Articles Tagged ‘Payments’


Payment apps headed toward shakeout as merchant offerings multiply

April 9, 2014

With no clear leader in mobile payments, a rapidly growing number of merchants are planning branded payment apps threatening to cause consumer fatigue and a shakeout.

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What is Apple’s commerce and payments strategy?

March 13, 2014

Apple has made big leaps forward in the past by owning entire ecosystems, and the payments space has so many historically entrenched players that displacing them would be difficult.

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Payments companies: Will mobile end the party?

February 25, 2014

Is mobile technology the silver bullet that has finally arrived which will change the rules and be a catalyst for redistribution of value creation from the payments players to the merchant segment?

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Western Union expands mobile services with Nigeria ewallet launch

August 7, 2013

The Western Union Co. launched a new mobile money transfer service for Nigerian consumers to continue its goal of offering mobile commerce services around the world.

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Is the pause in NFC hurting adoption?

July 5, 2013

A number of near field communication-enabled devices are hitting the market and many marketers are experimenting with their own mobile payment technology. However, consumer education about NFC is still rather low and although the technology is somewhat new, 2013 may not be the year of contactless payments.

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Is mobile loyalty working?

December 20, 2012

Mobile loyalty and mobile payments offerings are often two separate strategies, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that each needs the other in order to provide a strong user experience that will support wider adoption.

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Pageonce lets consumers pay bills via app

November 1, 2011

Online bill management system Pageonce has released an application that lets users pay and manage all of their bills from one location.

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Mobile payments is an oxymoron: Barclaycard

September 12, 2011

NEW YORK – Companies need to think about how mobile payments can help merchants and consumers instead of focusing solely on mobile payments as a revenue driver, according to an executive at Mobile Marketer’s Mobile Marketing Summit: Holiday Focus 2011.

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Fortumo leverages global reach with mobile payments

August 16, 2011

European mobile payments company Fortumo is partnering with Payfone to expand its payment options in Western Europe and North America.

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MPayy targets unbanked with mobile payments offering

October 14, 2010

MPayy has enabled pre-paid debit card usage on its network, letting consumers load funds to, and payments from, their pre-paid debit cards.

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