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Here's a reason for retailers to be "appy" this holiday season: Purchases made on mobile apps more than doubled in 2015, to nearly $50 billion. We look at holiday-specific shopper apps and how retailers can parlay these concepts into direct spending online and in the store.
Despite the rapid pace of digitization in banking, paper receipts are the last bastion of an analog world. And as long as they remain analog, they also remain limited in their value.
Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?
A First Data study reveals e-gift card usage is on the climb, driven by those ages 18 to 34. The biggest card buyers are those ages 35 to 54. The main reason is convenience.
André Stoorvogel, head of marketing at Rambus Bell ID, examines what we might see from the industry in the new year.
When it comes to the ideal banking experience for the average customer, "the faster, the better," says Jorge Lemus, vice president of international banking payments at Scotiabank. This is where he believes technology can play a crucial role.
At the 2016 BCX Summit, Julie Conroy of Aite Group discussed the movement among FIs to drive mundane branch transactions to self service devices.
Scott Blum, the vice president of Total Merchant Services, gives his take on what he expects from mobile payments in the new year.
At the BCX Summit, CarrieAnne Cormier of Avidia Bank talked about the importance of serving customers with the right balance of high-tech and high-touch.
Scott Hess, vice president of user experience, consulting and innovation for Fiserv, discusses how payment providers can view this emerging area.
Blackhawk's Digital Pass technology enables the integration of gift cards, e-gifts, loyalty cards and rewards programs with Apple Pay.
It's time for a look back at November's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.
This fall, retail financial services executives from the US and beyond convened at the Bank Customer Experience Summit in Chicago to learn more about the latest banking trends and the customer attitudes driving them. But it wasn't all work, as our highlights video proves.
Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Mobile, examines mobile loyalty in the travel industry.
OnmyPay debuted in 2014, but lacked the big-name retailer it craved to show off its capabilities. That changed last month when Kohl's added a mobile payments component to its app.
Tony Rose, the director of mobile product management for Vantiv, discusses how rewards might be the best way to attract this demographic to use their smartphones to pay.
Talbott Roche, the CEO and president of Blackhawk Network, discusses some ways smart brands are leveraging mobile payments systems through branded value to influence consumers' choices, generate engagement and create loyalty.
A lot, actually. Which is why the ATM industry has seen a steady stream of rollouts this year — not only by financial institutions, but also by independent players.
Samsung Rewards is structured like a typical credit card rewards program with a few bonuses here and there.
Srinivas Nidugondi, the senior vice president and head of mobile financial solutions at Mahindra Comviva, examines the state of the industry in this region of the world.