Mobile payments is starting over. When the Google Wallet launched on September 20, 2011, the first test of a remarkable new financial ecosystem began. But despite the apparent success of traditional mobile payments products like M-PESA in Kenya and South Africa, Google and rival Isis have decided to rewrite the business model – and for … Continue reading Whitepaper: Google Wallet and the New Payments Ecosystem
According to Carriers: “NFC…Just About to Explode.”
Yesterday, Andrew Johnson of American Banker magazine (and PaymentSource) interviewed ISIS head of marketing Jaymee Johnson (no relation). In the article published today, Johnson said: “The handset pipeline around NFC is basically just about to explode,” Jaymee Johnson, ISIS head of marketing, said in a June 22 interview. “That will change pretty dramatically … by the early … Continue reading According to Carriers: “NFC…Just About to Explode.”
Insightful Report on Mobile Wallets by Nora Young, Spark Radio
Next Sunday, an insightful report on the Mobile Wallets by Nora Young will be broadcast on CBC Radio’s “Spark” program in advance of the Mobile Money Forum in Montreal on June 21, 2011. The podcast of this report was posted this morning. In her report, Nora uses a variety of different interviews and prior reports to present … Continue reading Insightful Report on Mobile Wallets by Nora Young, Spark Radio
Google ‘Wallet’ Will Be More Secure Than Plastic Credit/Debit Cards
Yesterday, the Google Wallet was announced. given that security has always been the number one concern of consumers, the most important question on people’s mind is, “will it be more secure?” The short answer is: Yes. Here’s why: a Smartphone can be secured on the network of your bank, or the network of your credit … Continue reading Google ‘Wallet’ Will Be More Secure Than Plastic Credit/Debit Cards
Google, Mastercard, VeriFone, and (Many) Others Create a Third Mobile Commerce Format
Mobile commerce in the United States will have three Mobile commerce products, each with similar features, similar benefits, similar functions. However, all three have different sets of partners, operate on at least two different types of networks, and will certainly have three different delivery systems. It’s like a triangular boxing ring with the boxer in … Continue reading Google, Mastercard, VeriFone, and (Many) Others Create a Third Mobile Commerce Format
Will Retailers Use “Tender Steering” to Control Interchange Fees?
A process called “tender steering” is new to most retailers. It means that a retailer can provide incentives to customers to use a particular type of card to pay. This method could give retailers the power to drive interchange rates down by driving customers to some types of cards and away from others. You might … Continue reading Will Retailers Use “Tender Steering” to Control Interchange Fees?