defining moment for mobile use in retail, then 2016 showed the industry what is possible as merchants continued to fine-tune their app experiences for consumers. And they will continue along that path well into 2017 and beyond.

What's in a name for Masterpass, Venmo and Zelle?

Venmo has staked its claim as a verb, which says something about its ubiquity. Masterpass and Zelle? Not so much.

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.

Inside the mobile-only, on-demand market (and gig economy), Part III

In the final part of this series, we take a look at what makes a great mobile app. The answer might be simple, but the execution is often difficult.

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