Monday , July 16, 2018

Mobile Wallets

Cash Demand Isn’t Going Away, So Fiserv Expands Its CardFree Cash Service to More ATMs

Bank processors over the past several years have worked to combine cardless technology with a continuing consumer demand for cash, a trend that took on momentum on Wednesday with an announcement from Fiserv Inc. that three ATM manufacturers are now supporting the company’s 3-year-old CardFree Cash service. ATM makers Genmega, …

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NFC Specialist NXT-ID Reports an Encouraging 2017 And Promises More Products for 2018

NXT-ID Inc., a provider of authentication and contactless-payment technology, reported on Monday that its revenue tripled last year compared to 2016 while its adjusted earnings before interest, depreciation, taxes, and amortization swung positive. The Melbourne, Fla.-based company is best-known in the payments market for its Fit Pay Inc. unit, which …

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Both Contactless EMV Cards And Wallets Should Stock Issuers’ Offerings, Expert Argues

As financial institutions move beyond mag-stripe payment cards, they face a crucial question: should we support mobile wallets, and if we do, should we also issue contactless cards? In the eyes of at least one observer, the answer is an unequivocal “yes” and “yes,” even though the former would seem …

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Glance Pay Marks Its U.S. Debut With California Merchants

Glance Pay, a mobile-payment service that had only been available in Canada, is now available for U.S. consumers and merchants, Glance Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday. Vancouver, British Columbia-based Glance says Glance Pay is accepted at 14 merchant locations, ranging from restaurants and food trucks to salons and service providers, across …

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Canadians Embrace Contactless Payments, but Are Cautious About Other New Payment Forms

Canadians are now quite comfortable with contactless payments, but they view other new payment forms cautiously, according to new findings from Visa Inc.’s Canadian unit. Some 52% of 1,000 adults polled in February for Toronto-based Visa Canada said they are regular users of contactless cards. Also, 80% of respondents said …

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60% of Consumers Would Make a Voice-Commerce Purchase, a TSYS Survey Finds

A strong majority of consumers—60%—would use an intelligent personal assistant or voice-activated speaker to make a purchase or payment, finds the latest iteration of the TSYS U.S. Consumer Payment Study. The response is notable in because it was less than a year ago that another survey found only 19% of …

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Backed by BBVA, a Fintech Startup Creates a ‘Borderless’ Payment Account

Denizen Financial Inc., a San Francisco-based startup backed by one of Spain’s biggest banks, has created what it calls “the first true global, borderless account” that allows customers to receive money in one country and pay it out in another while avoiding international transfer fees and foreign-exchange fees. Denizen says …

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A Double-Digit Growth Rate in Wearables Sharpens the Focus for Their Payments Potential

With the introduction of transactional capability on smart watches and fitness trackers like the Apple Watch and Fitbit, the payments industry has eyed wearable devices as a field laden with potential for growth. Just how much growth came into focus this week with new figures and projections from International Data …

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PayPal To Discontinue Its Pay After Delivery Service for U.S. Buyers

PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Pay After Delivery service will end April 19 for U.S. buyers. San Jose, Calif.-based PayPal included notice of the discontinuance in recent emails to account holders about the latest changes to its policies, and through a posting on the PayPal Web site. With Pay After Delivery, which …

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More First Data Merchants To Accept Alipay

Alipay, the mobile-payment service used by 600 million consumers, and processor First Data Corp. are expanding the number of U.S. merchant locations that can accept the China-based payment method in stores, Alipay announced Monday. The expansion comes nearly a year after the two companies said First Data would move Alipay …

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