Apriva has added data analytics and business management tools to its payments software for bank and merchant services clients, along with a Web portal where merchants can review consumer behavior.
As merchants get more aggressive when attracting consumers on mobile apps, marketing is increasingly about proactive targeting that personalizes pitches for both what is offered, and when.
The U.K. telco-backed mobile commerce venture Weve is reportedly ending its plans for a universal mobile wallet. Its members will work on their own individual mobile wallets, which will be challenged when they face off against the upcoming Apple Pay.
VeriFone and Creative Mobile Technologies are collaborating to remove a major barrier for the taxi rider who wants to use a smartphone to pay, but has the wrong app.
Host Card Emulation (HCE) is getting a lot of attention, since it offers virtual payment card issuers the promise of removing dependencies on secure element issuers such as mobile network operators (MNOs).
The term "opinion leader" has been used to describe those consumers who are wealthy, involved in their communities and knowledgeable about the world around them. Turns out, they also spend the most money on credit cards.
"What you are seeing is a company like Apple, representing 40 percent of operating system penetration, helping introduce [tokenization] for us in a way that consumers will find comfortable and easy to adopt," said Matthew Dill, Visa's senior vice president and head of innovation and strategic partnerships.
As the Bitcoin industry matures, narrowly-focused companies are working to take market share from the companies that came first to the digital currency ecosystem.
Apple's long-anticipated move into mobile payments seemed to cover all the bases Apple Pay will launch with the support of major banks, card networks and retailers. But there were several things that didn't make it into the first version of its mobile wallet. read more »