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Mobile Payments Eclipse EMV for Small Business: Report
Large merchants are EMV-ready, but they're less likely to support NFC-based mobile payments; the opposite is true for smaller merchants.  more »
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Near Field Communication tags — stickers embedded with wireless technology — were seen as a bridge technology for contactless payments in the U.S. before phones came with NFC built-in. In India, however, NFC tags are proving to have a much longer shelf life. more »
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Apple Inc. is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards. A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. more »
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In the world of mobile payments, tokenization has gained notoriety as the underlying technology enabling banks to secure mobile NFC payments using host card emulation (HCE). more »
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The refrain is familiar by now—health care payments are more complicated than consumer payments and require special technology and products. But there's another difference between health care providers and the rest of the world, one that's just as vexing and equally attractive to technology vendors. more »
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For many JPMorgan Chase customers and Android device users, a hint of a marriage between the large issuer and the prevalent mobile wallet is welcome news. more »
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It would have to take something big for consumers to flock to a mobile wallet en masse. Whether it meant to or not, California-based RadPad found out what consumers wanted, but it wasn't prepared for the aftermath. more »
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s finance affiliate is considering an initial public offering in Hong Kong in the first half of next year after running into regulatory hurdles for a dual listing that would have included Shanghai, according to people familiar with the matter. more »
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Ant Financial and Tencent Holdings Ltd. have won approval to operate digital wallets for customers in Hong Kong, a significant step in the two Chinese internet giants’ overseas expansion. more »
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American banks are emerging from one of the most challenging decades for any industry in history, and one area that is showing a potential way forward is payments. more »
The Near Field Communication (NFC) payment rings Visa launched at the Rio Olympics earlier this year are now available to the general public. more »
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ClearXchange has access to a majority of the market's online banking accounts as it takes on Venmo, but there's one thing it may not have. more »
Financial institutions are still developing uses for blockchain, with the latest test coming from The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Hitachi, which are using the technology for issuing, transferring and collecting electronic checks. more »