Daniel Wolfe is editor in chief at PaymentsSource and a contributing editor at American Banker. He was previously tech and risk management editor for American Banker. He has also been American Banker's editor for technology, cards and payments and its technology reporter. He has a master's degree in print journalism from Boston University's College of Communication and a bachelor's degree in English from SUNY Binghamton.
Mobile wallets blend together, going so far as to share the same branding pattern — Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, Walmart Pay, etc. — but a few companies are going against conventional wisdom with their own products.
With so much uncertainty, the only thing that's clear is how different the sector may look a year from now. Here's an overview of the leading trends in technology that will impact payments and banking in 2018.