Will mobile payment technology be the end of ATMs?

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The automated teller machine turns 50 years old in 2017 but some think its days might be numbered. The automated teller machine (ATM) turned 50 this year, but with mobile payment technology gaining ground, many wonder how long the older tech will last. Though these cash dispensing machines were once regular stops in consumers’ lives, their importance is fading. The first ATM was installed in north London at the Enfield Town location of Barclays Bank. The first customer to actually use one of these machines was Reg Varney, an actor…

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QR code transactions complete new Fintech Bank Bunq mobile payments

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The bank’s new solution has integrated the quick response codes due to their security and versatility. The topic of QR code transactions generates a considerable amount of controversy in the mobile payments industry. Some experts debate that they are simple, affordable and available to most smartphone users. Others say they are inadequate and will never take off. Bitcoin has been using QR code transactions for quite a while and is seen as strong support for the barcodes. The Dutch “fintech bank” Bunq has now integrated QR code transactions into their…

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Mobile payments are becoming a hit with restaurants and diners

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Companies and brands are discovering a range of ways to appeal to their customers over their favorite devices. While mobile payments technology has taken longer to gain consumer acceptance than had been anticipated by many, and there have been some serious challenges that have arisen and that continue to need to be addressed, there are certain industries in which this tech has started to make some serious headway, and among them is the restaurant marketplace. Smartphone based transactions can provide customers greater convenience and speed in this environment. This has…

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Mobile commerce platform embraced by UK banks

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Five banks to pick up Zapp mobile commerce platform later this year Five of the United Kingdom’s largest banks are set to embrace mobile payments. First Direct, Nationwide, Santander, Metro Bank, and HSBC are moving to provide their combined 18 million customers with the ability to make mobile payments leveraging QR codes and NFC technology later this year. This will be made possible through the use of Zapp, a mobile commerce platform from VocaLink. The five banks have adopted the platform as a way to make it easier for mobile…

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NFC technology in need of rebranding, according to Deutsche Telekom

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NFC technology continues to grab attention from companies and consumers around the world Mobile commerce has managed to gain a great deal of momentum in the relatively short time it has existed. The concept of mobile commerce has transcended into its own full-fledged industry, drawing the attention of large companies like Google, Apple, and others. The development of the industry has relied heavily of NFC technology, which can turn nearly any smart phone into a mobile payment platform. The technology itself has been a subject of interest among telecommunications companies,…

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Understanding mobile loyalty platforms that are transactional

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There are many different types of transactional mobile loyalty platforms and, like the old punch card and plastic cards with the magnetic stripe, each of these new programs designed for mobile devices has their own benefits and drawbacks. Consider the following types of mobile loyalty platforms that are of a transactional nature: • Optical character recognition (OCR) mobile loyalty platforms To take advantage of these platforms, consumers must download a dedicated app into their smartphones and snap the image of each of their receipts. The concept behind this method is…

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Is NFC necessary for secure mobile payments?

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Or will other technology swoop in on the mobile payments market… When the topic is mobile payments, Google is quick to come to the forefront of a discussion, but as that company’s Google Wallet has been slower to catch on than some had predicted, and it is based on NFC technology, which isn’t yet available in the majority of smartphones, many are wondering whether near field communications technology is truly necessary for secure contactless payments to catch on. Many sources are starting to suggest that it could be five years,…

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Bump Pay app allows smartphone owners to exchange funds

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Bump Pay, the second app by Bump Labs, has brought the company into the mobile payments market, allowing its users to tap their phones together in order to exchange money. The Bump Pay app has been developed based on the core technology of the company, which gives two smartphones the ability to transfer data to one another simply by tapping them together. This differs from near field communication (NFC) – which is the foundation of the Google Wallet – in that it requires the two devices to make physical contact…

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Google makes new fee-splitting offer to carriers to increase adoption of Google Wallet

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Though Google Wallet found its start last year to launch that company’s entry into the mobile payments sphere, the service has failed to take off as expected, due to the large amount of competition and its reliance on NFC technology, which remains limited among handsets. In order to overcome some of the struggles presented by those hurdles, reports are indicating that Google has been considering making cost sharing offers to carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless, to entice them to adopt the technology so that Google Wallet will increase…

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Mac World report shows Apple’s mobile payment market share is growing

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According to a Mac World report, has shown that a growing number of companies are entering into the rush to be able to process credit cards over mobile, and as they develop their own hardware and apps to accomplish this goal, the majority of them are basing their efforts on Apple’s iOS platform. It has been speculated that the reason for this is that the Apple mobile products represent the largest market share, and because the most popular smartphone in the United States is the iPhone. Moreover, the sales of…

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eBay sells Rent.com to Primedia to concentrate on mobile commerce and payments

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eBay has announced that it will be selling off Rent.com, one of its online properties, which has been purchased by Primedia. This will allow the largest online marketplace in the world to concentrate its efforts on the heart of its e-commerce and payments businesses, including their relatively newly introduced mobile elements. Rent.com was originally acquired by eBay in 2004, for a purchase price of $400 million. This gave the company an important step into the online real estate marketplace. Rent.com remains one of the biggest American apartment listing services, with…

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