Posts Tagged ‘mobile payments’

EMV in the USA: Gartner cuts through the Hype

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Posted on 14th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

In our last blog, we looked at the recently-released Hype Cycle Research Report from Gartner and the outlook for NFC technology. Next we will turn to another important technology that was included in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Payment Innovation: EMV, and the U.S. migration. EMV has been gaining a lot of attention from payments experts […]

NFC: Beyond the Hype

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Posted on 7th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

The tech industry has been talking about NFC technology for a long time, and experts have repeatedly posed the same questions: “Are the uses and benefits of this technology realistic, or is it just hype?” And, “When will it become a productive part of the industry?” Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycles separate the hype from the […]

What’s behind the acceleration of NFC mobile payments?

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Posted on 30th Sep 2014 by in

Our mobile team is witnessing the effect of TSM Consortium’s simplification of the NFC supply chain in driving uptake around the world and the recent announcement with Apple

Mobile P2P payments for the unbanked

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Posted on 3rd Sep 2014 by in Mobile

Whilst the idea of keeping your money in a bank account seems commonplace to most in the developed world, for large parts of the developing world it is either a novelty or a pipe dream. There are many advantages to having a bank account, such as keeping your money safe, earning interest and also having […]

What is the common link between smart energy, mobile payments, digital identity, and your social security card? SXSW 2015

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Posted on 29th Aug 2014 by in Mobile

We need your vote for SXSW 2015 panel pickers! Every year South by Southwest crowds descend upon Austin, Texas making the annual pilgrimage for music, films, food and SXSW interactive. SXSW has grown to be the biggest interactive, music and film event of the year and each year attendees vote for the panel discussion they […]

Australia’s Mobile Payment Journey: Growth and Potential

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Posted on 28th Aug 2014 by in Mobile

Mobile technology has come a long way in recent years and continues to open up new doors in payments. Innovation in payments has been driven by not only forward-thinking retailers and banks, but also by consumers who are looking for the added speed, convenience and security offered by mobile payments. This has created an exciting […]

Accepting Mobile Wallets in a Multi-platform World: What’s a Merchant to Do?

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Posted on 7th Aug 2014 by in

The U.S. payments ecosystem is evolving as NFC contactless and cloud-based mobile wallet technologies are offering consumers a streamlined payment experience and unique loyalty benefits. While few doubt the benefits mobile will enable, many merchants wonder which technology to accept at the POS as BLE, NFC, QR-code, and barcode-based technologies are all being evaluated by […]

Staying Ahead in the Payments Game

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Posted on 15th Jul 2014 by in Financial Services

Hot Issues in the Payments Industry We recently gathered leaders from across the banking industry at our annual Smart Payments Forum (SPF), held this year in San Francisco, to discuss trends in the payments industry. Attendees at the SPF agreed that EMV and the protection it provides is integral to reducing card fraud and also serves as a conduit […]

4 Must-Haves for Banks to Build a Mobile Wallet That’s Secure

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Posted on 30th Jun 2014 by in Financial Services

Mobile is a key part of every bank’s strategy to increase retention of account holders by providing a convenient and secure portal to access services. Mobile banking applications already allow consumers to check balances, transfer money and make deposits while on the go. And many banks are now looking at extending the functionality of mobile […]

Questions Remain for US EMV Migration

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Posted on 29th May 2014 by in Financial Services

The U.S. migration to EMV chip payments is well underway, with many industry stakeholders on track to meet October 2015 liability shift deadlines.