Category Archives: Payments

Bluebird is not the Last Word in Prepaid

Good article on Bluebird from Ben Jackson of the Mercator Advisory Group  – Mercator Perspectives I’ll let you know what I think soon.  I opened a Bluebird account last week.  

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Mastercard testing PayPass on Smartphones

Mastercard is working with Dutch bank ING, experimenting with its PayPass system on smartphones.   The testing involves the use of QR codes as well as PIN techniques to extend the PayPass to the phone with the same level of security as the PayPass chip. http://tinyurl.com/ah7afpp

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Google Wallet going to plastic?

It’s being reported by the Gigaom that Google Wallet may be turning to a credit card like plastic card because its NFC strategy is moving too slow.  PayPal already offers a plastic card connected to their wallet.  These cards make … Continue reading

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Your Digital Wallet Future

Digital wallet wars are raging.  Way too many companies (and jointly form consortiums) are building and releasing digital wallets.  PayPal, Google, ISIS, Square, Kuapay, Lemon, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Wal-Mart, Citi, the list goes on.  They are all betting big … Continue reading

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