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Apple to Offer Text P2P Transfer and Stored Balance Account with Apple Pay Cash Card

The new Apple iPhone and operating system are set to launch in September and include new features likely to grow adoption of Apple Pay and contactless mobile payments at the physical point-of-sale. Apple Pay is set to rollout in several more countries by year’s end while the newest operating system (iOS 11) will support Apple

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Fitbit Pay Joins an Already Crowded Mobile Payments Arena

Fitbit recently unveiled their first smartwatch, called Fitbit Ionic, which will support NFC contactless payments with their mobile wallet called Fitbit Pay. Fitbit Pay will be compatible with Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards issued by partner banks and is expected to launch with the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch in October.   Fitbit Pay will work

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Consumers Were Much More Likely to Shop with Mobile Devices Online Rather than In-Store This Black Friday

Although mobile eCommerce sales accounted for $1.2 billion on each Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consumers shopping in-store were much less likely to pull out their smartphones. According to one payment processor, just 0.6 percent of brick-and-mortar retail transactions in the U.S. on Black Friday were made with a mobile wallet. According to data from

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Apple Pay Adoption Moved Slow, but 2015 a Big Year for Mobile Payments Overall

Apple CEO Tim Cook may not have had the year he was hoping for after saying that 2015 would be the year of Apple Pay, but it was a strong year for mobile contactless payments overall marked by increases in adoption and mobile payment volume, several more players entering the arena and multiple partnerships, acquisitions

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Mobile Payment Volume at the Point-of-Sale Will More Than Double in 2015 and is Expected to Grow by More Than 200 Percent Next Year

According to a new forecast from eMarketer, U.S. mobile payments at the point-of-sale, including NFC, QR codes and other methods, will grow from under $4 billion in 2014 to nearly $9 billion this year before really taking off in 2016 when mobile contactless payments are expected to exceed $27 billion. The number of mobile proximity payment users in

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Samsung Pay and CurrentC Grow Their Reach with New Partnerships

One of the more difficult and most important aspects of building a successful mobile wallet is ensuring that consumers can use it with the payment cards and mobile devices they want to use. By forming agreements with fourteen major card issuers and Verizon Wireless to support their mobile wallet, Samsung Pay as greatly expanded their

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In-Store Mobile Payments Forecasted to Reach $54 Billion by 2019, Online Mobile Payment Volume Will be Three Times Larger

Javelin estimates that the mobile payment volume for in-store purchases in the U.S. will grow more than tenfold, from $4 billion in 2014 to $54 billion in 2019. However, its mCommerce transactions, those made online either via mobile web browsers or apps, that dominate consumer mobile payments in the U.S. today, representing 95 percent of

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Apple Pay Launches in the United Kingdom with 8 Banks and 250,000 Merchant Locations On Board

On July 14th, about nine months after its release in the United States, Apple Pay became available in a second market, the United Kingdom. At the time of launch about 70 percent of all UK-issued credit and debit cards could be used with Apple Pay, and with a higher penetration rate of NFC payment terminals

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Recent Hiccups Hindering Apple Pay

A recently released consumer survey finds that more than two-thirds of people who attempted using Apple Pay in-store had problems at the point-of-sale and many were not able to make the purchase from their mobile device. These consumer frustrations follow recent news of lax authentication with issuing banks leading to high rates of fraud on

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Google Wallet Partners with and Acquires Softcard’s Technology to Better Odds of Winning Mobile Wallet Wars

While there had been rumors that Google was in talks with Softcard to acquire the mobile network’s joint venture, the two organizations made an official announcement about their newly formed partnership on February 23rd. Under the deal Google will acquire Softcard’s patents and technology while the three major carriers that formed Softcard will now include

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