Mobile payments

U.S. Bank ties perks of high-end card to mobile payments

04/20/17

Banks have long believed that the key to sparking mobile payments is better incentives, but U.S. Bank is taking that to the extreme with a new product that pays triple points for such purchases.

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Cloud is crucial to compete with fintech: Barclaycard U.S.'s new CIO

04/11/17

Shelton Shugar, the new CIO of Barclaycard U.S., shares his thoughts on fintechs, the merits of cloud computing and paying through Amazon Alexa.

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Bank of America's mobile plan: A small screen becomes a big channel

04/10/17

Bank of America has added new features to its mobile banking app in an effort to build flexibility in mobile wallet options and more closely tie payments to financial services.l

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Amazon Cash's secret weapon is the Apple wallet

04/03/17

Amazon's lending its considerable brand and heft to a cash payment model that borrows a vital piece of real estate from Apple Pay.

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P-to-P's growth may leave banks behind: Report

03/20/17

The rapid advancement of social media platforms into the payments and finance markets, as well as millennials' devotion to apps like Venmo, were major factors driving a 47% increase in the U.S. digital person-to-person payments market last year.

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Chase buys MCX's tech, bringing the merchant mobile wallet in-house

03/13/17

The technology from MCX's CurrentC wallet, which never formally launched, will get new life with Chase Pay, which debuted in 2016 with Starbucks, Best Buy and commitments from MCX members such as Walmart.

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P-to-P payments don’t need pizza emojis to succeed

03/13/17

Many banks and money transmitters have built successful billion-dollar businesses around P-to-P payments without social sharing and letting users send emojis.

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Chase buys MCX's tech, bringing the merchant mobile wallet in-house

03/10/17

The technology from MCX's CurrentC wallet, which never formally launched, will get new life with Chase Pay, which debuted in 2016 with Starbucks, Best Buy and commitments from MCX members such as Walmart.

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The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2017

03/07/17

The Most Influential Women in Payments are the ones taking risks with new ideas and investments, and developing the technology that will forever change the way people handle money. Not only do they set an example for their peers, they are unafraid to learn from newcomers and are diligent about encouraging a freshness and diversity of ideas.

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Quona Capital raises $141 million for financial inclusion fund

03/06/17

Quona Capital Management raised $141 million for the Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund, which will invest in companies that provide financial and other services to underserved customers in emerging markets.

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