The Newest All-in-One Mobile Wallet

Personal Finance

The Newest All-in-One Mobile Wallet

The Newest All-in-One Mobile Wallet

It sounds almost like a magic trick: Make a purchase through a magnetic field. But that’s exactly what Loop does. It’s a new mobile payment gadget, available now in fob form and in April as an iPhone case. The Loop Fob and Loop ChargeCase generate magnetic fields like magnetic stripe credit cards do when swiped…. Read More

Is the World Finally Ready for Mobile Payments?

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Is the World Finally Ready for Mobile Payments?

Is the World Finally Ready for Mobile Payments?

Last year was a turning point for mobile payments, according to the 2013 MasterCard Mobile Payments Study. It’s the second year MasterCard conducted the study, which tracks social media conversations to gauge consumer and merchant sentiment toward technological advances in digital transactions. Based on the insight gained from observing 13 million conversations on Facebook, Twitter,… Read More

Mobile Payments Coming Soon to Blackberry

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Mobile Payments Coming Soon to Blackberry

Mobile Payments Coming Soon to Blackberry

As part of the ongoing push toward new payment options made possible by emerging technologies, the world’s largest payment processor recently gave a well-known smartphone manufacturer the go-ahead to start creating a mobile payment platform. Research in Motion, the Canadian company behind the popular BlackBerry line of smartphones, recently had its proposed mobile payments system… Read More

Will Mobile Technology Help Banks in the Long Run?

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Will Mobile Technology Help Banks in the Long Run?

Will Mobile Technology Help Banks in the Long Run?

In recent years, the rate at which consumers adopted rapidly-advancing mobile technologies is considerable, and many companies are trying to get in on the ground floor in an effort to engender more use of their products. Banking is no exception to this rule, as many financial institutions – both large and small – are now… Read More

Bank of America to Launch Mobile Payments

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Bank of America to Launch Mobile Payments

Bank of America to Launch Mobile Payments

The mobile payment industry has grown quite crowded in the last few years as more companies, both large and small, see the inherent value in offering independent businesses an alternative to the current transaction processing system. Bank of America is the latest such company to roll out this kind of mobile payment processing platform, the… Read More

AmEx Membership Rewards Points Go Mobile

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AmEx Membership Rewards Points Go Mobile

AmEx Membership Rewards Points Go Mobile

American Express’s Membership Rewards program has been renowned for offering one of the most flexible rewards programs. Cardmembers can redeem their points for travel reservations, airline miles, or statement credits. And today, American Express has just added the option of mobile gift cards that can be redeemed for in-store purchases at select retailers. How mobile… Read More

Mobile Wallet Interest Driven Mostly By Marketing

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Mobile Wallet Interest Driven Mostly By Marketing

Mobile Wallet Interest Driven Mostly By Marketing

Lots of attention has been paid to mobile wallet programs in the past several months, and while many are excited about the spending options these present, others note that there may be another motive for developers. The companies behind mobile purchasing platforms like Google Wallet and Isis may be giving consumers a new way to… Read More

Groupon Launches Mobile Credit Card System

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Groupon Launches Mobile Credit Card System

Groupon Launches Mobile Credit Card System

In the past year or so, several companies have taken the opportunity to dive into the mobile payment processing business, and now one of the best known-daily deals service online is doing so as well. Groupon Payments is a new service now being offered to businesses that are already partnered with the social couponing site… Read More

Google Wallet Users Double in 6 Weeks

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Google Wallet Users Double in 6 Weeks

Google Wallet Users Double in 6 Weeks

The tech giant behind one of the few mobile wallet platforms that’s widely available to consumers these days recently announced that it had seen a significant uptick in adoption in the last several weeks. In the month and a half since Google Wallet became available to all credit card users, the number of users of… Read More

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