Motivating Mobile In 2018

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Another year, another chance for mobile wallet players to convince consumers to give up their plastic cards and utilize the phone as a payments form factor. The most-used mobile wallet in the U.S. Mobile adoption in the U.S. That roughly 50-fold difference in size denotes that in the U.S — and to a somewhat lesser extent, Western Europe — mobile payment is an emerging option that is still finding footing with use cases.

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Can Mobile Payments Improve Healthcare Access in Africa?

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The popularity of mobile commerce in Africa is a well-known — and ongoing — story. Now, global health experts are paying more attention to the prospect of using mobile payments , perhaps bundled with insurance services, to make it easier for people to get well. But mobile payments are emerging as a promising candidate to help reverse such trends, especially when it comes to low-income consumers. Mobile Expansion. Mobile Health.

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TRENDING: An Inside Look At Applebee’s Mobile Order Ahead Strategy

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From QSRs to casual dining operations, restaurants are tapping into mobile ordering to capture busy customers with no time to dine in. Around the Mobile Order-Ahead World. Businesses are also seeing potential in using mobile ordering for far more than just to-go meals.

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Frictionless Payments And Top Mobile Banking Innovation

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In terms of mobile initiatives, 1.3 billion transactions are going through mobile channels a quarter. In addition, Athanasia said that the bank has enhanced its mobile app with Zelle. Citi has been ramping up its development of its mobile apps: “The pace of new features on our various mobile banking platforms increased dramatically over the past 12 to 18 months,” Citigroup Chief Financial Officer John Gerspach said at the Morgan Stanley conference on Wednesday (June 13.)

Why Merchants Need Mobile Wallets

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Whereas mostly a concept only really understood by early adopter and tech enthusiasts a few years ago, these days mobile wallets have gone mainstream enough to feel a bit commonplace to consumers. Most people have at least heard of mobile wallets at this point — driven in part to the ever-lengthening list of retailers that are offering them in some form or other. Merchants are thinking about mobile wallets.

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NEW REPORT: Why Mobile Order-Ahead Is On The Menu

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Now, with a huge boost from mobile technology, restaurants — from coffee shops like Starbucks to burger joints like Red Robin — have embraced advance ordering powered by devices like smartphones and tablets.

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Bank Of America Deploys Biometrics For Enterprise Mobile Banking

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Take mobile banking , for instance. “Consumer expectations are coming to individuals within the treasury department, and they’re looking toward banking partners to provide ease of use and commentary on the mobile device for treasury activity.” ” A 2017 survey from Bank of America found a 14 percent increase in the number of consumers using mobile banking apps compared to 2015.

Mobile Order-Ahead: It’s Not Just For Restaurants

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The growing popularity of mobile order-ahead is hardly news in the restaurant industry, where customers — especially millennials — crave the convenience, speed and personalization of a mobile ordering experience both in quick-service restaurants (QSRs), coffee shops and fast-casual dining environments. Here at PYMNTS, we’ve followed the trend closely, both in our regular coverage and in our Mobile Order-Ahead Tracker.

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Macy’s Rolls Out Mobile Checkout

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In an effort to make checkout easier for customers, Macy’s plans to roll out mobile checkout in its brick-and-mortar stores. The technology, which is powered by the retailer’s mobile app, is expected to be deployed to all of Macy’s full-line stores by the end of the year, CNBC reported. Retail AR brick and mortar checkout Macy’s Merchant Innovation mobile apps Mobile Payments News shopping What's Hot

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Going Mobile To Make Food More Personal

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Be it through mobile or online, keeping consumers coming back through the doors requires quick-service restaurants (QSRs) to offer experiences tailored to their diners’ preferences. Restaurants understand that and are now using mobile ordering solutions to cater to customized ordering habits.

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Mobile Payments Today provides showcase for mobile wallet providers

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Mobile Payments Today is preparing the 2018 edition of the Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide. If your company provides a mobile wallet, you're eligible for a free listing in the guide

TRENDING: Detroit Lions Put Mobile-Ordering Into Play

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These are location-specific use cases that QSRs are looking to address with new mobile order-ahead solutions aimed at customers on the go. And with that in mind, many are even changing their store design to accommodate the surge in mobile ordering foot traffic.

1 in 4 Consumers Bank Mobile-Only

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The popularity of mobile is on an upswing—so much so, in fact, that many banking clients now choose to do the entirety of their banking through their mobile device. DataBank Databank Mobile Online Mobile banking mobile-only banking Monkey Insights online banking

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The Mobile Wallet Hierarchy of Needs

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He was talking about it in the context of “platformification,” but it got me to thinking about how we might leverage a similar analogy in discussing mobile wallets.

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Mastercard: Invisible Payments Power Mobility As A Service

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Mobility as a Service” is the moniker for the digital interfaces that blend planning information, booking tools and, of course, payments – all with the goal of enabling an efficient and enjoyable time in the city, whether users are staying for a day, a week or indefinitely. Judge said Mastercard’s recent integration with Uber is another early chapter in the story of digital urban interfaces and Mobility as a Service, especially as Uber branches out into car rentals and bike sharing.

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TRENDING: Chipotle’s CIO On A Decade Of Mobile Order-Ahead

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That’s a lesson of which restaurants serving up mobile order-ahead are well aware. Around the Mobile Order-Ahead World. McDonald’s is one big name taking a hard look at its mobile offering. How Chipotle Tackles Mobile Ordering Demand.

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The Mobile Magic Of Summer Vacation

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At every step of those physical journeys, the smart merchant should be offering mobile support, since the data shows that’s often key to getting into consumers’ good graces. 51 percent : The share of millennials more likely to buy from a brand with a pleasant mobile experience.

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How Masabi Makes Public Transit Ticketing Mobile

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According to Jonathan Donovan, chief product officer at mobile ticketing and payment technology provider Masabi , one only needs to fish out a cell phone to put these troubles to rest. They could then present their mobile tickets to conductors when boarding the train. A mobile future

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US Bank Mobilizes Mastercard Corporate Cards

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Bank is mobilizing Mastercard commercial card products, the financial institution (FI) announced on Wednesday (April 11). Bank Corporate Travel Card said it will now support mobile payments for corporate customers using business travel cards that run on the Mastercard network. Our clients who have adopted mobile commercial payments are responding with great enthusiasm to its use for business travel,” said Jeff Rankin, U.S.

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NEW REPORT: How Shake Shack Is Shaking Mobile Order-Ahead

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As early mobile order-add adopting restaurants are reaping the benefits of the technology, other merchants are looking to add their own mobile services. Around the mobile order-ahead world. Shaking up mobile ordering, one restaurant at a time.

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Mobile Commerce To Break $250B By 2020

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After something of a slow start, mobile eCommerce is set to make up half of all online sales by the year 2020 — worth nearly $250 billion annually. That forecast comes care of “A Mobile Mindset,” the second volume in the five-part series, “The 2017 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper.” The survey projects that mobile eCommerce sales will represent 48.5 Retail brick and mortar consumer preferences e-commerce M-Commerce Millennials mobile News online sales What's Hot

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Rent Payments Go Mobile

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His app, which started as an apartment search engine, began offering a simple and universal mobile payment option for renters across the country, 16 months ago. However, even as mobile payments became a more accepted and trusted currency, there was another problem to solve. “If

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NEW REPORT: Why QSRs Take The Mobile Order Ahead Plunge

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With the mobile order-ahead market projected to be worth $55 billion in the next five years, it is now certainly more than just a flash in the (frying) pan. Around the Mobile Order-Ahead World. Behind Slim Chickens’ Mobile Ordering Play.

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Ten Years Of Mobile Apps

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As the world entered 2017, we reached a major technological milestone: The first decade for mobile apps had passed. trillion mobile sessions, the year 2016 saw an average of 11 percent year-over-year (YoY) growth in mobile app usage and 69 percent year-over-year growth in terms of average time spent on apps. Messaging and social mobile apps say there was 394 percent growth in time spent in 2016, while mobile games, on the other end, saw a 4 percent decline in time spent.

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WEX Deploys Biometrics For Mobile Fleet Payments

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Commercial payments firm WEX announced Tuesday (June 19) the launch of DriverDash, a mobile-first transaction authorization service for fleet drivers. The solution enables fleet drivers to authorize a fuel transaction via mobile device and biometrics from within their vehicle. ” The solution is live at Exxon and Mobil fueling stations in the U.S., B2B Payments B2B biometrics DriverDash ExxonMobil Fleet Management fuel card Mobile Payments News WEX What's Hot In B2B

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Mobile Order To Go — Tender, Juicy, Customized?

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Increasingly, merchants are turning to mobile apps to reach and connect with consumers and offer personalized or controllable experiences. Most mobile apps are built on the idea of convenience, or giving customers the ability to get what they want, when they want it.

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Android Pay Expands To Mobile Banking Apps

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According to Google , the mobile payment technology will be integrated into the service of the banks’ own mobile apps, making it the first time Android Pay is being made available within mobile banking apps, TechCrunch reported. While the integration may vary depending on the specific mobile banking app, the essential focus will be on enabling cards to be added to Android Pay from within the banking app. Bank has lent support for mobile B2B payments.

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As QSRs Adopt Mobile Ordering, Consumers Turn Up The Heat

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And that’s a philosophy QSRs are working to preserve with new powerful mobile orderings solutions that offer customers personalized services and products more than ever before. Around the Mobile Order-Ahead world. Robeks embraces mobile, customized ordering.

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Today in Data: Mobile Movements

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The mobile industry today encompasses so much more than it did 20 years ago, and even just 10 years ago. From hailing a cab to finding a pet sitter and more, mobile has helped to, for lack of better words, mobilize nearly every other industry around it. In today’s Today in Data piece, we focus on the various announcements attached to mobile-related endeavors. 43 percent | Percentage of Canadians now using mobile banking .

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2018: The Year Of The Mobile Wallet Reset

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Starting with mobile wallets. Instead of talking about 2018 as the year mobile wallets will finally ignite tactic, let’s talk instead about why this might be the year they could end up taking a backseat to something else that solves a more important problem for consumers and businesses. Mobile wallets were built to solve a payments problem in the store that no consumer ever had. It measures the friction associated with checking out online and via mobile devices.

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The Year In Mobile Payments

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Consumers still did not adopt mobile payments en masse at the physical point of sale. But even though mobile payments did not blow up the cash registers this year, it would be unfair to say nothing happened. So, what were the mobile payments highlights? In the early days of the war for mobile supremacy, the assumed position was that the wallets and their providers were essentially competing with each other; by the end of 2016, the takeaway is somewhat different.

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BBVA Mobile Customers Pass 15M

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Spanish bank BBVA now has over 15 million mobile active users, a growth rate of over 40% within the past year as the bank adds more services to mobile. This MAU growth comes as more and more consumers have begun adopting mobile banking as the norm.

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Kuwait Finance House Teams Up With Visa For Mobile Wallet

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To roll out a mobile wallet for its credit and prepaid Visa cardholders, Kuwait Finance House (KFH) teamed up with Visa. The news comes as Visa made an investment in YellowPepper to accelerate the adoption of mobile payments and tokenization in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to Visa in an announcement. ” VISA Kuwait Finance House mobile wallet News Token Management Visa Visa cards What's Hot YellowPepper

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What can US retailers learn from China about mobile payments?

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The success in China is largely driven by consumers' adoption of mobile wallets like Alipay and WeChat/Ten Pay, which make up the majority of the mobile payment market

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Mobile Internet Use Officially Surpasses Desktop

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For the first time ever, internet usage on mobile and tablet devices surpassed desktops on a worldwide basis in October, according to web analytics company StatCounter. In a press release , StatCounter’s research arm, StatCounter Global Stats, found mobile and tablet devices accounted for 51.3 This should be a wake-up call, especially for small businesses, sole traders and professionals, to make sure that their websites are mobile-friendly. desktops still trump mobile.

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SMEs Skeptical Of Mobile Banking

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A new survey from banking data firm RateWatch is bad news for banks looking to entice SME customers with new mobile offerings. Small businesses aren’t impressed by mobile banking, the report , released Thursday (Mar. The Monetizing Digital Banking Products for Small Business Customers survey found that more than a third of SMEs have never used mobile banking, even though their banking provider offers it.

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Why The Mobile Shopping Experience Needs Retail

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A lot of the mobile experience is about convenience, that everything consumers need is all in one place. But do mobile phone calls match the quality of a landline call? According to recent research , mobile commerce is expected to grow at a more than 30 percent rate through 2022.

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Behind Slim Chickens’ Mobile Ordering Play

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The mobile order-ahead bandwagon is getting more crowded by the day. With the market on track to be worth $55 billion by 2022, restaurants large and small are increasingly looking to cut themselves a larger slice of the mobile ordering pie.

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a2ia Mobility Fact Sheet

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German Automakers Seek To Merge Mobility Units

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As the worldwide market for ondemand mobility services, such as ridehailing and carsharing, heats up, BMW and Daimler are seeking to combine their mobility units. While both German automakers are known for their car brands, they have also invested in mobility services in recent years, VentureBeat reported. Combining our mobility services as planned will create a unique digital ecosystem,” BMW Chairman of the Board Management Harald Krüger said in a statement.

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