2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

Data breaches were a hot-button topic in 2014, maybe even more so than Apple Pay.

Mobile is no longer an alternative channel for banks

Mobile is no longer an alternative channel for banks

The rise of mobile has huge implications for how we manage our money. For banks to remain competitive, it’s essential for them to adopt a mobile-first strategy centered on the consumer experience, writes Monitise SVP of Sales & Operations Fırat İşbecer.

Mitek opens mobile imaging platform to developers

Mitek opens mobile imaging platform to developers

U.S. mobile banking imaging technology vendor opens up its platform to developers worldwide.

Mobile and money remittance: A perfect match

Mobile and money remittance: A perfect match

There are real benefits money remittance companies can have by embracing a mobile-first strategy. In fact, when it comes to financial institutions, I believe that mobile and money remittance are the perfect match.

Malauzai sees surge in mobile check deposits

Malauzai sees surge in mobile check deposits

Growth expected to continue as consumers grow more comfortable with mobile banking.

Mobile and money remittance make a perfect match

Mobile and money remittance make a perfect match

Remittance companies must move into the mobile channel now or risk being left behind.

NRF 2014: Day One

NRF 2014: Day One

Mobile payments are well represented at the Big Show, at least in name.

Direct Carrier Billing: The world’s most popular mobile payment [Infographic]

Direct carrier billing lets wireless subscribers place the cost of a purchase for a digital good on their monthly phone bill. It's facilitated by providers who tap into the billing systems of carriers around the world, connecting billions of consumers to a quick, easy way to make a mobile payment.

PreCash offers mobile bill payment option

PreCash offers mobile bill payment option

With Evolve Money, U.S. consumers can make mobile or web-based payments without a bank account or debit card.

Government payments

As a result of the recent IRS scandal, I am pretty sure credit card charges for government employees will draw extra scrutiny. There are some 3.5 million charge card accounts in the General Services Administration's SmartPay program, according to the federal government's procurement titan.

Western Union expands mobile transfer network

Western Union expands mobile transfer network

The company is expanding its global remittance network by partnering with domestic mobile money service providers.

Bringing checking into the mobile world

Bringing checking into the mobile world

New York startup Zipmark uses checks as the foundation for its payment scheme.

Commentary: Innovation should empower world's poorest with financial services

Commentary: Innovation should empower world's poorest with financial services

Can the development of mobile money tools mean financial inclusion for those who need it most?

Report: More consumers using mobile bill payment

Report: More consumers using mobile bill payment

New study from Fiserv shows more consumers are choosing to pay monthly bills with their mobile devices.

PayNearMe gives unbanked a new mobile payment option

PayNearMe gives unbanked a new mobile payment option

Company gives "cash-preferred" consumers access to electronic payments.

NFC kiosks in Japan have helped mobile payment adoption

NFC kiosks in Japan have helped mobile payment adoption

I recently read several articles about the slow adoption of mobile and NFC payment in the U.S. including the following - Hold onto your wallets: Mobile payments seeing slow adoption. In Japan, NFC (more precisely NFC-F which is different from NFC-A and -B used in the U.S.) has been enthusiastically adopted nationwide over the last 10 years.

Commentary: Self-serve, mobile payment options provide convenience for customers

Commentary: Self-serve, mobile payment options provide convenience for customers

Through automation, service providers reduce operational risks, and improve reconciliation and auditing.

Paytoo growing through partnerships in Latin America

Paytoo growing through partnerships in Latin America

Paytoo to offer services to Central and South America by teaming with local providers

The most important mobile payment infographic. Ever.

The most important mobile payment infographic. Ever.

We at Mobile Payments Today felt it was up to us to cut through the hype and clear things up to define what a mobile payment is. And we knew just how to do it: an infographic.

Sprint and Amex to offer Serve mobile wallet

Sprint and Amex to offer Serve mobile wallet

American Express and Sprint partner to provide new Serve mobile wallet to wireless customers.

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