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.

Consumers consider mobile P2P a new social norm

Bank of America's latest Trends in Consumer Mobility Report shows that P2P adoption is strong across all generations. While millennials lead the charge, Gen Xers, baby boomers and even seniors use such services to varying degrees.

The mobile-payments dilemma for retailers: What's what in the market

The decision on which mobile app to work with is an important decision. Some are sleek. Others are clunky. Some are quick. Others are slow as molasses. There are many items you must choose from, but here is an important something to think about.

Facebook Messenger chatbots prepare financial services companies for the future

Consumers these days want to connect with their preferred brands at a moment's notice. This, in turn, has forced companies to dabble in areas that didn't exist three to five years ago.

Retailers miss opportunities without a mobile app

With the inherent convenience of ordering favorite specialty items online, come new demands from consumers, namely: the expectation of finding their favorite brands in the app store. The more consumers turn to their smartphones for buying convenience, the more competition arises for brands looking to cash in on the gold rush.

Making international money transfers mobile

As more and more financial providers do way with physical locations and ATMs, making way for innovations that place mobile payments at the forefront, similar movements for international money transfers are likely much further down the track.

It's a weird time for mobile payments

We've seen multiple studies over the past few months that conclude younger generations are aware of mobile payments, but don't care much about them — a service such as Venmo being the rare exception.

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

How Chinese exchanges influence bitcoin

Bitcoin was designed to be free from control by any one institution. But as mining and buying activity become concentrated in China, a country whose government wields absolute power, it's getting harder to argue that bitcoin is decentralized and borderless.

The mobile app security risk is growing

Retailers, financial services companies, government agencies and others that interact with customers through mobile apps need to keep security top-of-mind and threats become more sophisticated.

POS check: Rising to the mobile challenge

Mobile payment platforms debuted amidst tremendous buzz. Although the platforms launched successfully, most consumers continued to use traditional payment methods, pushing business owners to delay their mobile-first strategies to a later date. But that is changing and retailers need to be ready.

The offline and online worlds collide at Amazon's bookstores

If you want to see the potential future of retail, visit an Amazon bookstore.

Is the blockchain overhyped?

Major financial institutions such as JP Morgan are finishing up blockchain technology pilot tests and other businesses are starting to jump on board, as well. But is blockchain tech worth the hype?

MCX's CurrentC showed potential with loyalty-based approach

When JP Morgan Chase acquired the Merchant Customer Exchange payments technology last month, a 5-year saga came to a bitter end. The payments industry, which has proven difficult to navigate and succeed in over the past decade, claimed another victim.

Fledgling tech company ready to take on Amazon Go

A vending/micro market veteran has developed a technology, featuring artificial intelligence, he believes will disrupt the consumer goods distribution industry.

The future of augmented reality and mobile commerce

Retailers are inundated with new technology innovations, promising big returns for their bottom lines. It is difficult to decipher which deserve priority. However, few innovations have been able to match the benefits of augmented reality in retail.

Talking With: Gemalto's Jack Jania about EMV at the fuel pump

The card networks decided late last year to show some mercy on fuel operators and pushed back their EMV deadline to Oct. 1, 2020.

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