Opinion on Payments

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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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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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American Express will struggle in crowded online market

American Express has launched its new online checkout service, American Express Checkout, in the US - joining Visa and MasterCard in attempting to carve out a share of the rapidly growing online consumer payments market.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jul 2015
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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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Analyst Interview: Denmark as a cashless society?

Denmark is considering bringing in a regulation to allow merchants to refuse cash transactions at the point of sale (POS). Analyst Sam Murrant gives his take on how this would affect the market.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jul 2015
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Analyst Interview: Spotlight on PayPal

As PayPal gears up for its imminent spin-off from parent company eBay, Theresa Jameson and Samuel Murrant weigh in on what lies ahead for the payment technology provider.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2015
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Analyst Interview: The Future of Money

The payments industry is undergoing major change, with an array of new players feverishly challenging the status quo. The possible ways in which the market could ultimately unfold appear endless. Here's Theresa's view on what can be expected.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2015

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