Saturday , September 22, 2018

Mobile Wallets

Next-Generation Payments Tech Evaluated and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• A variety of financial-services firms, including MasterCard Inc., SWIFT, and Visa Inc., participated in a 130-page report released Friday by the World Economic Forum that concludes “distributed-ledger technology will form the foundation of next-generation financial services infrastructure in conjunction with other existing and emerging technologies.” • M&T Bank announced …

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A New Mobile Wallet from Pharmacy Giant CVS Shows Further Migration From MCX

Slowly but surely, the big merchants that make up the stalled Merchant Customer Exchange LLC retailer consortium are finding their own way in mobile payments. The latest example is MCX stalwart CVS Health Corp., which on Thursday announced the launch of its CVS Pay mobile wallet. The Woonsocket, R.I.-based chain …

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More Than a Quarter of Consumers Expect To Use a ‘Pay’ in the Next Six Months

By Kevin Woodward@DTPaymentNews Mobile-wallet adoption might get a boost through the rest of 2016 as 29% of consumers expect to use a mobile wallet like Apple Pay, Android Pay, or Samsung Pay before the end of the year, finds a survey from Computer Services Inc., a financial-technology company. Most—71%—had no …

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Miami’s Transit Agency Among the First to Ride Contactless Rails from TfL

By Kevin Woodward@DTPaymentNews Consumers using near-field communication (NFC)-enabled payment cards and smart phones enabled with mobile wallets soon will be able to use them to pay for transit rides operated by the Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, Cubic Corp. recently announced. The contract is valued at $33 …

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Epson America Launches Partner program and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• FinTech Acquisition Corp. announced it has completed its acquisition of processor CardConnect LLC, which has become a wholly owned subsidiary. Renamed CardConnect Corp., the company began trading Monday on the NASDAQ under the symbol “CCN.” • Epson America Inc. launched the Envision mSelect Partner program to help mobile point-of-sale …

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How Restaurant EMV Could Boost Mobile Wallets As Issuers Turn to PIN Verification

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews Most mobile wallets in North America have struggled to win adoption and usage among consumers, and some apps backed by mobile networks have already fallen by the wayside. But one factor that could promote mobile payments is likely to come from a surprising source: restaurants. With …

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MasterCard’s Banga Parries Queries About Staged-Wallet Fee in Wake of Visa-PayPal Deal

The shock waves generated by Visa Inc.’s new deal with PayPal Holdings Inc. reached MasterCard Inc. on Thursday, with chief executive Ajay Banga hailing the agreement while parrying questions from analysts about its possible effect on a fee MasterCard imposed in 2013 to deal with PayPal and other digital wallets that rely on …

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Apple’s Boss Sums up Apple Pay: ‘Astronomical’ Growth, But on a ‘Very Small’ Base

Apple Inc. is notoriously tightlipped about how its Apple Pay mobile-payments service is doing, and the occasion of the computing giant’s quarterly earnings call late Tuesday was no exception. Still, while Apple chief executive Tim Cook said little to satisfy widespread curiosity about the wallet’s adoption and usage among consumers, …

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Apriva Completes First Data EMV Certification and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• Venmo, the peer-to-peer payment service from PayPal Holdings Inc., said all Venmo users now can use the service to make in-app purchases at participating merchants. Announced earlier this year, the in-app payment is available with 11 merchants. • Wireless transaction gateway Apriva said it has completed EMV certification for …

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