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

The merchant's role in mobile fraud

The merchant's role in mobile fraud

In a rush to take advantage of changing consumer shopping preferences, retailers might be inadvertently putting themselves at risk. Fortunately for them, the card networks have a say in the fraud fight.

Customer retention through loyalty and in-app mobile payments

Customer retention through loyalty and in-app mobile payments

NcompassTrac, a California-based loyalty program provider, is helping auto dealerships maintain relationships with their customers after they drive a car off the lot.

The rise of HCE-based mobile payments

The rise of HCE-based mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with a Sequent Software executive to discuss some issues regarding how HCE affects the mobile-payments industry going forward.

US EMV transition could open door to more NFC mobile payments

US EMV transition could open door to more NFC mobile payments

Merchants have until October to make the switch to POS terminals that accept chip cards. Many industry executives expect proximity mobile payments to get a boost since the new terminals also have contactless technology.

Mobile wallets spin their wheels in the mud as consumer adoption stalls

Mobile wallets spin their wheels in the mud as consumer adoption stalls

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez shares his thoughts on the current market.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Dissecting recent acquisitions

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Dissecting recent acquisitions

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in March, and what we can learn from them.

Social media as ID verification

Social media as ID verification

Veridu, a London-based ID verification company, believes a consumer's social media profiles can serve as an effective way to calculate risk.

Remitly plans to expand mobile remittance reach with new funding

Remitly plans to expand mobile remittance reach with new funding

The Seattle-based company at the moment enables consumers in the U.S. to send funds to family and friends in India and the Philippines.

Facebook adds payments to Messenger

Facebook adds payments to Messenger

New feature is similar to offerings from Snapchat and Venmo.

Bridging the gap between plastic and mobile payments

Bridging the gap between plastic and mobile payments

The payments industry is trying to figure out the best ways to combine physical cards and the smartphone to create something tangible for consumers.

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple revealed new details about its latest device as the wearable market received a major shot in the arm Monday.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: A month to remember

Mobile payments 5 for 5: A month to remember

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in February, and what we can learn from them.

PayPal strengthens mobile plans with Paydiant acquisition

PayPal strengthens mobile plans with Paydiant acquisition

Boston-area company already has partnerships with Capital One, Subway, and the Merchant Customer Exchange.

It's official: Samsung Pay is real

It's official: Samsung Pay is real

Samsung will use a two-pronged approach to mobile payments: NFC and technology from recently acquired LoopPay.

As mobile wallet market matures, MCX sits on the bench

As mobile wallet market matures, MCX sits on the bench

A panel discussion at the recent All Payments Expo in Las Vegas examined current trends, and analysts believe CurrentC can find a place at the table, if it ever launches.

Google snags Softcard's technology

Google snags Softcard's technology

As part of this deal with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, Google Wallet now will be preinstalled on Android phones running the latest versions of the mobile operating system.

Samsung acquires LoopPay to help drive mobile wallet plans

Samsung acquires LoopPay to help drive mobile wallet plans

LoopPay's technology works with 90 percent of point-of-sale terminals in the U.S.

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Company buys PayEase, which is one of 22 licensed payment processing companies in the country.

Mobile POS providers focused on flexibility and simplicity

Mobile POS providers focused on flexibility and simplicity

Mobile Payments Today spoke to several companies at last month's National Retail Federation Big Show about what they need to do to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Is there a battle looming in the UK between Apple Pay and Zapp?

Is there a battle looming in the UK between Apple Pay and Zapp?

Both mobile payment schemes are set to debut at about the same time.

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