Opinion on Payments in South and Central America

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2013: the year of the cloud

The lackluster performance of NFC-based wallets globally compared to the relative success of cloud-based payment models using bar and QR codes suggests that the latter will continue to see rapid development in the year ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jan 2013
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Amazon Local Register: a gateway to omni-channel retailing

The new Amazon Local Register is a strategic move by Amazon to boost its merchant offering and ensure its long-term commercial relevance. Crucially, it signals that mobile point of sale (mPOS) is a potentially lucrative gateway to omni-channel retailing.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2014
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Amazon vies for online checkout dominance

Amazon has launched a new online payments service, Login and Pay with Amazon. Although the service is well placed to go head-to-head with digital wallet newcomers Visa and MasterCard, competing with the likes of PayPal will not be an easy feat.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2013
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Amex launches Twitter payments

American Express has extended its Sync service with social media site Twitter to allow users to pay for purchases using special hashtags. Although unlikely to remain anything but a niche offering, Amex's move is focused more on its traditional space of consumer targeting and reward programs.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2013
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Amex to restructure business with a renewed focus on digital

American Express's plan to restructure its business - chiefly its corporate travel unit - is a defensive move by the payment provider to align itself with the growing consumer preference for technology-based services. The move also reinforces wider company developments, shedding some light on American Express's long-term strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jan 2013
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Apple announces the upcoming launch of its Passbook digital wallet

Apple recently announced that its first digital wallet service, Passbook, will launch alongside iOS6 in the autumn of 2012. The system does not yet support payments and is not NFC-based, but Passbook is likely to be a major milestone in the development of mobile payments.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2012
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Apple takes a different path to quietly enter the world of mobile payments

The launch of the iPhone 5 reconfirms Apple's strategy to rule the global mobile payments space by focusing on what it will take for consumers to shift their payment behavior in future. The iPhone 5 from a payments point of view is essentially only skinnier and faster, notably with no NFC functionality, but its Passbook features in iOS 6 hold the most likely indicator of its long-term intentions.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Sep 2012
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Apple to take a bite out of the m-payments market

Apple has so far been conspicuous by its absence in the digital wallet market, but two recent patents seem to herald its intention to finally break into this space.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2013
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ATM outsourcing: a viable option for struggling banks

In the current economic environment, banks should carefully analyze the current and future total cost of ownership of their technology assets, and evaluate the outsourcing alternative. With a widespread lack of capital for costly upfront investments, renting ATM hardware and associated services becomes an attractive, and in some cases the only feasible, option to struggling banks.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2009
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Banco Sabadell using cash to push mobile payments

Banco Sabadell's Instant Money service highlights a growing trend among banks looking to use ATM cash withdrawals as a means of promoting mobile payments. However, getting the balance right between convenience and security is key to success.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jun 2013

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