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.

Comme ci, comme ça: These millennials not crazy about the mobile-payment experience

Attendees at the Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Dallas took advantage of a chance to find out first hand during a panel featuring seven millennial shoppers.

The IoT offers new capabilities, but new technology requires preparation and commitment to change

Companies need to utilize new technology to remain competitive, but they must be aware of all the changes that a new technology will bring to their operation for the technology to succeed.

What do financial executives need to know about the blockchain

Blockchain continues to win mindshare among fintech executives. The naysayers' position is starting to soften, and the viability of blockchain as a means to exchange information between untrusted parties has begun to receive recognition from major banks.

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 wallets: Moving beyond payments

Millions of Americans use smartphones for everyday tasks such as taking pictures, working out, or arranging transportation, yet mobile wallets have struggled to gain traction among consumers.

A new take on loyalty

As loyalty programs have expanded to include more emotional benefits, they have seen the value associated with meeting a consumer's needs. Now companies are competing for customer relationships rather than customer memberships.

Checkout queues: Soon to be a thing of the past?

Amazon has been a source of stiff competition for online retailers around the world of many years. And, with the launch of its Amazon Go concept store in Seattle last year, the online giant brought itself out of the cloud and into direct competition with brick and mortar stores.

2017 BCX awards competition last call for entries: Are you in?

Through Friday, June 16, Networld Media Group is accepting entries from innovative, consumer-focused financial institutions and fintech providers whose unique strategies and technologies are heightening the consumer experience.

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.

Is UK contactless card fraud overblown?

At least one executive believes the recent stats are misleading.

Despite costs, airlines deploy mobile payments to leverage revenue opportunities

Airline revenue and payments professionals find common agreement around revenue opportunities that arise from deploying mobile payment capabilities.

The current state of blockchain regulation

With new technologies, it takes a while for regulation to catch up. Blockchain technology is no exception. While we are slowly beginning to see standards emerge, the reputation of blockchain is still marred by the criminal aspects of bitcoin.

Who's driving your customers' digital expectations?

Amazon, Facebook and Google are driving what consumers expect in a digital environment.

CONNECT Summit to tackle mobile technology's impact on restaurants, retail

Jayson Tipp, Nikki Baird among the keynote speakers for the fourth annual executive event.

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.

Future of payments? Phone will set the tone

Consumers are looking for tools that make moving and managing money convenient and enable them to take control of their financial lives. Mobile can accomplish these things.

Retailers still face EMV issues

Recognizing merchants have encountered difficulty integrating EMV compliant payment equipment, credit card issuers have postponed chargebacks for fraudulent purchases on non-compliant equipment. Compliance, however, will benefit all parties by reducing credit card fraud.

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