'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.)

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Easy card loading is a necessity in mobile wallets

Easy card loading is a necessity in mobile wallets

George Wallner (founder of Hypercom) explains the feature every mobile payment provider must build into its digital wallet. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

The most debilitating part of Durbin for FIs

The most debilitating part of Durbin for FIs

One factor in the whole Durbin/Leon debacle has thrown the financial services community into disarray, rendering budgeting and planning next to impossible. (Casey Merolla of First Annapolis at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

How banks responded to the Durbin Amendment

How banks responded to the Durbin Amendment

Casey Merolla, senior manager of First Annapolis Consulting, analyzes the responses of various financial institutions to Durbin. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Likely outcomes of Judge Leon's ruling

Likely outcomes of Judge Leon's ruling

The possibilities span the spectrum of destructive impact on financial institutions. In describing the potential outcomes, Casey Merolla of First Annapolis says, "It changes everything." (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Judge Leon's Durbin ruling mistakes

Judge Leon's Durbin ruling mistakes

Casey Merolla of First Annapolis Consulting explains how the judge's ruling is in conflict with many network agreements signed as a result of Durbin. Leon also erred in his calculation of transaction costs. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Strategic options for issuers in a Durbin world

Strategic options for issuers in a Durbin world

Issuing banks have several strategies for mitigating the Durbin rules, including product innovation, re-pricing and cost reduction. (From 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.)

Will MCX eclipse branded payment networks?

Will MCX eclipse branded payment networks?

A major issue clogging the road of payment evolution toward MCX is where account holders' value is stored. Another issue is the MasterCard/Visa duopoly that excludes competition. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

The threats Walmart sees in MCX

The threats Walmart sees in MCX

Reed Luhtanen, director of payments policy for Walmart, describes the pitfalls facing adoption of the new MCX standards. (From a panel at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Will MCX benefit small merchants?

Will MCX benefit small merchants?

A question is asked about whether the closed nature of MCX runs contrary to the National Restaurant Association's open philosophy. "A lot of the principles we're looking for exist with MCX," says NRA's Liz Garner. A Walmart representative weighs in on the issue as well. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

The main reason NFC hasn't caught on

The main reason NFC hasn't caught on

Too many technologies (including NFC) ignore a necessary step toward merchant acceptance. "Users of NFC will be disappointed for many years to come," says George Wallner, CTO of Loop and founder of Hypercom. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit 2013.)

A bigger issue than payment security

A bigger issue than payment security

"It's not true that security is paramount," says George Wallner, CTO of Loop. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

The unavoidable problem for mobile payments at retail

The unavoidable problem for mobile payments at retail

This one issue causes enough retailer resistance to potentially keep mobile from gaining wide acceptance at the point of sale. (From George Wallner's keynote at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

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.)

How mobile payments will evolve

How mobile payments will evolve

George Wallner says, "There's not anything wrong with [today's] technology, it's just not supported." (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

U.S. Treasury Dept. concerned about mobile payments in Kenya

U.S. Treasury Dept. concerned about mobile payments in Kenya

Kenya is a terrible example of regulation supervision, says Emery Kobor, Deputy Director of Strategic Planning for the U.S. Treasury's Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. "Frankly we're very concerned that M-Pesa has risen to the level of being...

How a mobile OS was exploited

How a mobile OS was exploited

CrowdStrike's CTO tells how his team exploited a phone using tools and techniques currently available "in the wild." The phone's owner felt personally vulnerable because much of his daily life was hacked. (Dmitri Alperovitch at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

The challenge of Android mobile security

The challenge of Android mobile security

"Literally as soon as handset manufacturers sell a phone, they no longer care about that phone because they're already moving on to the next version," says Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and CTO of CrowdStrike. "They don't want to support it, they...

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