Mobile Payments

7 Ways Smart Cities Innovate Payments

The concept of Smart Cities – which use mobile payments, global positioning and related technology to streamline parking, transit, building access and traffic – is deeply intertwined with the development of payments technology and regulation.

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Focus on Mobile Payments Starts With Defining “Mobile”

What does it mean to focus on mobile? Since mobile payments drive development activity all the way across an organization, its important to begin by reflecting on exactly how an organization views this channel, as everything else is built on this perception. Aaron McPherson, VP, Research Operations, Mercator Advisory Group.

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Cash Is Dead, Long Live Cash: The Problems With Australia’s Digital Ecosystem

Reserve Bank governor Phillip Lowe has warned banks and telco giants there may be a need for tighter regulation to ensure the reliability of Australia’s digital payments ecosystem if key players can’t do a better job preventing outages.

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PayPal Mobile Payments Get a $2B Holiday Boost

PayPal is apparently rocking it so far during the fourth-quarter commerce season. That’s not only meaningful for PayPal.

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Mobile Payments Anticipates Record-Breaking Cyber Monday

We all knew already that mobile was going to be a big part of the Thanksgiving weekend shopping rush, and with good reason. The convenience of pulling out a mobile device and starting to shop from just about anywhere-even at the dinner table between bites of turkey-is hard to resist for a lot of people.

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Is India’s ATM Disappearing Act a Digital Payments Boon?

In India, get ready for new lines. News came this week that as many as half of the ATMs that dot the country’s landscape may be shuttered by March of 2019. The estimate is courtesy of the Confederation of ATM Industry (CATMi), which focuses on the domestic ATM industry. The number is a significant one, as there were more […]

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Card Issuers Make Progress Toward Seamless Mobile Transaction Protocols

As mobile payments expand, credit card issuers find themselves challenged to develop technical protocols that ensure a seamless shopping experience for consumers.

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APAC’s Mobile Payment Usage Climbs 30% in 2018

Consumers in China and India are more likely to reach for their phones to shop and pay. Mobile payment usage in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region grew 30% in 2018 with 63% of consumers citing that their mobile device as their most important shopping tool, according to GfK’s latest FutureBuy report.

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Top 10 Shopping Apps Had a Strong Black Friday Showing

The nation’s top 10 shopping apps had a strong showing in Apple’s App Store during the Black Friday shopping weekend, with the combined apps adding half a million first-time users. According to market research firm Sensor Tower, the shopping app saw 16.3 percent growth compared to Black Friday of 2017.

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Go to the Mall or Buy From Your Phone? More Shoppers This Holiday Season Are Going Mobile

Traffic might appear lighter at some malls this holiday season, but that’s because people are shopping on their smartphones. Mobile spending during the holidays is expected to continue to climb this year, as retailers have been investing to improve their apps, and shoppers are growing more comfortable with ringing purchases up in just a few […]

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Today in Data: The Payments and Commerce Reset

The world going into holiday 2018 is a very different place than it was even a year ago – though the changes may not be obvious at a quick glance. Contactless cards are proliferating and perhaps on the edge of U.S.

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Small Retailers Lead the Way on Mobile Payments

Shortly after opening Red Heifer Winery in rural Smithsburg, Md., in 2012, Kevin and Yvonne Ford began looking for a point-of-sale option for purchases at their vineyard and at the markets and festivals they frequent. They needed something mobile; a traditional cash register just wasnt practical for a business like theirs.

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