MasterCard taps Oracle to bolster digital payments for consumers and merchants

The card network said its new partnership with the software company will focus on restaurants, hotels and retail stores.

The importance of building mobile payments with the right POS in mind

As the mobile wallet ecosystem continues to grow and expand, there are still several barriers to entry in the restaurant industry that are making it difficult to increase consumer adoption and employee execution.

Inside the mobile-only, on-demand market (and gig economy), Part III

In the final part of this series, we take a look at what makes a great mobile app. The answer might be simple, but the execution is often difficult.

Inside the mobile-only, on-demand market (and gig economy), Part I

Mobile apps such as Postmates and Uber have become the blueprint for great customer experiences. But what is it like to be on the other side of such services, particularly Postmates?

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.

Recent earnings reports show the future for mobile payments

Facebook's mobile-first mentality has become a rallying cry of sorts for other companies, whether they're in the payments industry, or a retailer such as Starbucks.

Mobile Payments Today: January's best reads

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

What Target's mobile payments plan says about today's retail trends

CVS, Kohl's and Wal-Mart all added payments features to their mobile apps in 2016. Target now reportedly will do the same.

Are in-car payments innovative?

Their success will likely hinge on the same issues as mobile payments — consumer adoption and acceptance.

Amazon Go's impact on payments, self-checkout

The Amazon Go store has no cash register or payment kiosk. Instead, shoppers scan themselves into the store using the free Amazon Go app, shop as normal, remove items from a store shelf, place items in a shopping bag, and leave the store.

Mobile payments and kiosks: The perfect match?

Smartphones are driving an e-commerce revolution. While mobile payments can adversely affect the need for kiosks in some situations, most industry observers see mobile payments as another payment option that kiosk operators need to consider to meet consumer buying habits.

Mobile payments help Sweden's move to a cashless society

All the signs seem to point to Sweden becoming an entirely cash-free country. However, the phasing out of a payment method that has been in use for centuries will not be simple, and it's possible that the country will never become truly cashless.

Retailers tap the power of mobile apps during holiday season

Here's a reason for retailers to be "appy" this holiday season: Purchases made on mobile apps more than doubled in 2015, to nearly $50 billion. We look at holiday-specific shopper apps and how retailers can parlay these concepts into direct spending online and in the store.

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?

Digital gift cards a hit this holiday season

A First Data study reveals e-gift card usage is on the climb, driven by those ages 18 to 34. The biggest card buyers are those ages 35 to 54. The main reason is convenience.

Gift cards, rewards coming to Apple Pay thanks to Blackhawk Network technology

Blackhawk's Digital Pass technology enables the integration of gift cards, e-gifts, loyalty cards and rewards programs with Apple Pay.

Mobile Payments Today: November's best reads

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

OmnyPay finds its showcase with Kohl's Pay

OnmyPay debuted in 2014, but lacked the big-name retailer it craved to show off its capabilities. That changed last month when Kohl's added a mobile payments component to its app.

Loyalty could attract US millennials to mobile payments

Tony Rose, the director of mobile product management for Vantiv, discusses how rewards might be the best way to attract this demographic to use their smartphones to pay.

Creating loyalty, engagement and influence through mobile payments

Talbott Roche, the CEO and president of Blackhawk Network, discusses some ways smart brands are leveraging mobile payments systems through branded value to influence consumers' choices, generate engagement and create loyalty.

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