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.
A French beauty brand is to use Hexapay’s ‘meta wallet’ for one-click mobile ordering, Eftpos Australia trials cloud-based mobile payments, and Shell customers can now buy fuel using M-Pesa.
The European Central Bank sets out recommendations for mobile payments services, the CEO of Kopo Kopo explains how his company has enabled 10,000 Kenyan merchants to accept M-Pesa mobile money payments in their stores, and how ex-Google Wallet execs are set to bring Amazon-like customer awareness to brick and mortar stores.
A detailed new report from the World Bank member IFC explains why many mobile financial services fail to take off, PXT’s Looped In payments and marketing app for college students is gathering pace with 125 merchants now signed up in the Boston area, and Timberland puts plans in place to roll out Bluetooth LE marketing after a successful pilot.
Google breathes new life into NFC with support for Host Card Emulation (HCE) in Android 4.4 KitKat, Amex lets customers pay with Membership Rewards in New York taxis, and mobile location analytics firms agree to customer data code of conduct.
Amazon pushes into payments, PayPal details the technology it will be using to enable customers to make payments at Discover merchants, and Loop unveils a mobile payment solution that works with standard magnetic stripe terminals and uses NFC technology to secure users’ card data.
As MasterCard, Visa and American Express propose a new digital payment standard, Mike Matan, head of global network business at AmEx, and Jim McCarthy, global head of innovation and strategic partnerships at Visa, comment on the technology options, rollout timing and thinking behind the plan.
In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we reveal how the launch of Apple’s new iPhones and iOS7 gives a major boost to Bluetooth Low Energy technology and fingerprint biometrics; PayPal is to offer merchants a Bluetooth LE device with WiFi capability to process “hands-free payments”; a second Luxembourg bank integrates low-cost mobile payments platform Digicash into its mobile banking service; and more…
In this 20-page edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we exclusively reveal how MCX’s wallet will work, and examine each of the five main ways in which wallet providers are addressing the issue of how to architect enterprise-grade cloud payments — and at the major players that are following each of these possible routes to market.
In this 16-page edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we examine: Biometrics make a comeback at the point of sale; Marketers flock to Passbook as Apple’s ease of integration and location-based alerts prove irresistible; Lack of reasons to switch overtake consumers’ mobile payment security concerns; and more…
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