Mobile Payments

Too Many Merchants Expect Consumers to Bear the Burden of Payment Change

Meeting customer demand for seamless payments can have a positive impact on merchants’ businesses. Research conducted by Strategy + Business, for example, highlights the business benefits of creating a seamless experience for customers – it can help generate repeat business for the service provider, avoiding friction that leads to abandonment.

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The Digital Divide: Inclusion Must Not Create Exclusion

I have one slight concern as we go cashless, having experienced it myself. You cannot go cashless if it does not include everyone. I had this experience in China. Arriving on a Sunday lunchtime at the Holiday Inn Express hotel, I successfully checked in and had a nice room with an empty fridge.

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As the Dawn of 5G Nears, Will It Be All That?

5G is coming. Now if we can just figure out what it’s good for. That’s a little bit unfair, but it does reflect some of the talk around the mobile connectivity standard.

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International Mobile Pay Adoption Isn’t a Blueprint for the U.S.

We often point to international markets like the U.K., Canada and Australia to provide evidence or justify how emergent payments innovation can (or should) work in the U.S. But those successful case studies clearly don’t always translate from one nation to another. According to Vocalink, 39 of [U.K.

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Why China’s Golden Week Is a Golden Opportunity for Mobile Payments

This week in China is the second biggest annual holiday – Golden Week. For the uninitiated – think Easter, with the airports jammed with travellers going abroad, but with the difference being that nearly all are high net worth millennials, with shopping for high quality goods uppermost on their minds.

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Smartphones and Omnichannel Are a Solid Bet to Boost Contactless Payments

It’s been four years since Apple launched Apple Pay, which together with Google Pay and Samsung Pay have ushered in the modern era of mobile payments.

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SingTel Unveils Cross-border Mobile Payments System

SingTel has launched a cross-border QR code-based mobile payments service that lets people use their phones for purchases in its home market of Singapore and Thailand.

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Mobile Payments Users Beware: Large Banks Coming Under Cyberattack

Its about the last thing you want to hear if you’re a mobile payments user with a big bank. Or if you just have accounts with one. New reports, however, have said it nonetheless: large US banks have seen marked increases in hacking attempts and other similar cyberattacks over the last few weeks.

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PayPal Brings Mobile Payments to Phoenix Suns

Depending on the time of year, or the team involved, or the specific game, the pain can be acute, a signal of regret: You miss that big dunk, or a gorgeous three-pointer, and you know by the cheers of the crowd that the play will be a highlight on the news later that night. Too […]

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CommBank Notes Rise in Local Mobile Payments Use

Australia is proving to be fertile ground for mobile payments, as revealed by a recent study from Commonwealth Bank. As it turns out, customers are increasingly calling for mobile payment services, so much so that, in just the six months between January and June 2018, mobile payments use was up over 35 percent. The raw […]

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What’s the Best Mobile Payment Platform: Zelle, Venmo, Square or Apple Pay?

Digital wallets and P2P payments are fast becoming table stakes for banking providers that want to remain relevant with today’s digital consumers.

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Apple Finally Shares Its Automatic NFC Launch Capabilities, Albeit in a Very Limited Way

For quite a few years, Apple has made Apple Pay extremely easy to use, and one of its best ease-of-use tricks is to allow NFC-powered Apple Pay to launch the instant it detects an NFC signal. The user doesn’t have to launch an app, or even to click on anything. The phone can be in […]

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