Global Carrier Billing Summit: Round Up

Global Carrier Billing Summit: Round Up

Carriers, payment integrators and merchants from around the world met up in London last week at the Global Carrier Billing Summit to share their progress and provide updates.

Mobile carriers will have large role to play in IoT, payments with 5G

Mobile carriers will have large role to play in IoT, payments with 5G

Video, gaming, AI, robotic, AR/VR platform CIOs and CTOs looking to embrace newer digital transformation solutions should look holistically within the mobile infrastructure ecosystems, and tag the mobile telecom operator as a strategic partner.

Mobile Payments Today: August's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: August's top reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

Mobile Payments Today: July's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: July's top reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

World of Money to bring readers the latest news about financial tech

World of Money to bring readers the latest news about financial tech

Newsletter will selectively curate content daily from among the top stories and information sources to bring readers the news they need to succeed in a fast-moving and highly competitive global economy.

Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

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

Mobile Payments Today: February's top stories

Mobile Payments Today: February's top stories

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

MasterCard strengthens ties to mobile network operators

MasterCard strengthens ties to mobile network operators

The Purchase, New York-based card network has already helped MNOs such as Vodafone Ukraine, Digicel Group in the Caribbean, Viettel Telecom in Vietnam and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom to roll out various services related to digital payments.

The future of direct carrier billing in 2018

The future of direct carrier billing in 2018

PSD2 in Europe has already begun paving the way for new generations of payment providers and direct carrier billing services, which are offering a more compelling customer-focused strategy, compared to the existing legacy providers.

Venmo, Zelle among trending topics in 2017

Venmo, Zelle among trending topics in 2017

Mobile Payments Today takes a look at the top blog posts in 2017.

Best of 2017: Did those predictions about mobile payments come true?

Best of 2017: Did those predictions about mobile payments come true?

Mobile Payments Today takes a look back at the top features on the site throughout the past year.

How card payments are failing the international mobile market

How card payments are failing the international mobile market

Globally, the reliance on card-payment methods is failing merchants and their ability to further monetize. Despite the fact that there are 5 billion phone owners globally, there are only 1.5 billion credit card owners.

Mobile Payments Today: October's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: October's top reads

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

Mobile Payments Today: July's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: July's best reads

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

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

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.

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

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

Mobile Payments Today: February's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: February's best reads

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

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?

Direct carrier billing makes the transition from digital content to physical goods (Part 2)

Direct carrier billing makes the transition from digital content to physical goods (Part 2)

In the second part of our focus on direct carrier billing, John BaRoss examines how the payment method is being used more to purchase physical goods.

The global ascension of direct carrier billing (Part 1)

The global ascension of direct carrier billing (Part 1)

John BaRoss, who has a long history in the e-commerce industry, discusses how this often overlooked payment method is still a hot commodity for telcos worldwide.

May 5 for 5: Mobile wallets still finding their way

May 5 for 5: Mobile wallets still finding their way

It's time for a look back at May's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.

Bango's BilltoMobile acquisition puts spotlight back on direct carrier billing

Bango's BilltoMobile acquisition puts spotlight back on direct carrier billing

On the same day that U.K.-based Bango made its acquisition for $3.5 million, Las Vegas-based Axiologix Inc. announced that it had entered into a joint venture with SLA Mobile, a direct carrier biller with headquarters in Malaysia and the U.K. The next day, Austria's Dimoco purchased Italy-based Onebip for an undisclosed amount.

Mobile wallets don't have enough going for them right now

Mobile wallets don't have enough going for them right now

Richard Buckle, founder and CEO of Pyalla Technologies LLC, wrote a blog post about how he believes security concerns and an abundance of options for consumers continue to stifle widespread adoption of mobile payments.

Asian mobile operators can disrupt the online payments industry

Asian mobile operators can disrupt the online payments industry

Gerri Kordes, chief business officer at Fortumo, believes the growing mobile population in the region is a good opportunity for operators there to take advantage of the growth.

March mobile payments 5 for 5: Mobile World Congress in focus

March mobile payments 5 for 5: Mobile World Congress in focus

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in March, and what we can learn from them.

Mobile payments, IoT and wearables all the talk at Mobile World Congress

Mobile payments, IoT and wearables all the talk at Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress may be over, but the dust is still settling from the biggest mobile event of the year.

February mobile payments 5 for 5: EMV in the spotlight (again)

February mobile payments 5 for 5: EMV in the spotlight (again)

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in February, and what we can learn from them.

Bank Customer Experience Summit slated for September

Bank Customer Experience Summit slated for September

The two-day event caters to bankers who want to transform their FI's culture, technology and environment in order to reach and retain a new generation of retail customers.

January mobile payments 5 for 5: New year, different questions

January mobile payments 5 for 5: New year, different questions

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in January, and what we can learn from them.

The fintech industrial revolution is upon us

The fintech industrial revolution is upon us

This digitalized revolution is undoubtedly booming and the speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent, writes Xendpay Founder and CEO Rajesh Agrawal.

HCE: Proving its worth for security

HCE: Proving its worth for security

Cloud-based mobile payments were once thought to be an insecure payment method, but the card networks helped change that perception last year with their support for it.

Digital content still rules direct carrier billing

Digital content still rules direct carrier billing

Some companies are making the payment method available for physical goods, but don't expect a widespread trend anytime soon.

Webinar: Initiatives, strategies and new approaches for payment transformation

Webinar: Initiatives, strategies and new approaches for payment transformation

As payment services organizations continue to drive some of the biggest changes in global payments, how can companies determine which strategies will work best in the future?

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

EMV and bank innovation also should be hot topics next week in Las Vegas, writes Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez.

Android Pay, ISIS and the road to mobile payments ubiquity

Android Pay, ISIS and the road to mobile payments ubiquity

A number of different factors could help Android Pay pull ahead in 2016, according to Tim Spenny, the vice president of financial services consulting at GfK Custom Research, North America.

Samsung Pay: The mobile wallet winner?

Samsung Pay: The mobile wallet winner?

That's what one industry executive declared during the first day of the annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.

Cards and payments: Renew the old, ring in the new

Cards and payments: Renew the old, ring in the new

A new industry survey seeks to understand the priorities, challenges and benefits that payments organizations will encounter as they undertake a "new and renew" transformation in payments.

A voice for mobile carrier commerce

A voice for mobile carrier commerce

One long-time industry supporter is exploring the formation of a group that would help promote the benefits of direct carrier billing and mobile money services worldwide.

Rogers expands wireless support for suretap mobile wallet in Canada

Rogers expands wireless support for suretap mobile wallet in Canada

Suretap now boasts support from Bell, Telus and its subsidiary Koodo, and Virgin Mobile Canada. CIBC also will allow its customers to load their credit cards into the mobile wallet, and consumers have the ability to store gift cards from more than 30 retailers.

May mobile payments 5 for 5: Authentication, MasterCard Send, social media

May mobile payments 5 for 5: Authentication, MasterCard Send, social media

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in May, and what we can learn from them.

With Android Pay's arrival, battlefield lines have been drawn

With Android Pay's arrival, battlefield lines have been drawn

Google is back in the game with another mobile payments product, but how does it stack up against Apple Pay and Samsung Pay? Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines where Android Pay stands at this point.

Google gets back into mobile payments with Android Pay

Google gets back into mobile payments with Android Pay

The new system is similar to Apple Pay, but there are some differences in the way Google will present its mobile wallet to consumers.

LevelUp teams with Danal, Sprint for direct carrier billing

LevelUp teams with Danal, Sprint for direct carrier billing

The partnership enables LevelUp users who are Sprint subscribers to charge in-store purchases to their mobile phone.

Canadian government extends code of conduct to mobile payments

Canadian government extends code of conduct to mobile payments

Just before Apple Pay rumors began to circulate, the country's finance minister extended the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry to mobile payments.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Dissecting recent acquisitions

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Dissecting recent acquisitions

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in March, and what we can learn from them.

Payments buzz from Mobile World Congress

Payments buzz from Mobile World Congress

Martin Cox, the global head of sales at Bell ID, wrote a blog post about what everyone was talking about at the recent trade show in Barcelona.

The consolidation game in the mobile payments market

The consolidation game in the mobile payments market

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, shares his thoughts on what we've seen the past couple of weeks in the industry.

It's official: Samsung Pay is real

It's official: Samsung Pay is real

Samsung will use a two-pronged approach to mobile payments: NFC and technology from recently acquired LoopPay.

As mobile wallet market matures, MCX sits on the bench

As mobile wallet market matures, MCX sits on the bench

A panel discussion at the recent All Payments Expo in Las Vegas examined current trends, and analysts believe CurrentC can find a place at the table, if it ever launches.

A cashless, mobile day in London

A cashless, mobile day in London

Andrew Hull, the strategy director for Pocket App, wanted to see if he could survive without cash for 24 hours.

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Company buys PayEase, which is one of 22 licensed payment processing companies in the country.

Softcard faces layoffs, but isn't dead

Softcard faces layoffs, but isn't dead

The mobile wallet joint venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile recently made changes to restructure the organization.

Payments in 10 years: Very different

Payments in 10 years: Very different

If the last 10 years has taught us anything, it's that disruptive technologies can shift the course of events in a way few would expect.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in December, and what we can learn from them.

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

Dan Kramer, the senior vice president of marketing and merchant services for SHAZAM, wrote about how new entrants in the marketplace can be successful.

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.

Payfone to work with major banks on mobile banking authentication

Payfone to work with major banks on mobile banking authentication

The company's new service relies on the same security standards mobile network operators use to identify their customers.

CardMobili brings digital wallet capabilities to MNOs

CardMobili brings digital wallet capabilities to MNOs

The company is partnering with direct carrier biller Bango to enable consumers to buy physical items and charge them to their monthly mobile bill.

Direct carrier billing for app stores represents opportunity for MNOs

Direct carrier billing for app stores represents opportunity for MNOs

Bango lays out the benefits of direct carrier billing in a recent webinar it sponsored on Mobile Payments Today.

Apple Pay: A short-term wallet plan for 500 banks?

Apple Pay: A short-term wallet plan for 500 banks?

Costs associated with the Apple partnership might accelerate financial institutions' plans to release their own wallets, maybe with some help from merchants.

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in September, and what we can learn from them.

Boku acquires mopay

Boku acquires mopay

Direct carrier billing receives a major shot in the arm as the merger gives the San Francisco-based company significant reach across digital content brands.

Boku brings direct carrier billing into the physical world thanks to license

Boku brings direct carrier billing into the physical world thanks to license

San Francisco-based company partners with the three major MNOs in the U.K. to extend service beyond digital content.

Mobile payments looks for signs of life as the industry moves on

Mobile payments looks for signs of life as the industry moves on

Ed Busby, the former chief commerce office at Isis (now Softcard), examines what the industry might expect to happen in the next year as Apple Pay emerges.

MNOs face some uncertainty with mobile wallets

MNOs face some uncertainty with mobile wallets

U.K. joint-venture Weve changes direction on its plans as Apple Pay (and HCE) alter the payments value chain.

Softcard seeks an Apple hand

Softcard seeks an Apple hand

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez examines some challenges potentially facing the mobile wallet on Apple's new iPhone 6.

Gemalto wants to connect the world

Gemalto wants to connect the world

Digital security company releases new service to bring industry stakeholders together for NFC-enabled mobile payments.

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.

Who the FTC sued for fraudulent carrier billing and mobile cramming

Who the FTC sued for fraudulent carrier billing and mobile cramming

Malini Mithal of the FTC recounts recent lawsuits the agency won against fraudulent payment companies. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit)

5 for 5: The most-read mobile payments stories from November

5 for 5: The most-read mobile payments stories from November

Take a look at the most popular mobile payments content from last month.

After a natural disaster, mobile payments can speed the inflow of monetary aid

Mobile technology has evolved to the point where it is in almost everyone's pockets, and that can make a big difference in the event of natural disaster. Japan's tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake and typhoon Haiyan, all of these...

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.

What Android's KitKat means for NFC

What Android's KitKat means for NFC

Pundits have focused on carrier end run but missed the upside for merchants, others.

Debunking direct operator billing, Part 2

Debunking direct operator billing, Part 2

DOB lets you buy items from your phone bill, but sometimes it's a premium text message in disguise. What's the difference?

Are your customers really who they say they are?

Are your customers really who they say they are?

The first step to knowing your customer: Know Jumio. Jumio’s ID ver­i­fi­ca­tion technology, Netverify, pro­vides you with real-time ID verification. Turn your customer’s smart-phone or com­puter into an ID scan­ning ter­minal that makes it fast and easy to cap­ture and...

Hardware: The key to mobile commerce's future

Hardware: The key to mobile commerce's future

Four recent moves by three large companies have pushed software and the cloud to the back seat.

Desjardins becomes first Canadian FI to announce multi-carrier NFC

Desjardins becomes first Canadian FI to announce multi-carrier NFC

While larger competitors move cautiously toward contactless payments, the Quebec-based financial cooperative plows ahead.

Canadians growing increasingly comfortable with mobile payments

Canadians growing increasingly comfortable with mobile payments

Online transactions dominate, but analysts expect brick-and-mortar use to follow suit.

Monitise, Telefónica Digital team up on mobile money services

Monitise, Telefónica Digital team up on mobile money services

Mobile money provider explores options with partner from a new vertical. 

Bango confirms direct carrier billing deal with Mozilla

Bango confirms direct carrier billing deal with Mozilla

Company will provide billing and settlement services for Firefox Marketplace when it launches this year.

Chase Visa deal and SDWOANAF: where potential and confusion meet

Chase Visa deal and SDWOANAF: where potential and confusion meet

Writing clearly requires more effort than just writing; this becomes more evident the more complicated the subject. The Wall Street Journal provided a good example of that recently with its article "What's in Your Digital Wallet? Lucrative Data" The story...

Add NFC to carrier billing for txtNation's new mobile payment recipe

Add NFC to carrier billing for txtNation's new mobile payment recipe

TxtNation partners with RapidNFC to bring U.K. consumers a hybrid carrier billing and NFC payment solution. 

Vodafone to offer M-Pesa mobile money services in India

Vodafone to offer M-Pesa mobile money services in India

Carrier will bring financial service option to country's 700 million unbanked consumers.

Boku brings new carrier billing option to 300M gamers

Boku brings new carrier billing option to 300M gamers

Carrier biller partners with online gaming platform Bigpoint.

Bango signs its 100th carrier

Bango signs its 100th carrier

With this milestone the carrier biller now connects 1 billion wireless subscribers to mobile payments.

New Samsung Galaxy S4 phone includes NFC, innovative barcode technology

New Samsung Galaxy S4 phone includes NFC, innovative barcode technology

New Samsung smartphone adds a number of features that may spur mobile payment adoption.

Smells like innovation

Smells like innovation

Big news with Chase entering in to a 10 year expanded partnership with Visa to create a ‘differentiated experience’ for its merchants and consumers. I would warn anyone thinking “offers and deals” when they hear “differentiated experience," because I believe...

Commentary: mobile payments are key to future of shopping

Commentary: mobile payments are key to future of shopping

Connected mobile devices are changing consumer behavior and altering the way we shop.

MCX takes payments back to the future

When MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange) announced that they were going to launch their own mobile payments platform in 2012, that news reverberated in the American payments market like a shot. Prior mobile payment efforts were impressive thanks to heavyweights like...

The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

2012 was a record year in the growth of app store purchases over mobile operator billing. Google Play sales processed via carrier billing by Amdocs for leading NA operators tripled in revenues last year.

Commentary: Mobile payments in 2013, the future is cashless

Commentary: Mobile payments in 2013, the future is cashless

The world has already turned mobile, but the question of how soon and in what way will money go mobile still remains. Optimistic predictions were made for 2012, which was supposed to be the boom year for mobile payments of...

Google Wallet takes off the training wheels

Google Wallet takes off the training wheels

At midnight yesterday, Google sent me an email on how the new GoogleWallet update will now allow me to store my "Citi MasterCard" online. As other Google Wallet aficionados may recall (Bueller..? Bueller..?), Citi was the lone standout in Google Wallet's journey to the cloud and its race to conformity.

Are mobile payments really about payments?

Are mobile payments really about payments?

Especially in banked markets, where payment card penetration is often above the hundred percent, we have all learned to recognize that mobile payments needs to be more then "mobilizing" payments by changing the form factor from plastic card to a...

SALT Technology gets more than a dash of funding

SALT Technology gets more than a dash of funding

Mobile payment startup raises $2 million from group of private investors.

BilltoMobile adds US Cellular as a carrier partner

BilltoMobile adds US Cellular as a carrier partner

Carrier biller now connected to 90 percent of U.S. wireless subscribers.

The big mobile payment stories of 2012

The big mobile payment stories of 2012

Major developments in 2012 highlight how far the mobile payment market has come. 

Google Wallet, Discover partnership, plastic card confirmed

Google Wallet, Discover partnership, plastic card confirmed

Customer email and screenshots of the new Google Wallet app leaked.

Commentary: Mediation's role in the mobile payments future

Commentary: Mediation's role in the mobile payments future

It may not be sexy, but mediation is key to the future of mobile payments.

Vodafone to launch biggest mobile wallet next year

Vodafone to launch biggest mobile wallet next year

Carrier partnering with CorFire and Gemalto to offer mobile wallet to its 400 million subscribers.

Let's talk about fraud

Let's talk about fraud

I am in Vegas and I am fascinated by my room key. This is not the usual "insert into the slot, wait for it turn green or hear it chime" key cards; these are 'tap and hold to a door scanner till the door opens' RFID key card.

Isis announces its pilot programs are now up and running

Isis announces its pilot programs are now up and running

Isis flips the switch in test markets Austin and Salt Lake City.

Google, Discover to announce joint payment method (UPDATED)

Google, Discover to announce joint payment method (UPDATED)

(UPDATED) Companies partnering on making Google Wallet more accessible in the offline world.

Why is Isis a big deal?

Why is Isis a big deal?

Contrary to what may be said, Isis is a big deal for mobile payments.

Commentary: mobile payment bench testing

Commentary: mobile payment bench testing

A U.K. tech journalist tries his hand at actually using some mobile payment methods.

MasterCard links up with another carrier: Japan's NTT DOCOMO

MasterCard links up with another carrier: Japan's NTT DOCOMO

Card giant adds another mobile provider to its web of carrier partners.

Isis in stasis (UPDATED)

Isis in stasis (UPDATED)

Mobile payment JV waits to launch pilot program while it sorts out issues.

MTS and MasterCard say 'da' to NFC mobile payments in Russia

MTS and MasterCard say 'da' to NFC mobile payments in Russia

The NFC payment market in the U.S. may be in some disarray, but it's a big world. Russian carrier MTS has partnered with global payment brand MasterCard to introduce mobile payments using near field communications technology to its 100 million...

Isis pilot on hold again

Isis pilot on hold again

Carrier mobile payment effort pushes launch of pilot program to October at the soonest.

MasterCard acquires offer, loyalty platform Truaxis

MasterCard acquires offer, loyalty platform Truaxis

Card brand to leverage Truaxis platform to target consumers with relevant discounts and offers.

EU says OK to UK mobile payment joint venture

EU says OK to UK mobile payment joint venture

British mobile payment collaboration between wireless carriers clears regulatory hurdle.

Isis, it's not you; it's your business model

Isis, it's not you; it's your business model

Is Google Wallet making a comeback before Isis even shows up?

Rebooted Google Wallet now accepts any credit card

Rebooted Google Wallet now accepts any credit card

New features let users link any major card to their mobile wallet.

TRAVIK (Sixpack) is dead; long live...?

TRAVIK (Sixpack) is dead; long live...?

What's next for MNOs and banks looking to offer NFC payments?

Why carriers will (not) partner with Google Wallet

Why carriers will (not) partner with Google Wallet

Is there a value to carriers to offer a service that cuts them out of mobile payments?

Telefónica Digital signs deals on direct carrier billing, financial services

Telefónica Digital signs deals on direct carrier billing, financial services

Spanish telecom giant announces agreements with Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

Mobile money: from infancy to intrinsic

Mobile money: from infancy to intrinsic

Will Apple's Passbook move mobile money out of its infancy?

iCarte: contactless payments for iPhones

iCarte: contactless payments for iPhones

There were a lot of rumors around iPhone’s new version iPhone 4 that it would come with an NFC chip, but unfortunately it didn’t. It’d be a huge step for the contactless space, and could also be a huge step...

MasterCard offers guidance on mobile POS

MasterCard offers guidance on mobile POS

Card brand issues best practices to merchants and providers on mobile point of sale solutions.

Amex puts its cards in Isis mobile wallet

Amex puts its cards in Isis mobile wallet

American Express cardmembers will have access to the Isis network when it launches.

CTIA: MasterCard puts digital wallet in shoppers' virtual pocket

CTIA: MasterCard puts digital wallet in shoppers' virtual pocket

Payment company releases new product to make on-and-offline shopping easier.

MasterCard releases new global index measuring mobile payment readiness

MasterCard releases new global index measuring mobile payment readiness

New study looks at which countries are most prepared for mobile payments.

Contactless EMV - What is the value to retailers?

Contactless EMV - What is the value to retailers?

Retailers often ask, “What new POS equipment should I buy?” My answer has been the same for almost 4 years: “Nothing, yet.” My logic is this: The upcoming liability shift occurs in October 2015 for merchants that have not deployed...

Boku signs deals with Sprint, Deutsche Telekom

Boku signs deals with Sprint, Deutsche Telekom

Carrier biller expands its footprint and hires payment veterans to spur additional growth.

Wake up, Google! Part 3

Wake up, Google! Part 3

What does Google do with Google Wallet now?

Wake up, Google! Part 2

Wake up, Google! Part 2

What can Google do with Google Wallet now?

NFC and EMV face ambivalence, uncertainty

NFC and EMV face ambivalence, uncertainty

Article says lack of standards still dogs the next big things in payments.

Could Apple bring the end of handset subsidies?

Will mobile payments mean no more subsidies and long-term contracts?

BilltoMobile and Discover ink marketing agreement

BilltoMobile and Discover ink marketing agreement

Such is the developing world of mobile payments that BilltoMobile and Discover would find common purpose. The two would-be competitors from different ends of the payment spectrum have announced a marketing agreement in which they will "drive market-leading innovation and...

Pay Industry Pressure Past the Red Line (and Growing)

Pay Industry Pressure Past the Red Line (and Growing)

Published with permission from the author. This post originally appeared on peHUB. The payments industry manages almost $5.5 trillion in the US every year, and about $13 trillion worldwide.

Apple iWallet - The giant awakes?

Is Apple getting in the mobile payment game?

Isis makes magic at SXSW

Isis makes magic at SXSW

NFC mobile payment provider Isis used this year's SXSW festival as a bit of a coming out party. The company — a joint venture between Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA and AT&T Mobility — had a large booth presence and sponsored...

How Isis works

How Isis works

In preparation for its grand unveiling later this year, Isis has been all over. The company recently released this promotional video showing how the Isis Mobile Wallet works. 

Carriers: We're here to help!

Carriers: We're here to help!

Carriers view mobile payments as a new way to stay relelvant. But will they?

Will telcos avoid the dumb pipe trap with mobile payments?

Every February, the mobile industry puts on its finest display of new tech and services at the Mobile World Congress, which took place this year in Barcelona. If you are addicted to all things mobile, this show is a your...

Vodafone, Visa form world's largest payment m-payment partnership

Vodafone, Visa form world's largest payment m-payment partnership

Payment provide and MNO to bring mobile payments to nearly 400 million subscribers.

Boku and MasterCard team up on mobile payment solution for carriers

Boku and MasterCard team up on mobile payment solution for carriers

Boku Accounts brings offline, online, NFC and P2P all together for mobile network operators.

Visa, Monitise to offer more mobile services to FIs

Visa, Monitise to offer more mobile services to FIs

Companies to offer "one-stop mobile solution" for payment processing partners.

IPhone 5, NFC and IWallet - pick any two

IPhone 5, NFC and IWallet - pick any two

Being on Week 3 of a self imposed Google Wallet embargo, I had instead been writing about the ongoing turf wars between platform providers and carriers, which is starting to sound like an episode of "Mob Wives." Though the bulk...

MasterCard makes ordering popcorn easier with m-payment app

MasterCard makes ordering popcorn easier with m-payment app

MC joins with Commonwealth Bank and Hoyt Corporation to launch new line-busting app at Australian cinemas.

On the road with Google Wallet

On the road with Google Wallet

I rode about 900 miles in the last four days, cutting across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to be together with my family for Christmas. I figured this would be a good time to put my new Galaxy Nexus and the Google Wallet app through its paces.

Was 2011 the Year of Mobile Payments?

Was 2011 the Year of Mobile Payments?

2011 may not have been the year of mobile payments, but it certainly was a year of mobile payments.

Gemalto partners with Isis as TSM for mobile payment scheme

Gemalto partners with Isis as TSM for mobile payment scheme

Company to play necessary security role in NFC mobile payment network.

Industry group looks at evolving mobile payment models

Industry group looks at evolving mobile payment models

Mobey Forum says success in mobile payments depends on owning the secure element.

MasterCard and mFoundry join to provide FIs a mobile banking and payment option

MasterCard and mFoundry join to provide FIs a mobile banking and payment option

Companies partner to expand mobile payments to mobile bank customers.

Trouble brewing for Google Wallet

Trouble brewing for Google Wallet

How does Google Wallet surmount the growing number of obstacles to adoption?

Visa targets unbanked with new prepaid mobile product

Visa targets unbanked with new prepaid mobile product

Payment network announces first product in its global strategy to reach the unbanked.

MasterCard and Intel partner on payment technologies

MasterCard and Intel partner on payment technologies

Companies team up to make online, mobile payments easier and more secure.

Isis says it continues to make progress

Isis says it continues to make progress

Mobile payment network says it has issuers lined up and isn't worried about competition at this point.

Intuit partners with AT&T to provide GoPayment mobile POS to small biz customers

Intuit partners with AT&T to provide GoPayment mobile POS to small biz customers

Companies to provide automatic sign-up and pre-approval to AT&T merchant customers.

Head of mobile payments for Discover discusses market, adoption

Head of mobile payments for Discover discusses market, adoption

Based on transaction dollar value, Discover Networks, the payment business of Riverwoods, Ill.-based Discover Financial Services, is the smallest of the four major credit card brands. So it can be easy to overlook Discover in discussions about mobile payments.

Google Wallet: A missed opportunity?

Google Wallet: A missed opportunity?

Despite the fanfare, the Google Wallet isn't a total success.

MasterCard's Woo talks mobile strategy, future

MasterCard's Woo talks mobile strategy, future

The company's head of mobile strategy defines MasterCard's role in the industry.

Isis should be helping Google, for their benefit

Isis should be helping Google, for their benefit

Isis should cooperate with Google and let them do all the heavy lifting

My issue with issuers

A story about one man's concern for issuers in the mobile payment future.

Carrier m-payment JVs face challenges

Carrier m-payment JVs face challenges

International JVs formed to foster NFC mobile payments are running into trouble.

Google Wallet expected to launch today

Google Wallet expected to launch today

The Google Wallet is finally available for consumers today.

Verifone CEO says mobile, contactless to boost company's revenue

Verifone CEO says mobile, contactless to boost company's revenue

Mobile payments seen as significant driver of new revenue for POS provider.

Amex pushing serve to concertgoers (video)

Amex pushing serve to concertgoers (video)

Hipsters got a subtle soft-sell from American Express at a recent outdoor music festival in the Bay Area.

Are Isis and Google really competitors in the mobile wallet biz? Not exactly.

Are Isis and Google really competitors in the mobile wallet biz? Not exactly.

The fight is on between Isis and Google for mobile wallet preeminence. Or is it?

New mobile commerce industry outlook presented at PrePaid Press Expo in Las Vegas

New mobile commerce industry outlook presented at PrePaid Press Expo in Las Vegas

Panelists at the recent Prepaid Expo in Las Vegas provided some insights into where mobile payments is heading.

Is Isis in crisis?

Despite long odds, Isis still has some cards to play.

Visa to push EMV in US to encourage mobile payment adoption

Visa to push EMV in US to encourage mobile payment adoption

Visa launches three new initiatives to lay the groundwork for mobile payments in the U.S.

Visa CEO says mobile payments are coming, ready or not

Visa CEO says mobile payments are coming, ready or not

Visa CEO Joe Saunders tells analysts the company will see real benefits from mobile payment investment.

T-Mobile to offer direct carrier billing

T-Mobile to offer direct carrier billing

Wireless carrier T-Mobile USA Inc. is looking to offer a different type of mobile payment.

PayPal preaches against NFC, but the devil is in the details

PayPal preaches against NFC, but the devil is in the details

PayPal says it is looking at many technologies, including NFC, then days later its parent company comes out and says NFC is "not for commerce." What does it mean? The devil is in the details.

Barclaycard traces the history of money

Barclaycard traces the history of money

Barclaycard is having some fun with contactless payments. The U.K.

Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover to join Isis

Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover to join Isis

Isis announces big four credit card companies will participate in its mobile payment network.

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.

The growing mobile payment divide

The growing mobile payment divide

While mobile payments promise bells and whistles in the U.S., developing economies look to simple solutions to help the unbanked.

Visa acquires Fundamo, signs deal with Monitise

Visa acquires Fundamo, signs deal with Monitise

Visa continues to prioritize mobile payments with two new investments.

The people behind the scenes of the Google Wallet announcement

The people behind the scenes of the Google Wallet announcement

There are a lot of people who deserve credit for the Google Wallet announcement.

Google's wallet becomes a reality

Google's wallet becomes a reality

Google announces its Google Wallet NFC payment product.

NFC in the UK

NFC in the UK

Orange and Barclaycard introduce U.K.'s first contactless payment product

Visa lays out ambitious new mobile strategy

Visa lays out ambitious new mobile strategy

Visa announces its new strategy for digital wallet and mobile payments.

Isis lowering its sights? Maybe not.

Isis lowering its sights? Maybe not.

The Isis network is reportedly scaling back its plans for its own payment network.

Will retailers use

Will retailers use "tender steering" to control interchange fees?

A process called “tender steering” is new to most retailers.  It means that a retailer can provide incentives to customers to use a particular type of card to pay.

Square says it will now encrypt data

Square says it will now encrypt data

Square to embrace Visa's best practices for mobile payments

Visa makes strategic investment in Square

Visa makes strategic investment in Square

Start-up Square receives funding from industry leader.

The rumors you're hearing are all true

The rumors you're hearing are all true

Should you trust unnamed sources on mobile payments? Probably.

Sprint may have just made its smartest move in years

Sprint may have just made its smartest move in years

Today we heard that Sprint Nextel Corp. will be launching NFC based payments this year – not next year, but this year.

Combining payments and loyalty programs

Combining payments and loyalty programs

How loyalty and convenience will foster mobile payment adoption.

Contactless mobile payment services coming to the UK

Contactless mobile payment services coming to the UK

Barclaycard, Everything Everywhere will roll out contactless mobile payment using NFC tech later this year.

Wells Fargo to roll out mobile payments pilot

Wells Fargo to roll out mobile payments pilot

Wells Fargo & Company is rolling out a Visa microSD mobile payment pilot that will include 200 Wells Fargo team members who are users of specific BlackBerry and iPhone models. The pilot features DeviceFidelity's In2Pay technology. BlackBerry smartphone users will...

At first blush, Isis looks appealing to retailers

At first blush, Isis looks appealing to retailers

A National Retail Federation exec sees competition, tech changes arising from the new mobile payments network.

Telcos launch 'Isis' mobile payments system

Telcos launch 'Isis' mobile payments system

Telecom companies serving 200 million mobile phone customers take on the established payments system in the United States by offering payments via smart phone.

Mobile payment firms sign with AT&T

Mobile payment firms sign with AT&T

The giant carrier signed three processors to pilot deals in a bid to expand payments via smart phone and to send banks a message.

MasterCard offers online bill-payment to prepaid cardholders

MasterCard offers online bill-payment to prepaid cardholders

MasterCard Worldwide offers the new service with the intention of keeping cardholders much longer as customers.

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