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

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?

Fintech companies providing easy, meaningful and useful mobile experiences

Banks need to find a way to create and maintain great relationships with existing and perspective customers. But alternative institutions are providing that experience, particularly of the mobile variety.

What more can mobile banking do for consumers?

Mobile remote deposit capture is not the trendy feature it once was for banks. It's expected. Today, consumers desire a way for banks to help them make the best decisions with their money.

Mobile Payments Today: July's best reads

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

Can a marketing promotion help lift Apple Pay to new heights in China? Probably not

China's mobile-payment incumbents have made it difficult for Apple Pay to gain a significant market share in the country despite Apple's best efforts.

Visa continues to thumb nose at cash

The card this week announced a program to award small-and-medium sized business to renounce cash in favor of shiny new point-of-sale systems that accept credit and debit payments as well as those of the digital variety.

Mobile Payments Today: June's top reads

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

Talking With: Pangea's Lamia Pardo about mobile remittance

The Chicago-based mobile remittance service and app has quietly made a name for itself in a sector with several companies vying for a small share of a money transfer market worth billions of dollars.

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.

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