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.

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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.

3 suggestions for the industry to

3 suggestions for the industry to "save" the Pays

Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay aren't going anywhere, but U.S. consumers are not enthusiastic about using them at the physical point-of-sale. But the industry could do some things to help bump adoption and incentivize merchants to accept NFC-enabled mobile payments.

How payments innovation actually hinders the customer experience

How payments innovation actually hinders the customer experience

New technology and innovation is changing the way consumers want to pay, but the increasingly rapid pace of change also creates challenges and vulnerabilities for self-service equipment providers.

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.

Evolving payments technologies challenge merchants to keep pace with consumers' expectations

Evolving payments technologies challenge merchants to keep pace with consumers' expectations

Retailers must be aware of what's changing in payments to better serve their customers. That was the overarching message to retailers from a group of executives on a panel at the recent Oracle Industry Connect in New York City.

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.

The many faces of mobile payments

The many faces of mobile payments

NFC, QR codes and various in-app payment methods have helped change the way consumers pay via a smartphone.

Going at it alone: Should banks consider their own payments apps?

Going at it alone: Should banks consider their own payments apps?

By now, it should be obvious to every bank that no company can afford to neglect mobile payments.

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.

3 trends for 2018: Safer data, faster payments, better experiences

3 trends for 2018: Safer data, faster payments, better experiences

These areas present great opportunities, but also significant challenges.

Mobile Payments Today: November's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: November's top reads

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

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Despite the less-than-stellar numbers for in-store, proximity-based mobile payments, Cyber Monday set a record for mobile-based remote payments.

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about the digital in-store customer experience

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about the digital in-store customer experience

Verifone North America President Joe Mach shares insight on what retailers are doing, the big trends in play with customer experience and how consumers are spurring trends and retail customer experience strategies.

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.

Money20/20 trends: AI, 'everyday commerce' and security

Money20/20 trends: AI, 'everyday commerce' and security

The bright lights of Las Vegas have gone out on Money20/20 for another year. As always, the event brought together the biggest names in payments and provided unprecedented insight into the future of financial services.

Mobile payments success can take different forms in the US

Mobile payments success can take different forms in the US

The payments industry needs a better barometer for how it measures success with mobile payments in the U.S. as the calendar approaches a new year.

5 excellent reasons — and counting — to attend the upcoming Bank Customer Experience Summit

5 excellent reasons — and counting — to attend the upcoming Bank Customer Experience Summit

And the sixth reason: "Change takes a much longer time coming than you think, and then it happens much faster than you would have thought." It's happening right now for you and your banking customers and BCX is the place to learn how to manage it.

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: May's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: May's top reads

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

Future of payments? Phone will set the tone

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.

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

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.

It's a weird time for mobile payments

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

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.

The mobile app security risk is growing

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.

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

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.

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.

The new payment future: 3 technologies leading the way

The new payment future: 3 technologies leading the way

Changes in consumer behavior continue to be rapid, disruptive, and largely driven by technology influences, such as mobile devices, big data, the cloud, IoT and machine learning.

It's the same old story for mobile payments adoption

It's the same old story for mobile payments adoption

A recent field test from the Boston Fed's Payments Strategies group shows the shortcomings of today's market.

Unconventional channels driving mobile payments adoption

Unconventional channels driving mobile payments adoption

Mobile payment technology is still in its relative infancy, but growing pains can be costly when it comes to new technologies seeking wider adoption.

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.

The persistence of traditional payments among digital natives

The persistence of traditional payments among digital natives

Marketing strategies devised for millennials by older generations have been based on bad intuition, poorly curated data, and unquestioned, incomplete assumptions. That leads to bad guesses. When you're designing banking and payment systems for your next generation of customers, bad guesses can be expensive.

How emerging payments impact merchant acquirers

How emerging payments impact merchant acquirers

With the landscape of payments acceptance constantly changing and new disruptive technologies entering the market, a merchant acquirer must be constantly looking at how to adopt these solutions.

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?

5 mobile-payment trends to watch in 2017

5 mobile-payment trends to watch in 2017

Scott Blum, the vice president of Total Merchant Services, gives his take on what he expects from mobile payments in the new year.

Kickstarting mobile payments in the Middle East

Kickstarting mobile payments in the Middle East

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.

Here comes Citi Pay

Here comes Citi Pay

Citi is the latest financial institution to come to the market with a digital wallet service.

Mobile Payments Today: October's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: October's best reads

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

Talking With: Elavon's Guy Harris discusses EMV, mobile payments, security

Talking With: Elavon's Guy Harris discusses EMV, mobile payments, security

If you really want to get an idea of what's going on in the payments industry, it's probably best to speak to a transaction processor because they've dealt with it all, and then some.

Mobile Payments Today: September's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: September's best reads

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

5 trends shaping mobile payments worldwide in 2016

5 trends shaping mobile payments worldwide in 2016

Michelle Evans, the digital consumer manager for Euromonitor International, shares some findings from the company's latest global research.

Security or unfamiliarity: What's stopping mobile-payments adoption?

Security or unfamiliarity: What's stopping mobile-payments adoption?

Security pros discuss how consumers view today's security climate when it comes to payments.

Cashless and confident: Growing the proximity payment market

Cashless and confident: Growing the proximity payment market

Thomas Rosteck from Infineon discusses the challenges preventing the growth of mobile payments at the physical point of sale.

Recent POS malware attacks signal a need for app security for mobile payments

Recent POS malware attacks signal a need for app security for mobile payments

Thorston Held, co-founder and managing director of whiteCryption, examines the recent POS security attacks and what they mean for mobile payments.

My misadventures with Apple Pay

My misadventures with Apple Pay

We'll keep talking about the problems that plague proximity mobile payments until everyone gets it right.

How will banks address mobile wallets?

How will banks address mobile wallets?

MasterCard's decision to enable banks to add an in-store payments element to their mobile banking app for NFC-ready Android smartphones has rekindled an industry debate about what works best for financial institutions and proximity mobile payments.

Setting the record straight on contactless transactions and terminology

Setting the record straight on contactless transactions and terminology

Jack Jania, senior vice president of strategic alliances for Gemalto, tries to clear the air about all the different acronyms in mobile payments.

Banks get another ally in mobile payments with the new Masterpass

Banks get another ally in mobile payments with the new Masterpass

MasterCard has announced some new features to its digital wallet service, including the ability for banks to add contactless payments to their Android mobile banking apps.

Mobile payments: Can they really be invisible?

Mobile payments: Can they really be invisible?

John Shapiro, the director of product management for payments for Intuit, discusses how the proliferation of technology and emergence of connected devices have created an opportunity for companies not previously associated with payments to expand their product offering.

Spanning the globe with mobile payments

Spanning the globe with mobile payments

Oren Levy, CEO of Zooz, gives us an overview of what's going on with mobile payments and consumers 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.

Mobile payments opportunities and obstacles for US vendors

Mobile payments opportunities and obstacles for US vendors

Sergio Chalbaud, the founder of a mobile-focused consumer banking platform called Fintonic, examines some of the issues facing mobile wallet providers in the U.S.

April 5 for 5: Criminals seek to exploit mobile payments

April 5 for 5: Criminals seek to exploit mobile payments

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

The problems weighing down mobile payments

The problems weighing down mobile payments

Robert Brodie, co-founder and CTO of SUMO Heavy, examines some of the issues that are preventing mobile payments from really catching fire.

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.

Dorsey wants Square to be synonymous with mobile payments

Dorsey wants Square to be synonymous with mobile payments

Square announced Wednesday as part of its first earnings report as a public company that it had received over 350,000 preorders for the company's new EMV-enabled contactless reader.

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.

For issuers, the time for mobile payments is now

For issuers, the time for mobile payments is now

As new commerce endpoints continue to emerge, issuers must reconsider how to position their strategy and their brand in a digital world, writes Jordan McKee, senior analyst with the 451 Research Mobility team.

Incentivizing the tipping point of mobile payment adoption

Incentivizing the tipping point of mobile payment adoption

Kelly Passey, the EVP of business and product development at Access Development, believes providers still haven't given consumers a good reason to adopt mobile payments.

The problem with PayPal, 'old money' and digital payments

The problem with PayPal, 'old money' and digital payments

Will Hernandez, editor of Mobile Payments Today, had one thing on his mind after he watched PayPal's Super Bowl 50 commercial: hipsters.

US retailers' EMV pain opens path to contactless-only checkout lanes

US retailers' EMV pain opens path to contactless-only checkout lanes

Mobile Payments Today spoke about this concept with payment technology providers at the recent National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City.

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.

Visa pushes mobile payments at Super Bowl 50

Visa pushes mobile payments at Super Bowl 50

The card network has outfitted the big game's venue, Levi's Stadium, with over 500 contactless-enabled point-of-sale terminals and 200 more across other Super Bowl-related venues in San Francisco and Santa Clara.

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.

Panera's mobile blueprint serves as an example for retailers

Panera's mobile blueprint serves as an example for retailers

Panera Bread is still going full throttle in expanding payment strategies to reduce consumer friction points and enhancing the customer experience.

Is the time now for mobile payments?

Is the time now for mobile payments?

Mobile Payments Today was at the annual Consumer Electronics Show to moderate a panel about where mobile payments stand with consumers.

What are some big issues facing mobile payments?

What are some big issues facing mobile payments?

This was a question Mobile Payments Today attempted to answer last month during an hour-long Twitter Q&A session.

Year in Review: The top mobile payments news, articles and blog posts in 2015

Year in Review: The top mobile payments news, articles and blog posts in 2015

With 2015 in the books, it's time to look back at the top editorial content on Mobile Payments Today in the last 12 months.

December mobile payments 5 for 5: Walmart Pay arrives

December mobile payments 5 for 5: Walmart Pay arrives

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 Starbucks mobile model could be difficult for retailers to duplicate

The Starbucks mobile model could be difficult for retailers to duplicate

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez discusses the rapidly changing mobile payments market in a blog post.

2015 in review, part I: The Pays, tokenization, IoT

2015 in review, part I: The Pays, tokenization, IoT

Mobile payment took more steps forward this year, but still has a way to go before it reaches its full potential.

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.

Consolidating payments innovation in 2016

Consolidating payments innovation in 2016

Philip King, founder and CEO of myPINpad, shares his thoughts on what the industry will experience next year in the U.S. and the U.K.

Banks at a crossroads: Build or buy mobile payment apps

Banks at a crossroads: Build or buy mobile payment apps

Rajesh Sharma, vice president of mobile banking and payment apps from INSIDE Secure, discusses some of the areas banks need to consider when it comes to mobile payments.

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.

Loyalty at the center of Sionic Mobile's proposition

Loyalty at the center of Sionic Mobile's proposition

Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with Ronald Herman, the company's founder and CEO, to get his thoughts on the current state of the industry.

'Mobile Wallets 101': Your guide to the future of cardless transactions

'Mobile Wallets 101': Your guide to the future of cardless transactions

FIs have an edge in a bid for mobile wallet loyalty due to their trusted provider status. For those that have been late to the party, now is the time to capitalize on this advantage.

The 'Pay' model is strong, but banks are still in play

The 'Pay' model is strong, but banks are still in play

Despite Apple, Google and Samsung soaking up all the hype with mobile wallets, the banks are slowly starting to make their own moves.

September mobile payments 5 for 5: Samsung Pay to rule them all?

September mobile payments 5 for 5: Samsung Pay to rule them all?

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.

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.

Mobile wallets: The hidden commerce model

Mobile wallets: The hidden commerce model

Ed Busby, a former Softcard executive, discusses an overlooked aspect of today's mobile wallet game.

Preview: 2015 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

Preview: 2015 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

Technology offers new ways for consumers to hold, control and spend their money. This summit promises to help execs get their arms around the former and meet the expectations of the latter.

CONNECT: Putting a bow on the mobile experience

CONNECT: Putting a bow on the mobile experience

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez discusses some of the key points from this year's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit.

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

Major mobile wallet providers not distinguishing themselves

Major mobile wallet providers not distinguishing themselves

Apple Pay leads the pack in media hype, but it's been difficult to gauge its success, along with other schemes.

Remember that time when Rowdy Piper was in a Softcard commercial?

Remember that time when Rowdy Piper was in a Softcard commercial?

The now-defunct mobile wallet's marketing machine was plagued by problems from the start.

July mobile payments 5 for 5: The march towards the EMV liability shift

July mobile payments 5 for 5: The march towards the EMV liability shift

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

InComm's drive to bring open-loop prepaid to mobile wallets

InComm's drive to bring open-loop prepaid to mobile wallets

The company has partnered with Gemalto to use the digital security company's Allynis Trusted Services Hub to digitize its open-loop prepaid card offerings.

No surprise: Gallup finds mobile wallets low priority for consumers

No surprise: Gallup finds mobile wallets low priority for consumers

Just 13 percent of more than 17,000 consumers surveyed have a digital wallet on their smartphone.

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.

June mobile payments 5 for 5: Apple, Google, and Microsoft

June mobile payments 5 for 5: Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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

A Microsoft-sized opportunity: Payment processing

A Microsoft-sized opportunity: Payment processing

The payments industry doesn't know much about Microsoft's plan for mobile payments, but Thomas Yohannan gives his take on the situation.

2015: The year of HCE?

2015: The year of HCE?

For all the talk about third-party mobile payment providers in recent weeks, financial institutions can still have a place in the conversation going forward.

Android Pay and banks

Android Pay and banks

Martin Cox, global head of sales for Bell ID, examines how the new kid on the block stacks up against Apple Pay and Samsung Pay for financial institutions.

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.

Retailers remain slow to embrace emerging payments tech

Retailers remain slow to embrace emerging payments tech

Although technology continues to enhance the customer experience, retailers are still guarded when it comes to embracing upgraded payment options.

April mobile payments 5 for 5: Facebook Messenger, EMV, HCE

April mobile payments 5 for 5: Facebook Messenger, EMV, HCE

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

Tokenization is not enough: The role of on-device software for secure mobile payments

Tokenization is not enough: The role of on-device software for secure mobile payments

Kaushik Roy, the senior vice president of product at Sequent, discusses how dynamic issuance and on-device security and management can work in tandem with tokenization on smartphones.

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