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Category: Mobile Banking & Payments


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

FIS adds real-time payments, CBDC services

August 29, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

Real-time payments may sound simple, but “the reality of delivering on that promise is enormously sophisticated, especially when doing so across borders,” said Aman Cheema, head of global real-time payments and CBDCs at FIS, per the news release. With the […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Smartphone banking: the best app-based bank accounts

August 3, 2022

Via: MoneyWeek

Smartphone banking, digital banking, app-only banking – whatever you call them, accounts offered by newer challenger banks such as Starling Bank and Monzo have become very popular over recent years because of the convenience they provide as people’s lives shift […]


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Apple and Amazon beat expectations but still see profits slip as inflation bites

July 29, 2022

Via: Sky News

Tech giants Apple and Amazon saw dips in profits but still defied expectations as the US economy teeters on the edge of a recession. The results came after the iPhone maker warned that its revenue would be depressed amid supply […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Oracle adds restaurant payment acceptance

July 1, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

Oracle is a sizable player in the restaurant point-of-sale market. Thousands of large and small restaurant operators globally use its software and hardware, with its restaurant technology handling about $150 billion in transactions annually, according to the Austin-based company. Chains […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Self-checkout terminal sales jump: report

June 29, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

RBR, a London-based firm founded in 1992, pointed to multiple catalysts driving self-checkout growth. Retailers in the Asia-Pacific region, primarily Australia, China, Malaysia and Indonesia, are driving growth by deploying the technology. Meanwhile, rising minimum wages and labor shortages in […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

How adopting more payment options can boost business performance

June 23, 2022

Via: TechRadar

“Cash-flow is the lifeblood of any business” – we have all heard the phrase, to the point that it has become accepted common wisdom bordering on a cliché. It is easy to understand why when you break it down to […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

EU Accuses Apple of Abusing Mobile-Payment Market Power

May 2, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

European Union antitrust authorities on Monday charged Apple Inc. AAPL -2.46%▼ with abusing its dominant position by restricting access to the technology underpinning contactless payments on its mobile devices, adding to the bloc’s efforts to clamp down on alleged anticompetitive […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Stripe sees growth slowing this year after pandemic e-commerce boon

April 12, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

While the payments super-unicorn Stripe expects growth this year, it won’t be as strong as last year when the company benefited from an e-commerce surge spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an annual letter from its cofounders, Patrick and […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Apple could be working on a whole host of financial and banking tools

March 31, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Apple is reportedly working on a multi-year plan to develop its own payment processing technology and infrastructure in an effort to further build out its portfolio of financial products. As reported by Bloomberg, the move would allow the iPhone maker […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

How does Gen Z feel about credit cards? It’s complicated.

March 16, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

Margaret Sheils says she knows enough to know she needs a credit card, but the Gen Zer takes a cautious approach to using it. “For me, that’s just always been a fear, of spending money I don’t have,” said Sheils, […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

How deep fakes are hurting the payments industry

February 22, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

While deep fakes may seem like a niche problem reserved for celebrities, politicians or other high-profile individuals, their rapid growth may bring the issue into the mainstream. The term “deep fake” refers to AI-generated content— often pornographic — that features […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Discover backs card-free payments

February 16, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

A fintech that facilitates ACH payments is leveraging Discover Financial Services’ network to get more consumers on board with paying merchants directly from their checking accounts. Teaming up with Discover, Atlanta-based digital payments infrastructure platform Buy It Mobility (BIM) Networks […]


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Buy now-pay later demand hit U.S. high during holiday season

January 14, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

Buy now-pay later use in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high during the 2021 holiday season, but its novelty may have begun to wear thin. According to a Jan. 12 Bank of America analyst report, total U.S. buy now-pay […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Payments deals pile up in 2021

January 5, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

The payments industry last year racked up more than $50 billion in deals worldwide, making it one of the busiest years ever for deal-making, according to two firms that tracked the acquisition activity. The merger and acquisition data firm Dealogic […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Visa CEO: COVID caused permanent shift to digital payments

December 1, 2021

Via: ABC News

Al Kelly believes there has been a permanent shift in how consumers worldwide pay for goods and services. His 91-year-old parents are a prime example. The CEO of payments processing giant Visa recently visited his mother just after she’d finished […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Payments heads toward record venture funding year: CB Insights

November 5, 2021

Via: Payments Dive

Digital payments companies have been transforming the financial industry in recent years as companies and consumers sought easier, faster payment methods. The COVID-19 pandemic supercharged the trend as companies and consumers increased their use of such tools from home offices […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Best mobile payment apps in 2021

October 25, 2021

Via: TechRadar

The best mobile payment apps offer a simple way to make and send payments using your smartphone. Mobile apps providing contactless payments have become common since the introduction of Near Field Communication (NFC), turning individual smartphones into the equivalent of […]


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Payment industry racks up two more deals

September 20, 2021

Via: Payments Dive

The buying spree for the payments industry continued last week with two more deals that demonstrate the industry is continuing to buy up rivals and startups to drive growth. Fresh off of raising $300 million in new venture capital, the […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Payment industry acquisitions shoot toward record year

September 14, 2021

Via: Payments Dive

The payments industry is poised for a record-breaking year in acquisitions as fintech startups and COVID-19 drive business change for large legacy players. Merger and acquisition research firm Dealogic recorded 125 acquisitions through early September, before a recent spate of […]


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The convenience of buy now, pay later creates risks: Fitch

August 4, 2021

Via: Payments Dive

BNPL providers are rushing to the U.S. market as brands and retailers build the option into shopping experiences. The domestic market is still seen as relatively new by international players, making it a frontier for potential growth. Just this week, […]