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

Here comes Citi Pay

Here comes Citi Pay

Citi is the latest financial institution to come to the market with a digital wallet service.

Talking With: Samsung's Haley Kim about Samsung Pay, merchant collaborations, market competition

Talking With: Samsung's Haley Kim about Samsung Pay, merchant collaborations, market competition

Mobile Payments Today recently spoke with Samsung about everything Samsung Pay.

Mobile Payments Today: October's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: October's best reads

It's time for a look back at October's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.

Card networks transform into tech companies

Card networks transform into tech companies

Executives from the card networks gathered in Las Vegas this week at the annual Money20/20 conference to discuss their roles as innovators in today's payments industry.

Financial services industry waits on US presidential election

Financial services industry waits on US presidential election

With this wacky and wild U.S. presidential election season near its end, some executives in the payments industry wonder how the result will affect financial regulations going forward.

Apple Pay's tenuous role in a cashless society

Apple Pay's tenuous role in a cashless society

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez examines Tim Cook's recent comment about a cashless society and mobile payments.

Visa Direct expands reach for real-time, card-based P2P and funds disbursement

Visa Direct expands reach for real-time, card-based P2P and funds disbursement

Visa is putting extra focus on making real-time payments ubiquitous as the card network Friday added several partners to bolster Visa Direct.

Talking With: Elavon's Guy Harris discusses EMV, mobile payments, security

Talking With: Elavon's Guy Harris discusses EMV, mobile payments, security

If you really want to get an idea of what's going on in the payments industry, it's probably best to speak to a transaction processor because they've dealt with it all, and then some.

CFPB, EMV, mobile payments sure to dominate this year's Money 20/20

CFPB, EMV, mobile payments sure to dominate this year's Money 20/20

The annual Money 20/20 conference starts Sunday, which means we're about to be hit with a lot of payments talk next week.

If Hispanics drive emerging payment tech trends, the industry needs to take note

If Hispanics drive emerging payment tech trends, the industry needs to take note

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez takes a closer look at Bank of America's Trends in Consumer Mobility Report that reveals Hispanics are avid users of mobile for banking and payments.

Mobile Payments Today: September's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: September's best reads

It's time for a look back at September's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.

Security or unfamiliarity: What's stopping mobile-payments adoption?

Security or unfamiliarity: What's stopping mobile-payments adoption?

Security pros discuss how consumers view today's security climate when it comes to payments.

The great debate: Executives discuss the pro and cons of a cashless society

The great debate: Executives discuss the pro and cons of a cashless society

It wasn't Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, but six payments executives took the stage last week in Chicago at Networld Media Group's Bank Customer Experience Summit to engage in a friendly debate about cash versus electronic payments.

From the source: Millennials share views about Alexa, Apple Pay, Venmo

From the source: Millennials share views about Alexa, Apple Pay, Venmo

A panel at this year's Bank Customer Experience Summit brought together some college students from the University of Chicago to discuss how they view today's financial services.

Beyond the smartphone: Restaurants and retailers challenged to reach consumers everywhere

Beyond the smartphone: Restaurants and retailers challenged to reach consumers everywhere

At the recent CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, executives discussed how providing the best omnichannel experience should be a top priority.

Merchants mull best ways to influence consumers through mobile devices

Merchants mull best ways to influence consumers through mobile devices

As consumers become more attached to their smart devices, the question becomes how do restaurants and retailers reach them there in an impactful way.

Wal-Mart Pay doesn't need loyalty and that's ok

Wal-Mart Pay doesn't need loyalty and that's ok

Is a loyalty program really what consumers need to use mobile payments and mobile wallets?

5 tidbits from the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

5 tidbits from the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

No matter which way you turn these days, mobile (or mobility) is at the center of most conversations for banks, retailers, restaurants and any other consumer-facing brand.

My misadventures with Apple Pay

My misadventures with Apple Pay

We'll keep talking about the problems that plague proximity mobile payments until everyone gets it right.

July 5 for 5: Mastercard, Pokémon lead the way

July 5 for 5: Mastercard, Pokémon lead the way

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

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