Opinion on New Payment Technologies in South and Central America

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Support for HCE a boost to NFC

The NFC Forum's backing of host card emulation (HCE) for NFC-based services is a clear admission that the technology addresses major challenges facing the industry, and is a crucial stepping stone for NFC's future within payments.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Mar 2014
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Square gets even more disruptive with a move into hands-free payments

Square recently launched its new payment service, Pay with Square, which allows consumers to make empty-handed payments through the GPS functionality of their mobile devices. The smartphone-based app system marks a significant advance in Square's market development, which will come under increasing pressure as it tries to justify its recent $3.25bn valuation.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2012
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SMS payments to overtake NFC

With burgeoning populations and high mobile phone penetration, developing economies offer significant opportunities for mobile payments. However, demand for SMS technology is likely to outstrip that for NFC.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Feb 2014
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Retailers turn to new technologies to retain market share

Faced with the threat of online retailing and other pressures, retailers globally are seeking to win back market share by making the customer shopping experience more theatrical. As a result, it is expected that retailers will seek to streamline the buying experience, bringing it more in line with internet shopping in terms of ease and speed of transaction, to ensure market share is retained.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2007
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Providers must reassure consumers over contactless

Concern over lost or stolen contactless payment cards can be a barrier to consumer uptake of the new payment format. Issuers and schemes must provide reassurance in order to drive demand for contactless payment use.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2013
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Promising signs for NFC in Brazil

RioCard TI's recent move to become a member of the OSPT Alliance is a clear admission that a unified and interoperable ecosystem is key to widespread NFC adoption in Brazil. Its move is a major stepping stone for NFC's future within payments and ticketing.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2014
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PayPal's major business overhaul will have wider implications for long-term strategy

PayPal's plan to consolidate its business - primarily its product and technology divisions - signals a defensive move against the growing competitive front from startups and more established brands. It also gives PayPal a significant opportunity to differentiate itself from competitors by delivering a focused and better developed product range.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2012
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PayPal thinks big on the small screen

PayPal and Delivery Agent are set to offer "t-commerce" to companies, enabling them to sell products to consumers through television adverts. Depending on execution, this could make PayPal a prominent competitor in a lucrative new market.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jul 2013
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PayPal returns to its online roots

PayPal's recently launched Log In with PayPal platform allows consumers to use their PayPal credentials to log in to merchant websites and complete the checkout process without needing to enter personal or payment information. The service focuses on mobile internet, a popular and growing market, and is likely to prove more successful than PayPal's previous forays into mobile POS payments.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2013
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OpenTable gives diners control over payments

OpenTable's new mobile payment service gives consumers complete control over payments at the point of sale (POS). But are consumers and merchants ready for the instore payment process to be radically changed?

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2014

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