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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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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 finally takes its first tentative steps into real world payments

Apple has launched a payment app that allows users to pay for goods through their iTunes account. The service is an update to its Apple Store Mobile App which allows iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users to pay for goods in US Apple Stores with no staff interaction. Although still a closed loop system, EasyPay represents the first step of what could become a major disruptive force in the payments industry.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Dec 2011
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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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As China appoints new leaders, the payments market could soon open up

Following China's once-a-decade leadership transition, early indications suggest that wider economic policies will see some subtle changes that may have a knock-on effect on payments. For the cards market in particular these changes could lead to an opening in the space for foreign card issuers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Nov 2012
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Asia the key to mobile payments growth

The immediate global opportunity for mobile payments at the POS is substantial, with nearly a fifth of all consumers ready to adopt any form of mobile proximity payment. The greatest readiness for these services, however, lies with consumers in Asia.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2013
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ATM charges: a high price for convenience

A UK government committee is widely expected to recommend changes to the way in which independent ATM operators charge consumers to withdraw money. However, while there some issues around the provision of free banking services to the financially disadvantaged, independent ATMs offer greater convenience for consumers, thereby justifying a charging system.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Mar 2005
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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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Australia heats up over instore mobile payments from PayPal

As PayPal and Square offer very similar instore payment services they are competing head-to-head with each other. PayPal understands that worldwide it has a very large group of existing users, and has just brought its instore payment service to Australia, gaining an advantage on US-based Square.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2013

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