7th Annual Mobile Banking and Commerce Summit
June 3-5, 2013
InterContinental Miami, Miami, FL
8th Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum
June 5-7, 2013
May 22, 2013
PaymentsSource | May 15, 2013
Interchange fees often take the spotlight in discussions about card acceptance costs, but they are just one of many factors in the increasingly complex system that determines the price merchants pay for taking plastic cards.
PaymentsSource | May 14, 2013
Prepaid cards have been at the heart of several data breaches in recent years because their traits can make them easier for fraudsters to exploit.
PaymentsSource | May 13, 2013
Typically, I don't cover or analyze so-called payments innovations that merely embrace and extend the legacy infrastructure, but a new middleware startup, CardFlight, could actually operate as a payments "air traffic controller" because its code sits directly between the consumer and the processor.
PaymentsSource | May 13, 2013
Simon Haslam is becoming president and CEO of Elavon at a time of extreme stress for payments processors, which face nimble competitors, new payment standards and high-profile security risks.
PaymentsSource | April 29, 2013
Only a couple of hours into his new job as First Data's CEO, Frank Bisignano was already plotting a strategy to deal with the historic impact of mobile technology on the payments industry.
PaymentsSource | April 26, 2013
People and payment companies are starting to take Bitcoin seriously.The decentralized virtual currency is overcoming its stigma as a fringe currency for illegal transactions and is stirring up consumer scrutiny of the practices of large payment providers. The payments industry is changing rapidly, but today the movement isn't about payments it's about data.
PaymentsSource | April 11, 2013
The retailer-driven Merchant Customer Exchange mobile payments venture is making a lot of noise, though it has yet to reveal its product. But since the final MCX app will interact with those made by its individual retailers, CVS Caremark Corp. can serve as an early example of the venture's potential.
PaymentsSource | March 8, 2013
BIPS strategy: Make it easy for merchants to get started with Bitcoin, aggregate their balances with the company, and make money over time on foreign exchange conversion and premium services.
PaymentsSource | March 5, 2013
Ginger Schmeltzer is Fiservs senior vice president of emerging payments. In a Q&A with PaymentsSource, the former SunTrust Bank executive discusses why banks must invest in digital channels and her view on the future of mobile wallets.
PaymentsSource | March 1, 2013
A New Jersey appeals court affirmed the airline industry's right to refuse cash in-flight, validating a strategy that began when airlines first accepted credit and debit cards onboard planes in the mid-2000s.
PaymentsSource | February 26, 2013
Visa is making several moves to demonstrate that it is willing to adopt new payments products on the Visa network. In an interview with PaymentsSource, Matt Dill, head of global business development and emerging products for Visa, provides a look into the card brand's future.
PaymentsSource | February 22, 2013
Forcing the networks to let merchants surcharge for card payments will remove the advantage of retailers that accept only cash or other alternatives such as Bitcoin.
PaymentsSource | February 19, 2013
Coinbase makes it simple to buy and sell bitcoins via a bank account, but plays only to the low-fee, frictionless nature of Bitcoin and fails to leverage its unique privacy aspects.
PaymentsSource | January 24, 2013
Sean Harper, director of products at Groupon Payments, shares his vision of the future of mobile payments and details why Groupon believes its business model can stand out among both traditional card terminal providers and mobile payments processors.
PaymentsSource | January 22, 2013
Seth Priebatsch, the 24-year-old founder and head of the mobile payment system LevelUp, has made his company a serious player in the emerging payments market yet he also sports the less-than-serious job title of "chief ninja." The nickname, he explains, has much to do with his approach to running a business.