MWC14: MasterCard picks up m-wallet developer C-SAM, partners with German telcos

MWC14: MasterCard picks up m-wallet developer C-SAM, partners with German telcos

MasterCard announces acquisition, partnership and plans for 2014 at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Litigation that may redefine mobile vs. plastic

Litigation that may redefine mobile vs. plastic

Private litigation in New York pitting a group of merchants against Visa, MasterCard and a number of large banks could stifle innovation in the mobile space. (From a panel at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

The new card

The new card

George Wallner, payments pioneer and founder of Hypercom, describes the promise of the "new card" in an interactive environment. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

'They're strangers to the idea of the physical card'

'They're strangers to the idea of the physical card'

Today's younger generation is being trained to be tomorrow's mobile payment users, says George Wallner, CTO of Loop. "If they can't do something on their phone, they're irritated." (From a keynote at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

My 3-month experiment paying for everything by phone

My 3-month experiment paying for everything by phone

George Wallner says people were wowed when he whipped out his phone instead of a card, but are "cool" and "convenient" enough to establish a new mode of payment? "The real value is an entirely new environment is being created," George concludes. (At the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

PIN debit already developed for mobile

PIN debit already developed for mobile

George Wallner describes the simple one-step PIN solution already developed by the mobile industry. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Sometimes, cash still matters

Sometimes, cash still matters

An American abroad describes her EMV (mis)adventures.

How secure are cards on mobile phones?

How secure are cards on mobile phones?

"Attacking a phone — especially if it has a piece of hardware to securely store the card data — is not a very rewarding process for a hacker." (George Wallner at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

MasterCard: Why can't government regulatory agencies work together?

MasterCard: Why can't government regulatory agencies work together?

U.S. government agencies must synthesize their payment regulations, says MasterCard. A panel of several agency representatives tries to defend the complex U.S. regulatory system. "Payment innovations can die from a thousand cuts," admits Jeff Marquardt, deputy director of the Federal...

Mobile payments can fight fraud where EMV can't

Mobile payments can fight fraud where EMV can't

EMV deployment is a flawed approach and a fatal distraction to both issuers and consumers.

Mobile payments helping ease interchange

Mobile payments helping ease interchange

The growth of alternative payments gives merchants new options, which should lower fees over time.

The top 10 mobile payments stories from 2013

The top 10 mobile payments stories from 2013

NFC was top of mind for readers, but what else struck their fancy? Here's a look at the most-read stories from last year.

Death of cards, increasing regulation to drive ATM/mobile trend

Death of cards, increasing regulation to drive ATM/mobile trend

Peter Shortall of MasterCard Advisors makes an unusual prediction on the fate of plastic and how it will play into the convergence of mobile phones and ATMs. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Will cards be replaced by mobile?

Will cards be replaced by mobile?

Dave Willis of Navy Federal Credit Union defends his position on the card/mobile/cash consumer debate. "It's not just the Millennials," he adds, referring to the demographic increase in mobile usage. "It's all of us." (From a panel at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

It's time for banks to wake up to mPOS

It's time for banks to wake up to mPOS

Mobey Forum: As mPOS technology disrupts the Four Party Model, FIs must get in the game now.

When a telco turns to banking

When a telco turns to banking

Rogers Communications, first Canadian MNO to gain banking license, looks to disrupt an entire industry.

EMV migration creating business opportunities

EMV migration creating business opportunities

Changing U.S. landscape has companies on the march.

Will Isis NFC bet force merchants' hands? (Analysis)

Will Isis NFC bet force merchants' hands? (Analysis)

Recent Chase, AMX announcements suggest digital wallet provider expects issuers and cardholders to drive U.S. adoption.

Rêv sees opportunities in mobile-enabled prepaid travel cards

Rêv sees opportunities in mobile-enabled prepaid travel cards

Savvy flyers are using smartphones to manage accounts, company president says.

Mobile wallets reshaping payments industry branding

Mobile wallets reshaping payments industry branding

Legacy card brands may become obscured as mobile wallet providers build their own brands, according to Mercator report.

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