Payments disrupted — How the tech giants are changing the future of payments in China

Payments disrupted — How the tech giants are changing the future of payments in China

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 […]

The Mobile Wallet Report, 17 March 2014

The Mobile Wallet Report, 17 March 2014

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.

The Mobile Wallet Report, 10 March 2014

The Mobile Wallet Report, 10 March 2014

In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report PowaTag CEO Dan Wagner explains his ambitious plans for Bluetooth beacons, we look at US Bank’s mobile shopping platform, and Westpac tells us how it aims to offer the best digital banking experience in the world.

The Mobile Wallet Report, 10 January 2014

The Mobile Wallet Report, 10 January 2014

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.

The Mobile Wallet Report, 6 December 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 6 December 2013

Fingerprints, voice prints, palm vein patterns, face recognition and iris scans are all now being tested for verifying a consumer’s identity for payments at the point of sale and to protect access to mobile wallets, online commerce, mobile banking applications, individual apps on a device and physical locations. We take an in-depth look at the […]

The Mobile Wallet Report, 22 November 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 22 November 2013

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.

The Mobile Wallet Report, 15 November 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 15 November 2013

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 […]

The Mobile Wallet Report, 18 October 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 18 October 2013

Borica Bankservice’s Bogdan Stavrev explains how Bulgaria’s new Mobb national mobile payments platform works, a national mobile payments service to launch in Colombia this year, and BNP Paribas Fortis’s Gunter Uytterhoeven explains how the new Belgian Mobile Wallet platform has been designed to meet merchants’ needs.

The Mobile Wallet Report, 20 September 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 20 September 2013

In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we reveal how Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group has signed up the distributors of 90% of China’s vending machines for a sound-based mobile payments rollout; US startup LikeUs Network has unveiled a mobile payment device that plugs into any vending machine to instantly start accepting payments via […]

Mobile Wallet Outlook, May/June 2013

Mobile Wallet Outlook, May/June 2013

In this 17-page edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we cover: Google takes its wallet to the cloud; PayPal hits 250,000 stores, invests in merchant upgrades; Alternatives to both NFC and QR begin to gain traction; and more…

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