Month: December 2018

Businesses should heed consumers’ comfort with virtual cards

Driven by new technology and the consumerization of enterprise as people demand a more comfortable experience, growth in business use of virtual cards has been strong in recent years. Yet they still account for a relatively small share of the commercial cards market. Apple is doing a great job of introducing the concept of virtual…
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December 31, 2018 0

7 (realistic) predictions about fintech in 2019

When it comes to fintech, there is no shortage of big bets on which new technologies will come to fruition and the levels of mass adoption. From talk of plastic cards going away to the end of cash, everyone is eager to anticipate the next big trend. But change takes time. Fintech is an exciting…
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December 26, 2018 0

12 Ways Consumers Will Pay (And Be Paid) In 2019 And Beyond

The “Twelve Days of Christmas” is a holiday classic, though some of us at PYMNTS still don’t understand why anyone would want to take a partridge away from what seems like a pleasant existence in a pear tree. But in hopes of hopping on the holiday bandwagon — and providing data-backed insight in the hottest…
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December 24, 2018 0

Contactless Payments And Transaction Data Will Be on More Restaurateurs’ Menu in 2019

Restaurants are a coveted merchant segment for many acquirers and independent sales organizations. So, knowing how payments are changing and the impact that might have on this merchant segment is critical. First off, in 2019, the prospect for more consumers carrying, and wanting to use, contactless credit and debit cards is high. The other big…
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December 21, 2018 0

Tapping to Pay is About to Be Even Easier for U.S. Consumers

Tapping to pay is about to be even easier for U.S. consumers Facebook Twitter LinkedIn November 14, 2018, 12:05 PM Eastern Time Visa expects more than 100 million contactless Visa cards in the U.S. by the end of 2019 Millions of Chase customers in the U.S. will soon be able to speed through checkout with a tap of a…
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December 4, 2018 0

COMMENTARY: Four Steps to Build a Consumer-Focused Mobile Payments Strategy

Crafting a mobile-payments strategy can be a daunting task. The technology is evolving rapidly, and so are consumer expectations. Rather than starting with capabilities, a successful mobile strategy begins with an understanding of how people engage with their finances as part of their daily lives. Evaluating how consumers use mobile channels to move money will…
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December 3, 2018 0