Post Tagged with: "Mobile Payments"

Top 20 Finance Apps: TurboTax Shoots to Top of the Charts

Top 20 Finance Apps: TurboTax Shoots to Top of the Charts

by January 19, 2017 at 11:53 am 1 comment

It turns out taxes were popular this week. While Credit Karma (still) remained the top finance app for both the iOS and Google Play charts today, the TurboTax Tax Return app is not far behind. The TurboTax app is currently ranked second on the Google Play charts and third forRead More

Trust, Not Tech, Is Fintech’s Advantage Vs. the Banks

Trust, Not Tech, Is Fintech’s Advantage Vs. the Banks

by January 18, 2017 at 3:23 pm 1 comment

When it comes to banks, only 26% of Americans strongly agreed with the statement that banks had their best interests in mind, according to a recent report conducted by Salesforce—and, unfortunately, the survey respondents do not seem to be distinguishing between banking and fintech. According to the report, fewer thanRead More

We’re Finally Using Our Phones More for Finance (and Less for Gaming)

We’re Finally Using Our Phones More for Finance (and Less for Gaming)

by January 13, 2017 at 9:37 am 1 comment

According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, overall mobile app usage grew 11% year-over-year, with the time spent on mobile business and finance apps growing 43%. Gaming apps, meanwhile, experienced a decline in usage—strange for the year that spawned the goliath Pokémon Go—with time-spent down by 4%. According to the data,Read More

Visa’s SVP for the Internet of Things Joins Bank Innovation 2017

Visa’s SVP for the Internet of Things Joins Bank Innovation 2017

by January 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

Avin Arumugam, senior vice president of the Internet of Things at Visa, has joined the speaker faculty for Bank Innovation 2017, which takes place March 6-7 in San Jose. Arumugam was at JPMorgan Chase for four years prior to his starting at Visa in May 2016. (Recent video footage alsoRead More

Open-Source Card-Linking Code Could Open Loyalty Programs to All

Open-Source Card-Linking Code Could Open Loyalty Programs to All

by January 9, 2017 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

The CardLinx Association has partnered with Microsoft to release open-source software for card-linked rewards programs, it was announced today. The move could open up rewards programs to a wide swath of retailers, particularly using mobile devices as the vehicle. Microsoft has made the code for its software Earn publicly available forRead More

Braintree CTO to Do Fireside Chat at Bank Innovation 2017

Braintree CTO to Do Fireside Chat at Bank Innovation 2017

by January 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm 1 comment

Juan Benitez, general manager and chief technology officer of Braintree, a PayPal subsidiary, will participate in a fireside chat at Bank Innovation 2017. Bank Innovation 2017, March 6-7 in San Jose, Calif., will feature dozens of speakers on investing in innovation, chatbots, open banking ecosystems, blockchain and more. Benitez has been CTORead More

Amazon Builds on Mobile Momentum with ‘Digital Day’

Amazon Builds on Mobile Momentum with ‘Digital Day’

by December 30, 2016 at 11:40 am 1 comment

E-commerce giant Amazon has just announced ‘Digital Day’— exactly like the company’s famed Prime Day, which achieved its best numbers this year, except for entirely digital products like e-books, music, and mobile games. The company’s Amazon Echo smart device for the home remains out of stock for the time being.Read More

Amazon Mobile App Usage Surged Over Holidays

Amazon Mobile App Usage Surged Over Holidays

by December 28, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 comment

Consumers are (mostly) done with holiday shopping, and Amazon seems to have had a great season. Actually, Amazon had its “best-ever season” of shopping, the e-commerce giant said yesterday. The company shipped more than a billion items worldwide through Amazon Prime and Fulfillment by Amazon, with company’s own digital assistant — AmazonRead More

PayPal’s Partnership Frenzy Continues with Citi, FIS Deals

PayPal’s Partnership Frenzy Continues with Citi, FIS Deals

by December 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm 2 comments

PayPal is partnering with financial technology provider FIS and Citigroup in order to provide better, faster, stronger digital payments to all users involved—financial institutions, payment processors, and banking customers, it was announced today. “It’s great that our clients can now extend this capability to their customers through PayPal,” says DougRead More

Visa and Mastercard Join Forces to Tokenize Digital Payments

Visa and Mastercard Join Forces to Tokenize Digital Payments

by December 15, 2016 at 8:05 am 1 comment

Visa and Mastercard may compete strenuously for business, but today they’re announcing a collaboration in the mobile wallet sphere. The two companies issued simultaneous announcements today describing how Masterpass and Visa Checkout can just get along. In case you’re wondering how the annoucements compare in their treatment of their competitors, we’ve reproduced theRead More