Tag: Mobile payments

5 ways gift cards got big in the U.K.

The U.K. prepaid gift card market is experiencing strong growth among consumers who buy them as gifts and for self-use, as well as among businesses that purchase them for customer loyalty programs and as employee incentives. The U.K. gift card market is expected to reach US$13.1 billion (about £10 billion) in transaction volume by 2020,…
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March 28, 2019 0

What the iPhone’s slump means for the future of mobile pay

Apple’s recent smartphone revenue decline contrasts with strength in wearables and services, making these alternative venues increasingly important to Apple Pay’s continued success. Apple reported $84.3 billion in revenues for its fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended Dec. 29, a 5 percent decline from the prior year’s $88.3 billion and the company’s first holiday quarter…
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January 30, 2019 0

Mobile Payments Will Soon Be A Quarter Of Total Card Usage

Mobile payment volumes to hit 20% of retail volume Mercator expects mobile payment volumes to hit 25 percent of total card throughput and 20 percent of total retail sales, or $900 billion, by 2020. That includes card on file transactions, such as those made within an Amazon account or to pay a utility bill; mobile…
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January 11, 2019 0

As cash and cards give way to mobile, banks need consumers’ trust even more

A new generation of bank customers is bypassing physical branches and banking via the web almost entirely in favor of completing transactions and accessing services from their mobile devices. The same goes for payments — mobile wallets, peer-to-peer payments apps and social media payments have taken the payments industry by storm. Research shows that the…
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January 3, 2019 0

Mobile Payments: Getting Past the Speed Bump

After a flurry of high-profile universal mobile payment service introductions four years ago (Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay), use of the services by consumers has generally softened. Should card issuers see this as just a speed bump or as the start of a disruptive customer detour? And what can issuers do to safeguard and…
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January 3, 2019 0

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

How plastic cards can flourish in a world of digital payments

It’s impossible to predict how long consumers around the globe will cling to using plastic cards for payments, but not uncommon to hear predictions of the product’s demise. Entrust Datacard, which serves both sides of the physical and digital payments spectrum, sees the categories’ fates as intertwined. The more momentum digital and mobile wallets have,…
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July 4, 2018 0

Data: ‘Hey Siri, Alexa, Google—when will you be ready for payments?’

Voice assistants are on a fast track, with ownership of home devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home surging to between 20% and 25% of households from a mere 1% in about two years. The rapid growth is inviting keen interest in many circles about the potential for voice assistants to spark disruption in commerce,…
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April 11, 2018 0

Shoptalk 2018

On this episode we talk with Mercator Advisory Group’s Associate Director of Research Services, Raymond Pucci about his experience at Shoptalk 2018. During our conversation we cover the following topics: Key topics and themes discussed at the event What are multi-modal payments What are the significant things mentioned at Shoptalk to note for the rest…
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April 3, 2018 0

Google Pay’s P-to-P finds its voice

Google Pay users can now simply tell Google Assistant on their Android and iOS phones to make a payment to another person. The voice-activated payment option has been added to Google Pay’s features to address situations in which consumers have to pay someone back, for example, after a weekend activity, Sam Kensara, product manager for…
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March 22, 2018 0

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