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Square Cash trades security for convenience

Square's new email fund transfer service highlights the growing trend of mobile wallet providers looking to the P2P space to broaden their service functionalities. However, getting the balance right between convenience and security is crucial.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2013
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Secure Cloud threatens US payment networks

US banking association The Clearing House (TCH) is moving to the fore of consumer payments with a security service for mobile payments that has the potential to challenge processors and card schemes later on.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2013
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Samsung joins the digital wallet race

Following Google Wallet and Apple Passbook, Samsung has joined the digital wallet race in South Korea and the US. However, while the Samsung Wallet has all the ingredients to take off in its home market, it will not be smooth sailing in the US.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2013
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Wendy's move highlights mobile wallet challenges

Wendy's is entering the US mobile payments market, launching a pilot program introducing POS payment functionality to its existing MyWendy's mobile app in three US cities. Retailer mobile wallet apps undoubtedly have the potential for success, but their focus on customer loyalty makes mobile wallets less payment tools and more marketing devices.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2013
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UnionPay set to shake up US card market

China UnionPay's entrance into the US payment card market with a prepaid card offering signals a bold strategic move by the payment network to not only tap into the growing popularity of prepaid cards, but also to expand its consumer reach and global brand presence. If successful, UnionPay could potentially spell bad news for major payment providers and their standing in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2013
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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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Google launches a new micropayment service for online content

Google recently announced the addition of a new feature to its wallet service that allows users to make micropayment transactions of $1 or less for online content. Online micropayments have long been lauded as the future of the Internet but have struggled under limited take-up among consumers and the intricacies of interchange fees.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Oct 2012
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Facebook reveals its growth potential in the virtual payments space

In its filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $5bn in new funding through its long anticipated initial public offering, Facebook revealed that its payments business accounted for 15% of the company's total revenue in 2011, giving the virtual games payment market an estimated $1.9bn annual value within Facebook's platform alone.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Feb 2012

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