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

Chase teams with MCX on Chase Pay mobile wallet

Chase teams with MCX on Chase Pay mobile wallet

Chase Pay, which is scheduled to debut in mid-2016, is both an in-store and in-app scheme that will give consumers the ability to pay for goods and services at MCX partners.

MasterCard to drive payments for the Internet of Things

MasterCard to drive payments for the Internet of Things

At Money 20/20, the card network announced a new program that will enable companies to add card credentials to devices such as automobile key fobs, smart rings and even clothing.

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

EMV and bank innovation also should be hot topics next week in Las Vegas, writes Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez.

SumUp makes US debut with EMV compatible mPOS

SumUp makes US debut with EMV compatible mPOS

The proprietary device works with smartphones and tablets running either the Android or iOS mobile operating system.

Loyalty at the center of Sionic Mobile's proposition

Loyalty at the center of Sionic Mobile's proposition

Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with Ronald Herman, the company's founder and CEO, to get his thoughts on the current state of the industry.

The mobile shift is now for companies, software developers

The mobile shift is now for companies, software developers

Executives from mobile commerce and marketing companies such as Facebook and Stripe gathered in New York City last week to discuss the current state of the mobile economy.

September mobile payments 5 for 5: Samsung Pay to rule them all?

September mobile payments 5 for 5: Samsung Pay to rule them all?

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

Brace yourselves: EMV is here

Brace yourselves: EMV is here

The liability shift hits October 1, but there's still a lot of work to be done to get consumers and merchants ready for a new payments environment.

Ashley Madison: The new face of data breaches

Ashley Madison: The new face of data breaches

At the recent ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, DC, a pair of security experts discussed the implications of the Ashley Madison data breach, as well as other worrisome cybercrime trends.

Bitcoin brings the blockchain, and regulation, to the forefront

Bitcoin brings the blockchain, and regulation, to the forefront

The annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C., included discussions about virtual currency and the role it might play in financial services.

Samsung Pay: The mobile wallet winner?

Samsung Pay: The mobile wallet winner?

That's what one industry executive declared during the first day of the annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.

August mobile payments 5 for 5: Digital wallets in focus

August mobile payments 5 for 5: Digital wallets in focus

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

CONNECT: Putting a bow on the mobile experience

CONNECT: Putting a bow on the mobile experience

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez discusses some of the key points from this year's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit.

CONNECT: The issues preventing widespread beacon deployment

CONNECT: The issues preventing widespread beacon deployment

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit discussed beacon technology's role with retailers today.

Wearable payments: The next frontier?

Wearable payments: The next frontier?

Companies like Nymi are attempting to take this corner of the industry to another level, but where does the market stand as we roll towards 2016?

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

Major mobile wallet providers not distinguishing themselves

Major mobile wallet providers not distinguishing themselves

Apple Pay leads the pack in media hype, but it's been difficult to gauge its success, along with other schemes.

Banks seek to capitalize on mobile customers

Banks seek to capitalize on mobile customers

Mobile banking is on the rise, but how do financial institutions connect with consumers on a smaller screen?

Remember that time when Rowdy Piper was in a Softcard commercial?

Remember that time when Rowdy Piper was in a Softcard commercial?

The now-defunct mobile wallet's marketing machine was plagued by problems from the start.

Mobile POS market expected to increase 400 pct. by 2019

Mobile POS market expected to increase 400 pct. by 2019

A new report from 451 Research predicts that the global installed base of mPOS devices will increase fourfold to just over 54 million units at a 32 percent compound annual growth rate in 2019 from the current 13 million devices in the market today.

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