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 •  November 20

Card Solutions It wasn’t so long ago that JP Morgan Chase joined the mobile payments hunt with its Chase Pay system. Recent reports, however, suggest that the new offering is going over like a lead balloon, and isn’t drawing much in the way of a user base. Analysis of the overall condition suggests one root cause that may be to blame: customers...

Payment Week

 •  November 20

Mobile If it’s starting to look like more stores are embracing mobile these days on one front or another, it’s likely because they are. Whether it’s a mobile website for expanded inventory with ship-to-store or home delivery, a mobile payments function, or even just an app, retail is increasingly running with this ball, adding more mobile to...

Payment Week

 •  November 17

Card Solutions It would be easy to think that there’s not a whole lot of difference from one country to the next when it comes to automatic teller machine (ATM) usage, but there’s actually a lot more going on behind the scenes than a lot of people think. A new report sent our way from Transaction Network Services reveals what’s going on with the...

Payment Week

 •  November 16

FX Payments Granted, cryptocurrency is not a real big part of people’s lives these days. For some, it’s an investment flier, for others a novelty. Some may have even used it to buy certain things anonymously, legal or otherwise. It’s that “otherwise” that’s giving many pause, and a recent report sent our way from Turner Little reveals that a lot of...

Payment Week

 •  November 15

Mobile For a long time, Zimbabwe was home to way, way too much cash. There was a $100 trillion Zimbabwean banknote, for crying out loud. Now, however, Zimbabwe seems to be having the exact opposite problem in the form of a cash shortage, and that’s got plenty of Zimbabweans looking to mobile payments to fill the gap. However, it’s not just the cash...

Payment Week

 •  November 15

Merchant Solutions It will undoubtedly come as at least a superficial shock to many to find that Thanksgiving is a week from Thursday. Black Friday, meanwhile, comes a day later as it commonly does. That’s got retailers looking to shore up any holes in the operation, and according to the latest Zebra Shopping Study, there are plenty of holes...

Payment Week

 •  November 14

Merchant Solutions Most of us are familiar with the vending machine as a great way to get a cold drink just about anywhere, or a light snack. Increasingly, the vending machine is taking on new and unexpected roles, and may well turn the concept of brick-and-mortar retail into a series of vending machines. Vending machines are starting to take on...

Payment Week

 •  November 14

Mobile For those who first think of spunky Amy Poehler or irascible Nick Offerman when the phrase “Parks and Recreation” comes up, well, you’re not alone. The real-world equivalent, however, is taking on something of a different cast, and a report sent our way by Paysafe and Amilia notes that parks and recreation space users are increasingly...

Payment Week

 •  November 13

Mobile Mobile banking is an option increasingly available from a variety of sources. It’s not just banks, either, that are getting in on this; we’re seeing tech firms like Amazon and major retailers like Walmart set to offer financial services as one more option alongside used DVDs and snow tires. That’s a development that small banks would most...

Payment Week

 •  November 13

Security Mobile banking has gained a lot of ground in recent years, between standard-brand brick-and-mortar banks bringing mobile options out and some mobile-only banks stepping in. Yet despite these gains, user protection and security has been given comparatively short shrift. A new report from Inside Secure and UL brought findings of a joint...