Opinion on New Payment Technologies

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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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A competitive Chinese online landscape means PayPal China will focus on the international market

PayPal China has revealed that it will continue to focus on the lucrative cross-border market in the region due to greater revenue potential. The dominance of competitor Alibaba Group's marketplace services and its third-party payment processor Alipay means that although China is a substantial online market, gaining a foothold is difficult.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2012
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Absolute Systems offers a payment switch for deposits in South Africa

Absolute Systems, a South African ATM software developer, has launched Imali, a payment switch for secure deposits, consisting of a switch and a strongbox for use in secure environments to which small retailers have access. The attractions of the Imali service are security, since the cash becomes the responsibility of the bank once it is in the strongbox, and also its real-time capability.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2008
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Amazon mobile payments: secure but not convenient

Amazon appears to be contemplating a bold move into mobile payments, with prospective plans to develop an anonymous mobile payments service. By putting information privacy at the heart of the service, Amazon stands to tap into a lucrative opportunity, with strong evidence to suggest that mobile wallet security is still a major concern for many consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2013
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American Express enhances the TV viewing experience with mobile commerce

American Express's recent move to use TV viewing to boost its mobile commerce activity highlights a major growth opportunity for payment providers to boost engagement through a more tailored and direct avenue, as over half of US consumers currently use their mobile to shop online.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2012
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American Express takes gamification literally with Halo 4

American Express recently announced it is offering rewards and benefits to gamers who sync an Amex card to their Xbox Live account based on their achievements in the game Halo 4. Although potentially expensive the move is likely to gain a very high level of engagement with frequent purchasers of digital goods.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2012
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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 piggybacks into Chinese mobile payments

For foreign providers to gain traction in China's vast mobile payments market, they need to replicate American Express's strategy by forming partnerships with local players.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2014
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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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ANZ goMoney and CBA Kaching point to significant mobile payment opportunities in Australia

According to figures released by ANZ and CBA regarding their respective goMoney and Kaching apps, mobile payments are becoming increasingly popular among Australian consumers. Although uptake of these apps has been strong, there is still great opportunity to encourage usage and grow the Australian mobile payments market.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2012

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