Thursday , April 19, 2018

Mobile Wallets

Bank-Owned Zelle Puts Venmo’s Millennial Enthusiasts Squarely in Its Cross-Hairs

Payments observers who think Venmo and Square Cash have locked up the Millennial crowd for peer-to-peer payments may have to reconsider. With the new advertising blitz it announced Monday, the bank-owned Zelle service is making it plain it plans to steal its share of this huge consumer market. “The advertising …

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Mobile-Capture Deposit Limits Rise for Consumers as Banks Eye Under-Penetrated Small Businesses

Banks and credit unions across the board are increasing deposit limits for mobile remote deposit capture transactions, and with the consumer remote-capture market mostly conquered, financial institutions are turning their attention to small businesses. Those are two highlights from RemoteDepositCapture.com’s 2017 study of the mobile-capture market. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based publishing …

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Facing Popular P2P Rivals, Bank-Owned Zelle Posts Healthy Growth And Revs up Ads

In the hotly contested person-to-person payment business, financial institutions have felt left behind by technology impresarios like PayPal Holdings Inc. and Square Inc. that have entered the market over the past few years with slick P2P apps. But on Monday, the banks’ Zelle network released fresh numbers indicating healthy growth …

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Starbucks Brews New Cards and Mulls Blockchain Technology

Investors gave Starbucks Corp. the cold shoulder Friday morning on news that despite a record $6.1 billion in quarterly revenues, growth is slowing in the United States. But the coffee giant’s payments business has several initiatives brewing, executives reported late Thursday. A leader in closed-loop prepaid cards and mobile payments …

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As Amazon Go Opens to the Public, Amazon Ushers in ‘Just Walk Out Shopping’

About a year later than it intended, Amazon.com Inc. on Monday opened to the public an 1,800-square-foot convenience store in Seattle that promises to streamline physical shopping and payment as the company has for decades smoothed out the wrinkles in e-commerce. Along with Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition last year of …

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Zelle Rolls Out the First National TV Commercials for Its P2P Service

Zelle on Saturday was set to run the first spots in its initial national mass-media marketing campaign, which is centered on the Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor and rapper Daveed Diggs in an effort to appeal to what the bank-controlled person-to-person payments service calls the “mobile majority” of consumers. The …

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Lowe’s, Walgreen Among Retailers With Top In-Store M-Commerce Experiences

A ranking of retailers offering optimal mobile-shopping experiences in their stores places building materials retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc. atop the list, announced DMI, a mobile-retail specialist. Among the criteria Bethesda, Md.-based DMI, a unit of Digital Management LLC, evaluated in its “Mobile Maturity Model: 2018 Retail” report were pricing, inventory, …

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LG Is Poised To Enter the U.S. Mobile-Payments Fray

South Korea-based consumer-electronics giant LG Electronics plans to bring its LG Pay mobile-payments service to the U.S. in a few months. But with its smart phones in the hands of only 10% of American consumers, how much market share LG Pay can capture and how it can distinguish itself from …

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Alphabet Sweeps Android Pay And Other Services Under a Single Name: Google Pay

Say goodbye to Android Pay and Google Wallet, and say hello to Google Pay. Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit on Monday announced a rebranding of its disparate online payments services under the single moniker Google Pay. The new branding’s scope is so broad that even the function within Chrome Web browsers …

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Security Fears Hobble Adoption And Usage of Mobile Payments, Fed Report Finds

If you ask consultants what’s holding back mobile payments in the United States, you’ll get answers ranging from lack of acceptance ubiquity to malfunctions at the point of sale to consumers’ perceptions that payment cards work just fine. Now the nation’s financial institutions have weighed in on the matter, and …

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