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If at First You Don’t Succeed … Try Giving Out Free Money (Like Google Wallet)

If at First You Don’t Succeed … Try Giving Out Free Money (Like Google Wallet)

by November 26, 2014 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

Google Wallet is trying a new method to spur adoption: giving out free money. Google Wallet recently started a campaign to give out $5 to consumers who buy gift cards from the following retailers via Google Wallet: Regal Cinemas Sephora Staples Toys “R” Us on Gyft.com Whole Foods Market GoogleRead More

Litle Is the Fastest Payment Processor in the World — Again

Litle Is the Fastest Payment Processor in the World — Again

by November 24, 2014 at 11:23 am 1 comment

Once again, Litle & Co. is the fastest payment processor in the world.

Square, PayPal Lapses in QuickBooks Tough for Small Businesses

Square, PayPal Lapses in QuickBooks Tough for Small Businesses

by November 24, 2014 at 11:17 am 0 comments

To say Square and PayPal are important to American small business might be an understatement.

So when those two ventures’ integration into the accounting platform of choice for America’s small business — QuickBooks Online — falls short, the shortcoming deserves notice.

Does the Device Make the Payment or the Payment Make the Device?

Does the Device Make the Payment or the Payment Make the Device?

by November 21, 2014 at 11:42 am 2 comments

What comes after mobile in payments? Mobile may be all the rage now, but wearables are coming fast, and then there’s the Internet of Things, and there’s even that guy who embedded his bitcoin wallet in his hand — ouch!

Snapcash is a Window into What Users Don’t Want Snapchat to Know

Snapcash is a Window into What Users Don’t Want Snapchat to Know

by November 19, 2014 at 11:12 am 0 comments

Reactions to the announcement of Snapchat’s new payments service ran the gamut from “the future of payments” to, well, a way to pay people for sending you nude pictures.

Excitement About Mobile Payments Outruns Reality

Excitement About Mobile Payments Outruns Reality

by November 18, 2014 at 11:57 am 1 comment

Customers are fired up to make mobile payments using Google Wallet and Apple Pay even if they don’t own the devices they would need to accomplish this. That information arrives via a recent survey by Stratos, makers of a “connected card” solution along the lines of Coin and Plastc.

Apple Adds China’s UnionPay to App Store Payments

Apple Adds China’s UnionPay to App Store Payments

by November 17, 2014 at 11:46 am 0 comments

UnionPay cardholders — everyone with a payment card in China — can now use their cards to make payments in Apple’s App Store. With 100 million iPhone users, China is the iPhone’s leading growth market, and Tim Cook has repeatedly stated this is where he sees Apple’s greatest opportunities lying.

Regions Bank Shows Off Branch of the Future [VIDEO]

by November 13, 2014 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Regions Bank released a video yesterday showing “two new concept branches that offer a glimpse into the branch of the future.” The branches include video tellers and ATMs with advanced functionality, such as check-cashing and offering withdrawals in a variety of bills. Both branches are located near universities, one on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the other near Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

U.S. Bank to Expand Mobile Account-Opening Efforts

U.S. Bank to Expand Mobile Account-Opening Efforts

by November 13, 2014 at 11:30 am 0 comments

U.S. Bank ran a pilot program for mobile photo account opening, a Mitek Systems technology, with Twins games attendees this summer, and based on the positive results, plans to expand the program to other event spaces in its footprint.

Mozido Is the Best-Funded Startup in Mobile Payments

Mozido Is the Best-Funded Startup in Mobile Payments

by November 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

In late October, eyebrows were raised when mobile payments startup Mozido raised $185 million from the likes of MasterCard, Wellington Management Co., and His Royal Highness Sheik Nahyan, who is kind of a big deal in the United Arab Emirates.

Gift Card Space Heats Up as Startup Raise Scores $18.1M Round

Gift Card Space Heats Up as Startup Raise Scores $18.1M Round

by November 12, 2014 at 10:13 am 1 comment

It’s that special time of year… the days are getting shorter, leaves are falling, and gift cards are in the air. The venture money is flowing into gift cards as well. Gift card marketplace Raise just finished an $18.1 million funding round, according to GigaOm.