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

2015 in review, part II: EMV, mobile P2P, blockchain

2015 in review, part II: EMV, mobile P2P, blockchain

The transition to EMV in the U.S. has caused some headaches for consumers and retailers.

The Starbucks mobile model could be difficult for retailers to duplicate

The Starbucks mobile model could be difficult for retailers to duplicate

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez discusses the rapidly changing mobile payments market in a blog post.

2015 in review, part I: The Pays, tokenization, IoT

2015 in review, part I: The Pays, tokenization, IoT

Mobile payment took more steps forward this year, but still has a way to go before it reaches its full potential.

HCE: Proving its worth for security

HCE: Proving its worth for security

Cloud-based mobile payments were once thought to be an insecure payment method, but the card networks helped change that perception last year with their support for it.

Walmart Pay ready for a close-up

Walmart Pay ready for a close-up

Consumers can access the new system through the retailer's existing mobile app; the system relies on QR code technology to complete a purchase at the physical point of sale.

Digital content still rules direct carrier billing

Digital content still rules direct carrier billing

Some companies are making the payment method available for physical goods, but don't expect a widespread trend anytime soon.

Retailers beware: Mobile drives holiday shopping season

Retailers beware: Mobile drives holiday shopping season

As consumers become more comfortable with their devices, a trip to a brick-and-mortar retailer is becoming less necessary.

November mobile payments 5 for 5: What are the banks doing?

November mobile payments 5 for 5: What are the banks doing?

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

Mobile payments bubble to the surface amid EMV growing pains

Mobile payments bubble to the surface amid EMV growing pains

A blog post by Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez argues that the customer buying experience is going backwards with chip cards.

Discover finds its way into mobile payments

Discover finds its way into mobile payments

Matt Johanson, vice president of Discover Network Operations at Discover Financial Services, sat down with Mobile Payments Today at last month's Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas to discuss the company's current view on mobile payments.

October mobile payments 5 for 5: EMV in the US

October mobile payments 5 for 5: EMV in the US

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

Consumers drive the mobile experience

Consumers drive the mobile experience

Multiple executives at last week's Money 20/20 conference talked about the importance of user feedback when developing and tweaking products and services.

A fine line between innovation and regulation for fintech industry

A fine line between innovation and regulation for fintech industry

A panel discussion at the Money 20/20 payments conference in Las Vegas focused on some of the ongoing issues between regulators and fintech companies.

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.

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