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Free Analyst Roundtable - EMV and Apple Pay Shake Up U.S. Card Issuing
Date and time Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1 00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New...
Credit and Feds Chip and PIN Order
Last Friday, President Obama signed an executive order that requires the...
White House Orders Federal Payments Cards Move to Chip and PIN
President Obama signed an executiveorder today that requires the federal...
Webinar: Enhance Cardholder Security With Card Controls and Alerts
Today’s mobile savvy cardholders are seeking more control and flexibility when...
Global Survey Shows Consumers Don’t Favor Smartwatches for Payments
A new survey from GfK has shown that consumers across five countries are not...
Look who is bullish on Fleet Cards?
In case you missed it, iconic investment prognosticator Jim Cramer of...
55% of Consumers Struggle with Mobile Shopping Apps
Through a survey of 1,000 shoppers Contact Solutions has discovered that 55% of...
Amex & Walmart Show Their Muscle: Driving Consumer Behavior With Incentives!
With this offer maybe everyone should switch to Bluebird and shop at Walmart a...
Facebook Testing Person-to-Person Payments?
A developer has found evidence that Facebook is looking to compete against...
Card Payments Make Kids Fat, According to Study
A study by a behavioral economist at Cornell University found that kids will...
Google Wallet mobile payments system launched to public
The Guardian has an interesting, if methodologically dubious, piece on the use...
Prepaid Prison Cards Add to Inmate’s Debt to Society
The Centerfor Public Integrity says that prisoners are being taken advantage of...
Durbin Says Fed Set Debit Swipe Cap Too High and 'Consumers Have Suffered'
In a not too surprising news flash, the National Retail Federation (NRF) has...
Prepaid Distributor Blackhawk Network Expands Capabilities With Parago Deal
Prepaid card distributor Blackhawk Network announced today that it has agreed...
Walmart Prepares to Offer Low-Cost Checking Accounts
Walmart has announced its next major foray into retail banking with a...
Canadian Class Action Suit Alleges Open-Loop Gift Cards Violated the Law
All Canadian consumers are a class that has been wronged, according to the law...
Webinar - Surviving Disruptive Payments Innovation: (We’re not talking about Bitcoin)
Continuing to be on the forefront of payments industry research, Mercator...
Apple Restricting Use of NFC Antenna in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Apple Pay
An Apple spokesperson confirmed that access to the NFC antenna...
Green Dot Signs Deal to Buy Tax Products Group of Santa Barbara
Prepaid card provider Green Dot Corp. announced today that is has entered an...
Anti-Fraud Procedure Thwart Rewards Seekers
People trying to maximize rewards from premium credit cards have been stymied...
Prepaid Card Use Up in August, First Data Reports
First Data’s SpendTrend data for August showed some relatively hopeful...
PayPal Was Dealt Out By Apple
This article in Readwrite.com indicates that despite a relationship with Apple...
Empower Your Cardholders
Financial institutions are under assault as a direct result of data breaches...
Surviving Disruptive Payments Innovation: What You Need to Know (We’re not talking about Bitcoin) - Webinar
Continuing to be on the forefront of payments industry research, Mercator...
Banks, Retailers Speed Up Drive to Add Chips to Credit, Debit Cards
Morgan Montgomery inserted a credit card into a device, pulled it out and tried...
Never Let the Lack of Information Prevent You from Calling the Race: MCX Vs. Apple Pay
In the article titled “Apple Pay vs. MCX Which has bigger potential in mobile...
Processors Declare Token Competency Post Apple Announcement
With the huge splash made by Apple for the use of tokens to enable mobile...
Anti-Fraud Procedures Thwart Rewards Seekers
People trying to maximize rewards from premium credit cards have been stymied...
MasterCard Mandates Contactless Migration in Europe
MasterCard has announced that it is setting a six year migration timescale for...
Washington Metro to Take Contactless, Open-Loop Payments
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that it will...
Fed Study: Prepaid Not Just for Low-Income People
Despite being launched as a tool for low income people without bank accounts,...
In Wake of Confirmed Breach at Home Depot, Banks See Spike in PIN Debit Card Fraud
Home Depot has confirmed it has suffered a credit and debit card data...
Prepaid Users Likely to Adopt Mobile Payments According to Study
A study published by Packaged Facts finds that prepaid card users are the...
NACHA Membership Approves New Rules to Further Improve ACH Network Quality
The Electronic Payments Association’s voting membership approved two new...
Isis is Dead, Long Live Softcard!
This article on Tech Crunch indicates that Isis, the U.S. mobile wallet...
FIS Agrees to Acquire Clear2Pay
FIS, a leading global provider of technology and services to the payments...
Australian POS Network Takes On PayPal
Australian point of sale (POS) payments provider Eftpos announced an ambitious...
Banks Should Use Checkless Checking to Combat Prepaid Cards
In an article for The Financial Brand, Kevin Tynan, the senior vice president...
iPhone 6 To Have NFC, Mobile Wallet Based on Deal with Amex, MasterCard, Visa
Bloomberg News claims to have the scoop iPhone 6 will be NFC enabled and Apple...
Square Overhauls Its P2P App
Square Cash, one of the third party P2P (person to person) payment services to...
Spain’s BBVA Mobile Payments App Downloaded 250,000 Times
One of Spain’s leading financial institutions and global innovator, BBVA has...
Fuel Operator Partners With PayPal For Mobile Payments
MAPCO, a convenience store chain and petroleum operator in the southwest...
New World Bank Report Highlights Importance of Electronic Payments to Growth
While the industry has been promoting the importance of electronic payments to...
Host Card Emulation is a Secure Option for Mobile Payments
Robert Wessels wrote an opinion piece in Payments Source that was titled, “Host...
Amazon Threatens Mobile Payments Providers, But Survival is Possible
The entrance of Internet retail giant Amazon into the mobile payments space...
Apple Could ‘Dominate’ Mobile Payments
As the title of this article from Mobile Payment Insider implies, it argues...
Square Announces Powerful Analytics to Help Sellers Make Better Business Decisions(2)
As my colleague, Mercator Advisory Group Senior Analyst Michael Misasi, pointed...
PayPal Adds New Functions, May Be Preparing for Spin Off From eBay
PayPal has grown from being a support company to ecommerce site eBay into a...
M-Pesa Announces Fee Reductions
Leading mobile payment system M Pesa has announced that it will be reducing...
Payment Security Task Force Provides EMV Update
The Payment Security Task Force (PST) recently updated its forecast for U.S....
Mercator Advisory Group Report: Card Malls Proving to Be a Critical Channel for Getting Prepaid Cards into Consumers’ Hands
A new research note from Mercator Advisory Group, Prepaid Card Mall Volumes...
When it Rains it Pours, and This Time on EMV
There have been several articles written in the last few days questioning the...
Mercator Advisory Group to Host Webinar on AliPay
The Mercator Advisory Group will be presenting a webinar, “Alipay The Chinese...
Walmart Acquisition Monetizes Family, Friends
Attempting to leverage what is recognized as the most influential audience on a...
New Apple Patent Reveals a Souped Up Passbook: Maybe in iPhone 6 This Year?
This article from Business Insider takes a look at a recent Apple patent filing...
And Yet Another Prediction That Cash Is Dead or Dying
An article in ATM Marketplace, spurred on by a Javelin report, actually has a...
UK Mobile Payment Service Sees $11 Million Spent in First 100 Days
The UK Payments Council announced that within the first 100 days of operation,...
Merchant Warehouse Enables PayPal Payments at the Register
Merchant Warehouse, a merchant acquiring company, has struck a deal with PayPal...
Dunkin’ Geofences The Competitors' Customers
An interesting article in Mobile Commerce Daily identifies how Dunkin’ Donuts...
P.F. Chang’s Releases List of Hacked Locations
Restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s has released a list of restaurants that were...
Mercator Advisory Group Report: Middle Market Spurs Adoption of Rewards for Corporate Card
Smaller companies with smaller programs are mostly shut out from rebate...
EE Allows Mobile Payments on London Buses
Leading mobile payment operator EE (founded in 2010 by the merger of Orange and...
SEPA Migration Deadline Day Arrives
European payment authorities are celebrating a much overdue “holiday” today as...
Cash is Still King
While only 30 percent of Americans say that they prefer to buy things with...
Card Hub: On Average Prepaid Card Fees Up 21%
Card Hub, a gift card comparison web site, has released its 2014 prepaid cards...
First Data to Buy Mobile Card Provider Gyft
First Data announced today it has agreed to by Gyft, a mobile gift card...
HBC Department Store Group to Deploy BLE Technology across Canada, US
Leading department store group, HBC announced it intends to deploy Bluetooth...
Nintendo Allows NFC Payments on Wii U in Japan
Leading Japanese video game manufacturer, Nintendo, announced that gamers will...
PayPal Partners with Rabokbank to Launch New Service
PayPal announced it will be partnering with Rabobank in the Netherlands to...
Twitter Buying Payments Company CardSpring
An article in PaymentSource indicates that Twitter will acquire CardSpring to...
Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet
In a move that’s only surprising for how long it has taken, Amazon recently...
PayPal Launches Small Business Support Program in UK
Global online third party service provider PayPal announced it will be...
Is the Money Drying Up for Payments Start-Ups?
Venture capitalists are starting to avoid payments start ups, in part because...
Realizing Africa’s Immense Payments Potential: Mercator Advisory Group Report
When companies are looking at regions for overseas investment, Africa generally...
Westpac to Pilot HCE-Based Mobile Payments
The New Zealand arm of Westpac announced it will become the first financial...
ACI Worldwide Acquires UK Based ReD
Leading global electronic processor, ACI Worldwide announced it is set to...
Web-Based Mobile Transactions Grow 48-percent in North America: Report Says
New data released by Adyen show strong growth in mobile commerce. Web based...
Mercator Advisory Group to Host Complimentary Analyst Roundtable Webinar: Midyear Review of Payments and Banking Innovation
The Mercator Advisory Group will be hosting a complimentary for members...
Fraudsters Successfully Prosecuted for Red Cross Prepaid Card Hack
Red Cross disaster relief prepaid cards were hacked by a criminal ring, but the...
Swipe Fees Still Making Headlines
An article posted today on the Detroit Free Press website, succinctly captures...
E-commerce Boom Fuels Online Payments Innovation
Global smartphone adoption continues to support the proliferation of electronic...
Australian Supermarket Chain to Compete With Big Banks With Revamped Payment Offerings
One of Australia’s leading supermarket chains, Coles, has announced that it...
Prepaid Cards Outpace Credit, Debit in June
Prepaid cards were the fastest growing non cash payment type in June,...
Transport for London Makes Capital's Buses Cash-Free
You can no longer buy a bus ticket in London with cash. In order to ride on...
Bonobos Raises $55 Million to Expand Its Online-Offline Shopping Experience
Bonobos Inc. has built its successful retail business on a model that relies on...
Osper Reinvents Banking for Young People, Parents
Prepaid accounts, while having similar functions, have begun to take off with...
Why I Chose to Relocate My Mobile Payments Start-up From California to Boston
It has become received wisdom these days that if you want to strike it rich,...
Mobile Revenue Up 111% for 26 Retailers as Mobile Traffic Nears 50%
Consumers are shopping more through the devices they spend the most time on....
The Buck Stops Here: Prepaid Debit Card Lets Man Function Financially
Prepaid often becomes the de facto financial instrument of choice for...
Allpoint Network to Accept Check, Cash Deposits
Cardtronics, Inc. the world's largest retail ATM owner, announced its Allpoint...
Prepaid Loses Its Magic Johnson Card
Magic Johnson is following Suze Orman to the exit of the prepaid business,...
Suze Orman’s Prepaid Card Shutting Down
Financial guru Suze Orman’s prepaid card is shutting down, according to a...
KCB Launches Prepaid Card to Enhance Cashless Transactions
Within developing countries, where unbanked rates can be significantly higher...
Is Google Instant Buy a Game Changer?
Mobile Commerce Daily is excited to report that Google Wallet has enabled...
BNP Paribas, Orange to Boost Mobile Banking in Africa
Global financial institution, BNP Paribas and leading international...
Payments ‘App Store’ Approach to Revolutionize Product Development for Banks
Ixaris has announced an alternative approach for banks to bring new payments...
eGifter Launches New Virtual Gift Card Product for Merchants
The social gifting platform provider, eGifter, has launched a new product to...
Facebook, Amazon Set Sights on PayPal’s Mobile Payments Leadership
As mobile payments increase, various companies are joining the push to...
UK Based Powa Acquires MPayMe for $75 Million
UK based digital commerce company Powa Technologies announced it will acquire...
First Signs of an MCX Pilot Appear at Walmart
Jefferies, an investment bank, has recently issued a report that indicates...
Bitcoin: Spreading the Word by Spreading the Wealth
The president of the Bitcoin Association has been working to spread the word...
Mercator Advisory Group Appoints Ben Jackson Director of Prepaid Advisory Service
Boston, MA – June 11, 2014 – Mercator Advisory Group has announced the...
Prepaid, Cash Are Key Budgeting Tools
Financial institutions can use cash or prepaid cards to help their customers...
Contradictory Cash Reports Emerge in UK
In the past week, statistics from the UK Cards Association (http...
Gift Cards Not Just For Gifting
If there had been any previous doubts, the Prepaid Press article from Rivka...
Apple Subject of More Mobile Payment Speculation
Every now and again the media trove through Apple’s patents looking for clues...
Mercator Advisory Group Expands Payments Innovation Coverage: Tim Sloane appointed VP, Payments Innovation
Sloane to focus on developing payments innovation taxonomy to measure market...
OTI Launches Trio Modular Payments Reader
On Track Innovations has put its standards certified Trio Modular reader...
How Banks Can Win Back 'Mind Share' from PayPal, Google, Amazon
By now it is clear that banks' younger customers are there for the taking,...
Business-to-Business Sales Drive Closed-Loop Prepaid Growth in UK
The UK Gift Card and Voucher Association has released data showing that...
Dwolla Introduces Next Day Transfers for Small Businesses
Payments provider Dwolla announced that it has launched service to help small...
Intuit to Buy Mobile Bill Payment Provider Check
Intuit Inc. announced this week that it has agreed to buy Check, a company that...
Sign Up for Omni-Integration Webinar by Vantiv
The Omni Integration Imperative Webinar, sponsored by Vantiv, will be held...
Prepaid Blamed for Identity Theft, Tax Fraud, Money Laundering
Because prepaid cards have been used by criminals to hold the proceeds of...
Groupon Replaces POS Systems With iPads
Groupon recently launched Gnome, an iPad based POS system that the company...
CNET Founder Launches Company to Reduce Bitcoin Volatility
The founder of the tech news site CNET announced plans to create a site called...
Utilities Are Moving From Checks to Prepaid to Deliver Rebates
Electricity utility cooperatives are switching from checks to prepaid cards...
TSYS Looks to Opportunities in Mobile, Prepaid, EMV
TSYS has invested in prepaid with its purchase of NetSpend and expects to see...
Waiting for a Compelling Mobile Wallet
A recent article on readwrite.com reflects on the lack of progress mobile...
Chicago Test of Mobile Payments for Parking Accelerates Into Massive City Rollout
Drivers in Chicago will be able to use their smartphones to park on all...
Singapore’s OCBC First to Use New Real-Time Payment System
Looking to utilize Singapore’s newly installed real time payment system, OCBC...
FIS, Fiserv Say They're Studying Bitcoin
While Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett express doubts about bitcoin, executives...
Mercator Advisory Group Free Analyst Roundtable Webinar
The Mercator Advisory Group will be holding a free hour long webinar, “Payments...
Deutsche Telekom Launches NFC Mobile Wallet in Germany
German mobile network operator, Deutsche Telekom has official launched its new...
Coinstar Plans to Accept Gift Cards Along with Jars of Coins
Coinstar has begun rolling out gift card exchange kiosks that work much like...
Moneygram Partner Facebook’s Payments Platform PicomoPay
Leveraging recent developments in social networks payments, Moneygram will be...
Starbucks Thinking about Sharing it Mobile App With Other Retailers
Starbucks Coffee Co. CEO Howard Schultz said in an earnings call last week that...
Free Webinar - Analyst Roundtable: Payments and Banking 2014 the Disruption and Opportunity Factor
Mercator Advisory Group will host a free, hour long webinar Tuesday, May...
Delaware Joins Lawsuit Over Unclaimed Gift Card Balances
The state of Delaware claims that several retailers formed a shell corporation...
Mobile Banking Lifts Bank of America
Bank of America is seeing progress on the mobile banking front. On Wednesday,...
China’s Alipay Looks to Japanese Market With Rakuten Deal
The Chinese equivalent of PayPal, (Alipay), has announced a new deal with...
Walmart, Ria Launch Domestic Money Transfer Service
Wal Mart Stores Inc. has partnered with Ria, a division of Euronet Worldwide...
Are ATMs the Right Channel for Serving the Under-Banked?
The automated teller machine — a technology that dates to the 1960s — is taking...
Wrapper Company Launches Prepaid Card to Convert Bitcoin into Brazilian Currency
Bitinvenst, a Brazilian electronic currency company, has created a prepaid...
The Technological Imperative: Why Banks Need to Keep Up with Changing Consumer Demands
We live in a digital world where customers think less and less about the...
Fujitsu Launches Biometric ATMs across Europe
Japanese electronics manufacturer, Fijitsu has announced a new range of ATMs...
Retailers Push Into Crowded Mobile Payment Market
Big retailers are muscling in on the likes of Visa, MasterCard and...
MasterCard Reports Global Contactless Surge
MasterCard has announced that the number of contactless transactions...
Survey Says Fraud Increased in 2013, But So Did Anti-Fraud Measures
Fraud on credit and debit cards increased in 2013, but more measures were...
Unwanted Gift Card? CoinStar and Blackhawk Can Help
Coinstar started by helping people make use of the money sitting unused in...
Wrapper Louisiana Bill Would Replace Tax Refund Cards with Checks
A bill in the Louisiana legislature seeks to replace prepaid tax refunds...
MasterCard Identifies International Prepaid Numbers
While not sharing the total spend volume, this press release from...
Company Begins Selling Prepaid Bitcoin Cards
A Canadian company is selling prepaid cards denominated in Bitcoin to help...
Green Dot Plans to End the Scam Fest
This press release from Green Dot doesn’t use the word MoneyPak, only...
Big Banks Looking into Wearable Banking
Banking giants like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and ING Direct Canada are...
InComm Introduced a B2B Service for Merchant Gift Card Programs
InComm has announced the launch of a Corporate B2B service that they will...
Prepaid Processor i2c gets into Debit Processing
Companies like i2c that have specialized in prepaid processing have been...
Using Prepaid to Reduce the Use of Cash at Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
This Finextra article reminds us of a lesson long forgotten that cash has a...
Casino Prepaid: The Devils Tool or a Consumer Convenience?
Curtis Arnold, a contributor to Forbes, would like to protect consumers,...
Payments Driving FinTech M&A
Apple Pay supported banks for credit and prepaid cards
Europe leads world in mobile payments as North America lags behind
Processors Should Seek Finance Partnerships to Remain Competitive
As Apple Pay Arrives, Witnessing the Next Step in Money. Maybe.
NRF Applauds Executive Action on Data Security
Visa Kicks Off U.S. Chip Card Education for Consumers and Merchants
Chicago Transit Authority to add mobile app
Prepaid cards rule in September spending; checks see rare increase
Complimentary Analyst Roundtable - Something Old and Something New: EMV and Apple Pay Shake Up U.S. Card Issuing
Payments should be about choice
Dutch opt for prepaid because it's cheap and long-lasting
CardCash.com Enters into Partnership Agreement with Prepaid Giant InComm
3PEA International and Visa Enter into a Prepaid Card Agreement
Opportunity Awaits Participants in Emerging Merchant-Funded Rewards Industry
Digital wallet to start here?
Banco del Bajío signs for Tsys Prime card-management platform
PrePay Solutions launches virtual open-loop card initiative for P&MM
Leaked Screenshots Show Facebook's Move into Mobile Payments
10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2014 (So Far)
Payments at the Crossroads
Payment Processor Porn Pressure
NovoPayment: Miami-based firm helps Americas’s ‘unbanked’ population
Review: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic?
Payroll processor ADP completes spinoff of CDK Global
Richmond launches combined ID and prepaid debit card program
Apple Secures Mobile Payments, Slams PayPal
A Mobile Payments Taxonomy and Forecast, 2014–2025
Airbnb Adds Alipay (A US spotting)
allpay announces Payment Gateway plans
Are Wal-Mart and Apple poised to be regulated by the CFPB?
Thomson refuses to pay up over faulty travel money card
U.S. Expected To Lag China In Digital Payments Growth As Plastic Stays Popular : Forbes
MasterCard aims to replace cash with e-payments
Cramer: Prepaid profits, a gift for portfolio
Banking’ the Unbanked with Direct Express :PAY
Gift cards to be $1 bn biz in India in 3-5 years : Financial Express
One in six mistaken online payments unrecovered
More than half of Americans are unhappy with their loyalty program : Retail Customer Experience
Stripe Lands Apple in Quest for $720 Billion in Payments : Bloomberg
A Day in the Life of the Unbanked Consumer — And How Mobile Can Help
Advocating for Victims Of Prepaid-Card Fraud : NY Times
InteliSpend Launches MasterCard Prepaid Cards in Canada
Apple Files for the Apple Pay Trademark
General-Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards Gaining Support From Canada's Banking Institutions
Alibaba's Alipay Treasure is Hard to Tally - WSJ
How BlackBerry Makes Mobile Payments Easier
Presentation: A Survey of Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Practices : PaymentsLayAdvisor
Your Ideas Needed: The Grand Challenge of Digital Financial Inclusion : Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Free Mercator Advisory Group Apple Payment Initiative Analysis
Consumer Confidence Is Hot
Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Consumer Advisory Board Meeting :CFPB
PCI Updates Skimming Prevention Guide : PCI Security Standards Council
MAF Launches Angry Birds Branded Prepaid Card In The UAE
8 of the Biggest Data Breaches Ever and How They Happened (Infographic)
Research: The Internet of Things Can Deliver an Immersive Experience: Will Payment Networks Lead the Way?
Webinar - Empower Your Cardholders : Vantiv
4 Reasons Not to Use Your Debit Card at a Bar: ABC
Can Prepaid Cards Protect You From Data Breaches? Credit.com
First Data’s Big Role in New Apple Payment Plan : WSJ
New iPhones Will Get Us Halfway to Mobile Payments : Business Week
MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES): Making Digital Payments Happen
23 Apple patents related to NFC and mobile payments : NFC World
Home Depot Finally Confirms Its Payment System Was Hacked For Months : TechCrunch
Mobile Payments: Waiting Is No Longer an Option : Wired
Research - The Internet of Things Can Deliver an Immersive Experience: Will Payment Networks Lead the Way?
Who the heck is Jack Ma? Meet the man who built Alibaba : CNN
U.S. EMV Migration Produces Windfall for POS Terminal Producer VeriFone: Digital Transactions
Apple Wallet to Take Aim at Growing Mobile Payments Market: Fortune
MetaBank Enters into Multiyear Agreement with UniRush to Issue the Prepaid RushCard: Let's Talk Payments
GPAP Rolls Out BofA Merrill’s Any2Any Service in Taiwan: Payment Eye
Path of Stolen Credit Cards Leads Back to Home Depot Stores : NY Times
EthSwitch, BPC Partner to Create National Switch Infrastructure for Ethiopia: ATM Marketplace
NACHA Announces Formation of Board Advisory Group: NACHA
U.S. Consumers Express High Interest in Wearable Technology for Banking and Payments: Digital Journal
Mobile Visitors to Retail Sites Overtake Desktop Visitors in the U.K.: Internet Retailer
ISIS Terrorists Could be Nail in Coffin For Mobile Wallet Provider: Mobile Payments Insider
New Nintendo 3DS Models Sport NFC, Extra Buttons: CNET
Demandware Partners With Bitpay to Enable Bitcoin Payments For Supported Merchants: Payment Eye
Vodafone to Launch NFC Payments in the UK This Month: NFC World
Shazam Names New President: ATM Marketplace
Amazon Hires Visa's Talwar to Lead Lending Business: Finextra
Bluepoint Solutions Appoints David Atkinson Executive Vice President of Business Development: Blue Point Solutions
PayPal Spinoff Would Slice eBay in Half: Market Watch
A Few Highlights from The Prepaid Press Expo Prepaid Summit 2014: Prepaid Press
Apple's Mobile Payments Are Coming, And They Will Be iPhone 6 And iWatch Exclusive, Says John Gruber: Business Insider
5 Disruptive Financial Services: Prepaid Press
Monitise, IBM Expand Mobile Technology Cooperation: American Banker
People Are Spending More on Venmo Than on Starbucks' Mobile Payments App: Business Insider
Alibaba Profit and Mobile Revenue Soar Again as I.P.O. Nears: New York Times
Mobile Payments Firm Paydiant Opens New HQ in Newton: Boston Business Journal
WeChat Facilitating Effective Online Bill Payments: Payment Week
What Will PayPal Do Now That it's the Incumbent?: Payments Source
Blackhawk in Wisconsin Taps New President: American Banker
Wells Fargo Expands El Salvador ExpressSend Remittance Network: Payment Eye
Bitcoin Startup Piiko Brings Prepaid Mobile Service to 100 Countries: Coin Desk
The Most Popular eBay Item in Every State: Business Insider
Four Payment Systems Subject to New European Central Bank Regulations: Commercial Payments International
2Checkout,WooThemes Partner to Accept Payments From Anyone, Anywhere: Payment Eye
EFT Source to Be Acquired by CPI Card Group: Business Wire
Swisscard Deploys Entersekt’s Transakt Mobile App to Secure Card-Not-Present Purchases: Business Wire
Mobile Embrace Strikes DCB Deal With Telenor: Mobile Payments Insider
Klarna, an Online Payment System Popular in Europe, Eyes Global Expansion: New York Times
Here’s How Amazon Might Take Over Brick-and-Mortar Retail: Recode
GrubHub Files to Sell Another 10 Million Shares: Market Watch
How Often Do Shoppers Use Retail Apps?: Internet Retailer
McGraw-Hill FCU, Co-Op Expand Card Processing Relationship: ATM Marketplace
ECB Identifies Four ‘Systemically Important Payments Systems’ for Regulation: Payment Eye
Boston Fed Provides Update on Mobile Payments: Mobile Payments Today
ASPone, Earthport Partner on Payment Services: Payment Eye
UPS Becomes Latest Data Breach Victim: Finextra
Meet Dillon, the World’s First Cashless Donkey: Mobile Payments Insider
The Ritz-Carlton Fine-Tunes App to Guide Consumer Experience: Luxury Daily
Uber Launches an Open API With 11 Partners: Tech Crunch
Target's Troubles Go Deeper Than Data: Bloomberg News
NRF Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Swipe Fee Ruling: Chain Storeage
Retailers Must Streamline Mobile Shopping With Easy Checkout: Report: Mobile Marketer
FirstData, a Payment Processing Giant, Looks Beyond the Swipe: Street Fight Magazine
Amazon's Mobile-Pay Pricing Promo is a Big Gamble: Payments Source
How Mobile Payment Providers Can Beat Back Amazon: Forbes
Target Cuts Full-Year Profit Forecast: Reuters
HDFC Bank Introduces ForexPlus Card for Haj, Umrah Pilgrims in India: Banking Business Review
Industry Chief: Payments Firms Warming to Bitcoin Partnerships: Coin Desk
Will Amazon's Mobile Reader Ignite a Price War With Square? : American Banker
As Equity Bank Preps Rival, Safaricom Slashes M-Pesa Fees: Finextra
Do Mobile Devices Fight or Enable Payments Fraud?: Payments Source
Retail Companies Could Soon be Required to Pay Unredeemed Gift Card Balances: Chain Storeage
Alipay Valuation Reveals Hidden Billionaires at Alibaba: Payments Source
Amazon Mobile Payment Service is Launched: Mobile Payments Insider
Yahoo's Updated E-commerce Platform Builds in Search, Security Features: Internet Retailer
Millennials Say ‘Venmo Me’ to Fuel Mobile-Payment Surge: Tech: Bloomberg
Global Trends in Mobile Payments: What You Need to Know: Mobile Payments Insider
Heartland Buys mPOS Outfit Leaf: Finextra
Yahoo Dusts Off E-Commerce Service to Juice Revenue: Wall Street Journal
Changecoin Expands Digital Tipping Across Social Media Products: Mobile Payments Today
Top 10 Myths About Square: The Official Square Blog
Payments Council Names Barclays Veteran Maurice Cleaves Interim CEO: Finextra
Indictment of Russian for Card Data Theft 'a Serious Warning to Cybercriminals': ATM Marketplace
Barclaycard Takes bPay Wristbands Beyond Payments: Finextra
Wal-Mart’s MoneyCard, Bluebird Option Garner 'Best' Ratings: The City Wire
VeriFone Partners With Gilbarco on Fuel Pump Payments, Media Service: Payment Eye
SunTrust Names Former Global Payments CEO Garcia to Board: Payments Source
Amazon Goes After Square in the Way it Knows Best: Pricing: Recode
Amazon’s Big Indian Rival is Proof That Mobile Shopping is Taking Over: Recode
Alibaba Strengthens Alipay Ties Ahead of IPO: Finextra
Bango Partners with Deutsche Telekom for DOB: Mobile Payments Today
TSYS Enables Secure Commerce With Tokenization: TSYS
Mobile Payments: Key Trends for 2015: Payment Eye
GameStop Announces New Simplified Trade-In Pricing: Business Wire
Intuit Acquires PaySuite, Plans to Acquire KDK Software: Commercial Payments International
Lithuanian Festival Parties With iBeacons, QR Codes: Mobile Payments Today
Mobile Payments Firms Order Up New Strategy: Restaurants: Wall Street Journal
Mobile POS Myopia: Moving Beyond the Micromerchant: Mobile Payments Today
8 Inventive Merchant Mobile Wallets: Payments Source
Merchant Warehouse Adds PayPal Integration: Beta Boston
Chinese Mobile Payment Industry Grew 707% Last Year: Mobile Payments Insider
How CPG Companies Are Giving Mom and Pop Stores a Boost in Latin America: Mozido
Walmart's Website Gets a Mobile Friendly Makeover: Fierce Retail
Payoneer Provides Cross-Border Payment Solutions for B2B Electronic Invoicing in Partnership with Gosocket: PR News Wire
Migration to EMV in U.S. Expected to Accelerate: All Pays News
Rakuten Launches Transfer by Facebook: Finextra
Are Apple, Visa Teaming on Mobile Payments for iPhone 6?: Payment Eye
Announcing the ‘Money20/20 Hackathon’
SecureNet to Launch Innovative Global Infrastructure for International Payments: FOX-8
Missing the EMV Liability Shift Bears a Huge Cost: Payments Source
WorldRemit, Red Cross Are in Talks to Allow Money-as-Aid Transfers: Wall Street Journal
Starbucks' Mobile Success Provides Lessons for Food Services: Payments Source
Target Shares Tumble As Retailer Reveals Cost Of Data Breach: Forbes
Walmart.com’s Latest Overhaul Drives More Personalized Omnichannel Experiences: Mobile Commerce Daily
CBORD Unveils GET Update:CR80 News
Cardtronics Continues its Upward Course Through Q2: ATM Marketplace
Square Merges its Mobile Payments With Food Delivery By Acquiring Caviar: Forbes
Chip-Based Credit Cards Are a Decade Old; Why Doesn’t the US Rely on Them Yet?: Arstechnica
Meritus Payment Solutions Launches Update XP into Global Payment Platform, Payment XP: Business Wire
European Card Fraud Map Shows Record High Losses in 2013: Banking Analytics Blog
No More Pen and Paper For Australian Payments: Payment Eye
Prepaid Money Card MoneyPak Becomes Vulnerable to Fraud Schemes: The Paypers
The Big-Ticket Mercury Acquisition Already Starts to Pay Dividends for Processor Vantiv: Digital Transactions
How Will HCE Affect Mobile Payments Security: Mobil Payments Today
Big Man on Campus: Heartland Pays $375 Million for Higher-Education Payments Company TouchNet : Digital Transactions
MyCheck's Full Integration With POSitouch Aimed at Restaurants: Mobile Payments Today
Easier Ways to Make Payments With Smartphones: New York Times
The Low-Fee Bank Accounts You've Never Heard Of: NBC News
This Banker Is on a Mission to Warn About 'Masquerading' Scams: American Banker
MoneyPak, a Popular Prepaid Money Card, Opens Path to Fraud Schemes: New York Times
PayPal Will Expand Business, Consumer Lending Outside the U.S. Wall Street Journal
Restaurant Association Warns of Breach: Bank Info Security
Target, For First Time, Chooses an Outsider as C.E.O.: New York Times
Starbucks Hits 6 Million Mobile Payments a Week, New Projects in Pipeline: Payment Eye
Vantiv Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results: Vantiv
Square Gears Up for US EMV Switch With Chip Card Reader: Finextra
LifeLock Announces New Personalized Alerts Across Credit Cards, Checking, Savings, Investment Accounts: Business Wire
Apple Reveals New Security Control Features for Future iWallet: Patently Apple
Amazon, First Data Enter Quickly Expanding Mobile Gift Cards Space: Mobile Commerce Daily
Square Unveils an EMV Chip-and-Signature Card Reader: Payments Source
Celebrities Struggle in Prepaid-Card Business: Wall Street Journal
Bank Payment Systems Still Operate Like CompuServe and AOL: American Banker
Why Banks Will Win the Payments War: American Banker
Early Adopters of Photo Bill Pay See Promise, Technical Challenges: American Banker
Wal-Mart Makes Another E-commerce Acquisition: Internet Retailer
Starbucks and Apple: Mobile Payments’ Sleeping Giants? : Mobile Commerce Daily
Why Startups Might Eat the Food World’s Lunch: Recode Net
Indian E-Commerce Firm Flipkart Raises Eye-Popping $1 Billion: Payment Views
Blackhawk Network's Talbott Roche Helped Push Gift Cards Into the Mainstream: Mercury Daily News
ATM Makers Forming Security-Focused Group: ABA Banking Journal
Annual Wallet Payments Total More Than a Quarter Billion, According to Updated Fed Study: Digital Transactions
Perago Partners With Swish Payments for M-commerce in Africa, Europe: Mobile Payments Insider
Vantiv Webinar: Serving the SMB Market: Making Payments Work
Starbucks Mobile Payments Volume Keeps Rising: Payments Source
Michaels Breach Lawsuits Dismissed: Bank Info Security
LoopPay Secures Investment From Visa: Mobile Payments Today
Starbucks Is Going to Release an App That Will Let You Order and Pay For Your Drink Before You Even Get There: CBS Local
Serving the SMB Market: Making Payments Work: Vantiv
Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Want to Monetize Messaging Yet. Here's What He's Missing: Bloomberg
Apple Talking to Visa About Mobile Payments - Report: Finextra
TSYS Reports Second Quarter 2014 Total Revenues Increased 30.4%: TSYS
Network Branded Prepaid Card Association Names Doug Bower as Executive Director And President Of The Association: PR Newswire
Study: The Problem With Mobile Payments Isn’t Awareness — It’s Utility: Street Fight Mag
PayPal Signs 'Ten of Thousands' Customers in Nigerian Launch: Reuters
EU to Roll Out Cybercrime Taskforce: Bank Info Security
CFPB Expands Complaints System to Prepaid Cards, Pawnshops: Credit Cards
Ex-Google Wallet Boss Bedier Becomes PayRange Director: Finextra
Target Fires Back at Amazon With its Own Image Recognition App: Mobile Commerce Daily
Isis Needs a Phoenix-Like Reincarnation For its Mobile Wallet: Mobile Payments Today
Starbucks Has Bigger Plans in Mobile Payments Than Most People Realize: Recode
Financial Institutions Unprepared For Digital Future: The Financial Brand
Four Years Later, Economic Cost of Dodd-Frank Remains Elusive: American Banker
Privacy Groups, Security Experts, Others Implore Obama to Veto CISA: SC Magazine
Russian Espionage Malware Adapted for Ransomware Scams: SC Magazine
Apple Japan Adds Digital Gift Card: NFC World
Alibaba Now Eyes September for U.S. Mega-IPO: Source: Reuters
CashStar Launches Digital Gift Card Solution for Google Wallet: Business Wire
Consumers' Real-World Cost of Cash: A Defining Moment for ATM Deployers, Merchants: ATM Marketplace
ProPay Partners With ThreatMetrix For Fraud Prevention Solutions: Payment Eye
Issuers – Why You Need to Plan for EMV Now: Payments Leader
What the BRICS Tell Us About Payments: Payment Views
Investors Cash Out Of Payment Technology Startups: Tech Crunch
First Data Announces Closing of $3.5 Billion Private Placement: Digital Journal
CARDFREE and XPIENT Solutions Partner for Omni-Channel Services for Restaurants: Business Wire
New GfK Survey Shows 60% of US Consumers Have Used a Branded Prepaid Payment Card: Business Wire
Apple, IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility: Apple
Host Card Emulation Can Change the Game for Contactless Payments: Payment Source
WEX Signs Prepaid Fuel Card Processing Agreement with Shell: Investors
First Data Introduces Perka Mobile Loyalty to Merchants: Finextra
Zooz Closes $12M Investment Round: Digital Journal
Daily Fantasy Sports Site DraftKings Acquires DraftStreet: Yahoo Finance
Mobile Wallets: Will Value Actually Drive Adoption?: Mobile Payments Today
Motel 6 Adds Google Wallet For Online Bookings: Mobile Payments Today
ProPay Launches TSYS Guardian CyberShieldSM in Partnership with ThreatMetrix to Provide Advanced Fraud Prevention Solutions: Market Watch
World First Launch New Mobile App as International Payments Go Mobile: Payment Eye
Cash, Cards Still Rule the Roost, but Alternative Payments Are Catching Up, Says Report :Paynent Eye
Protiviti Launches Anti-Corruption Portal: American Banker
High Schoolers Learn Personal Finance Through On-Campus Banking: US News
Could Apple or Google Smash the Banks? ATM Marketplace
Migrating to Mobile Payments: Bank Info Security: Mobile Payments
Marriott Expands Mobile Platform to Integrate With iBeacons: Mobile Commerce Daily
Staples Launches Website Refresh to Make Omni-channel Shopping Easier for Largest European Markets: Business Wire
Alipay's Mobile Ticketing Plans Could Have an Impact Outside the Far East: Mobile Payments Today
Braintree Releases New SDK to Add Full PayPal Support: Mobile Payments Today
Vodafone Moves Into Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands: Mobile World Live
Botnet Takes Advantage of Weak Passwords to Hack POS Systems: Finextra
How Prepared is Restaurant Industry for End of Swipe & Sign?: Hospitality Technology
Former PayPal Founder Levchin Wants to Upend Consumer Finance: Finextra
Payment Processor’s Singapore Office Will Serve as a Hub for Addressing Regional Market Needs: i2cinc
US Students in Middle of Pack on Financial Know How: Ledger-Enquirer
Survey Finds American Cardholders Are Ready for EMV: NFC World
NY Tech Investor David Tisch Just Raised $7.5 Million For a New E-Commerce Startup That Turns 'Instagram Into a Mall': Business Insider
YouTube Plans Prepaid Mobile Data Service In India: Billboard BIZ
First Data Ups the Ante with New Gambling, Gaming Payment Suite: First Data
The Walmartization of EMV: ATM Marketplace
Apple Granted a Patent for a Secure Enclave Processor: Patently Apple
Payment Card Data isn't The Only Lucrative Loot In a Data Breach: Forbes
IBM Study: Mobile to Play Major Role in Online Holiday Shopping: Chain Store Age
Google Raises $500 Million to Compete With AmazonFresh: Inc
Online Art Gallery Experiments with Bitcoin Payments: Coin Desk
Seamless Has Swedish Consumers Covered With Mobile Payments for Parking: Mobile Payments Today
The Rise of Thin, Mini and Insert Skimmers: Krebs on Security
Self-Serve Beer Stations Debut At Target Field Ahead Of All-Star Game: NESN
Hackers Are Costing Companies Millions — And It's Going To Get Worse : Business Insider
How E-commerce Experts View Loming Threats to the Internet: Internet Retailer
New PIN-Compatible M-Payments Card Reader Available for MYOB PayDirect: Payment Eye
London Buses Go Cashless: Finextra
Payza Adds Payment Processing, eWallet Service in US:Yahoo
Two Fintech Startups Tackle Small-Business Problem: Slow Payers: American Banker
Cybercrime Scheme Uncovered in Brazil: New York Times
Champs Sports Drives 183-Percent Increase in Mobile Sales: Mobile Commerce Daily
Paysafecard Launches in Peru, Uruguay: Payment Eye
NatWest, RBS Allocate $1.7B to Improve Digital Services, ATM Access: ATM Marketplace
SBI Launches Six Digital Banking Branches: The Hindu
How Does Brazil Score in Financial Services?: ATM Marketplace
First Data Appoints Gretchen Garrigues Chief Marketing Officer: Finextra
V=Millennials Value Smartphone Use Above Personal Hygiene: B of A Survey: American Banker
McDonald’s Testing Mobile Ordering, Payments App: Mobile Payments Today
JCB Launches Global Payment Service Using NFC: Payment Eye
Host Card Emulation is Payments' New Green Field: Payment Source
Hold the Phone: U.S. Consumers Wouldn’t Last One Day Without Access to Their Smartphone: Business Wire
Breach Suit Filed Against P.F. Chang's: Bank Info Security
Mobey Forum appoints CaixaBank Head of Mobile Payments as Chairman: Payment Eye
Get Paid: GoDaddy Links With PayPal, Dwolla, Stripe For a Mobile & Web Payment Service: Tech Crunch
Apple In Payments: A Disruptor's Dilemma:Mobile Payments Today
Cash, Cards Still Rule the Roost, but Alternative Payments Are Catching Up, Says Report: Payment Eye
Smartphone Apps That Make It Easier to Create, Stick to a Budget: Boston Business Journal
Foodpanda Catches Up With New Mobile Payment App: Mobile Payments Insider
FISMA Reform Heads to Senate Floor: Bank Info Security
U.S. Prepares for Sale of Bitcoins Seized in Its Raid on Silk Road: New York Times
GPS Extends Its Global Strategy to Australasia
FIU Partners With PayByPhone to Bring Parking Convenience on Campus:Business Wire
Enabling Mobile Wallets Will Enhance All-Around Business: Mobile Commerce Daily
Dwolla Speaks Out on Net Neutrality: Credit Union Times
Western Union Open to Bitcoin ‘If Regulated as Currency’: Coin Desk
Mobey Forum Issues Report on Prepaid Mobile Wallets: Greensheet
TSYS CEO Philip W. Tomlinson to Retire: Payments Source
Emerging Payment Technologies Will Create New Winners, Losers In The Giant Credit Card Industry: Bank Insider
Weve CEO Sear Quits: Finextra
ProPay(R) Releases Account Updater Service: Wall Street Journal
Stripe Inks Deal With Alipay to Connect Chinese Shoppers With Western Brands: Recode
PayPal Brazil Seeks Acquisitions to Lure Smaller Retailers: Payment Source
Wells Fargo Extends Commercial Cards to Europe, EMV-Enabled Cards Globally: CPI
FORECAST: US In-Store Mobile Payments To Reach $189 Billion By 2018: Business Insider
Use Gift Cards to Stick to Your Entertainment Budget: Lifehacker
Daily's Convenience Chain Selects NCR Radiant POS: Chain Store Age
Thwarting Card Fraud at Retailers: Bank Info Security
Veridu Beats Competition to Win Payments’ Dragons Den at PayExpo 2014: Payment Eye
The Future of Mobile Shopping is Not Ready For Prime Time: Mobile Commerce Daily
Oracle to Acquire Columbia-based Micros Systems for $5.3 Billion: Washington Post
Alipay Reportedly Launches NFC-Enabled Transit App: Mobile Payments Today
Brazil's Mobile Payments Market Comes Into Focus After Regulations: Mobile Payments Today
Path Looks To Combine Commerce And Messaging With TalkTo Acquisition, Release Of New ‘Talk’ App: Tech Crunch
Apple's Plan For The Future Of Payments Is Coming Into Focus:Business Insider
UPG Buys Accept Cards: Finextra
Dwolla's Ben Milne on What It's Really Like Working With Marc Andreessen: Inc.
Restaurants Seek to Enhance In-Store Experience Through Customers' Smart Devices: Mobile Payments Today
Planet Sub Picks LevelUp For Mobile Payments, Rewards: NFC World
InteliSpend Honored with Canadian Award for Alberta Flood Relief: MSN
Amazon Unveils 3-D Fire Phone: CNN
CIBC Mobile Payment App Coming to Select Bell Smartphones in Canada: Mobile Payments Today
Swiss Farms App Entices With Mobile Payments, Rewards Program: Mobile Commerce Daily
Americans Are Getting Into Debt —Just to Get by: Market Watch
Bit-Wallet Launches Italy’s First Home-Grown Bitcoin ATM: Coin Desk
Interactive Banker and the Branch of the Future: ATM Marketplace
eBay’s New App Will Sell Your Items For You: Fox Business
500 Million Dogecoins Mined by Unknown Hacker in Malware Attack: Coin Desk
E-Commerce Gateway Services Provider Digital River Flows Into Bitcoin’s Expanding Sea: Digital Transactions
Investing in the Future of Shopping: Street Fight Magazine
Dakshidin Corporation Completes First Acquisition: Market Watch
Cloud Payables Solution to Be Launched by Spendvision in Australia: CPI
Cantor’s Defeat: Impact on Breach Law: Bank Info Security
Bank Account Screening Tool is Scrutinized as Excessive: New York Times
More Than 100M Chip Cards to be Issued in US By Year-End: ATM Marketplace
BPI Sees Strong Growth in Prepaid Cards: CBN News
Survey: Consumers Want Digital Benefits, Won’t Trade Privacy: Chain Store Age
Apple Starts Letting Bitcoin Transfer Apps Back Into Its App Store: Tech Crunch
SunTrust Enhances Security of Consumer, Business, Commercial Credit Cards to Include EMV Chip Cards: SunTrust
Delta Financial Offers Interest-Bearing Bitcoin Accounts: Coin Desk
DigitalBTC Makes History With Australian Stock Market Debut: Coin Desk
InteliSpend Announces 5% Back on Canadian Universally Accepted Visa Prepaid Cards When Used at Select Canadian Merchants
Alibaba Gives More Business Details Ahead of IPO: Toshiba
UK Payments Industry Prepares For New Watchdog: Finextra
Green Dot Names Joshua Goines as General Manager of GoBank: Business Wire
Five Things to Consider When Planning a Payments Strategy: American Banker
Estimates Vary, But There’s No Doubt: EMV Cards Soon Will Be in Millions More Wallets: Digital Transactions
The King’s College New York is Now Accepting Bitcoin for Tuition Payments: Coin Desk
Toronto Restaurants Offer Mobile Payments: NFC World
Monitise Expands Its Mobile App Design Arm to North America: American Banker
As Apple Enters The Space, Jumio Brings Its Automatic Card-Scanning Technology To Mobile Web: Tech Crunch
In Mobile Payments iOS is King: Mobile Payments Today
WorldRemit Partners With Econet to Enable Instant Online Money Transfers: Payment Eye
First Data, Trustwave Partner to Bring New level of Data Security: Payment Eye
CFPB Opens Inquiry Into Mobile Financial Services’ Impact On Low-Income Consumers: Consumerist
Balanced Adds Push-To-Card Payment Option For Marketplaces: Tech Crunch
Millennials are Spending Half of Their Paychecks to Pay Down Debt: The Street
Walmart U.S. E-commerce Names New Head as Joel Anderson Leaves for Five Below: Chain Store Age
BlackBerry in Deal With EnStream on Mobile Payments System: Reuters
P.F. Chang’s Investigates Possibility of Data Breach: Bloomberg
How a 15-Year-Old’s $1,000 Bitcoin Investment Led to Startup Success: Coin Desk
Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic From London to Berlin: Blomberg
Expedia Wants You to Book Your Next Hotel Stay With Bitcoin: Washington Post
Capital One Alum Nigel Morris Joins Prosper's Board: American Banker
China Telecom taps Gemalto for Commercial Lunch of NFC Services: Finextra
CheckAlt Acquires ERAS Subsidiary from Diebold to Extend Imaging and Item Processing Capabilities: MarketWatch
Public Transport Buses to Get Prepaid Card System: Myanmar Times
PS4 Gamers Now Can Use Direct Carrier Billing Via Boku to Buy Content: Mobile Payments Today
Bitcoin Betting Kicks Off for Brazil World Cup: Coin Desk
Mr. Gas Selects Ackroo as Their Gift Card, Loyalty, Rewards Partner: Press Release
Facebook Poaches PayPal President David Marcus To Run Messenger, Maybe Monetize It With Payments: Tech Crunch
Akbank Tackling Fraud With FICO System: Payment Eye
Banks Lay Plans to Build Fingerprint Technology into Mobile Apps: American Banker
Report: Amazon Entering Online Payment Arena: Chain Store Age
BBB Issues Warning Against Btcoin Mining Company Cointerra: LA Times
Barclaycard unveils contactless wristband - Finextra
Amazon is Quietly Moving in on PayPal's Turf: Business Insider
Comic Relief Explores Bitcoin Donations For Next Telethon: Finextra
Are Cash, Prepaid Cards the Secret to Helping Consumers Budget?
Half of UK Payments Still in Cash: Finextra
Though Facing Slim Odds, A Merchant Group Takes its Durbin Case to the Supreme Court: Digital Transactions
New Player Enter Campus Banking Game: cr80news
eBay CEO: PayPal Will Have to Integrate Digital Currencies: Coin Desk
Restaurant Industry Views Mobile Payments as Critical Strategy Going Forward: Mobile Payments Today
Green Dot Supports Visa’s New Prepaid Card Designation: Business Wire
London Buses Go Completely Cashless: Total Payments
Mobile Still Isn’t Convincing UK Consumers:Total Payments
Did Bitcoin Just Have Its First-Ever Reaction To A Central Bank Announcement?: Business Insider
Best Retail Banks Both Efficient, Customer-Centric: ABA Banking Journal
UK Card Spending Tops £0.5 Trillion in 2013: Finextra
Mobile Wallets Quietly Coming on Strong: ABA Banking Journal
The CEO Of Ebay Said Something That's Making Andrew Ross Sorkin Change His Mind About Bitcoin: Business Insider
Businesses Should Move on From Cold Hard Cash: Huffington Post
N.J.: Sports Bet Law Infringes on States' Rights: Boston Globe
FBI, Interpol Bust International Bank Hacking Operation: Report: American Banker
CardFlight to Incorporate Fingerprint-Scanning Technology: Payment Eye
The Future Trends of Card Payments: Total Payments
NRF: Spending on Father’s Day to Top $12.5 Billion: Chain Store Age
2-Retailers to Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Hear 'Swipe Fee' Case: Reuters
Visa Elevates Prepaid Cards to New Levels: Payment Eye
Sheldon Adelson is Winning His War Against Online Gambling: Forbes
Kalixa Acquires PXP Solutions: Payment Eye
Target Board Defends its Role Before and After Data Breach: Star Tribune
Isis Achieves Consumer Adoption Milestone: Mobile Payments Insider
Clipper Card Prevails, Despite Complaints: Green Sheet
Wet Seal Bets on Oink, Fanreel, Tumblr to Boost Mobile Commerce: Mobile Commerce Daily
The Next Generation of ATM’s Comes to the West Bank: WGNO
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Commits $30 Million to Establish the Financial Solutions LabSM, Improve Financial Capability: Market Watch
Vantiv Announces Pricing of Secondary Public Offering: Reuters
Apple Begins Mobile Payments Talks With Retailers: NFC World
Pheeva Bitcoin Wallet Gets Gyft Gift Card Access: Mobile Payments Today
Census Bureau: Online Shopping, Mail-Order Businesses Jump 27%: Chain Store Age
Target Breach: Hold Board Responsible?: Bank Info Security
Finland Burger Chain Uses Seamless Mobile App for Payment, Loyalty: Mobile Payments Today
Target Forms New Digital Advisory Council: MarketWatch
Spindle Teams Up With Moolah: The Payers
Japan: MasterCard, WebMoney Launch Prepaid Card Dubbed WebMoneyCard: The Payers
iPayment Partners With Verifone to Bring Next Generation POS to Main Street Merchants: Twst.com
Ukash Extends Partnership With beCharge: Payment Eye
Cardtronics Unveils New Branding for UK ATM Estate: Payment Eye
Revel Adds A Drive-Through Option To Its iPad-Based Retail And Restaurant Sales Systems: Tech Crunch
Intuit to Buy Bill-Payment Service Check for $360 Million: Wall Street Journal
Genstar Seeks Buyer for Prepaid Benefits Card Company Evolution: Dow Jones Company
Corporate Gift Card, Voucher Sales up by 6%: Employee Benefits
Subway Worker Sues Over Getting Paycheck on Prepaid Card: Business Week
Achieving Impact Through Financial Inclusion – Reaching the unbanked in East Asia?
JCB Cards Coming to Belgium Through Worldline License Agreement: Payment Eye
Mercator Webinar: ‘Corporate Buyers Need Their Suppliers’ Participation’ For e-Payment Program
Mobile Wallets in 1 in 5 Handsets by 2018, Juniper Research Finds
What Can FIs Learn From Gas Stations?: ATM Marketplace
Business Q&A: Gift Cards Make Perfect Presents for Grads: Oklahoman
Which Plastic is the Best? Debit Cards, Credit Cards or Prepaid Cards?: Huff Post Blog
The Design of Gift Cards May Influence Purchasing Behavior: Pacific Standard
School Branches, Classroom Financial Education Show Results: Credit Union Times
Call Kurtis Undercover: California’s Gift Card Refund Law: CBS Sacramento
Cardholder Account Controls Gaining Traction: ABA Banking Journal
Gift Cards Not Just for Gifting: Prepaid Press
Nexonia Expense Reports With PEX Visa Prepaid Card: CBS 19
Euro Board to fix Post-Sepa Focus on Mobile, 'Innovative' Payments: Finextra
Target Earnings Show Pain of Data Breach is Far From Over:: Business Week
All New ATMs to be Installed by Banks from July 2014 to Provide Audible Instructions, Braille Keypads: India Times
American Express CEO Ken Chenault: 'There's a $25 trillion Opportunity': CNN
eBay Suffers Cyber Attack, Urges Users to Change Passwords: Syracuse Post-Standard
FIDO Alliance Welcomes Visa to the Board of Directors: Wall Street Journal
Verifone Rolls Out New Handheld EMV Payment Terminal: Banking Technology
Pro-Marijuana Wireless Phone Service Launches: The Prepaid Press
Survey: Breach Has Little Long-Term Impact on Target Customers: Chain Storeage
Keeping Graduates Connected With Alumni Onecard: CR80 News
Online Gift Card Registries: Keloland
Groupon Unveils Gnome POS Platform: Finextra
Western Union, eBay Try to Horn in on Bitcoin With New Patents: TECH CRUNCH
Tech Breathes Life Into Branches - Nationwide Chief Beale: FINEXTRA
Shoppers Know Brands Are Watching Them: Wall Street Journal
Cashless Customers Hold Riches for Retailers: New York Times
Skyhook Releases Open-Source Bitcoin ATM for Merchants on a Budget: Coin Desk
Gift Card, Voucher Industry on the Rise: Essential Retail
Heartland Secure Launched to Offer Card Data Security: Payment Eye
Circle Debuts Easy-to-Use Bitcoin Accounts for More Consumers: Boston Globe
Keylogger Malware Leaves Student Data Vulnerable to Attack: CR80NEWS
Smart-Chip Cards Are Safer, But They’re Hardly Foolproof: Buffalo News
Mobile Disruption Isn't Killing Off The Market For Traditional Checkout Registers — Yet: Business Insider
Google Glass Wearers Nod to New Eaze Payment Application: Mobile Commerce Daily
Delivering Seamless Cross-Channel Banking Experiences: The Financial Brand
MoneyGram Launch ‘Cash to ATM’ in Bulgaria: Payment Eye
Prepaid Credit Card Firm Scores With Sir Alex Ferguson: Manchester Evening News
Mexico's Cards, Payments Industry: Emerging Opportunities, Trends, Size: PR Newswire
Banks Need to Undergo ‘Digical’ Transformation: Bain & Co: Gulf News
LevelUp, Zuppler Partner to Bridge Gap in Online Ordering, Mobile Payments: Mobile Payments Today
7-Eleven Looks to Nail Mobile Check-ins to Build 360-Degree Digital Strategy: Mobile Commerce Daily
MPOS Set to Make up Almost Half of all Point-of-Sale Installations Within Five Years: Finextra
Microsoft Half of Retailers Lack Breach Response Plan: Chain Storeage
Desktop-Based e-commerce Spending Up 12%: Chain Storage
Contactless Card Shipments Jump, Say SPA: Payment Eye
Amazon's Potential Mobile Payments Plans Start With Good Brand Standing: Mobile Payments Today
ATMIA Europe's New Director: A Strong Voice for Cash: ATM Marketplace
Stockpile Emerges To Offer Digital Gift Cards Backed by Stock to ‘Everyday’ Consumers: Digital Transactions
Attracting Women Customers for Digital Banking Engagement: The Financial Brand
Yogurty’s Loyalty Program Boosts New Mobile Wallet Feature: Mobil Commerce Daily
Is Enthusiasm for Mcommerce Waning? Mobile Commerce Daily
Vodafone Lets Customers Store Loyalty Cards in Mobile Wallet: Finextra
The Most Personal Way to Send a Not-So-Personal Gift Card Via Email: COOLMOMTECH.com
How Prepaid Debit Cards Can Teach Teens Financial Responsibility: Huffington Post
EMV Migration Means Card Not-Present Fraud is on Deck for Issuers: Payments Source
Target's Interim CEO: Customers Are Safe: CNN
Donation Feature to Go Live on Triton ATMs This Month: ATM Marketplace
Blackhawk Adds Barcode Gift Cards to Rogers NFC Wallet: NFC world
GiftCardRescue.com Announces Top 10 Gift Cards for Mother’s Day: Intercooleronline.com
Retail Gift Card Association Announces America's Top Picks for the Spring/Summer Gifting Season
8pip Launches Bitcoin Prepaid Card to Make Bitcoin More Accessible to Public: Tech Nasia
Capita Integrates Barclays Pingit: Finextra
HyperWallet Unveils Direct-to-Bank Payment Services in Malaysia, Chile: The Paypers
The Critical Factors that Drive Mobile Wallet Adoption: Payments Source
Target CEO Steinhafel to Step Down Following Data Breach: Blomberg
MTA Commuters to Get Mobile Ticketing Option: Finextra
Green Dot Reports First Quarter 2014 Non-GAAP Revenue Growth: CNBC
Does Starbucks Have The Answers For Everyone's Mobile Problems? : Mobile Payments Today
Report: M-Commerce Market to Reach $467 Billion in 2019: Chain Storeage
Apple Has at Least Twice as Many Credit Cards on File as Amazon: 9 to 5mac
5 Tips for Purchasing the Best Gift Card: Wall Street Cheat Sheet
ECB Steps up Sepa for Cards plans: Finexta
Quick Fuel Selects Comdata for Card Processing Equipment: PRWeb
Payments Council Helping Customers Recover Accidental Payments: Payment Eye
Starbucks Whips up Clever SMS, MMS Campaign for Summer Drink Buzz: Mobile Commerce Daily
Yodlee Partners Incubators to Catalyse Fintech Innovation: Finextra
Imperial College London Launch Yoyo M-Payment, Loyalty App: Payments Eye
Square Plans Major Staff Expansion in NYC: Gigaom.com
Here's Why Having One Credit Card is a Terrible Idea: Yahoo
Retail Gift Card Association Announces New Additions to Board of Directors: ABC27.com
OPINION-The Flaws of Card-Linked Offers: Payments Source
Heartland launches OneCard Mobile App for University Students: Paymenteve.com
PayPal, Starbucks Pilot Beacon-Enabled Payments Using Samsung Wearables: Mobile Commerce Daily
Review: Loop Mobile Wallet:CNN
PayPal boss Marcus Softens Stance on NFC but Insists BLE Will Win Out: Finextra
Is Prepaid Ripe for Entrants Like T-Mobile and USPS?: Payments Source
Square Denies it Discussed Sale to Google:Finextra.com
Down to the Wire on Campus Banks Partnerships, Debit, Prepaid Cards CR80News
Deep Discounts,Prepaid Card Spending Cause Uptick in Rebates: Chief Marketer
Target Beefs up its Online Subscription Services: Internet Retailer
Rethinking Debt Collection Analytically: Banking Strategies
Verizon Data Breach Report: Payment-Card Theft Can Be Avoided at Little Cost: Wall Street Journal
Domino’s Pizza Starts Accepting Google Wallet Payments: TECHOBUFFALO
Santander hires Plush as CFO, Tedesco to retail role: Boston Business Journal
For Square, Making Money Remains a Challenge: New York Times
Indiana League Sells Card Processing to PSCU: CU Times
Fiorano launches B2B Gateway to Simplify Business Transactions: Business Wire
On Smartphones, More Older Folks Make Purchases Than Youngsters: Internet Retailer
A New Mobile Messaging App Combines Communication With Commerce: Internet Retailer
Will Apple Acquire Mobile Payments Startup Square: India Times
Swipe These Credit Card Deals While They Last: Marketwatch.com
How Better Wi-Fi Will Help Burger King Sell More Burgers: Mobil Commerce Daily
78-Percent of Millennials Want Mobile Options When Picking a Bank: Mobile Commerce Daily
IDC Financial Insights Unveils Results from 2014 Consumer Payments Survey: Business Wire
States Advance Breach Notification Laws: Bankifosecurity.com
Target Beefs Up its Online Subscription Service: Internet Retailer
Tripwire Donates Cybersecurity Analytics Cloud Service to Penn State
Clean, Crisp, Fewer Clicks: the Redesigned Chase Mobile App for iPhone:Marketwatch
Pay-by-sleeve: Heritage Bank Unveils Contactless Payments Suit: Finextra
Yellen Stresses Employment, Inflation in Fed's Coming Decision:FOX Business
TransferWise Sends Up Banks in Video Prank: Finextra
Walmart Introduces Exclusive Money Transfer Service, Cuts Fees by up to 50 Percent for Customers:Marketwatch
Filene Testing Debt-Reducing Card:CU Times
Merchant Warehouse And TabbedOut Partner To Enhance The Reach Of Mobile Payments, Digital Marketing: Bsminfo.com
Moelis Jumps in Trading Debut After Scaled-Back IPO: Bloomberg
Bitcoin Miner Taps Dad’s Power Plant in Virtual-Money Hunt: Bloomberg
Hardware Vendor LaCie Warns of Card Data Breach:Finextra
Citi Launches Block Pricing Tool on Bloomberg App Portal: Finextra
PayPal Encouraging UK Shoppers to Pay Later:Pymnts.com
EU to Approve Bank Rules Before May Election Slows Legislative Machine:Gnom
Bank Of America: On The Road To Doubling Returns On Shareholder Capital:Seeking Alpha
Pay by Palm? Pynmts.com
Westpac Tests Fingerprint Scanning for Mobile Banking Login
Telefonica, CaixaBank, Santander Establish E-Commerce Joint Venture Company:Finextra
Amazon Just Says No to Bitcoin:Pymnts.com
PayPal Tries Fingerprinting to Cement Smart Watch-Triggered Sales Mobile Commerce Daily
What you need to know about prepaid cards We put 26 cards to the test and found three to recommend:Consumer Reportrs
Despite Age, Creator of Gift Card Thrives in Young Tech World :PR NEWS CHANNEL
The $160 Billion Burning a Hole in Apple's Pocket:PYMNTS.com
How Armor Payments Hopes to Make B2B Payments Secure, Reliable, Cost Effective: PYMNTS.com
Bypassing the Credit Card: Apple Patent Application Reveals Major Financial System Beyond iWallet:MacDaily News
RPT-Europe's Top Banks Cut 80,000 More Staff in Post-Crisis Overhaul :Reuters
Citi Earnings, Data Lift Wall Street; Eyes on Ukraine:Reuters
MasterCard Contactless Tech Paves Way for M-Payments in Canada: Mobile Payment Insider
Heartbleed Fixes Taking Longer as Websites Plug Gaps:Bloomberg
Fees Should Not be the Only Prepaid Card Consideration:Consumer Affairs
SVM Announces the DQ® System as Latest Addition to Gift Card Roster:PR Web
Birdback Launches Credit-Card Linked Offer:Finextra
New Cryptocurrency Exchange – Virtex to Launch in Lithuania: Crpyto Coins News
GR continues brand refresh with new design for prepaid card
epay Extends its Partnership with Dixons by Supplying Steam Cards
Global Payments Announces Expanded and Renewed Relationship with Caesars Entertainment for Gaming and Cash Access Services
The Register’s Editorial: Problems with payroll debit cards piling up
Green Dot Announces New and Improved Retail Cash Reload Process for Customers of Its Industry-Leading Green Dot Reload Network
Metrobank aims to double number of issued cards by 2015
Mercator Advisory Group's Closed-Loop Prepaid Card Taxonomy
Mercator Advisory Group broke down the closed-loop prepaid card space into 11 categories and 27 market segments. For more information about this particular report, please visit Mercator Advisory Group's Prepaid Advisory Service here.
Life and Its Impact on Maintaining Portfolio Stability of Fixed Size
With an average card life of 90 days, maintaining a stable card base of 50,000 cards required the addition of 22,200 new cards a month. When the card base is 100,000, a stable card base required recruiting 44,400 new cardholders a month, and at an initial base of 200,000 the requirement to achieve stability went to 88,900 new cardholders every month. For more information about this particular report, visit Mercator Advisory Group here.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Prepaid Value Chain Integration
When discussing consolidation of the prepaid value chain, there is no single right answer as to whether a firm should pursue relatively minimal integration or extensive integration. Each path has its own advantages and disadvantages. For more information on this particular report, visit Mercator Advisory Group's Prepaid Service here.
Connecting Loyalty, Mobile, and Payments: A Framework For the Omnichannel Age
This Mercator Advisory Group research brief looks at the intersection of loyalty, mobile, and payments. Examining the examples of Starbucks and others, we pinpoint elements of successful loyalty program design and identify some of the new technological tools that merchants can use to build a seamless omnichannel experience.
Millennials With Money: A New look at Who Uses GPR Prepaid Cards
This Federal Reserve study looks at GPR usage including the discovery of a “power user” segment of the market composed of young and mid- to upper-income consumers who own and use GPR cards at rates well above the market average.
Federal Reserve Notes-Evidence From DCPC
Improving Experience in the Prepaid Industry: A Customer Service Workshop
In this report, Susan Herbst-Murphy looks at "Improving Experience in the Prepaid Industry: A Customer Service Workshop."
Mobile Wallet Ecosystem Overview, Market Analysis
In "Mobile Wallet Ecosystem Overview and Market Analysis," Rob Stringer, VP Products, Cortex MCP, Inc., says to succeed in creating value in the mobile wallet ecosystem, it helps to understand the roles, ambitions, strengths and weaknesses of the marketplace. His eBook tends towards the payment side of wallets rather than brands.
Improving Experience in the Prepaid Card Industry: A Customer Service Workshop
Contact Solutions LLC provides third-party contact center support for a number of government-sponsored prepaid card programs, including U.S. Treasury’s Direct Express. Contact Solutions executives facilitated a Payment Cards Center workshop during which they described some of these challenges working with the unbanked and discussed how contact centers are responding.
IdentityTheft: Trends and Issues
A Congressional Research Group provides an overview of identity theft, trends and issues.
10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2014
Ericsson ConsumerLab has identified some of the most important consumer trends for 2014 and beyond.The trends include apps that will change society, your body being your password, and video consumption being driven by friends.
Will state and federal regulations around Prepaid Cards result in reduced growth of these products?
The Mobile Payments Long Con
by Alex Johnson, Marketing Specialist, Zoot Enterprises
5 Disruptive Financial Services
by Rivka Gewirtz Little, The Prepaid Press
Serving the Smaller Merchant: Making Payments Work
by Lorena Harris, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Vantiv
The Omni-Integration Imperative: Reaching the Omniconsumer
by Lorena Harris, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Vantiv
Top 10 Payment Trends to Watch in 2014
by Lorena Harris, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Vantiv
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