Category Archives: Payments

Recent Credit Card Breeches Creates Opportunities

The door is open for increased adoption of digital wallets and other commerce service. Until recently, many in the credit card world said EMV (cards with a chip and that require a PIN) in the US wouldn’t happen in the … Continue reading

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Two Recent Digital Payment Announcements

Both Visa and MasterCard announced new digital payment programs at this year’s Mobile World Congress.  http://tinyurl.com/a228eq9 MasterCard is unveiling a new MasterPass platform which will provide a “wallet in the cloud” type service.  One of the more interesting features is it … Continue reading

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PayPal is Testing ATM Machine Functionality via CoinStar Machines

As reported last week by VentureBeat PayPal is testing ATM functionality through their partnership.  Using the coinstar machines located in Walmarts, Safeways, Target.   Dan Schatt, PayPal’s General Manager of Financial Innovation demonstrates the machine on this YouTube video – http://tinyurl.com/d34wonq … Continue reading

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Bluebird vs Greendot. Prepaid wins.

Great article on the value of pre-paid cards services.  Consumers using these types of services are growing rapidly and future of “unbanked services” is very bright. http://tinyurl.com/dxunzqf  

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Visa’s V.me headed to the Retail POS in Early 2013

Visa’s V.me service will be available on the retail point of sale (POS) in 2013 to a report in StrategyEye today.  Jennifer Schulz Visa’s Global Head of Ecommerce is talking about V.me expansion plans to physical store sales in early … Continue reading

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