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COMMENTARY: Can Apple Pay Revive the Mobile Wallet?
Sep. 19, 2014 - By Todd Ablowitz and Rick Oglesby, Double Diamond Payments Research In the wake of Apple Inc. announcing Apple Pay, many are wondering if it will serve as a cat...

Most Smart Phones Expected To Be NFC and Mobile Wallet Enabled by 2015, Says Softcard Executive
Sep. 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward By the end of 2015, most smart phones sold in the United States will have near-field communication (NFC) capability and be mobile-wallet ...

The Fed Will Leave Its Debit Card Interchange Cap Unchanged for Now
Sep. 18, 2014 - By Jim Daly The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday said it would leave its debit card interchange cap for large issuers unchanged despite finding that some of th...

With 56 Million Cards Compromised, Home Depot’s Data Breach Surpasses Target’s
Sep. 18, 2014 - By Jim Daly Just when you thought retailer data breaches wouldn’t get much bigger, they did. Home-improvement retailer The Home Depot Inc. disclosed Thur...

Huge Softcard Coup with Subway Poses No Threat to Startup Paydiant, Top Exec Says
Sep. 17, 2014 - By John Stewart The telco-controlled mobile-wallet provider Softcard scored a major coup on Tuesday with the announcement that the massive Subway sandwich ...

PayPal Ad Campaign Stresses Strength in Mobile Security, But Will it BackFire?
Sep. 16, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward PayPal Inc., the payments arm of eBay Inc., says it will process 1 billion mobile payments in 2014, and this experience means it knows so...

Capital Prepaid Looks to Extend Prepaid Program Management to Scores of Small Issuers
Sep. 15, 2014 - By John Stewart The general-purpose prepaid card market is hot, but most smaller financial institutions find it a daunting task to start and run a prepaid ...

Apple Pay: No Charge for Merchants, But Transaction-Security Fees for Issuers
Sep. 11, 2014 - By Jim Daly Apple Inc.’s introduction of its new Apple Pay service for its soon-to-be released iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch raised...

As Questions Linger, Discover Says ‘Me Too’ to Apple Pay
Sep. 10, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Discover Financial Services cardholders will be able to add their payment cards to Apple Inc.’s ...

Apple Pay Looks To Be a Boost for NFC, But Creates a Question Mark for HCE
Sep. 10, 2014 - By John Stewart Apple Inc.’s new mobile-payment system may be a long-awaited shot in the arm for near-field communication (NFC), but it could also cool o...

Braintree’s Decision to Support Bitcoin Pushes Currency Farther Toward Legitimacy
Sep. 9, 2014 - By John Stewart Braintree Inc.’s arrangement to allow its merchants to accept Bitcoin could significantly further a nascent trend among big ...

Payment Processors Hold Key Tokenization Role In Apple Pay
Sep. 9, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Payment processors First Data Corp. and Total System Services Inc. (TSYS) will have key roles in securing transactions using tokenization...

Apple Unveils an ‘Entirely New Payment Process’ with Apple Pay
Sep. 9, 2014 - By Jim Daly After weeks of ...

Twitter Launches M-Commerce Test With a ‘Buy’ Button and 28 Partners
Sep. 8, 2014 - By Jim Daly In its latest move toward becoming a force in electronic payments, social network Twitter Inc. reported Monday that it is starting a test allow...

Accepting Only Digital Money, Bitcoin Shop Overhauls Its Online Marketplace
Sep. 4, 2014 - By John Stewart Bitcoin Shop Inc. runs an e-commerce marketplace offering about 140,000 products, which on the face of it isn’t all that rem...



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