Opinion on New Payment Technologies in South and Central America

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The mobile money market must offer better value to replicate its success in the developing world

A survey carried out by the World Bank, the Gates Foundation, and Gallup reveals significant differences in mobile money usage between low- and high-income countries, with usage much higher in less developed economies, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Higher-income countries are lagging behind in developing these services, but these markets pose a different challenge.

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2012
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The future of online

The role of online technologies has evolved from supporting primarily the sales process to supporting all phases of the customer lifecycle, from customer acquisition to fostering long-term customer loyalty. Understanding how online channels are evolving, and how customer expectations are changing in tandem is, therefore, essential.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2006
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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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Security: Apple's Achilles' heel

Apple's fashionably late entrance into mobile payments came with all the fanfare needed to distract us from the recent iCloud furore. Yet mobile wallet security is still a major concern for many consumers, and Apple will need to tread carefully.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Ripple will make waves in P2P

New entrant Ripple is set to disrupt cross-border P2P payments, threatening the dominance of Western Union and MoneyGram.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Oct 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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