The idea of consolidating multiple payment cards into one with smart technology has been attempted multiple times in recent years with little success, but a startup called Edge Mobile Payments is giving it a fresh try.
Issuers have access to a treasure trove of helpful data about us, such as our payment habits, investment activities, purchases, and so on, writes Sanjay Bhakta, senior director of solutions for Ness Digital Engineering.
Jeanne Tisinger spent three decades working at the CIA, where her most recent position was deputy director overseeing the agency’s physical and cybersecurity and information technology spanning more than 100 countries.
Now two years on from the U.S. EMV liability shift, chip cards are commonplace in American wallets. But the benefits of EMV cards — a longer five-year lifespan and a reduced need to reissue in the event of fraud — have muted the demand for new cards.
The industry has the opportunity to expedite gains in interoperability and realize significant cost savings and productivity gains for both the clinical and administrative sides of the industry, writes Chris Seib, chief technology officer and cofounder of InstaMed.
It is often difficult to imagine how something will disrupt an industry because it may seem that the industry is already functioning with no problems. But there are inefficiencies that may not be apparent, writes Mariam Nishanian, a representative for Dentacoin.
The U.S. and Canada are far behind Europe and Asia in contactless adoption in general. A handful of mass transit agencies are stirring hopes about NFC fare payments, but even these cities are taking a cautious approach to open-loop payments.
In a surprise move, the Supreme Court will decide whether Amex may bar merchants from steering customers to less expensive card networks. The card issuer will have to prove the consumer gain from its practices outweighs the merchant pain.