Google is making things confusing with its proliferating wallets. Google, now part of an umbrella company called Alphabet, recently repositioned Google Wallet as a pure person-to-person payment app, reserving in-store payments for its yet-to-be-released Android Pay app. The old Google Wallet app will be renamed “Android Pay,” while the P2P optionRead More
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Chase’s mobile app has captured the No. 1 spot on Google Play. This week’s top 20 finance apps included even more overlap then last week. Chase Mobile captured the top spot on both the iOS and Google Play stores. The app has not been updated since May 30. Wells FargoRead More
Mobile banking is red hot, but it can still be difficult to determine which financial services apps are winning the most users. It just so happens that both Apple and Google rank the most popular apps in the iOS App Store and Google Play, respectively. The list of the Top 20 most-downloadedRead More
Coming on the heels of the Samsung / LoopPay transaction last week, Google announced on Feb. 23rd that it had ‘acquired’ SoftCard and reached a ‘deal’ with AT&T, T-Mobile and…
Phablets could dominate mobile banking within five years. Tablet use, on the other hand, will decline. That’s according to research released today from the financial consultancy Carlisle & Gallagher. C&G says that Americans are increasingly performing digital banking transactions interchangeably across laptops, tablets, and smartphones, including the growing category ofRead More
The bank account in your pocket can now be a bank account on your wrist. Bank Innovation got a sneak peak at the newest “watch bank,” developed by Moven, during a recent visit to the startup’s New York offices. And we were impressed. According to a recent survey of 170,000 internet users fromRead More
Bank Innovation has learned new details on a forthcoming Apple Pay loyalty program.
Seems like Google hasn’t forgotten about Google Wallet after all. Google Wallet added a a send/request money feature yesterday to facilitate mobile peer-to-peer payments from smartphones. A similar service was launched in the spring of 2013 on Gmail, which allows users to click on a dollar sign attachment and send money toRead More
New standalone applications for Google’s Android Wear — — the company’s smartwatch operating system — are starting to hit Google Play store.
But not from Google Wallet.
In a special media event in Seattle yesterday, CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Amazon smartphone, called the Fire Phone, and it has notable implications for payments and e-commerce.
Might Amazon be launching a payments service — today? According on a report from Reuters, Amazon will be introducing a payment service — purportedly today — which will attempt to make it easier for Amazon users to make subscription-based or recurring payments. The service will let businesses access Amazon’s 240Read More
Apple may be catching all of the headlines with its rumored interest in mobile payments, but some industry watchers think another tech giant may be better positioned in the mobile payments industry: Amazon. IDC’s James Wester writes that Amazon — with its rumored handset, highly customized version of Android OS,Read More