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Google Wallet rides smartphone loyalty wave

The loyalty market is shifting towards a mobile-based paradigm that prioritizes consumer convenience to maximize loyalty schemes' effectiveness. Recognizing this, Google Wallet has moved to position itself strongly in the emerging market.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Nov 2013
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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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Providers must reassure consumers over contactless

Concern over lost or stolen contactless payment cards can be a barrier to consumer uptake of the new payment format. Issuers and schemes must provide reassurance in order to drive demand for contactless payment use.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 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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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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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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PayPal returns to its online roots

PayPal's recently launched Log In with PayPal platform allows consumers to use their PayPal credentials to log in to merchant websites and complete the checkout process without needing to enter personal or payment information. The service focuses on mobile internet, a popular and growing market, and is likely to prove more successful than PayPal's previous forays into mobile POS payments.

Published By Datamonitor
08 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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