Kate Fitzgerald is an Arizona-based senior editor for PaymentsSource. Fitzgerald began her journalism career at the San Diego Tribune, and has worked as a reporter and editor at several other publications, including Advertising Age and the Arizona Republic. She covered payments for SourceMedia from 2007 to 2012, and rejoined PaymentsSource in 2015. Fitzgerald is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College and holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Behavioral data about Hispanics’ use of digital payments is scarce, but the sector as a whole spends more than $1.4 trillion annually and its population growth rate significantly outpaces the mainstream, based on U.S. Census Bureau data.
Card issuers have long feared that third-party mobile wallets would erode their brand power by rendering them an invisible part of the payment process — and issuers like Barclays and TD Bank are finding ways to fight back.