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

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.

Mobile Payments Today: February's top stories

Mobile Payments Today: February's top stories

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

MasterCard strengthens ties to mobile network operators

MasterCard strengthens ties to mobile network operators

The Purchase, New York-based card network has already helped MNOs such as Vodafone Ukraine, Digicel Group in the Caribbean, Viettel Telecom in Vietnam and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom to roll out various services related to digital payments.

Zelle 'scam' reveals the need for consumer responsibility

Zelle 'scam' reveals the need for consumer responsibility

Bottom line: don't do business with people on Craigslist unless you meet them in person.

Visa hawks its wares at PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Visa hawks its wares at PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Visa's wearables initiative at the PyeongChang Games continued to illustrate how the card networks have acted more like technology companies than ever before as the payments industry continues to evolve.

A love letter to mobile payments for Valentine's Day

A love letter to mobile payments for Valentine's Day

Mobile Payments Today recounts all the ways we love our favorite transaction method, flaws and all.

Verdeva brings PayByCar to market via E-ZPass agreement

Verdeva brings PayByCar to market via E-ZPass agreement

The Boston-based company has a new twist on in-vehicle payments that uses a device already present in some 35 million automobiles on the road today.

Does it matter that bitcoin's lost its way?

Does it matter that bitcoin's lost its way?

And would Satoshi Nakamoto ever emerge to save it?

Mobile Payments Today: January's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: January's top reads

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

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