With literally hundreds of mobile wallets in the marketplace, how are FIs - not to mention consumers - supposed to settle on just one?
Based on its Faster Payments study, the Fed seems to be driving toward an overhaul of the US payments system, but stakeholders prefer a more incremental approach.
It doesn't seem too over-the-top to assume that the world's favorite smartphone ultimately will gain some foothold in the ATM world, so it's probably a good idea to get a grasp of how the newly announced Apple Pay contactless mobile technology works.
The continuing recognition of the importance of the branch is reflected by the willingness of financial institutions across the world to invest at record levels in the development of new retail concepts.
HCE technology has the potential to advance mobile transactions powered by tethered credit or debit card accounts, says Juniper Research and other industry observers.
The payments industry never stops looking for new techniques and safeguards to stop thieves and fraudsters. Even so, we constantly hear about their exploits worldwide.
Shrinking interchange, increased competition and growing operational expenses have taken a toll on ATM profitability. But advances in technology can help IADs claw back some of those losses.
ATM industry representatives recently made their case to the Fed for inclusion in Reg II, the Durbin Amendment rule that gives merchants a choice of competing payment networks.
It came as a surprise to discover that a free-standing white-label ATM I was about to use had something strange going on — a highly conspicuous communications 'tail' running who knows where.
The ability to securely download apps to a consumer's smart card has been demonstrated. But why is this important to a market that is already moving toward mobile payment?