The initial impact of digital finance and mobile payments in China is difficult to over-exaggerate, says Zennon Kapron, founder and director of Asian financial services and research firm Kapronasia. The launch of services such as Alipay and WeChat Pay brought with them a dramatic change in the way the average Chinese consumer spends — especially when one considers how cash-focused the country has been historically, he explains in this paper.
The Swatch Bellamy with its integrated NFC payments function was a natural addition to the Swiss watchmaker’s line-up, according to creative director Carlo Giordanetti.
This 25-page white paper from Gemalto presents the findings of research into the expectations that young adult consumers have for the development of mobile technology and connectivity over the next 10 years.
This 32-page white paper produced by the GSMA provides an in-depth study of the development and implementation of mobile operator China Unicom’s mobile couponing and loyalty solutions for the Chinese market.
This 56-page white paper produced by the GSMA provides an extensive overview of the impact of mobile technology on transport systems across the globe. It evaluates the value this technology has for transport operators, mobile network operators and passengers and considers key issues relating to its implementation.
This six-page white paper from market research firm GfK explores and quantifies consumer interest in using a smartwatch for a variety of payment and ID use cases.
In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we examine Isis v MCX — The battle begins for the US mobile payments market; Burger King to roll out mobile payments and rewards across the US, prepares to go global; Biometric payments get thumbs up from French shoppers; and more…
This edition of The Mobile Wallet Report looks at how China’s central bank put the brakes on local internet giants’ mobile payment plans, and why Denmark’s carriers think that mobile payments are a business for telcos, not banks.
Activist investor Carl Icahn says PayPal should be split off from eBay as a separate business, MasterCard explains its plans for remittances, and Swedbank is to close its QR code payments service.
French supermarket chain E.Leclerc begins a national mobile payment rollout, InMarket puts Bluetooth beacons into 150 US grocery stores, with thousands more expected by end of year, and the first products with Fido Alliance password replacement features are demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas.
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